Car Hire in Zakynthos

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Mini
Seat Mii or comparable
Seat Mii
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 20.41 per day
Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Economy
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 21.57 per day
Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 21.85 per day
Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Compact
Nissan Note or comparable
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 26.19 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Mini
Seat Mii or comparable
Seat Mii
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 26.92 / per day
Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Compact
Nissan Pulsar or comparable
Nissan Pulsar
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 28.22 / per day
Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Economy
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 28.36 / per day
Zakynthos Hotel Delivery
Standard
Fiat Tipo or comparable
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
£ 35.74 / 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 04:23 on 2022-08-18.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
30
Budget car hire price
£ 90.68 / per day
Average car hire length
1 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.88 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 2.07 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.78 / 1 liter

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.

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 £ 28.91 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 a day-trip

  • 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

  • Large cars - starting at £ 117 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 104 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 409 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 110 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 198 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.

Top 13 Cities near Zakynthos

  1. Athens starting at £ 10.45 per day
    264.9 km / 164.6 miles away
  2. Heraklion starting at £ 26.65 per day
    490.4 km / 304.7 miles away
  3. Corfu starting at £ 41.91 per day
    203.0 km / 126.1 miles away
  4. Rhodes starting at £ 81.02 per day
    685.7 km / 426.1 miles away
  5. Chania starting at £ 21.86 per day
    404.6 km / 251.4 miles away
  6. Thessaloniki starting at £ 45.14 per day
    352.7 km / 219.2 miles away
  7. Kos starting at £ 21.86 per day
    577.5 km / 358.8 miles away
  8. Mykonos starting at £ 46.47 per day
    411.6 km / 255.8 miles away
  9. Santorini starting at £ 33.67 per day
    454.7 km / 282.5 miles away
  10. Kefalonia starting at £ 101.59 per day
    34.9 km / 21.7 miles away
  11. Preveza starting at £ 62.70 per day
    113.5 km / 70.6 miles away
  12. Skiathos starting at £ 8.36 per day
    279.3 km / 173.6 miles away
  13. 156.5 km / 97.2 miles away

Top 18 Destinations around Zakynthos

  1. Agios Nikolaos Port starting at £ 54.05 per day
  2. Zakynthos Airport starting at £ 38.68 per day
    23.1 km / 14.3 miles away
  3. Kefalonia Pessada Port starting at £ 83.38 per day
    24.8 km / 15.4 miles away
  4. Kefalonia Poros Port starting at £ 83.38 per day
    27.7 km / 17.2 miles away
  5. Kefalonia Airport starting at £ 63.60 per day
    30.1 km / 18.7 miles away
  6. Kefalonia Hotel Delivery starting at £ 112.62 per day
    34.3 km / 21.3 miles away
  7. Kefalonia Lasi starting at £ 101.59 per day
    34.9 km / 21.7 miles away
  8. Kefalonia Argostoli Port starting at £ 112.62 per day
    36.8 km / 22.9 miles away
  9. Kefalonia Xi Beach starting at £ 83.38 per day
    38.4 km / 23.9 miles away
  10. Kefalonia Sami Port starting at £ 83.38 per day
    39.0 km / 24.2 miles away
  11. Kefalonia Lixouri Port starting at £ 83.38 per day
    40.3 km / 25.1 miles away
  12. Kefalonia Fiskardo Port starting at £ 83.38 per day
    63.0 km / 39.1 miles away
  13. Patras Airport starting at £ 58.86 per day
    68.5 km / 42.5 miles away
  14. Meganisi Vathi Port starting at £ 13.34 per day
    84.6 km / 52.5 miles away
  15. Lefkada Port Nidri starting at £ 75.31 per day
    89.2 km / 55.4 miles away
  16. Lefkada Aghios Nikitas starting at £ 73.43 per day
    98.6 km / 61.3 miles away
  17. Lefkada Bus Station starting at £ 108.01 per day
    102.4 km / 63.6 miles away
  18. Lefkada Port starting at £ 108.01 per day
    102.9 km / 63.9 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Zakynthos?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Zakynthosfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Zakynthos
£ 45.66
January
February
£ 8.46
March
£ 20.30
April
£ 36.04
May
£ 37.39
June
£ 41.32
July
£ 41.96
August
£ 21.76
September
£ 20.56
October
£ 32.76
November
£ 21.31
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Zakynthos is March with prices starting at £ 8.46 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is January with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 45.66. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 27. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in Zakynthos keep them for an average of 15 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in March keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Zakynthos
15
January
6
February
4
March
4
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
4
September
8
October
5
November
9
December

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

While travellers visit Zakynthos year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in Zakynthos by Monthly Searches
215%
January
241%
February
267%
March
136%
April
84%
May
4%
June
6%
July
83%
August
18%
September
19%
October
72%
November
54%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dirent a car Greece Peugeot 107 3 1 Small cars
Alma Car Hire Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
ABBYCAR Toyota Aygo 4 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Peugeot 208 4 2 Small cars
Dirent a car Greece Nissan Note 5 2 Medium cars
Dirent a car Greece Seat Mii 5 1 Small cars
WheeGo Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
CarQ Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Carwiz Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Carwiz Suzuki Celerio 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
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
Fiat Panda
1 November 2021
Nice company and personalized service. A guy was waiting in the welcome hall and bring us in the office/car park that was only 5 minutes from the airport.
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.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Dirent a car Greece
9.46 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
7.4 / 10
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
27
Average daily price
£ 90.68
Lowest daily price
£ 7.23
Total cars available
413

Top 27 Hire Companies in Zakynthos in 2022

Dirent a car Greece
Dirent a car Greece
Remarkable 9.5 / 271 reviews
+302695033000
Dionysios Solomos Airport, 290 92, Zakinthos
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
CarQ
CarQ
Remarkable 9.4 / 14 reviews
+302811216157
Zakynthos Airport, 290 02
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
Autounion
Autounion
Remarkable 9.3 / 23 reviews
+302695033060
Zakynthos International Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 16 reviews
+302695033050
Zakynthos International Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
WheeGo
WheeGo
Remarkable 9.2 / 14 reviews
+302671029500 / +302671029530 / +306977253778
Zakynthos Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
AddCar
AddCar
Remarkable 9.2 / 215 reviews
+302695044004 / +306978488361 / +3026950440045
Airport Road, Zakinthos 291 00
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
Autocandia
Autocandia
Outstanding 8.9 / 51 reviews
+302810331433
29092, Airport, Zakynthos
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
Avance Rent a Car
Avance Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.9 / 17 reviews
+302695053095 / +302109011300
Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
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
Outstanding 8.7
+302695024212
Lomvardou street 25
EXER
EXER
Outstanding 8.7 / 1 reviews
+302695044004
Zakynthos Airport Area
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.7 / 3 reviews
+302695033050
Airport Road, Zakinthos 291 00
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Outstanding 8.6 / 70 reviews
+302122135282180
AbbyCar, Main Street of Airport, Zakinthos 291 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.6 / 3 reviews
+302695440071
Airport
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
National
National
Outstanding 8.6 / 1 reviews
+302695033050
Zakynthos Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Cargini
Cargini
Outstanding 8.5
+302811216157
Zakynthos Airport, 290 02
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
RightCars
RightCars
Outstanding 8.5 / 39 reviews
+302695053095
Zakinthos 290 92
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.5 / 29 reviews
+306943132339 / +306975655135
Zakynthos Airport -Shuttle-
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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5
+302695045706 / +302695026063
Hertz Rent a Car, 38 Lomvardou Street, Zakynthos
Carwiz
Carwiz
Outstanding 8.3 / 98 reviews
+306979792610
Zakynthos, Main Port -, 29100 ZAKYNTHOS
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.3
+302695033209
Zakynthos 291 00, Greece
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
Outstanding 8.3 / 3 reviews
+302695043313
Zakynthos Airport Road, 29100
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
Sun:07:00-21:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.3 / 53 reviews
+302111875564
Zakynthos Port,Lomvardou street, Zakinthos 291 00
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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.9 / 1 reviews
+306937369381
Airport Avenue(Opposite the airport)
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
/ +003026950 / 43313 / +306985075000
Zakynthos Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.5 / 2 reviews
+306937369381
Airport Avenue Opposite the airport, Zakinthos 291 00
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
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Great 7.5 / 113 reviews
+306976126141 / +306970468096
Dionysios Solomos Airport, 290 92, Zakynthos
Working hours
Mon:07:31-21:29
Tue:07:31-21:30
Wed:07:31-21:30
Thu:07:31-21:30
Fri:07:31-21:30
Sat:07:31-21:30
Sun:07:31-21:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.4 / 71 reviews
+302695033106
Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
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
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