Car Rental in Lanzarote

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Lanzarote, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Lanzarote Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$5.38 / per day
Lanzarote Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$7.42 / per day
Lanzarote Airport
Compact
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$10.18 / per day
Lanzarote Airport
Economy Elite
Audi A1 or similar
Audi A1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$11.14 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Lanzarote Airport
Compact Elite
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
$12.15 / per day
Lanzarote Airport
Intermediate Van
Volkswagen Caddy or similar
Volkswagen Caddy
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
TopCar
$12.45 / per day
Lanzarote Airport
Full-size SUV
BMW X1 or similar
BMW X1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$38.03 / per day
Lanzarote Airport
Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Cicar
$67.95 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:54 on 2024-06-20. 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
$21 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
9.4 / 10

Why rent a car in Lanzarote?

One of the two easternmost of the Canaries and located just 125 km (78 miles) from mainland Africa, Lanzarote is unique even among its sister islands. Strongly influenced by the climate of the nearby Sahara, the island is home to volcanic, desert-like landscapes and hauntingly beautiful beaches. 

Lanzarote

One-Way Car Rentals in Lanzarote

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Lanzarote and drop off in another city include:

  • From Lanzarote to Fuerteventura - 29 offers from $19.29 per day

Top ways to enter Lanzarote

  • Lanzarote Airport: Also known as César Manrique Airport (named in honour of the local artist), it is located in the village of San Bartolomé near Lanzarote’s capital city, Arrecife. Large and modern, Lanzarote Airport is served by more than 40 different airlines that offer flights to the Spanish mainland as well as many other countries in Europe.
  • Fuerteventura Airport: Also known as El Matorral Airport, Fuerteventura Airport serves the island that’s the closest to Lanzarote. Located on Fuerteventura’s northeast coast, it is located near the island’s capital city, Puerto del Rosario, which has a port with a frequent ferry service to Lanzarote. The ferry costs €20 and takes approximately 35 minutes. You pass by Isla de Lobos on the scenic journey. 
  • Gran Canaria Airport: The busiest airport in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria Airport serves the island of the same name. A hub for low-cost carriers such as Vueling and Norwegian Air, the airport served more than 13 million travelers in 2018. Sitting on Gando Bay in the eastern part of the island, the airport is located about 19km (12 miles) from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s largest city.
  • Tenerife North Airport: Also known as Los Rodeos Airport, it is one of the fastest-growing airports in the Canary Islands. The airport served 5.5 million passengers in 2018, a 17% increase from the year before. The airport is located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, near Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz.

 

It is easy to reach Lanzarote from the neighboring islands, especially Fuerteventura, as there is a frequent ferry service to and from all of them (although you should check the schedules beforehand as the service is more active during the tourist season). Nevertheless, ask your rental car supplier if they permit taking a rental car on a ferry and whether it’s possible to pick up a rental car on one island and then drop it off on another - some providers permit that while others don’t. Another option is to fly to a neighboring island, such as Gran Canaria or Tenerife, then take a ferry to Lanzarote from there and pick up a rental car after arriving in Lanzarote. These ferry crossings take a minimum of 6-9 hours so if you are only there for a short time, you may prefer to fly directly. 

City facts

  • Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote has a subtropical-desert climate and has been called the “Island of Eternal Spring”. The average temperature is 25°C  (77°F) in July, the hottest month, and the temperature exceeds 19°C  (67°F) from April to November. The island has very little precipitation, with some rainfall from November to March, but practically none from May to September.
  • Lanzarote’s moonlike volcanic environment is more harsh than that of other Canary islands, but unique animal and plant species have still found home here. Some of those include the dromedary, or Arabian camel; a number of lizards; the Canarian Egyptian vulture;, the Canary Island date palm, and even wild olive trees. The island is also a famous winemaking region with local specialties like the red wines made from the native listán negro grapes and the white wines made from malvasía. It’s definitely worth taking a tour that incorporates a winery visit to see how unusual this wine making process is. 

Top sights and activities

  • Haria. Located in the northern part of the island, the small village of Haria is mainly famous for the stunning Cueva de los Verdes cave. Created more than 3,000 years ago when lava erupted from the nearby Monte Corona village, it served as a hiding place for locals trying to escape pirates and slave merchants. Nowadays, parts of the otherworldly cave are open to visitors, and it even has a concert hall. Back in Haria, try to visit the craft market which is open every Saturday morning.
  • Teguise. A former holiday resort known for its unique royal architecture, Teguise’s buildings are characterized by impressive facades, rich ornaments, and wooden balconies. Other points of interest include the Spinola Palace and the Piracy Museum at the Santa Barbara Fort. Located in the north-central part of the island, Teguise can be easily reached from any point on Lanzarote.
  • Arrecife. The island’s capital might not be the number one reason why people travel to Lanzarote, but it nonetheless offers plenty of delights, including the San Gines lagoon, the International Museum of Contemporary Art, and some of the best restaurants on the island.
  • Surfing and diving. Similar to nearby Morocco, Lanzarote is a popular surfing hub. There are plenty of places to catch that Atlantic breeze, but the best among them is arguably the town of Famara on the northwestern coast where you’ll find plenty of surfing, as well as kite and windsurfing shops and instructors. If you’re more into diving, make sure to check out Playa Blanca in the far south.

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’s documentation and proof of insurance has to be inside the vehicle at all times.
  • 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 car 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 in Spain 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

  • San Bartolomé. Located at the very center of the island, San Bartolomé is a fun little town. It is famous for its crafts which you can buy here from local artists as well as for the impressive Monument to the Peasant Farmer, a gigantic white sculpture made by Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote’s most famous artist. San Bartolomé is just 8km (5 miles) northwest of Arrecife and can be reached by car in 10 minutes.
  • Timanfaya National Park. In just six years in the early 18th century, more than 100 volcanoes erupted in Lanzarote creating its unique landscape that hasn’t changed to this day. The best place to enjoy the otherworldly scenery is at the Timanfaya National Park in the southwestern part of the island where you can hike on the paths of volcanic soil or visit El Diablo (the devil) restaurant where traditional food is cooked by the heat coming from the volcano. Timanfaya is about 24km (14.9 miles) from Arrecife and can be reached in 25-30 minutes.
  • Water Sports. If something in Lanzarote can rival the volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya, it’s the beautiful ocean scenery underwater. Visit coastal resorts such as Playa Blanca or Puerto del Carmen which offer great scuba diving opportunities. If you’d prefer to stay on top of the water, there are many great spots for surfing, the most famous of them being the Famara Beach on the island’s northwestern coast. 

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Lanzarote is the Fiat 500, and many travelers also go for the Peugeot 108 and the Fiat Panda. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Further destinations

  • La Graciosa. A small island near the northern edge of Lanzarote, La Graciosa can only be accessed by boat and you cannot bring a rental car. But it is a unique place to visit. Part of the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park with a population of only 600 and with no paved roads, it has a special, secluded atmosphere and some of the most beautifully haunting scenery in the Canary Islands. You can take a boat from Órzola, a small town just a 30-40 minute drive north of Arrecife.  Or if you prefer to see it from above, you can see the stunning view from Mirador del Rio.
  • Fuerteventura. Quite similar to neighboring Lanzarote, Fuerteventura is also a stunning destination. The mineral conditions on the island have created unique beaches of many colors such as the White Beach, the Yellow Beach, and the Black Beach. Fuerteventura is also a surfing and kitesurfing mecca with many schools located around Playa de Sotavento and in other parts of the island. With a rental car you can even go into the mountains away from the coast to appreciate the unique, arid scenery and visit little villages. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit taking a rental car on a ferry from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura.
  • Gran Canaria. The most populous of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is very popular with tourists from all over Europe and can get quite crowded, especially during the high season and at the main resorts. The island is, nonetheless, worth visiting, especially for its unique landscapes, world-class beaches, and Las Palmas, the only true city of the Canary Islands. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit taking a rental car on a ferry from Lanzarote to Gran Canaria.
  • Tenerife. The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is famous for its many beach resorts but also attractions like El Teide, the highest peak in Spain, and the national park of the same name, as well as other natural attractions like Los Gigantes cliffs and Corona Forest Nature Park. During the summer months, there is a direct ferry connection between Lanzarote and Tenerife. As always, make sure the ferry company permits taking a car with you and also ask in advance whether your rental car provider is okay with it.

Car rental prices in Lanzarote

  • Convertibles - from $28 per day
  • Station wagons - from $27 per day
  • Large cars - from $18 per day
  • Medium cars - from $6 per day
  • Vans - from $12 per day
  • Premium cars - from $21 per day
  • Small cars - from $5 per day
  • SUVs - from $7 per day

Money-saving tips

Follow these tips to land a great rental car in Lanzarote:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting the island is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 65% cheaper than the yearly average. Come visit Lanzarote in early summer!
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Lanzarote?

Car rental prices in Lanzarote vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Lanzarote
$21.03
January
$24.97
February
$26.44
March
$16.97
April
$14.13
May
$15.77
June
$24.52
July
$28.44
August
$15.29
September
$17.23
October
$22.50
November
$27.15
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Lanzarote is May (when prices average $14.13 per day). This is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $28.44).

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.

What’s the usual rental length in Lanzarote?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in August, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in February, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Lanzarote
7
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
8
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
6
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Lanzarote is January, and the least popular is July.
Monthly searches in Lanzarote by pick-up date relative to the average
127%
January
112%
February
106%
March
98%
April
97%
May
89%
June
83%
July
85%
August
99%
September
99%
October
85%
November
120%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 7
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers TopCar, Goldcar, GoByCar, Budget, Turisprime
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $5 per day
Cheapest supplier Goldcar

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Hyundai Bayon 5 2 SUVs
GoByCar Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 2 1 Small cars
Budget Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 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 the 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.

Slovakia
Seat Ibiza
June 10, 2024
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Spain
Hyundai i10
April 21, 2024
We e joyed the catamaran trip to Graciosa and our own trip to the natural volcanic park
Czech Republic
Fiat New 500
April 15, 2024
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Italy
Citroen C3
April 4, 2024
Lanzarote is a place to see.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
March 9, 2024
Playa Quemada was just wonderful. Lanzarote was a beautiful island.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Bayon
February 22, 2024
Enjoyed all aspects of my holiday from Villa to eating out
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
February 8, 2024
Excellent
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa Hatchback
January 5, 2024
Grat weather in winter.
Spain
Peugeot 2008
December 31, 2023
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United Kingdom
Citroen C3
November 26, 2023
Had a wonderful holiday
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
November 21, 2023
Playa blanca excellent. Faro park villas shops bars and restaurants excellent.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
November 15, 2023
Just good overall
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
October 22, 2023
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Switzerland
Peugeot 2008
August 21, 2023
Family trip
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
July 31, 2023
A great island to explore with a car, roads are quiet and in great condition. Many of the tourist attractions require a car so I would recommend hiring one if you like being out and about.
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
July 30, 2023
Nice beaches.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3 Aircross
July 18, 2023
Great water sports and food
Hong Kong
Nissan Juke
June 17, 2023
Seen many different places in the island and was a great experience.
Ireland
Citroen C3 Aircross
May 17, 2023
just a few day rest
United Kingdom
Hyundai I20
April 3, 2023
Loved the island. Volcanic scenery and Manrique architecture. An extremely clean island with friendly people
Ireland
Volkswagen T-Roc
March 22, 2023
Alma Tapas restaurant in Tinajo was by far the best restaurant we ate in - superb gourmet food. Loved all the César Manrique sites, I'd suggest his Foundation as a starting point, then see the island through his lenses.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
March 16, 2023
Getting out and about on the island
Czech Republic
Toyota Aygo
January 31, 2023
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United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
December 2, 2022
Some interesting places to visit with a car. Get a map and just go. It's not a big island to get around.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3 Aircross
November 30, 2022
Lanza buggy tour was great fun
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
May 17, 2022
Saw the major sights highlighted in the guide. Stayed in Puerto del Carmen and went to Orzola, Punta Mujeres, Costa Teguise, Playa del Papagayo, Los Hervideros, El Golfo, Playa Blanca. Visited Jameos del Agua, Cueva del los Verdes, Jardine de Cactus, Petrified City, Las Grietas & Timanfaya NP.
Slovenia
Citroen C4 Cactus
March 24, 2022
Lanzarote is great and you can't visit the whole island with a car.
Spain
Opel Adam
November 16, 2021
Lanzarote was wonderful! Must visit everything! Charcos Verdes, Jameo de Agua, Cactus Garden, Volcanos! Wonderful island!! We loved everything!
France
VW Polo
February 15, 2021
For lanzarote, renting a car is very good idea since the public transport these days is very rare and does not cover about half of the island
France
VW Polo
February 8, 2020
It’s a superbe destination where you can find a real experience of nature. Thanks to the car from Goldcar I was able to move fast from a beautiful place to a other with ease
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
March 11, 2019
Yes renting a car in Lanzarote was worthwhile and allowed us to get of the main bus routes. Parking is so much easier than Tenerife and free.
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
February 21, 2019
Really easy to drive around. Great to go and explore. Free parking everywhere we went which is fab!
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
January 8, 2019
Well, the best way to visit Lanzarote is by car. So i recommend renting a car as there are many beautiful sites all over the ireland.
United Kingdom
Opel Adam
December 18, 2018
Lovely island which is easily explored by hiring a car.
Spain
Ford Fiesta
December 10, 2018
There's so much to see on Lanzarote it's a huge loss if you don't explore for at least a day
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 25, 2018
Easy driving and quick to get everywhere. So much cheaper than paying for an excursion.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Cicar
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Orlando
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
159
Total rental companies
18
Average daily price
$20.59
Lowest daily price
$5.38
Total cars available
601

Top 18 suppliers in Lanzarote in 2024

TopCar
TopCar
Very good 8.9 / 1,396 reviews
2 locations
$8 - $75
Cicar
Cicar
Very good 8.9 / 336 reviews
1 location
$30 - $123
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.7 / 296 reviews
4 locations
$10 - $46
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.7 / 150 reviews
1 location
$7 - $94
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.5 / 88 reviews
4 locations
$10 - $53
GoByCar
GoByCar
Very good 8.3 / 367 reviews
1 location
$7 - $33
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.3 / 23 reviews
5 locations
Omega Rent A Car
Omega Rent A Car
Very good 8.2 / 55 reviews
1 location
$30 - $45
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 8 / 879 reviews
1 location
$5 - $43
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8 / 68 reviews
1 location
$10 - $90
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 89 reviews
1 location
$8 - $97
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
1 location
$20 - $23
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.7 / 31 reviews
1 location
$23 - $39
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
1 location
$13 - $32
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
1 location
$35 - $38
Turisprime
Turisprime
Good 7.5 / 264 reviews
1 location
$7 - $9
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.4 / 13 reviews
1 location
$9 - $22
Orlando
Orlando
Good 7.2 / 55 reviews
4 locations
$38 - $51
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