There is a bus service on Fuerteventura. The local bus company is called Tiadhe (www.tiadhe.com).
However, the frequency of the service varies a lot and it depends on the route. There is a bus from the airport to the bus station in the capital of Puerto del Rosario every half hour. The bus station in Puerto del Rosario is the island’s hub for all its bus services. From here you can change buses to get to other places on the island: southbound to Gran Tarajal and Morro Jable, northbound to Corralejo, the airport and Caleta de Fuste (in the east).
In the more remote places, especially in the mountainous area in the west, there usually is a bus only once or twice a day. Getting back to your point of departure within the same day may require some careful planning.
Generally buses are on schedule and a lot cheaper than taxis, especially when you’re travelling longer distances.
What’s rather annoying though is the lack of a proper timetable at bus stops. If there is a schedule at all, it will mention the departure times from the starting point of the service, not the ones at the relevant bus stop. This makes it look as if the bus is always late. You’ll have to do a bit of guesswork or enquire at the nearest shop – they will know.
If you’re planning to rely on buses a lot, we advise you to buy a Tarjeta Dinero (or Bono). This swipe card will give you a 30% discount on bus rides and makes paying your fare very easy. Inform your driver of your destination, insert the card into the machine, and the remaining credit will show. There are a few stationary shops that sell these cards. The bus stations in Puerto del Rosario and Corralejo also sell them. If you don’t have a card, make sure to bring along enough cash.