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
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Gobycar
£ 7.64 per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 8.14 per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 8.25 per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Gobycar
£ 8.31 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Gran Canaria Airport
Economy
Skoda Fabia or comparable
Skoda Fabia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 8.42 / per day
Playa del Ingles City Centre
Economy
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 9.01 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 9.03 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 9.10 / 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 18:55 on 2022-06-28.

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: 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.

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

  • 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 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 £ 97 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 31 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 25 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 79 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 21 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 37 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 £ 42.73 per day
    106.6 km / 66.2 miles away
  2. Lanzarote starting at £ 24.52 per day
    248.4 km / 154.3 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura starting at £ 8.88 per day
    196.0 km / 121.8 miles away
  4. La Palma starting at £ 18.16 per day
    221.7 km / 137.8 miles away
  5. La Gomera starting at £ 14.17 per day
    140.7 km / 87.4 miles away

Top 19 Destinations around Gran Canaria

  1. Gran Canaria Meloneras starting at £ 44.71 per day
    12.6 km / 7.8 miles away
  2. Gran Canaria Airport starting at £ 7.64 per day
    35.7 km / 22.2 miles away
  3. Tenerife Airport South starting at £ 7.64 per day
    88.8 km / 55.2 miles away
  4. Golf de Sur Fantasia Bahia Principe Hotel starting at £ 48.44 per day
    91.4 km / 56.8 miles away
  5. Tenerife Muelle Ribera starting at £ 24.52 per day
    91.6 km / 56.9 miles away
  6. San Miguel de Abona Hotel Golf Plaza starting at £ 31.79 per day
    91.8 km / 57.1 miles away
  7. Amarilla Golf Aguamarina Golf Hotel starting at £ 48.44 per day
    91.9 km / 57.1 miles away
  8. Tenerife Los Cristianos Port starting at £ 24.52 per day
    102.8 km / 63.8 miles away
  9. Los Cristianos Gara Suites starting at £ 46.15 per day
    103.5 km / 64.3 miles away
  10. Los Cristianos Hotel Columbus starting at £ 42.73 per day
    103.9 km / 64.6 miles away
  11. Tenerife Hotel La Siesta starting at £ 46.15 per day
    104.4 km / 64.8 miles away
  12. Los Cristianos H10 Conquistador starting at £ 46.15 per day
    104.5 km / 64.9 miles away
  13. Tenerife Adeje Troya Hotel starting at £ 46.15 per day
    104.5 km / 64.9 miles away
  14. Tenerife Adeje Isabel Family Hotel starting at £ 46.15 per day
    105.5 km / 65.6 miles away
  15. Tenerife Adeje GF Fanabe starting at £ 46.15 per day
    105.6 km / 65.6 miles away
  16. Tenerife Adeje Jardines de Nivaria starting at £ 11.21 per day
    105.7 km / 65.7 miles away
  17. Tenerife GF Gran Costa Adaje starting at £ 46.15 per day
    105.8 km / 65.8 miles away
  18. Tenerife Adeje GF Victoria starting at £ 46.15 per day
    106.0 km / 65.8 miles away
  19. Tenerife Adeje Hotel Bahia del Duque starting at £ 48.44 per day
    106.3 km / 66.1 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
£ 24.60
January
£ 19.34
February
£ 19.30
March
£ 21.97
April
£ 14.35
May
£ 6.69
June
£ 22.04
July
£ 26.44
August
£ 30.22
September
£ 23.69
October
November
£ 26.94
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Gran Canaria is June with prices starting at £ 6.69 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is September with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 30.22. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 21. 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 December keep them for an average of 3.
Average Hire Length in Gran Canaria
6
January
6
February
6
March
9
April
7
May
5
June
6
July
10
August
7
September
12
October
November
3
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 February, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Hire in Gran Canaria by Monthly Searches
74%
January
486%
February
459%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
26%
September
27%
October
November
24%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
TopCar Citroen C3 5 3 Small cars
Orlando Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Cicar
9.11 / 10
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
6.92 / 10
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
21
Average daily price
£ 27.69
Lowest daily price
£ 4.75
Total cars available
528

Top 21 Hire Companies in Gran Canaria in 2022

Cicar
Cicar
Remarkable 9.1 / 38 reviews
+34928579378
In terminal
TopCar
TopCar
Remarkable 9.1 / 238 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 / 7 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:08:00-23:55
Sun:08:00-22:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.9 / 26 reviews
+34871180192
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.8 / 10 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:08:00-23:55
Sun:08:00-22:00
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.8 / 59 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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.7 / 21 reviews
+34928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.7 / 45 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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.6 / 27 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
Gobycar
Gobycar
Outstanding 8.5 / 1 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
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5 / 59 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
Turisprime
Turisprime
Outstanding 8.4 / 6 reviews
+34653993370 / +34928092330
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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4 / 3 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
Wed:08:00-13:00
Thu:08:00-13:00
Fri:08:00-13:00; 17:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Orlando
Orlando
Outstanding 8.3 / 222 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
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.2
+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
Keddy
Keddy
Great 7.7 / 11 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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.7 / 14 reviews
+34918341400
Las Palmas Airport - In Terminal
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 7.2 / 37 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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7 / 61 reviews
+34603843898
Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas, Spain
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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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