Car Rental in Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.70 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
$9.78 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.02 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai I20 or similar
Hyundai I20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
$10.06 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$10.45 / per day
Puerto Rico Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
$10.61 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$10.75 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$10.79 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:55 on 2022-05-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
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
9.1

Why rent a car in Gran Canaria?

The island of Gran Canaria is a great place to travel around by car. The distances are small and the road network is in good shape, but at the same time there’s a lot of natural and cultural diversity that’s best discovered if you can go outside the main tourist zones and travel at your own pace.

Gran Canaria Car Rental

Top ways to enter Gran Canaria

  • Gran Canaria Airport: The main airport of the island is located about 20 km (12 mi) south of Las Palmas city center and also provides easy access to other parts Gran Canaria. Served by more than 40 airlines, it offers flights not only to most European countries, but also to North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • By sea: It is also possible to take a ferry from one of the nearby islands or even from Cadiz or Huelva on the mainland Spain. You can then get a rental car in one of the many car pick-up locations on the island.

 

Useful city facts

  • The largest city and capital of Gran Canaria is Las Palmas. Located in the northeastern corner of the island, it has a population of almost 400,000.
  • Gran Canaria has warm weather throughout the year and the precipitation is low, albeit unevenly distributed across the island. Some inland parts can be significantly colder than the coastal areas during the winter months. 
  • The original population of Canary Islands were Guanches, people related to North African Berbers. Over the course of centuries Guanches have been absorbed in the larger Spanish-speaking populations, but there are still vague traces of their culture in terms of architecture, artefacts, and some customs to be found on the island.

Top destinations and activities

  • Beaches. The main attraction of Gran Canaria is undoubtedly its Atlantic shoreline. The southern part of the island attracts most of the visitors, but Las Canteras beach near Las Palmas is also popular among both tourists and locals. 
  • Catedral de Santa Ana. Not only is it a beautiful building, but the main church of Las Palmas also embodies much of the island’s varied history. First built in the early 16th century, the cathedral is characterized by a mixture of Gothic, Moorish, and other architectural styles. Located in the heart of Las Palmas, the cathedral is as impressive from the inside as it is from the outside.
  • Puerto Rico. Not to be confused with the island in the Caribbean, this beach town in the southern part of Gran Canaria is a paradise for lovers of water sports. The drive from Las Palmas takes only about 50 minutes.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Speed limits - 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling on the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
  • Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the roads inside the country are toll-free. Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Palmitos Park. Located near the cozy town of Maspalomas, this nature area is home to varied wildlife such as parrots, birds of prey, and dolphins.
  • Teror. Despite its uninviting name, Teror in the north of the island is a cozy little place where you can interact with hospitable locals, try fruits and vegetables grown by village farmers, and relax in the mountains.
  • Western Gran Canaria. Rugged and more of a challenge to reach, the western part of the island, it is nonetheless a rewarding destination thanks to its impressive nature and wild sea coast.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in the Canary Islands is the Kia Picanto. Travelers also choose the VW Polo and the Renault Clio a lot. The most popular car types in the Canary Islands are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Inland Gran Canaria. Made up of lush valleys, pine-covered gorges, and towering peaks that reveal the island’s volcanic origin, much of the inland part of Gran Canaria is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. 
  • Tenerife. The largest of the Canaries and sometimes considered a rival of Gran Canaria, Tenerife is known for its many beautiful beaches and resorts, but also for El Teide, the stunning mountain that is the highest in all of Spain, and the nature reserve of the same name.
  • Fuerteventura. Located to the east of Gran Canaria, the large, but rather sparsely populated Fuerteventura is known for its great windsurfing conditions, as well as moonlike landscapes that are influenced by the winds coming from the nearby Sahara.
  • IMPORTANT: Some rental car companies permit picking up a rental car on one island and dropping it off on another, but you should also see if the ferry company allows it. You will need to buy an additional ticket for your rental, and it’s generally a good idea to book tickets in advance, especially if you’re traveling during the warmer half of the year. Alternatively, you can drop off your rental on one island, travel without it, and pick one up on the next after arriving.

Car Rental Prices in Gran Canaria

  • Convertibles - from $135 per day
  • Station wagons - from $39 per day
  • Large cars - from $44 per day
  • Medium cars - from $32 per day
  • Vans - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $27 per day
  • SUVs - from $53 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are ways to be smart about renting a car in Gran Canaria:

  • 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 here is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 63% cheaper than the yearly average and about 75% cheaper than renting a car in August.

Top 6 Cities near Gran Canaria

  1. Tenerife Car Rentals from $36.17 per day
    112.7 km / 70.1 miles away
  2. Lanzarote Car Rentals from $13.91 per day
    207.7 km / 129.0 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura Car Rentals from $24.00 per day
    158.7 km / 98.6 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Rentals from $21.47 per day
    243.8 km / 151.5 miles away
  5. Playa del Ingles Car Rentals from $34.50 per day
    26.1 km / 16.2 miles away
  6. La Gomera Car Rentals from $23.38 per day
    191.6 km / 119.1 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Gran Canaria

  1. 23.0 km / 14.3 miles away
  2. 47.0 km / 29.2 miles away
  3. 87.4 km / 54.3 miles away
  4. 96.7 km / 60.1 miles away
  5. 106.7 km / 66.3 miles away
  6. 112.0 km / 69.6 miles away
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  18. 127.4 km / 79.2 miles away
  19. 127.6 km / 79.3 miles away
  20. 127.6 km / 79.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Gran Canaria?

Car rental prices in Gran Canaria vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Gran Canaria
$30.59
January
$24.04
February
$23.99
March
$27.32
April
$17.84
May
$8.32
June
$27.40
July
$32.86
August
$37.57
September
$29.45
October
November
$33.49
December
The best month to rent a car in Gran Canaria is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $8.32). This is 69% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting in September (when rental prices start at $37.57 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Gran Canaria?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in October, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in December, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Gran Canaria
6
January
6
February
6
March
9
April
7
May
5
June
6
July
10
August
7
September
12
October
November
3
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Gran Canaria?

The most popular month for renting a car in Gran Canaria is February, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Gran Canaria by Monthly Searches
74%
January
484%
February
457%
March
1%
April
2%
May
1%
June
2%
July
2%
August
26%
September
27%
October
November
24%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 5 3 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
TopCar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car VW Polo 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Spain
VW Golf
May 24, 2021
being surpriced by reserving VW GOLF but receiving the Peugot, finally Toyota.....Want to get what I have booked....
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
February 24, 2020
Travel into the centre of the island but watch out for cyclists and cars - makes the hairpin bends interesting!
United Kingdom
VW Up
February 15, 2020
The mountain roads were very winding and steep which was initially rather off-putting, yet these were mostly wide enough for two cars. In my opinion, the impatient locals were the most dangerous thing about the roads though.
United Kingdom
VW Up
February 11, 2020
See above.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
February 13, 2019
Very good destination. Excellent accommodation and fantastic restaurants
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
February 3, 2019
The main roads are excellent and any one use to bring on the M25 will have no problems. However, our hotel was in the mountains and to get there was interesting with several hair pin bends, blind bends with little room for two cars to pass let along a coach. We are very experienced drivers both throughout Europe and further afield so no real problem but for some drivers the drive to the hotel would have been a nightmare.
United Kingdom
Opel Adam
January 9, 2019
So much to do and see
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
January 5, 2019
Fantastic island with lovely people and great winter weather.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
January 4, 2019
Great island to explore if you don't mind hairpin bends and steep slopes!
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
December 18, 2018
Stay somewhere a bit cheaper and drive to more expensive resorts for the day
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
November 26, 2018
Car rental is essential if you are interested in travel and landscape. the internal mountain roads are stunning.
United States of America (USA)
VW Golf
July 19, 2018
The scenery is beautiful and the highways are in good shape and made for easy driving. If you are from the USA you may not be as familiar with Round-A-Bouts and Europeans, so you will need to use caution when entering.

Top 20 Suppliers in Gran Canaria in 2022

TopCar
TopCar
Exceptional 9.1 / 206 reviews
+34928579159
Gran Canaria Airport, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Cicar
Cicar
Exceptional 9.1 / 35 reviews
+34928579378
In terminal
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 26 reviews
+34871180192
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.8 / 59 reviews
+34928141012 / +34607927427 / +34670967214
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.8 / 1 reviews
+34902511520
Calle Sucre, 15 - Urb. El Sebadal
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:00
Tue:00:00-00:00
Wed:00:00-00:00
Thu:00:00-00:00
Fri:00:00-00:00
Sat:00:00-00:00
Sun:00:00-00:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 21 reviews
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 45 reviews
+34928579577
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 67. 35230 Telde.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.7 / 9 reviews
+34928579578
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria (LPA), Autopista General del Sur, 35230 Gando, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-23:55
Sun:08:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.6 / 27 reviews
+34928012740
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 69. 35230 Telde.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Turisprime
Turisprime
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+34653993370 / +34928092330
Autopista Gc-1, S/N,
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Excellent 8.5 / 3 reviews
+34918340262
Autopista Gc-1 Km 16,5 Auerpuerto De Gran Canaria, Salida 16, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 59 reviews
+34928579577
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 69. 35230 Telde.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Gobycar
Gobycar
Excellent 8.4
+34828124450
Polígono Industrial El Goro, Calle De Josefina Mayor 64, 35219 Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+34911505000
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Orlando
Orlando
Excellent 8.3 / 212 reviews
+34928765502
Av. de Tirajana, 23, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:59; 16:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-12:59; 16:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-12:59; 16:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-12:59; 16:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-12:59; 16:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-12:59; 16:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-00:01
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.2
+34971126880
Autopista General del Sur, 35230 Gando, Las Palmas, Spain
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 7.7 / 11 reviews
+34902105055
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7 / 14 reviews
+34918341400
Las Palmas Airport - In Terminal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1 / 35 reviews
+34918340262
Autopista Gc-1 Km 16,5 Auerpuerto De Gran Canaria, Salida 16, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6.9 / 62 reviews
+34918341400
Av. la Aviación, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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