Car Rental at La Palma Airport

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La Palma Airport, La Palma, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

La Palma Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
TopCar
$6.08 / per day
La Palma Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$6.51 / per day
La Palma Airport
Compact Crossover
Volkswagen T-Cross or similar
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$9.75 / per day
La Palma Airport
Compact Elite
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$13.10 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

La Palma Airport
Economy Elite
Audi A1 or similar
Audi A1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$13.64 / per day
La Palma Airport
Intermediate SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$23.77 / per day
La Palma Airport
Mini Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
TopCar
$6.53 / per day
La Palma Airport
Standard Elite Van
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
TopCar
$9.45 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:56 on 2024-06-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, English, German
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+34
Average car rental price
$11 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.6 / 10
La Palma Airport

Airport Car Rental

Not to be confused with Palma de Mallorca, little La Palma is one of the two westernmost Canary islands. Not as busy as Gran Canaria or Tenerife, it is notable for its serene atmosphere, as well as plenty of great hiking opportunities. These are a few of the island’s most notable attractions:

  • El Roque de los Muchachos. It might be only two-thirds the height of Teide, Spain’s highest mountain on neighboring Tenerife, but at 2,423 m (7,950 feet), the Rock of the Boys is nonetheless an impressive place to visit. Easily accessible by car (albeit only during the day as the road closes for the night), it offers both a stunning mountain drive and awesome views from the top.
  • Observatory. Not only the reason why the road to El Roque is closed at night, but La Palma’s space observatory is also one of the most interesting places to visit in all of the Canaries. Located near the peak of the mountain, it is notable both for its many large-scale telescopes and the significant research that is done there. A tour, which lasts about 90 minutes, needs to be booked in advance but is very much worth it. 
  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Encompassing not just El Roque, but a notable chunk of the island’s north, Caldera de Taburiente is a hiker’s paradise. Named after the large, canyon-like cauldron at its heart, it is known for its network of trails, Canary pine forests, volcanic formations, and a variety of bird species, many of which can only be found in the Canaries.
  • Los Tilos. This 22-meter-high waterfall is accessible via a short hiking trail. The adventurous path leads along an open water channel. You will also cross two short tunnels. Around Los Tilos, you can marvel at the laurel forest of La Palma. Various hiking trails give you a closer look at the lush green nature.
  • La Palma Maritime Museum. Naturally, La Palma is all about the outdoors, but those visitors who are so inclined will discover that it also has a number of enjoyable cultural institutions. Located on the island’s eastern coast, this small, but interesting museum (also called the Naval Museum) is dedicated to the importance that the Atlantic Ocean has had on the island’s commerce, lifestyle, and folklore.
  • Tenerife. Situated southeast of La Palma and reachable by either plane or ferry (more on that below), Tenerife is one of the most famous destinations of the archipelago. Home to Mount Teide, the active volcano that’s the highest point in Spain, it is a hiking, water sport, and beach mecca.

After the volcanic eruption in 2021, traveling by car on La Palma is now possible again without restrictions. Newly built roads lead right through the newly created lava field. Seeing the aftermath of one of the most recent volcanic eruptions in history is something very special! A rental car is perfect for this.

Note: It is possible to take a ferry from La Palma to other islands in the Canaries, but it’s important to check the ferry schedule and book the tickets in advance — some routes are not active during the winter months, so you might need to either fly or take connecting ferry rides.

While it is possible to take a rental car on some ferries, many car rental suppliers don’t allow it, so it’s important to ask them in advance. An alternative plan can be to drop off your car in La Palma, go as a foot passenger, and then pick up a new rental car at your destination port.

Top international routes

  • Amsterdam
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Hannover
  • Stuttgart
  • Hamburg

Main airlines

Condor, TUI Airways, Binter Canarias, Eurowings, Primera Air, and Germania

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights. It was opened to passengers in 2011.

Location

La Palma Airport is about 8 km (5 mi) from Santa Cruz de la Palma, the largest town on the island of La Palma. Motorway LP-5, LP-2/Calle del Socorro, and Av. el Puente are the main roads connecting the airport to Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $12 per day
  • Station wagons - from $9 per day
  • Large cars - from $7 per day
  • Medium cars - from $7 per day
  • Vans - from $9 per day
  • Small cars - from $6 per day
  • SUVs - from $8 per day

Car rental desks

Most are on the ground floor, right next to the baggage claim area (like Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, etc.). There are also some rental car suppliers that do not have a direct branch at the airport. They deliver the car to the airport. These rental cars are usually handed out in the parking garage. Take the elevator to the lower level of the parking garage and go to the left end. There, the representative will be waiting for you with the car at the agreed time.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is small, you’ll find a couple of cafeterias, restaurants and food stores, as well as shops, including duty-free outlets. There are also several ATMs, a bank, a currency exchange, a pharmacy, and a lost and found office. La Palma Airport is generally equipped for passengers with reduced mobility, and special assistance can be requested, but you should contact your airline at least 48 hours before arrival if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

The nearest gas station, Gasolinera Disa, is located next to the Airport terminal (see Google Maps). It is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are other gas stations near the airport and on the island of La Palma.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Jenny and Christian Juraschek
Jenny and Christian are originally from Germany. They have been traveling the world together since 2017 and live in the Canary Islands for a few months a year. They are parents, German-speaking travel bloggers and nature lovers.

Airport info

Rating
8.6
  • Getting to the airport 9.4
  • Check-in and departures 9.3
  • Terminal facilities 8.8
  • Wi-Fi 7.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 8.5
  • Lounge 8.5

La Palma Airport (SPC)

  • IATA: SPC
  • ICAO: GCLA
  • Name: La Palma Airport (SPC)
  • Distance from city: 5 miles / 8 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at La Palma Airport?

The cost of renting a car at La Palma Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at La Palma Airport
$28.29
January
$31.41
February
$34.09
March
$18.38
April
$16.04
May
$18.45
June
$23.68
July
$27.80
August
$18.66
September
$19.46
October
$35.42
November
$40.34
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at La Palma Airport is May — when rental costs average $16.04 per day. This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 60% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $40.34 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at La Palma Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 8 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at La Palma Airport
7
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
8
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at La Palma Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at La Palma Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at La Palma Airport in June, while they are least likely to rent in in March.
Monthly searches at La Palma Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
123%
January
101%
February
79%
March
84%
April
93%
May
130%
June
111%
July
120%
August
89%
September
95%
October
93%
November
82%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers TopCar, Thrifty, Budget, Turisprime, Hertz
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $6 per day
Cheapest supplier TopCar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
TopCar Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Turisprime Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Budget Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
TopCar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Kia Stonic 5 2 Large 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Seat Arona
April 20, 2024
Great trails and good food
Canada
Citroen C1
January 28, 2023
The trekking is fabulous, super well organize et free.
Sweden
Skoda Fabia
October 11, 2022
We were visiting wineyards.
Portugal
Citroen C3
July 18, 2022
Lots of beautiful beaches
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
June 8, 2022
We drove around practically everywhere but not having a GPS can make it hard. The island of La Palma is really a wondrous continent in miniature with the most unique and extraordinary sites. Top tip: Be ready to negotiate narrow and ALWAYS curved roads so, no wonder how beautiful the landscape KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD AT ALL TIMES while driving. If you do hiking, these are my top 3: La Ruta de los Volcanes; La Caldera de Taburiente; Los Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero. All different; all extraordinary! Favorite places easily visited by car: - The ancient and impressive Volcan San Antonio en Fuencaliente, at the Southern tip of the island. It has an instructive Visitors Center; you can actually walk over the rim and see the pines growing inside the crater. - Drive up to El Roque de los Muchachos (2,370 METERS over sea level) with many very impressive lookouts along the way (dress warmly up there). Unique vegetation, wild flowers and geological formations. An impressive array of telescopes and astronomical equipment as part of the "Observatorio Astrofisico" complex at the top. - La Playa de Nogales (South of San Andres and Sauces; North of Punta Llana); even if you actually don't go down to the water, the views form the road lookouts are just amazing. - La Cascada de Los Tilos (near San Andres y Sauces in the island NE). There is a short a very beautiful hike from the visitors center. We stayed at "Casa los Tajinastes" in the neighborhood of Las Caletas, municipality of Fuencaliente. A "casa rural" with absolutely anything you may need (including internet) and views to die for! The island of La Palma is one of a kind, and you would simply love it.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
March 10, 2020
Some of the roads are small and some are being rebuilt and diverted with many bends and gulleys by the side of the road between Fuencaliente and Los Llanos . Some drivers drive to fast so you need to take extra care
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
TopCar
8.5 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Europcar
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
27
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$11.11
Lowest daily price
$6.08
Total cars available
239

Top 13 Suppliers at La Palma Airport in 2024

TopCar
Very good 8.5 / 218 reviews
+34661396169
Autovía LP-138/ LP-132, Km-18
$6 - $16
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:30
Budget
Very good 8.3 / 51 reviews
+34902511520 / +34928092330
La Bajita S/N
$8 - $15
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
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 26 reviews
+34922428594
Aeropuerto La Palma - Villa de Mazo
$8 - $46
Working hours
Mon:07:45-21:30
Tue:07:45-21:30
Wed:07:45-21:30
Thu:07:45-21:30
Fri:07:45-21:30
Sat:07:45-21:30
Sun:07:45-21:30
Thrifty
Very good 8.2 / 62 reviews
+34922428594
Aeropuerto La Palma - Villa de Mazo
$7 - $38
Working hours
Mon:07:45-21:30
Tue:07:45-21:30
Wed:07:45-21:30
Thu:07:45-21:30
Fri:07:45-21:30
Sat:07:45-21:30
Sun:07:45-21:30
Orlando
Orlando
Very good 8.1 / 37 reviews
+34922181386 / +34610583211
Travesía de los Cancajos, 21, 38712 Breña Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38712 Los Cancajos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:59
Tue:08:00-21:59
Wed:08:00-21:59
Thu:08:00-21:59
Fri:08:00-21:59
Sat:08:00-21:59
Sun:08:00-21:59
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 16 reviews
+34922426192 / +34911505000
Airport de La Palma, 38730 La Palma
$11 - $19
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.1
922428594
Aeropuerto Mazo
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 3 reviews
+34922428048
AEROPUERTO DE LA PALMA,
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Turisprime
Turisprime
Good 7.9 / 28 reviews
+34902998711 / +34928092333
La Bajita S/N
$8 - $10
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-20:30
Sun:08:00-20:30
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 8 reviews
+34902511520 / +34928092330
La Bajita S/N
$11 - $19
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
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9
+34928579159
Aerop. Santa Cruz De La Palma
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:30
Alquicoche
Alquicoche
Good 7.7
+34922415136
Camino La Bajita S/N
$46 - $91
Working hours
Mon:09:00-14:00; 17:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-14:00; 17:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-14:00; 17:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-14:00; 17:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-14:00; 17:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-14:00
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.6
+34922426192 / +34911505000
Airport de La Palma, 38730 La Palma
$12 - $24
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
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