Car Hire in Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 8.59 per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 9.16 per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
£ 9.22 per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 9.59 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
£ 9.88 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
£ 9.94 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 10.01 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
£ 10.22 / 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 01:49 on 2022-11-30.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
34
Budget car hire price
£ 18.24 / 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 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 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: There are five ports in Gran Canaria, connecting the island to a number of other Canary islands, as well as locations on the Spanish mainland like Cadiz or Huelva. Most ferry companies permit taking a vehicle on deck (you need to buy a separate ticket for it), but you should ask your car hire company in advance if they are okay with it. Many car hire companies don’t permit taking the car on a ferry, even if you plan to later return to Gran Canaria. Therefore, another option is to drop off a car in Gran Canaria, travel without it, and then pick up a new car once you’ve reached your next destination. Ferry tickets are best purchased in advance, especially if you plan to travel during the winter and early spring months when the service is considerably less frequent.

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

  • Las Palmas. The largest city in the Canaries, Las Palmas has plenty for a curious traveller to explore. Located on the northeastern coast of the island, the city is home to the emblematic Santa Ana Cathedral, as well as landmarks like the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Elder Museum of Science and Technology.
  • Beaches. There’s plenty of fascinating history and culture to explore in Gran Canaria, but the main reason to visit the island is nonetheless its stunning coastline. The relaxed southern part of the island attracts most of the sun and sea lovers, but there’s also the lovely Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas, as well as the nearby beaches of El Confital (20-minute drive to the north) and Dos Roques (30 minutes to the east).
  • Interior. Often overlooked by foreign visitors who tend to stick to the coast, the interior of Gran Canaria is a fascinating place to explore if you give it a chance. Characterised by stunning gorges, volcanic landscapes, and pine forests, the area is a prime walking destination (much of it a part of a UNESCO biosphere reserve) while the highland villages have a markedly different atmosphere than the island’s beach resorts.

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 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 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 £ 103 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 31 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 30 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 25 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 111 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 21 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 49 per day

Money-saving tips

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 6 Cities near Gran Canaria

  1. Tenerife starting at £ 42.75 per day
    133.5 km / 82.9 miles away
  2. Lanzarote starting at £ 23.60 per day
    212.8 km / 132.2 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura starting at £ 23.60 per day
    116.5 km / 72.4 miles away
  4. La Palma starting at £ 25.01 per day
    246.9 km / 153.4 miles away
  5. La Gomera starting at £ 23.60 per day
    169.4 km / 105.3 miles away
  6. Puerto Rico starting at £ 9.47 per day
    35.7 km / 22.2 miles away

Top 8 Destinations around Gran Canaria

  1. Gran Canaria Airport starting at £ 8.59 per day
    23.0 km / 14.3 miles away
  2. Tenerife Airport South starting at £ 9.98 per day
    112.0 km / 69.6 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura Airport starting at £ 8.58 per day
    157.9 km / 98.1 miles away
  4. La Gomera Airport starting at £ 22.63 per day
    174.9 km / 108.7 miles away
  5. Playa Blanca Port starting at £ 23.60 per day
    175.8 km / 109.3 miles away
  6. La Gomera Valle Gran Rey starting at £ 23.91 per day
    186.3 km / 115.8 miles away
  7. Lanzarote Airport starting at £ 7.91 per day
    200.1 km / 124.4 miles away
  8. La Palma Airport starting at £ 22.84 per day
    233.1 km / 144.8 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
£ 24.58
January
£ 19.32
February
£ 19.28
March
£ 21.95
April
£ 14.34
May
£ 6.68
June
£ 22.02
July
£ 26.41
August
£ 20.72
September
£ 23.67
October
£ 15.96
November
£ 26.91
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Gran Canaria is June with prices starting at £ 6.68 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 £ 26.91. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 20. 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 February keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length in Gran Canaria
8
January
5
February
6
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
10
August
6
September
12
October
8
November
7
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 November.
Popularity of Car Hire in Gran Canaria by Monthly Searches
160%
January
134%
February
113%
March
101%
April
123%
May
112%
June
144%
July
145%
August
113%
September
30%
October
November
26%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
TopCar Citroen C3 5 3 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Turisprime Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
TopCar Renault Captur 5 2 Medium 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
Fiat 500 2 doors
16 October 2022
Yes I would but probably not from Cicar. I paid a higher price for the car as Cicar had a top score but felt I have had better service from other companies on the island in the past. The bus service on the island is exceptional and cheap so would consider what I would achieve by renting a car next time. It does help to get the water back from the supermarket though !! 😁
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
6 October 2022
Definitely will rent a car again. I can't be doing with waiting for buses, which don't run to the timetable, when I am on holiday. Friends staying in the same resort said the bus services, while cheap and convenient, were not especially reliable.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
10 September 2022
I was paid and extra luggage because the information on my check in was incorrect. The people in between the business like Lastminute always misleading the customers.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
9 September 2022
I recommend visiting Gran Canaria with cat, this allowed us to see some beautiful places!
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
31 August 2022
I like to travel about and a hire car was perfect for gran canaria
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
26 November 2021
It’s our second home so can’t really say a lot.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
15 January 2021
Bellissima da visitare tutta. In particolare anfi del mar.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Cicar
9.18 / 10
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
6.92 / 10
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
20
Average daily price
£ 18.22
Lowest daily price
£ 4.74
Total cars available
531

Top 20 Hire Companies in Gran Canaria in 2022

Cicar
Cicar
Remarkable 9.2 / 67 reviews
+34928579378
In terminal
TopCar
TopCar
Remarkable 9.1 / 405 reviews
+34928579159
Gran Canaria Airport, 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
Budget
Budget
Remarkable 9.1 / 30 reviews
902511520 / 928092330
Autopista Gc-1, S/N,
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-23:55
Sun:07:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Remarkable 9 / 21 reviews
+34928579578
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria (LPA), Autopista General del Sur, 35230 Gando, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-23:55
Sun:07:00-22:00
GoByCar
GoByCar
Remarkable 9 / 21 reviews
+34828124450
Polígono Industrial El Goro,Calle de Josefina Mayor 64,35219 Las Palmas
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
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.9 / 75 reviews
+34928141012 / +34607927427 / +34670967214
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, s/n, 35230, Las Palmas
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.8 / 31 reviews
+34871180192
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.8 / 56 reviews
+34928579577
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 67. 35230 Telde.
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 8.7 / 22 reviews
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Outstanding 8.7 / 29 reviews
+34971126880
Autopista General del Sur, 35230 Gando, Las Palmas, Spain
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
Turisprime
Turisprime
Outstanding 8.7 / 43 reviews
+34678860468
Autopista Gc-1, S/N,
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.7 / 36 reviews
+34928012740
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 69. 35230 Telde.
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5 / 64 reviews
+34928579577
Aeropuerto GC. Terminal Llegadas Of. 69. 35230 Telde.
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
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Outstanding 8.5 / 3 reviews
+34918340262
Autopista Gc-1 Km 16,5 Auerpuerto De Gran Canaria, Salida 16, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
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
Orlando
Orlando
Outstanding 8.4 / 260 reviews
+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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.3 / 5 reviews
+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
Great 7.8 / 13 reviews
+34902105055
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.2 / 73 reviews
+34603843898
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas, Spain
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.2 / 45 reviews
+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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6.9 / 62 reviews
+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
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