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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Fox or similar
VW Fox
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$15.33 / per day
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La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$15.64 / per day
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La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$15.64 / per day
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La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$16.10 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$16.40 / per day
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La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$16.42 / per day
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La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$16.71 / per day
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La Gomera Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$17.33 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 16:27 on 2020-02-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$38.81 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2

Why rent a car in Canary Islands?

Canary Islands are a great place for renting a car. Unique in landscape and populated by hospital and proud people, whether you choose to go to Tenerife, Gran Canaria, or one of the other islands, you won’t end up disappointed. 

Canary Islands Car Rental

Top ways to enter Canary Islands

  • Gran Canaria Airport: Also known as Gran Canaria-Gando, the busiest airport in the Canary Islands handled more than 13 million travelers in 2019. Served by around 40 different airlines, the airport is a large hub for the low-cost carriers Vueling and Norwegian Air. In addition to European connections, the airport has flights to and from Senegal, Gambia, and Cape Verde in the nearby West Africa.
  • Tenerife South Airport: The busiest of the two Tenerife international airports, it handled over 11 million travelers in 2019. The airport is served by more than 30 different airlines, many of which fly to and from Tenerife for the whole year. 
  • Tenerife North Airport: Located near Santa Cruz, the largest city on Tenerife, this airport handles about 5.5 million travelers every year. Tenerife North has flights by 13 different airlines, with most of the traffic provided by Vueling, CanaryFly, and Binter Canarias.
  • Lanzarote Airport: Also known as César Manrique-Lanzarote, the main airport of the northernmost of the Canary Islands handled over seven million travelers in 2019. The airport is served by more than 20 airlines, providing flights to and from such varied destinations as the United Kingdom, Germany, and Finland.
  • Fuerteventura Airport: Fuerteventura-El Matorral handles about six million travelers annually. The airport has flights by nearly 30 different airlines, including low-cost carriers like easyJet, Wizz Air, and Volotea.
  • La Palma Airport: Located on the southeastern coast of the island, La Palma Airport handled around 1.5 million travelers in 2019. The airport has flights by 14 different airlines, providing connections with destinations like Madrid, Amsterdam, London, and Berlin.
  • La Gomera Airport: Serving the picturesque island of the same name, La Gomera Airport has flights, provided by Binter Canarias, to and from only two destinations, the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. This makes La Gomera accessible from mainland Europe with a layover in one of the aforementioned islands.
  • El Hierro Airport: The westernmost of the Canary Islands has flights by only two airlines, Binter Canarias and CanaryFly. Like La Gomera Airport, it only has direct connections to the other Canary Islands, but a layover in Tenerife or Gran Canaria is a possibility.
  • By sea: Each one of the seven Canary Islands has at least one passenger ferry port. It is a good idea to look up the schedules and book tickets in advance; services are much more frequent during the warm months of the year, but tickets are also sold out more quickly. Most ferry companies permit bringing a rental car on board, but you should make sure in advance. You should also ask your rental car provider if they permit island-hopping with a vehicle.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Tenerife. The largest and most populous of the Canaries is also the most popular tourism destination in the archipelago. Famous for its developed, built-up coastline, entertainment opportunities, and Mount Teide, the third largest active volcano in the world, Tenerife is visited by around five million travelers every year, more than five times the number of its permanent population.
  • Gran Canaria. The second-largest of the Canary Islands also has the highest population density, but getting a rental car gives you an opportunity to escape the crowds and see some of Gran Canaria’s picturesque highlights. These include Palmitos Park, mountains of Valsequillo and small surfing and diving spots on the northern coast of the island.
  • Fuerteventura. The second-largest island in the archipelago, Fuerteventura remains an uncharted territory if compared to Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Sparsely populated, it is home to beautiful beaches, ancient mountain villages, and some of the best kitesurfing opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Lanzarote. The easternmost of the Canaries, Lanzarote is heavily influenced by the Saharan winds coming from the nearby North Africa that contribute to its otherworldly volcanic landscapes. Other highlights of Lanzarote include the Timanfaya National Park, volcanic caves of Haria, and the nearby island of Graciosa.
  • La Palma. Located in the northwestern part of the archipelago, La Palma offers a great blend of quiet, relaxed atmosphere and great tourism infrastructure. There’s plenty to see, too, from beautiful lighthouses to Ruta de los Volcanes, a scenic hiking route. 
  • La Gomera. Known for its unique whistling language, La Gomera is the perfect nature tourism destination. The island is full of impressive ravines, thick forests, and rugged, dramatic beaches. San Sebastian, La Gomera’s cute capital, is worth a look, too.
  • El Hierro. The smallest, least populated, and southernmost of the seven main Canary islands, El Hierro is a true off-the-beaten-path destination. El Hierro’s nature is as impressive as anywhere you’ll find in the archipelago, and the island also has impressive volcanic lava tubes that you can visit by joining a tour.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in the Canary Islands is the Kia Picanto. Travelers also like the VW Polo and the Renault Clio.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in the Canary Islands is an economy, followed by mini and compact.

Top driving routes

Santa Cruz - Los Cristianos (76 km / 47 mi) The route between Tenerife’s largest city and Los Cristianos can be done in less than one hour. It will take you along the island’s western shore for much of the way.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $122 per day
  • Station wagons - from $86 per day
  • Large cars - from $64 per day
  • Medium cars - from $53 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $91 per day
  • Premium cars - from $88 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $175 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in the Canary Islands:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting the Canary Islands is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 27% cheaper than the yearly average. 

Top 8 Most Popular Cities in Canary Islands

  1. Car Rental in Tenerife from $34.93 per day
  2. Car Rental in Gran Canaria from $40.10 per day
  3. Car Rental in Lanzarote from $19.79 per day
  4. Car Rental in Fuerteventura from $28.05 per day
  5. Car Rental in La Palma from $18.58 per day
  6. Car Rental in El Hierro from $22.84 per day
  7. Car Rental in La Gomera from $15.33 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Canary Islands?

The cost of renting a car in Canary Islands depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Canary Islands
$28.89
January
$23.44
February
$24.49
March
$22.93
April
$16.18
May
$13.28
June
$36.40
July
$29.12
August
$39.91
September
$30.43
October
$53.39
November
$45.97
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Canary Islands is June — prices start from $13.28 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 56% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $53.39 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Canary Islands?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in October — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Canary Islands
6
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
6
August
5
September
8
October
7
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Canary Islands?

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Canary Islands. The most popular month is February, while the least popular is September.
Canary Islands Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
131%
January
392%
February
29%
March
27%
April
41%
May
27%
June
36%
July
38%
August
25%
September
56%
October
37%
November
362%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Interrent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Orlando VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Offer Car Hire Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Orlando Renault Clio 3 2 Small cars
Orlando Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Interrent Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in the Canary Islands?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.2 from 11 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in the Canary Islands?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in the Canary Islands?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in the Canary Islands?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in the Canary Islands?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in the Canary Islands?
Yes, automatic cars are available from SIXT, Europcar, Enterprise, Cicar, Canarias and Surprice in the Canary Islands.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, , People Carriers/Vans, Medium cars, Large cars, Convertibles, Premium cars, Station wagons and SUVs vehicle types are available in the Canary Islands.
Can I rent a car in the Canary Islands with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in the Canary Islands.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in the Canary Islands?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in the Canary Islands without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in the Canary Islands.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in the Canary Islands offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in the Canary Islands?
A rental car costs $70 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $15 at Orlando, Enterprise, Cicar, Goldcar, Budget, Canarias, Surprice and SIXT.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in the Canary Islands is $491. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in the Canary Islands was $107.
What car rental companies are located in the Canary Islands?
SIXT, Europcar, Enterprise, Cicar, Canarias and Surprice can be found in the Canary Islands.
What is the best car rental company in the Canary Islands?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Orlando (8.7, 9 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 1 reviews) and Cicar (8.5, 4 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
VW Polo
December 11, 2019
Very pleasant island to visit. If you like walking and green hills and small towns go to the north which is very beautiful and green.
United States of America (USA)
VW Up
September 4, 2019
Unless you plan to stay at your resort, you definitely need to rent a car while there. Rent a small car because parking is almost always difficult and the mountain roads are narrow.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
May 10, 2019
Tenerife was lovely and a car is essential if you want to see the island.. However, in many areas the roads are extremely steep, narrow and twisty, even in towns. Get the smallest car you can. There is a huge weather difference between the north and south. The north is much wetter with lots of greenery, forests and lush vegetation. The south is warmer and sunnier. We were in the north and getting to the sunnier south was not easy as we had to go over a 3,600' mountain pass.
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
April 7, 2019
Definitely need a car, however be very prepared for exceptionally steep and windy roads everywhere!!
Canada
Opel Adam
March 31, 2019
must be comfortable going up and down mountains with all the curves. great "miradores"with fantastic scenery. thoroughly enjoyed driving.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
March 30, 2019
Best way to see the island. Get out n about rather than stay in hotel / resort. Decent road infrastructure and some fun hairpin bends in the mountains. Need to be careful tho of others at roundabouts - some crazy driving!
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
March 18, 2019
Hiring a car helped us to discover that there is a lot more to Tenerife than just sun sand and sea.
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
March 16, 2019
Renting from Orlando couldn't be easier. Good value rental, professional staff and easy process throughout. Close to the airport and didn't have to wait long for the pick up shuttle. Easy drop off and again didn't have to wait long before getting the shuttle back to the airport. Fuerteventura was easy to drive in. Relatively few cars on the road and other drivers were courteous. Would certainly rent from Orlando again when visiting the Island.

Top 2 Suppliers for Canary Islands in 2020

Cicar
Cicar
Exceptional 9.2
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
+34918341400 / +34965233425 / +34918340262
Airport terminal Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte, Office T54, 38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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