Travelling From North America to the Canary Islands in 2024

The best way to reach the Canary Islands from North America is by taking connecting flights. Major airports in North America, such as those in the United States and Canada, offer flights with layovers in European cities like Madrid, Barcelona, or other major hubs. From these major airports you can book a connecting flight to one of the Canary Islands.

Some common routes involve flying from North American cities to major European airports like Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) or Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) and then connecting to airports in the Canary Islands, such as Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), Tenerife South Airport (TFS), or Lanzarote Airport (ACE).

A direct flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), may take around 3.5 to 4 hours. Flights to other Canary Islands, like Tenerife or Lanzarote have similar durations.

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Flights from Barcelona to Fuerteventura can be purchased for as low as $70 round trip

Round trip flights from Spain to the Canary Islands can go as low as $70 round trip on Vueling, Iberia´s low-cost airline or Ryanair among others. This 3-4h flight from Barcelona or Madrid is the best way to arrive to the Canary Islands ( there is also a ferry) . Popular platforms like Skyscanner, Google Flights, or the airline's official website can provide real-time pricing information and help you find the best deals.