Corralejo Bus Station, situated in the heart of the town, is easily accessible and serves as a focal point for both locals and tourists. The station itself is a blend of functionality and local charm, with amenities designed to make waiting times comfortable. With a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants across the road from the bus station, it’s an easy place to sit and wait for a bus to explore many parts of Fuerteventura without the hassle of hiring a car or paying for expensive taxis.
Exploring Fuerteventura: Bus Routes from Corralejo
Traveling around the island by public bus is a good idea, but it’s important to remember that buses to small towns and villages don’t come very often. This means you need to plan your trips carefully. If you’re going to many places, the cost of bus tickets can add up. If you’re traveling with a group of people, it might be cheaper and easier to rent a car. This way, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want, without waiting for the bus.
Bus Route 6 To Puerto del Rosario
The capital of Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario, is a frequent destination, with buses running regularly throughout the day. This route connects Corralejo with Puerto del Rosario. It’s useful for trips to the airport, as you can take bus no. 3 from Puerto del Rosario to the airport after reaching there on bus no. 6. Additionally, this route includes a stop at Flag Beach, ideal for visiting the dunes.
The cost for a trip from Corralejo to Puerto del Rosario is 3.40€.
Route 6 Stops
Corralejo – Los Hoteles – Parque Holandes – Puerto del Rosario
To the Dunes of Corralejo Natural Park: A short ride takes you to the breathtaking Dunes of Corralejo Natural Park. This natural wonder, with its vast expanse of golden sand, is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. This is the Los Hoteles stop.
Route 6 Timetable
Bus Route 8 To El Cotillo
For those seeking serene beaches and a laid-back atmosphere, the route to El Cotillo is a must. This small fishing village is renowned for its stunning beaches and natural lagoons, making it a perfect spot for relaxation and water sports. The bus route from Corralejo to El Cotillo, operated by Tiadhe, takes about 44 minutes and departs hourly. The journey covers a distance of approximately 15 km by road. This bus route provides a convenient way to travel between these two locations in Fuerteventura without a car.
This route is perfect for a day trip from Corralejo to El Cotillo. The fare for this route is 3.10€.
Route 8 Stops
Corralejo – Villaverde – La Oliva – Lajares – El Cotillo
To La Oliva and Villaverde: These routes delve into the heart of Fuerteventura’s traditional life. La Oliva boasts historical sites like the Casa de los Coroneles, while Villaverde offers a glimpse into rural life on the island.
Route 8 Timetable
El Cotillo Bus Station
The bus station at El Cotillo is actually pretty nice, especially if you need to wait for a while to catch the next bus. Good seating areas out of the sun, but then again a local cafe is also a nice place to wait!
Buying Tickets and Other Tips
Full route details and timetables can be found on the Tiadhe Bus Company website, please make sure to check them for any changes.
The bus drivers are very friendly and speak a little English, so as long as you know where you want to get off it is easy to buy a ticket and get to where you want to go to. Please note that the amount you give the bus driver cannot be more than five times the amount of the fare so having the right amount of change will help. Also, the drivers will not accept 50€ notes, not exactly surprising as most bus drivers in most countries would not.
If you are planning on travelling around the island a lot, you might want to think about getting a discount card, called a Bono, which is about the size of a normal credit card. You can buy these from the driver for 5€ and top them up from 10€ to 50€ at any time, making it easier to pay for each trip and not have to worry about having the right change. Most importantly the card gives you a 10% discount on all your trips, which is a good way to save a few euros.