Why you should bus it from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo

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We arrived in Puerto Del Rosario at the airport last December. I had done lengthy research on how to get from there to our apartment in Corralejo. Bus was the cheapest option. Public bus that is, not a transfer.

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bus from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo

When we arrived Travis was very tried and we were confused by the name of the town on the bus even though it had the right route number! I knew we were to get on the number three but I just wasn’t sure I was getting on the one going in the right direction. We decided to sack it and head to the taxi rank.

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We did bus it on the way back, however, and found this to be the far better option and here is why! We are not the only ones who enjoy travelling by bus – check out Trujillo, which you can get to by bus from Madrid .

Language barrier

We found the language barrier with the taxi driver to be the hardest we have ever come across. He spoke only full Spanish, and we ignorantly had not learnt any. All we wanted was a taxi to the bus station in Puerto Del Rosario but he ended up taking us to our resort because he had overheard us say the name.

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bus from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo

When we got there he was lost for ages and had no idea where we were staying…even though I could see it each time we passed. He had no idea what I was saying when I said to stop and it was there!

Cost

The bus is a fraction of the cost of a taxi. Our taxi was around 40 Euros, although he had said it would only be 30 (once we realised we were on our way to Corralejo not the bus station.)  The bus was about 1/4 of the price.

bus from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo

The views

The bus goes a different route than the taxi, and much slower. This means you really get to appreciate the smaller towns and sand dunes more. We were taken a much different route and we loved the time on the bus.

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We managed to glimpse some gorgeous coast line on the bus too which was glorious. It made me sad to leave!

Easier with a kid

We were thrown in a taxi without a car seat. I am not sure of the laws there but we were a bit shocked. He had no idea what we were saying either so before we knew it we were off without being bale to grab one of the ones we saw beside the taxi rank. We kept him on our knee but it felt strange the whole time.

bus from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo

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The bus was better as this is how you are meant to ride them. The speed of the bus was much more reassuring too.

Meeting people

One of the main reasons we enjoy travelling is to meet people. You cannot get this in a taxi, but you certainly do on the bus.

Most people seemed to be hungover with it being close to Christmas. But we did get some chat and managed to get a good giggle when people watching.

bus from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo
Getting ourselves to the bus station

One good thing about the taxi was not carting about a bunch of bags! We probably would have got there quicker too if the taxi did not get lost!

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18 Comments

  • You are so brave to go somewhere where you don’t speak the language! I would be so worried about getting to the right place! I agree that a bus is a great way to interact with other people. You can also enjoy the scenery from a higher standpoint. Sounds like a great trip!

  • It’s so great that there is a post that promotes local public transport. Often we read about the easiest way to get to a place and that involves taking a taxi, but the experiences we have while travelling using local transport are always one to remember. Thanks for sharing all the details.

  • Buses always tend to be cheaper, especially in Spain. I agree that the views are also better, plus you get to see more of the sights. Shame about the language barrier, still it’s something you’ll always remember!

  • I prefer public transport over private transport (we try to travel responsibly as much as we can) and buses are normally slower than taxis and hired cars so you get more time to soak up all the beauty along the way. And they are way cheaper, most parts of the world. Maybe in Malaysia, flying inland is cheaper than taking long distance buses and trains but that’s about it. And most taxi drivers around the world don’t speak English so like you said, you face the language barrier.

  • I can completely empathize with the language barrier thing. When I first arrived in Latin America I couldn’t speak any Spanish and everything was so difficult! Now I know enough Spanish to get around it’s so much easier! I love riding the bus, it’s so much more interesting than a taxi, but sometimes a taxi just feels like a much easier option, especially if you are tired from traveling!
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    • I much prefer the bus for my method of transport and i’m currently trying to learn a little bit of Spanish because it can help in many different countries.

  • I must start using public transport more when I arrive somewhere; you’re right that it’s so much cheaper. I’m usually super lazy and get a taxi when I arrive or pre-book a transfer. And with the best intentions, you can’t always learn enough of a local language to communicate effectively everywhere!

  • I always prefer public transport for two reasons – it’s ecoomical and has a better carbon footprint. And I can totally empathise with you with the language barrier. I face that too whenever I travel to non English speaking countries

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