Car Hire in Zakynthos

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Zakynthos, Greece
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Zakynthos Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
£ 3.12 / per day
Zakynthos Airport
Mini
Renault Twingo or comparable
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Selecta rent a car
£ 4.16 / per day
Zakynthos Airport
Mini Elite
Skoda Citigo or comparable
Skoda Citigo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
EXER
£ 6.74 / per day
Zakynthos Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SKG Rent A Car
£ 7.47 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Zakynthos Airport
Compact
Nissan Note or comparable
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 10.22 / per day
Zakynthos Airport
Intermediate
Peugeot 301 or comparable
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Yours Car Rental
£ 13.48 / per day
Zakynthos Airport
Standard SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 34.12 / per day
Zakynthos Airport
Premium Convertible
Mini Cooper Cabrio or comparable
Mini Cooper Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Record-go
£ 50.87 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 04:17 on 2024-05-23.

Travel Information

Languages
Greek
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+30
Average car hire price
£ 16 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.74 per litre or £ 6.58 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.49 per litre or £ 5.64 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 2.09 per litre or £ 7.90 / 1 gallon

Why hire a car in Zakynthos?

Intro: Often mentioned as the most idyllic place in the country (some claim for a place with more than 2,000 Mediterranean islands), Zakynthos holds a special place in the Greek imagination. While the main draw of Zante, as it is also known, is its scenic beauty, there’s also some enjoyable history if you scratch beneath the surface.

Zakynthos

One-way Car Hire in Zakynthos

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Zakynthos and drop off in another city include:

  • From Zakynthos to Athens - 43 offers from £ 29.12 per day

Top ways to enter Zakynthos

  • Zakynthos Airport. Located in the southeastern part of the island just south of Zakynthos town, Dionysios Solomos Airport is the main gateway to the island. The airport is only internationally active during the summer months when it has flights by over 30 different carriers.

Top destinations and activities

  • Zakynthos Town. Located on the southwest coast of Zakynthos, the island’s capital is a popular place to stay thanks to its variety of lodging options and restaurants. While most visitors use it as a hub for exploring the rest of the island, there are also things to see in the town itself, not least the Saint Marcus Square and Byzantine Museum.
  • Blue Caves. Located off the island’s northern coast, the Blue Caves are geological formations known for the azure colour of the waters that run through them. You can only visit the caves with a boat, but as they are among the island’s most popular attractions, there are plenty of options to do that — there are plenty of operators offering different types of tours, so ask around in Zakynthos Town. A visit to the shipwreck off of Navagio Beach is sometimes also included in the trip.
  • Beaches. Zakynthos is all about the beach, and, frankly, there are too many enjoyable options to list them all. Generally speaking, the eastern coast is more popular (and a lot more developed) and has famous beaches like Agios Nikolaos while the rocky western coast is harder to get to and explore, but therefore also promises more tranquillity. 

Traffic and parking

  • There are no highways on Zakynthos.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on roads outside populated areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • Many gas stations might be closed during the weekends and public holidays. 
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to steep fines and a license ban. Exceeding the limit of 0.08% is a criminal offence and can lead to up to two years of imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Zakynthos. There are a number of toll roads, tunnels, and bridges on the Greek mainland. Many travellers find them very hard to navigate and some choose to avoid using the toll roads altogether because of the very complex system that is in place. Different toll roads are administered by different private companies and so there is not a single, nationwide (or even region-wide) system in place.

For most toll roads, payment can be either made with cash at a toll gate, by credit card, or with coins at an automatic toll machine. For some roads, an electronic transponder might be used to pay. Some hire cars might be equipped with such an electronic transponder. However, because of the aforementioned different systems that are in place, this payment method might work for some toll roads but not for others. Plan your route in advance and ask the supplier about the best way to pay for the toll roads that you plan to use.

Ideas for day trips

  • Kefalonia. Also known as Cefalonia thanks to its centuries-long Italian connections, Kefalonia is an Ionian island to the west of Zakynthos. Just as known for its beaches and scenery, Kefalonia even has its own pair of famous caves (Drogorati and Melissani), but is perhaps a bit more historical than its southern neighbour, as exemplified by landmarks like the Villa of Skala and Agios Georgios Castle. During the tourist season, ferries to Kefalonia take off from Agios Nikolaos several times a day. Some ferry companies permit taking a vehicle, but even if that’s the case, you should ask your Zakynthos car hire supplier in advance (also, make sure to check rental conditions).

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Zakynthos is the VW Up, followed by the Opel Astra and the Fiat 500. The most hired car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Car Hire Prices in Zakynthos

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 23 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 32 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 13 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 10 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 58 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 52 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 3 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 16 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your car:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your 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 Zakynthos is the cheapest in March.
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In which month is car hire in Zakynthos the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Zakynthos fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Zakynthos
£ 16.50
January
£ 7.60
February
£ 8.48
March
£ 13.97
April
£ 12.30
May
£ 27.28
June
£ 39.27
July
£ 42.21
August
£ 24.18
September
£ 12.29
October
£ 20.75
November
£ 14.20
December
The best month to hire a car in Zakynthos is February (when the average price is £ 7.60 per day). This is 62% less than the yearly average and 82% less than hiring in August (when the average price is £ 42.21).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Zakynthos?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in February, the average renter keeps their car for 14 days, and in January, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Zakynthos
5
January
14
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
5
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in Zakynthos?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Zakynthos is July, and the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Hire in Zakynthos by Monthly Searches
1%
January
1%
February
4%
March
22%
April
106%
May
222%
June
290%
July
282%
August
202%
September
66%
October
2%
November
1%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 7
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Dirent a car Greece, ABBYCAR, Ok Mobility, EXER, Yours Car Rental
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 3 per day
Cheapest supplier Ok Mobility

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Yours Car Rental Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Ok Mobility Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Dirent a car Greece Nissan Note 5 2 Medium cars
Dirent a car Greece Seat Mii 5 1 Small cars
EXER Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Dirent a car Greece Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars
WheeGo Renault Twingo 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Ok Mobility Skoda Fabia 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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Kia Picanto
8 April 2024
Saw all the sights if Zakynthos.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
19 October 2023
Zakynthos is beautiful explore as much as you can. Keri lighthouse , Alykanas beach , Blue caves
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
14 October 2023
Amazing love been home on the island
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
13 September 2023
Everyone is so friendly in Zante, they can't help you enough. The beaches are beautiful and the food is amazing! We went to the stone park and fed a Racoon, I would definitely recommend it.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
7 September 2023
Seeing the oldest olive tree..
United Kingdom
Nissan Pulsar
22 August 2023
Snorkelling, seeing a total on boat trip, food, sunrise and sunset - a beautiful island with lovely people!
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
3 June 2023
The highlights of our holiday was the boat trip with ABBA travel and Sakis our guide and ERATO restaurant, excellent food and service. The best beach was Gerakas
United Kingdom
Seat Mii
25 May 2023
Amazing views and food,the people are so warm and friendly .... The best place to be if you want to explore beautiful places .....
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United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
3 May 2023
Beautiful coastal scenery along quiet roads as it was spring season. Visited Keri Beach, St Nicholas Bay and Port, Zakynthos Town and Alikinas Bay.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 3008
9 September 2022
Drive over the mountains of Zakinthos!
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
22 August 2022
Driving around to the places I wanted to go
United Kingdom
Nissan Note
21 August 2022
Beach hopping!
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
13 August 2022
Driving to the west coast was spectacular. We stopped at a cove and went snorkelling. I absolutely love Greek food and had loads of really nice dishes from all over the island.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
19 July 2022
Travelled the length of the island and the only slight problem was occaisionally the sheer numbers of hired quads and scooters, a feew of the riders of which didn't seem too confident so in the interests of safety just give them plenty of room.
United Kingdom
Nissan Note
16 June 2022
A beautiful island, Explore. Lovely people. Family and friends are everything as well as the service. Go to restaurants you are not ' enticed in' by the staff. You Will never be disappointed. ALWAYS try and explore the quisine, hospitality and yes there are naughty people. However keep it real and you will be rewarded. Hire a sunbed it's worth it. Be respectful, no need to strut, drop those shoulders and the right attitude prevails.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 107
17 May 2022
We toured all round Zakynthos, visiting most places that were accessible by car. Highlights were Keri, Shipwreck and Alykanas beaches.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
15 May 2022
Drove around the beautiful island of zakynthos. Went at an off-peak time so plenty of parking even in town.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Alto
28 February 2022
The rental pick up is straight over the road the men was in the terminal to greet us . It was very quiet so if you are a family in summer and you have to walk over maybe send the driver who can then come back and pick you up . Will use again great island to visit
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
8 October 2021
Avoid Laganas and Kalamaki. Meso Geracerami is liveky with a great taberna.
United Kingdom
VW Up
13 September 2021
Definitely drive to go on a boat trip to the shipwreck beach and blue caves. Drove to cameo island which was amazing and banana beach for sports.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Dirent a car Greece
9.5 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
6.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
122
Total rental companies
37
Average daily price
£ 16.27
Lowest daily price
£ 3.12
Total cars available
633

Top 37 Suppliers in Zakynthos in 2024

Dirent a car Greece
Dirent a car Greece
Exceptional 9.5 / 819 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 32
CarQ
CarQ
Exceptional 9.1 / 57 reviews
1 location
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 39 reviews
1 location
£ 13 - £ 44
OTOQ
OTOQ
Exceptional 9.1 / 15 reviews
1 location
£ 11 - £ 34
EXER
EXER
Exceptional 9 / 129 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 68
Yours Car Rental
Yours Car Rental
Very good 8.9 / 80 reviews
1 location
£ 5 - £ 25
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.8 / 60 reviews
2 locations
£ 23 - £ 113
DRIVE S.A.
DRIVE S.A.
Very good 8.8 / 9 reviews
1 location
£ 17 - £ 58
Autocandia
Autocandia
Very good 8.7 / 79 reviews
1 location
£ 13 - £ 70
Avance
Avance
Very good 8.7 / 45 reviews
1 location
£ 11 - £ 38
Record-go
Record-go
Very good 8.6 / 39 reviews
1 location
£ 5 - £ 64
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.6 / 9 reviews
2 locations
£ 27 - £ 86
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.5 / 236 reviews
1 location
£ 11 - £ 70
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.4 / 196 reviews
2 locations
£ 5 - £ 49
WheeGo
WheeGo
Very good 8.4 / 104 reviews
2 locations
£ 4 - £ 403
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.3 / 14 reviews
1 location
£ 9 - £ 41
Selecta rent a car
Selecta rent a car
Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews
1 location
£ 4 - £ 182
Cargini
Cargini
Very good 8.2
1 location
£ 14 - £ 66
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 5 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 39
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 5 reviews
4 locations
£ 13 - £ 55
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
1 location
£ 15 - £ 49
SKG Rent A Car
SKG Rent A Car
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
1 location
£ 6 - £ 13
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 8 / 44 reviews
1 location
£ 6
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
2 locations
£ 29 - £ 79
National
National
Good 7.9 / 1 review
1 location
£ 16 - £ 54
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 14 reviews
2 locations
£ 25 - £ 75
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Good 7.7 / 65 reviews
1 location
£ 3 - £ 71
Xenos Car Rentals
Xenos Car Rentals
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
1 location
£ 5 - £ 204
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Good 7.6 / 271 reviews
1 location
£ 19 - £ 41
RightCars
RightCars
Good 7.6 / 42 reviews
1 location
Idea Mobility
Idea Mobility
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
£ 5 - £ 11
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.5 / 154 reviews
3 locations
£ 4 - £ 1304
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
1 location
£ 13 - £ 79
Avis
Avis
Good 7.3 / 6 reviews
3 locations
£ 30 - £ 96
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.2 / 7 reviews
1 location
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.1 / 1 review
1 location
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.6 / 78 reviews
4 locations
£ 9 - £ 152
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