The Cabildo of Lanzarote announced a new hourly bus service today connecting the resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.
The existing line 60 will be restructured from Monday 27th June to start bypassing Puerto del Carmen, Vazquez Alvarez the new Minister of Transport at the Cabildo said that the the changes connecting Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca benefit the many people who work in the South but also tourists visiting the island.
The new line will greatly improve the speed of reaching Playa Blanca by the local bus service, the direct line will make the trip much faster. Both lines 60 & 61 will run at one per hour from Monday to Friday and every two hours during Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. This bus also stops at Puerto Calero increasing the connectivity to both resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca from the marina and hotels.
Línea 60 starts service at 6am from Arrecife to Playa Blanca, this first trip is the only one that will stop in Puerto del Carmen, the bus then runs every hour on the hour until 9pm. The bus departing at 2pm also stops at Las Breñas. The bus departs Playa Blanca at 6.50am which passes through Las Breñas, the rest of the service departs on the hour every hour from 8am to 10pm. On weekends and holidays the bus starts every other hour from 7am and finishes at 9pm from Arrecife and 8am and 10pm from Playa Blanca. This bus departs from the Estación de Guaguas Arrecife and finishes at the Estación de Guaguas in the Muelle de Playa Blanca, other stops include Playa Honda, Ferretería de Tías, Los Lirios, Mácher, cruce de Puerto Calero, Iglesia de Uga, Supermercado de Yaiza, Rotonda La Hoya, etc.
The new línea 61 will depart from Puerto del Carmen from 7.45am leaving one per hour until 22.35, in reverse the bus will leave Playa Blanca at 8.30am until the last one at 11.20pm. The bus stops from Matagorda are Hotel Jameos, Costa Mar, Hotel San Antonio, Casino, CC Atlántico, CC Biosfera, Puerto Calero, Iglesia de Uga, Aljibe de Yaiza, Estación de Playa Blanca and the Muelle de Playa Blanca. On weekends and holidays the service will run every two hours starting from 8.15am to 9.50pm from Puerto del Carmen and 9.00am and 10.30pm in Playa Blanca. Please note, this line has been updated in August 2012, to depart from the airport. Please read:
The Minister of Transport and Data Centre of the Cabildo of Lanzarote welcomed the creation of the new line, because in his opinion "it will facilitate communications between two of the most important tourist resorts of the island, which benefits the workers who have to travel between these locations and also for tourists, who can now connect easily between both resorts to visit their beaches and attractions.
More information including timetables and routes can be found at the website www.arrecifebus.com