Car Rental Gran Canaria

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$7.97 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$8.15 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$8.33 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.15 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.23 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.28 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.36 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.38 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:49 on 2019-11-19. 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
$16.77 / 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%

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 its Atlantic Sea Coast. The southern part of the island attracts most of the visitors, but Las Canteras beach near Las Palmas is also popular among both the tourists and the locals.
  • Catedral de Santa Ana. Not only a beautiful building, Las Palmas’ main cathedral also embodies much of the island’s varied history.
  • Puerto Rico. Located in the southwest of the island, this beach town is a paradise for water sports lovers.

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. Much of the inland part of the island is a UNESCO biosphere area thanks to its lush valleys, steep pine-covered gorges, and mountains that reveal the island’s volcanic origin.
  • Other Canary Islands. Similar in culture and nature yet each distinctly unique, the rest of the Canary Islands like Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura all make fascinating destinations to explore.
  • Mainland Spain. Home of varied history, great culture, and delicious cuisine, Spain is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world for a good reason.

Car Rental Prices in Gran Canaria

  • Convertibles - from $102 per day
  • Station wagons - from $47 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $38 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $69 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $113 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 $9.88 per day
    111.4 km / 69.2 miles away
  2. Lanzarote Car Rentals from $7.27 per day
    207.7 km / 129.0 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura Car Rentals from $9.45 per day
    160.4 km / 99.6 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Rentals from $11.81 per day
    243.8 km / 151.5 miles away
  5. El Hierro Car Rentals from $32.44 per day
    245.7 km / 152.7 miles away
  6. La Gomera Car Rentals from $21.20 per day
    179.4 km / 111.5 miles away

Top 10 Locations near Gran Canaria

  1. 111.4 km / 69.2 miles away
  2. 116.7 km / 72.5 miles away
  3. 160.4 km / 99.6 miles away
  4. 179.4 km / 111.5 miles away
  5. 207.7 km / 129.0 miles away
  6. La Palma Airport Car Rentals from $11.81 per day
    243.8 km / 151.5 miles away
  7. 245.7 km / 152.7 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
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
$33.92
August
$38.78
September
October
November
December
The best month to rent a car in Gran Canaria is August (when prices for an Economy class start from $33.92). This is 7% cheaper than the yearly average and 13% cheaper than renting in September (when rental prices start at $38.78 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 August, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in September, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Gran Canaria
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
10
August
7
September
October
November
December

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

While travelers visit Gran Canaria year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is August, and the least popular is September.
Gran Canaria Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
167%
August
33%
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Adam 3 1 Small cars
Orlando VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 2 doors 3 1 Small cars
Orlando Renault Clio 3 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar Opel Adam 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars

Top 15 Suppliers for Gran Canaria in 2019

Orlando
Orlando
Exceptional 9.5
+34928560689
Avenida La Cornisa, C.C. Europa. 35130
Offer Car Hire
Offer Car Hire
Exceptional 9.5
+34928560689
Avenida de la Cornisa , C.C. Europa, Local 23B, 35130 Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+34911501183
Autopista Gc-1 Km 16,5 Auerpuerto De Gran Canaria, Salida 16, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34911505000
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+34928092330
Aeropuerto De Gran Canaria Gando
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+34928092330
Aeropuerto De Las Palmas Gran CanariaGando
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
+34902105055
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
+34965233425 / +34918341400
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal office
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+34918341400
GC-1, 35230 Balcon de Telde, Las Palmas
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+34965343186 / +18778223872
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, GC-1, s/n, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
911501183
Autopista GC-1 Km 16,5 Salida 16 Calle Telde
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 7
+34871180192
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
+34965233425 / +34918341400
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal office
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+34928141012 / +34607927427 / +34670967214
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas

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