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
$15.04 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$20.25 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
TopCar
$23.29 per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$23.35 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$24.06 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Renault Scenic or similar
Renault Scenic
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$35.55 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Special
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
$46.55 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Standard
Peugeot 3008 or similar
Peugeot 3008
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ok Mobility
$46.83 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:22 on 2023-02-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
34
Average car rental price
$39.61 / per day
Average car rental length
1 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.6

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 day trips

  • 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 $244 per day
  • Station wagons - from $60 per day
  • Large cars - from $58 per day
  • Medium cars - from $107 per day
  • Vans - from $189 per day
  • Small cars - from $116 per day
  • SUVs - from $62 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.
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What travel writers say

Fly into the capital of the island, for an unforgettable holiday. As Spain’s ninth-largest city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will impress you with its extensive offer of amenities and activities. There are 32 natural protected spaces, a bird park, beach resorts, and a well-established public transport system to make your trip more pleasant. Visit the quieter of the city’s four beaches for a restful time. Playa Chica is in a secluded area and is an ideal beach for a tranquil time with your feet buried beneath the sand.
DA
David Anderson
HEY WHAT‘S UP? I’M DAVE…but I’m more commonly known as my nickname/travel alias JONES. I’m originally from Southern California, but have made long-term travel into a lifestyle. I’ve lived in six different countries, love learning new languages, and have a strange obsession with hummus.
With its stunning scenery, year-round sunshine, and laid-back lifestyle, it’s little wonder that Gran Canaria is firmly on the bucket list of many globetrotters. The island is blessed with a beautiful climate year-round, with sunny days and warm nights. There is a lot to discover, from the island’s dramatic seascapes to a rich cultural heritage.
Y
Yulia
Hi there! I am Yulia, a world-traveler, adventurer and an entrepreneur.
To be honest, some people have preconceptions of what a Gran Canaria holiday is. You know, boozy bars, packed beaches and everlasting hangovers, though, you couldn’t be more wrong! Yes, just like lots of places, there is a space for nightlife and bars, but the island has such a rich heritage and beautiful scenery that are sometimes overshadowed by this.
YO&LG
Yaya Onalaja-Aliu & Lloyd Griffiths
Hand Luggage Only was born back in April 2014 on a surprisingly warm afternoon in Yaya’s college room at University of Cambridge. In what seemed like an oasis of calm between assignments, Yaya and Lloyd (that’s us!) were talking about sharing our travel stories and photos with others like-minded travellers on the internet.

Top 6 Cities near Gran Canaria

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    242.0 km / 150.3 miles away
  3. 127.5 km / 79.2 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Rentals from $16.03 per day
    232.7 km / 144.6 miles away
  5. La Gomera Car Rentals from $31.15 per day
    153.0 km / 95.1 miles away
  6. 3.8 km / 2.4 miles away

Top 18 Locations near Gran Canaria

  1. 29.8 km / 18.5 miles away
  2. 101.3 km / 63.0 miles away
  3. 103.9 km / 64.5 miles away
  4. 104.4 km / 64.9 miles away
  5. 110.0 km / 68.4 miles away
  6. 115.2 km / 71.6 miles away
  7. 117.0 km / 72.7 miles away
  8. 118.0 km / 73.3 miles away
  9. 119.2 km / 74.1 miles away
  10. 122.6 km / 76.2 miles away
  11. 122.7 km / 76.2 miles away
  12. 122.9 km / 76.3 miles away
  13. 123.0 km / 76.4 miles away
  14. 161.9 km / 100.6 miles away
  15. 187.9 km / 116.7 miles away
  16. 213.0 km / 132.3 miles away
  17. La Palma Airport Car Rentals from $16.03 per day
    232.7 km / 144.6 miles away
  18. 236.8 km / 147.2 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
$30.60
January
$24.05
February
$24.00
March
$27.32
April
$17.84
May
$8.32
June
$27.41
July
$32.88
August
$25.79
September
$29.46
October
$19.86
November
$33.50
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 67% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $33.50 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 January, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Gran Canaria
6
January
6
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
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Turisprime Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
GoByCar Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars
Ok Mobility Seat Ibiza 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.

United Kingdom
Citroen C3
December 17, 2022
The Beaches. Local supermarket food stuff were superb.
Romania
Toyota Yaris
December 8, 2022
Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria is a great place to visit. Like the whole island
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
9.2 / 10
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
6.92 / 10
Total number of reviews
68
Total rental companies
19
Average daily price
$39.61
Lowest daily price
$18.46
Total cars available
653

Top 19 Suppliers in Gran Canaria in 2023

Cicar
Cicar
Exceptional 9.2 / 71 reviews
+34928579378
In terminal
Budget
Budget
Exceptional 9.2 / 62 reviews
902511520 / 928092330
Autopista Gc-1, S/N,
$26 - $53
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 / 29 reviews
+34928579578
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria (LPA), Autopista General del Sur, 35230 Gando, Las Palmas
$36 - $87
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
TopCar
TopCar
Exceptional 9.1 / 517 reviews
+34928579159
Gran Canaria Airport, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
$22 - $47
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
Exceptional 9 / 21 reviews
+34828124450
Polígono Industrial El Goro,Calle de Josefina Mayor 64,35219 Las Palmas
$20 - $51
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
Exceptional 9 / 86 reviews
+34928141012 / +34607927427 / +34670967214
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas
$31 - $835
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
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.8 / 44 reviews
+34928012740
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 69. 35230 Telde.
$20 - $29
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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8 / 33 reviews
+34871180192
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
$46 - $180
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.8 / 64 reviews
+34928579577
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 67. 35230 Telde.
$23 - $26
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 / 24 reviews
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.6 / 75 reviews
+34928579577
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 69. 35230 Telde.
$20 - $30
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 8.6 / 73 reviews
+34678860468
Autopista Gc-1, S/N,
$23 - $27
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
Orlando
Orlando
Excellent 8.5 / 294 reviews
+34928765502
Av. de Tirajana, 23, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas
$27 - $80
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 Mobility
Ok Mobility
Excellent 8.4 / 50 reviews
+34971126880
Autopista General del Sur, 35230 Gando, Las Palmas, Spain
$35 - $147
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
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.3 / 5 reviews
+34911505000
Bayuca Building Local N.8, Av. Alf.Provisionales 31, 35100, Las Palmas
$33 - $51
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 / 16 reviews
+34902105055
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
$30 - $40
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 7.4 / 82 reviews
+34603843898
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas, Spain
$23 - $64
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
$15 - $18
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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