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Car Hire in Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Puerto Rico City Centre
Mini
Renault Twingo or comparable
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
£ 8.24 per day
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Puerto Rico City Centre
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or comparable
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
£ 8.81 per day
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Puerto Rico City Centre
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
£ 10.44 per day
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Puerto Rico City Centre
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
£ 10.56 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Puerto Rico City Centre
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Orlando
£ 11.08 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 18.37 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 18.92 / per day
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Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 19.23 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 12:53 on 2022-01-19.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
34
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire 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

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 car in one of the many car hire locations on the island.

Useful 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 its Atlantic Sea Coast. The southern part of the island attracts most of the visitors, but Las Canteras beach near Las Palmas is also popular among both the tourists and the locals.
  • Catedral de Santa Ana. Not only a beautiful building, Las Palmas’ main cathedral also embodies much of the island’s varied history.
  • Puerto Rico. Located in the southwest of the island, this beach town is a paradise for water sports lovers.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • 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 hire types and cars

The most hired 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. Much of the inland part of the island is a UNESCO biosphere area thanks to its lush valleys, steep pine-covered gorges, and mountains that reveal the island’s volcanic origin.
  • Other Canary Islands. Similar in culture and nature yet each distinctly unique, the rest of the Canary Islands like Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura all make fascinating destinations to explore.
  • Mainland Spain. Home of varied history, great culture, and delicious cuisine, Spain is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world for a good reason.

Car Hire Prices in Gran Canaria

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 80 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 244 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 51 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 52 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 88 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 42 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 60 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

There are ways to be smart about hiring a car in Gran Canaria:

  • Compare rates of different car hire companies
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Gran Canaria is the cheapest in June when hiring a car is about 63% cheaper than the yearly average and about 75% cheaper than hiring a car in August.

Top 5 Cities near Gran Canaria

  1. Tenerife starting at £ 26.87 per day
    134.5 km / 83.6 miles away
  2. Lanzarote starting at £ 23.66 per day
    238.9 km / 148.4 miles away
  3. 194.0 km / 120.5 miles away
  4. La Palma starting at £ 17.52 per day
    235.4 km / 146.3 miles away
  5. La Gomera starting at £ 47.38 per day
    154.6 km / 96.1 miles away

Top 19 Destinations around Gran Canaria

  1. Gran Canaria Meloneras starting at £ 40.83 per day
    3.1 km / 1.9 miles away
  2. Gran Canaria Airport starting at £ 18.37 per day
    26.7 km / 16.6 miles away
  3. Tenerife Muelle Ribera starting at £ 23.66 per day
    102.4 km / 63.7 miles away
  4. Tenerife Airport South starting at £ 20.04 per day
    102.8 km / 63.8 miles away
  5. Golf de Sur Fantasia Bahia Principe Hotel starting at £ 38.11 per day
    105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
  6. San Miguel de Abona Hotel Golf Plaza starting at £ 109.38 per day
    105.8 km / 65.7 miles away
  7. Amarilla Golf Aguamarina Golf Hotel starting at £ 72.95 per day
    105.9 km / 65.8 miles away
  8. Tenerife Los Cristianos Port starting at £ 23.66 per day
    116.7 km / 72.5 miles away
  9. Los Cristianos Gara Suites starting at £ 36.28 per day
    117.5 km / 73.0 miles away
  10. Los Cristianos Hotel Columbus starting at £ 36.28 per day
    117.9 km / 73.3 miles away
  11. Los Cristianos H10 Conquistador starting at £ 36.28 per day
    118.4 km / 73.6 miles away
  12. Tenerife Adeje Troya Hotel starting at £ 36.28 per day
    118.5 km / 73.6 miles away
  13. Puerto de la Cruz starting at £ 22.97 per day
    119.6 km / 74.3 miles away
  14. Tenerife Adeje Jardines de Nivaria starting at £ 10.82 per day
    119.6 km / 74.3 miles away
  15. Tenerife GF Gran Costa Adaje starting at £ 36.28 per day
    119.8 km / 74.4 miles away
  16. Tenerife Adeje GF Victoria starting at £ 36.28 per day
    119.9 km / 74.5 miles away
  17. 120.4 km / 74.8 miles away
  18. Tenerife H10 Costa Adeje Palace starting at £ 38.11 per day
    121.1 km / 75.2 miles away
  19. Tenerife Adeje Hotel Bahia Principe starting at £ 38.11 per day
    124.0 km / 77.1 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Gran Canariafluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Gran Canaria
£ 23.75
January
£ 18.66
February
£ 18.62
March
£ 21.20
April
£ 13.85
May
£ 6.46
June
£ 21.27
July
£ 25.51
August
£ 20.01
September
£ 22.86
October
£ 15.41
November
£ 25.99
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Gran Canaria is June with prices starting at £ 6.46 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is December with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 25.99. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 19. 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 Gran Canaria?

Hirers picking up a car in Gran Canaria keep them for an average of 12 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Gran Canaria
8
January
6
February
6
March
9
April
7
May
5
June
6
July
10
August
4
September
12
October
6
November
8
December

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

While travellers visit Gran Canaria year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is January, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Hire in Gran Canaria by Monthly Searches
1063%
January
1%
February
1%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
1%
September
22%
October
88%
November
19%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Surprice VW Up 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Orlando VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Orlando Renault Clio 3 2 Small cars
Surprice Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

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United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
26 November 2021
It’s our second home so can’t really say a lot.

Top 9 Hire Companies in Gran Canaria in 2022

Orlando
Orlando
Remarkable 9.5
+34928765502
Av. de Tirajana, 23, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas
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
Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+34911505000
Bayuca Building Local N.8, Av. Alf.Provisionales 31, 35100, Las Palmas
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
Outstanding 8.1
+34902105055
Bayuca Building Local N.8, Av. Alf.Provisionales 31, 35100, Las Palmas
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Outstanding 8
+34918341400
Av. la Aviación, 35230 Telde, 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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
+34965343186 / +18778223872 / +34928189650
35259 Ingenio, Las Palmas, Las Palmas, Spain
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
SIXT
SIXT
Great 7
+34871180192
Calle Mar Mediterráneo 7
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7
+34928141012 / +34607927427 / +34670967214
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
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