Gran Canaria Airport Duty Free

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About Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)

IATA/ICAO Code:
LPA/GCLP
Address:
Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas, Spain
City:
Gran Canaria
Country:
Spain
Phone:
+34 928 57 91 30
Website: https://gran-canaria-airport.com/
Arrivals: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) Arrivals
Departures: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
27.93190002, -15.38659954
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Gran Canaria Airport Duty Free
3.1 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.1 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Gran Canaria Airport (IATA: LPA, ICAO: GCLP), is an airport serving the Gran Canaria area in Spain. Scroll down or click here to see what Gran Canaria Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 28 shops, 2 cafes, and 1 restaurants at Gran Canaria Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

This airport serves cargo and passengers from its two 3,100-meter asphalt/concrete runways. In 2021, 6.8 million passengers, 83,983 aircraft movements and 15,853 tonnes of cargo were processed through the airport. It saw 13 million passengers before the pandemic. It has one terminal, and it was revamped in 2014 to handle more traffic. Numerous seasonal flights and charters come to Gran Canaria Airport, and there are several airlines with scheduled flights all year.

LPA was opened in 1930 and became an important stop for the Canary Islands. The passenger terminal was built in 1946, but the runway was not built until 1948 and finished in 1957. In the 1960s, the terminal was upgraded, a new control tower was built and a transmission station was installed. At one point, the airport was a backup emergency stop for the NASA space shuttle.

Parking for LPA is abundant for both long- and short-term with easy access to the terminal. Ground transportation includes buses and taxis.

How far away is Gran Canaria Airport from from the centre of Gran Canaria?

It takes approximately 48 mins to drive the 21.4 mi (34.4 kilometres) between the centre of Gran Canaria and Gran Canaria Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside LPA airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Spain.

What are the parking options at Gran Canaria Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Gran Canaria Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Gran Canaria Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 3 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 28 different shops around Gran Canaria Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Gran Canaria Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Gran Canaria Airport include:

Burger King
  • 928 439 055 and 928 575 865
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
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Cafe Select
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Caffe Ritazza
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Caffe Ritazza
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures
Canariensis
  • +34 912 742 542
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TB. Floor 1. Departures.
Canariensis
  • +34 912 742 542
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 0. Arrivals.
Canariensis
  • +34 912 742 542
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Farmacia
  • 928 575 655
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Flowers
  • 928 579 217 and 928 758 666
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Joyería
  • 928 576 326 and 928 758 666
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Lava
  • 928 574 413 and 928 793 796
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures
Lenita & XTG
  • 928 482 055
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures
Librería, regalos y bisutería
  • 928 579 669 and 928 758 666
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Librería, regalos y bisutería
  • 928 579 931 and 928 758 666
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TB. Floor 1. Departures
Lizarrán
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Lizarrán
  • 928 439 055 and 928 575 865
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures
Loterías y apuestas del Estado
  • 928 579 413
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Natura
  • 928 439 055 and 928 575 865
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures
O'Learys
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 2. Arrivals.
Productos de Canarias
  • 928 576 219 and 928 758 666
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Relay
  • 928 579 503 and 928 579 783
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TC. Floor 1. Departures
Relay
  • 928 579 503 and 928 579 783
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Shop in Store
  • +34 912 742 542
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Soho Cafe
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Starbucks
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
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Starbucks
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
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The Ocean Company
  • 928 574 052 and 928 793 796
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Toys and Gifts
  • 928 579 219 and 928 758 666
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Tropical
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Arrivals.
Upper Crust
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TA. Floor 1. Departures.
Upper Crust
  • 928 578 994 and 928 579 696
  • Gate/Area: Terminal TB. Floor 1. Departures.

Duty Free Allowance at Gran Canaria Airport

If you are travelling to Spain from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Gran Canaria Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Gran Canaria Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering Spain from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Gran Canaria Airport Reviews

★★★★☆
Nice and clean airport.
- Filip

★★★☆☆
30' para sacar las maletas
- David Lomas

★★★☆☆
Check in with singlöe lines for waiting and single queing. Secxurity check without enough space to unpack handluggae and carry on items as well as too little area for backing it back into its place. Too small trays for loose items. Very bad information on flight departures deisplay. Initally the flight was deelayed than it suddenly started boarding approx 35 min before the displayede time and without any dedicated announcement
- Jan Waldow

★★★★★
Relaxed airport. Easy check in and a nice visitor terrace where you can sit and overview the airport. The Spanish air Force is also located at Gran Canaria airport at the other side of the field. F18 Hornets, fighter aircraft air based here, as SAR aircraft of the Navy .
- Jos Leendertse

★★★☆☆
Aircraft was parked far away, so a bus was neccessary. Short way from leaving bus to the baggage claim. At the Baggage claim you will find a small store 24h/7d opened but very expensive. It takes more than 30 minutes until my luggage came, but it was the only flight at this time which needs to get prepared. Temperature inside was hot, about 30 degree.
- Robin Müller

★☆☆☆☆
Arrived throughg security at 19:20 to find every retail outlet closed and locked, with the exception of the "Duty Free " shop, who charge more than standard shop prices, as Gran Cararia is a non-EU country, and has no Duty or VAT on goods anywhere! Not possible to obtain any food at such an early time in the evening, which is an alsolute disgrace. If travelling through Gran Cararia after 5pm, bring your lunch!
- Fergus Martin

★★☆☆☆
I`m not gonna tell the same as the others, I will just give you a very good tips!: If you have to buy something in any of the small shops, be VERY observant when items are beein scanned. They are extreme! They will ask you if you want everything you don´t need, and they might put in something you don´t want without asking! Sodas costs 3,25EUR, I did buy 3 but I had to pay 10,75, then I got a "free" gum. Bastards!!!!!
- Vetle

★★☆☆☆
I`m not gonna tell the same as the others, I will just give you a very good tips!: If you have to buy something in any of the small shops, be VERY observant when items are beein scanned. They are extreme! They will ask you if you want everything you don´t need, and they might put in something you don´t want without asking! Sodas costs 3,25EUR, I did buy 3 but I had to pay 10,75, then I got a "free" gum. Bastards!!!!!
- Vetle

★★★★★
Really good little airport with plenty of amenities, wasnt busy for a day in July, took about 3 hours to reach the hotel in maspalomas as it was on the other side of the island to the airport but the airport itself was very pleasant and well mentained
- Tommy McCreight

★★★☆☆
Terrible handling services. We waited 1 hour on board because the staff couldn't count properly the number of stored bags and thus finish the departure protocol.
- Michele
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