Gran Canaria International Airport is located 20 kilometres from the city centre and offers flights to the main cities of Europe, Africa and the Americas. The international airlines and tour operators offer direct flights connecting Gran Canaria to Madrid in 2.30 hours, Barcelona in 3 hours, Germany in 5 hours and Britain and France in just 4 hours.
The Port of La Luz y Las Palmas is the most important on the European Atlantic coast. It is connected to 180 ports around the world via around 30 ferry operators. It has a wharf for cruise ships, the Santa Catalina. It is a port with a large volume of goods and passenger traffic, with over a million passengers including domestic travellers and cruise tourists. The city is also complemented by the Port of Agaete, with connections to the island of Tenerife.
The city is the hub of the Gran Canaria road network. Two main motorways start at the city, the GC 1 which connects it to the tourist resorts of the south of Gran Canaria in just 40 minutes and the GC 2 which connects the city to the north of Gran Canaria. Road links from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, plus its approach roads and the city ring road, the GC 3, form a fast and convenient road network.