The public Fuerteventura buses are run by Tiadhe, who have a fleet of modern buses that link the main towns on the island. Using the buses is an excellent way of seeing the island if you don’t fancy hiring a car. Travelling in Fuerteventura buses is a relatively cheap and easy way of getting about; and is relatively straight forward as there are a limited number of bus stations and stops. The local Spanish word for a bus is guagua (pronounced wah-wah). The drivers are friendly and helpful, and thousands of tourists and local people use the service every day. As Fuerteventura is relatively small 100 km x 30 km) it is possible to go from one end of the island to the other, and return, in one day.
The Fuerteventura buses are white in colour with the Tiadhe logo on them, and are either 4 or 6 wheeled, and can carry around 50 passengers. No-one is allowed to stand up on the bus if it’s full. If it is full, which is unusual, then you have to wait for the next one. Most of the bus routes start or finish at the bus station in Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island. This is a changing point for getting on another bus if you want to go elsewhere on the island. The buses are punctual (except when there is a breakdown), and they move quickly on the routes because of the limited number of bus stops.
Fuerteventura buses use 17 routes on the island, which are:
Route 01 Puerto del Rosario to Morro Jable (inland route)
Route 02 Puerto del Rosario to Vega de Rio Palmas
Route 03 Puerto del Rosario to Caleta de Fuste/Las Salinas
Route 04 Pajara to Morro Jable
Route 05 Costa Calma to Morro Jable
Route 06 Puerto del Rosario to Corralejo
Route 07 Puerto del Rosario to El Cotillo
Route 08 Corralejo to El Cotillo
Route 09 Pajara to Morro Jable
Route 10 Puerto del Rosario to Morro Jable (coastal route)
Route 11 Tuineje to La Lajita
Route 12 Gran Tarajal to Las Playitas
Route 14 Puerto del Rosario to El Time
Route 15 Puerto del Rosario to Triquivijate (via Caleta de Fuste)
Route 16 Gran Tarajal to Puerto del Rosario
Route 18 Pajara to Gran Tarajal
Route 25 La Lajita to Morro Jable
Caleta de Fuste to Puerto del Rosario – 20 minutes
Airport to Puerto del Rosario – 10 minutes
Airport to Caleta de Fuste – 15 minutes
Puerto del Rosario to Corralejo – 40 minutes
The routes that serve the airport are Route 3 and Route 16. It is only a bus stop at the airport so make sure that the driver knows you want to get on or off there, otherwise he or she might not stop. For anyone travelling to Corralejo, you have to change at the Puerto del Rosario bus station.
All routes have a Monday to Saturday timetable, and a reduced service on Sundays and Fiesta Days/Public Holidays.
In the Summer of 2014 a special bus route was introduced, which is an extension to Route 1. This service is a special, 21 seat, 4 x 4 wheeled bus that goes from Morro Jable to Cofete along a rough track. The bus picks up at the Morro Jable bus station and goes to Puertito de la Cruz at the bottom of the island, to the Jandia lighthouse and to the beach of Cofete. The bus leaves the Morro Jable bus station at 10.00 and 14.00, and leaves Cofete at 12.30 and 16.30. It is an ideal way to explore the isolated and majestic beaches at the south of the island. The cost per journey is 2.50€ per person.
If you would like to learn more about how to use buses in Fuerteventura, and the bus cards that will save money, click here to read our detailed article.
So, using the Fuerteventura buses is an ideal way of getting around on the island, even if it’s just one trip out on your holiday. A half day trip to Puerto del Rosario from Caleta de Fuste, or a day trip to El Cotillo from Corralejo are examples of short trips to see a little bit more of Fuerteventura.