Car Rental in Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria, Spain - Canary Islands
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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$10.49 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$11.18 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
$11.26 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$11.70 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
$12.06 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$12.13 / per day
Las Palmas Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
$12.31 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$12.34 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:16 on 2022-12-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
34
Economy car rental price
$22.27 / per day
Average car rental length
1 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 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.

 

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

  • 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 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 $126 per day
  • Station wagons - from $37 per day
  • Large cars - from $37 per day
  • Medium cars - from $30 per day
  • Vans - from $136 per day
  • Small cars - from $26 per day
  • SUVs - from $59 per day

Money-saving tips

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 7 Cities near Gran Canaria

  1. Tenerife Car Rentals from $33.44 per day
    103.7 km / 64.4 miles away
  2. Lanzarote Car Rentals from $28.80 per day
    232.5 km / 144.5 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura Car Rentals from $28.80 per day
    133.1 km / 82.7 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Rentals from $27.88 per day
    237.9 km / 147.8 miles away
  5. La Gomera Car Rentals from $29.18 per day
    181.4 km / 112.7 miles away
  6. Playa del Ingles Car Rentals from $63.81 per day
    5.7 km / 3.5 miles away
  7. Puerto Rico Car Rentals from $11.56 per day
    19.3 km / 12.0 miles away

Top 16 Locations near Gran Canaria

  1. 20.8 km / 12.9 miles away
  2. 107.4 km / 66.7 miles away
  3. 110.1 km / 68.4 miles away
  4. 111.8 km / 69.5 miles away
  5. 118.4 km / 73.6 miles away
  6. 121.5 km / 75.5 miles away
  7. 124.1 km / 77.1 miles away
  8. 128.9 km / 80.1 miles away
  9. 168.8 km / 104.9 miles away
  10. 178.5 km / 110.9 miles away
  11. 181.4 km / 112.7 miles away
  12. 203.5 km / 126.5 miles away
  13. 227.4 km / 141.3 miles away
  14. Arrecife Port Car Rentals from $16.39 per day
    235.0 km / 146.0 miles away
  15. La Palma Airport Car Rentals from $27.88 per day
    237.9 km / 147.8 miles away
  16. 239.4 km / 148.8 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
$30.05
January
$23.62
February
$23.56
March
$26.83
April
$17.52
May
$8.17
June
$26.92
July
$32.28
August
$25.32
September
$28.93
October
$19.50
November
$32.89
December
The best month to rent a car in Gran Canaria is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $8.17). This is 67% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $32.89 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 February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Gran Canaria
8
January
5
February
6
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
10
August
6
September
12
October
8
November
11
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 January, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Gran Canaria by Monthly Searches
163%
January
137%
February
115%
March
104%
April
126%
May
114%
June
147%
July
148%
August
115%
September
30%
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
TopCar Citroen C3 5 3 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
TopCar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
Turisprime Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Surprice Volkswagen Up 5 1 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.

Norway
VW Polo
November 21, 2022
By car you can go to picos de las nieves, the highest top on gran canaria. beautiful wiew when it is not cloudy
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia Combi
November 14, 2022
By having the car we were able to go to many places as and when we wanted. The car gave us a great deal of freedom of choice.
Netherlands
Renault Twingo
October 30, 2022
we visited this time the only existing coffee plantation on the European continent
Slovakia
Skoda Fabia STW
October 13, 2022
Highest peak of the island, palmitos park, whole coastline from Mogan to Maspalomas(not highway road). Teror city. Sand dunes in Maspalomas. Lastly the road from Taurito to the center of the island.
Hong Kong
Toyota Corolla
September 28, 2022
We rent the car Prius for four days. On the second day, the sign of tyre air inadequate was on and we went to gas station to pumping the tyre. However, after pumped the tyres, the yellow sign was still on thorough the journey! This is my first time in Canary Islands so very familiar with the Road designs. Not a very pleasant driving experience with a warning sign on!!!
Canada
Citroen C3
September 1, 2022
nature and restaurants
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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Cicar
9.19 / 10
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
6.92 / 10
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
20
Lowest daily price
$5.80

Top 20 Suppliers in Gran Canaria in 2022

Cicar
Cicar
Exceptional 9.2 / 67 reviews
+34928579378
In terminal
TopCar
TopCar
Exceptional 9.1 / 409 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
Budget
Budget
Exceptional 9.1 / 31 reviews
902511520 / 928092330
Autopista Gc-1, S/N,
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:07:00-23:55
Sun:07:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Exceptional 9.1 / 22 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:07:00-23:55
Sun:07:00-22:00
GoByCar
GoByCar
Exceptional 9 / 21 reviews
+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
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.9 / 77 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:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8 / 31 reviews
+34871180192
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.8 / 59 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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 22 reviews
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Turisprime
Turisprime
Excellent 8.7 / 47 reviews
+34678860468
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
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Excellent 8.7 / 32 reviews
+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:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.7 / 36 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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 64 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
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
Orlando
Orlando
Excellent 8.4 / 265 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
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.3 / 5 reviews
+34911505000
Bayuca Building Local N.8, Av. Alf.Provisionales 31, 35100, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 17:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-13:00; 17:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-13:00; 17:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-13:00; 17:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-13:00; 17:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 7.8 / 14 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
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2 / 75 reviews
+34603843898
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas, Spain
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
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.2 / 45 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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