Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days; some nationalities will need a Schengen visa.
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Getting to the Canary Islands is a cinch. Low-cost carriers are plentiful from all over Europe, particularly from Germany, the UK and, of course, mainland Spain. Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Car While roads are winding on most of the islands, they are generally in excellent condition and driving is the best option for getting around. Cars can be hired at airports and in resorts and larger towns, but book in advance for smaller islands. Drive on the right.
Bus All islands have a network that takes you to the main points of interest, though many rural lines are not too frequent. Chargeable bus cards are usually available, which offer slight discounts.
Boat For hopping between adjacent islands, the fast ferries are superb. Many routes have frequent departures.