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Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) is one of the important air gateways to the Canary Islands of Spain, and serves millions of local and international visitors every year. In 2010, the airport had just over four million passengers. The airport is recognized by its code of FUE, and is located just five kilometers from Fuerteventura's capital city, Puerto del Rosario. The airport is also well located nearby a number of prominent tourist areas, for example, Caleta de Fuste, which is just a ten minute drive away. Buses and taxis offer transport for arriving passengers, but there are no trains from Fuerteventura Airport, or even on the island. A number of ferry operators however, take passengers to the other nearby Canary islands.

Although there are no trains at Fuerteventura Airport, there are regular bus services which operate directly from the airport. There are two bus routes available from the bus stops at the airport. One travels a shorter distance between Puerto Rosario, the airport, Caleta de Fuste and Las Salinas, and is known as the Route 3 bus, while the Route 10 bus travels through the same locations, but then also on to Tarajal, La Lajita, Costa Calma and Morro Jable. These destinations are all to the south of Fuerteventura Airport, apart from Puerto del Rosario, which is a few kilometres to the north. The buses provide a very cost efficient and reliable service from the airport, and from all regions of the island. Passengers who need to travel north can find further bus options from the main bus station in Puerto del Rosario.

Trains are a common form of transport on the mainland of Spain, and in Europe in general, but are not usually found on the islands of Spain or Greece. The two larger Canary Islands may have a reasonably good train network in the near future, in particular, Tenerife. The trains in the southern region of this island are already in the advanced stages of planning, and the northern trains will follow shortly. On the island of Gran Canaria, trains have been on the agenda for transport for a long time, but have not quite made it to the planning and building phases. However, the future also looks promising for trains in this area. On these larger islands, trains will provide a very cost effective and fast link between the northern and southern holiday resorts, and should be popular among locals and tourists.

Fuerteventura is just south of Lanzarote Island, and in the capital city of this island, there are little road trains available. The same can be found in the town of Corralejo of Fuerteventura. Although these are not real ‘trains’, and will never provide transport to areas such as Fuerteventura Airport, they are a treat for tourists, and a wonderful way to see the town. They operate on wheels, just like an ordinary motor vehicle, but are shaped as a gorgeous little train, with carriages and all. The carriages are easy to add or remove, therefore the train can adjust itself according to the number of passengers it needs to carry, and trundles through the town providing tourists with the opportunity for some lovely photographs. Authorities of Lanzarote Island are planning to provide more road trains, as the only one available now is in the capital city of Arrecife. Perhaps more trains will be added to the island of Fuerteventura as well. Similar trains can also be found on the Greek Islands, of Heraklion and Chania.

Since that Fuerteventura is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, a number of ferry services are available from the ports of the island, to a variety of destinations. From the port of Corralejo, which is located to the far north of the island, locals and tourists can take one of the many ferries which make the short journey to Playa Blanca on Lanzarote Island. Ferries are available approximately every hour, and are operated by either by Fred Olsen Ferries or Naviera Armas. The Express Ferry is from Fred Olsen, and is also known as the "Bocavna Express". This ferry crosses over to Lanzarote in just twelve minutes, and features a bar/cafeteria. Once you have arrived at Playa Blanca, the Fred Olsen Line also offers a free bus service to Puerto del Carmen, which is a journey of about twenty-five minutes.

Naviera Armas operates a ferry called the "Volcan de Tindaya", and makes seven trips a day to Lanzarote, with a journey time of approximately twenty-five minutes. Tickets for both ferry services can be purchased from the harbour of Corralejo, before you board the ferry. From Fuerteventura Airport, ferries in Corralejo will need to be reached by bus or taxi.

Other important ports on the island of Fuerteventura are found in Puerto del Rosario and Morro Jable, and Naviera Armas operates a number of ferries from these locations. Ferris are available from Morro Jable (at the south of the island) to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, seven times a week, and to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, once a week. The two journeys are three and six hours respectively. From Puerto del Rosario, passengers can travel to Las Palmas, as there are three sailings per week.

Passengers arriving at Fuerteventura Airport will therefore have a number of transport options from which to choose on the island, including by bus, taxi or mini train, if visiting the region of Corralejo, and on the sea, by the ferry companies of the island.