Car rental Gran Canaria

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.10 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.26 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.62 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$7.85 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$8.04 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$8.41 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$8.82 / per day
Gran Canaria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.09 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

February 13, 2019
Very good destination. Excellent accommodation and fantastic restaurants
January 5, 2019
Fantastic island with lovely people and great winter weather.
January 4, 2019
Great island to explore if you don't mind hairpin bends and steep slopes!
December 18, 2018
Stay somewhere a bit cheaper and drive to more expensive resorts for the day
November 26, 2018
Car rental is essential if you are interested in travel and landscape. the internal mountain roads are stunning.
July 19, 2018
The scenery is beautiful and the highways are in good shape and made for easy driving. If you are from the USA you may not be as familiar with Round-A-Bouts and Europeans, so you will need to use caution when entering.

Travel information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$19.13 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent 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 Car Rental

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 rental car in one of the many car pick-up 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.

Toll roads

Most of the roads inside the country are toll-free. Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.

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 rental types and cars

The most popular rental 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.

How can I save money on my rental car?

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

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

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Gran Canaria?

Car rental prices in Gran Canaria vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Gran Canaria
$32.22
January
$25.33
February
$25.27
March
$28.78
April
$18.79
May
$8.76
June
$28.87
July
$34.62
August
$27.16
September
$20.58
October
$17.55
November
$17.55
December
The best month to rent a car in Gran Canaria is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $8.76). This is 63% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $34.62 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Gran Canaria?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in October, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days, in June, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Gran Canaria
6
January
6
February
8
March
7
April
8
May
5
June
6
July
10
August
7
September
12
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Gran Canaria?

While travelers visit Gran Canaria year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is January, and the least popular is September.
Gran Canaria Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
127%
January
106%
February
77%
March
84%
April
87%
May
89%
June
114%
July
115%
August
77%
September
92%
October
112%
November
118%
December

Top 6 Cities near Gran Canaria

Tenerife Car Rentals from $6.15 per day
111.4 km / 69.2 miles away
Lanzarote Car Rentals from $7.82 per day
207.7 km / 129.0 miles away
Fuerteventura Car Rentals from $9.47 per day
160.4 km / 99.6 miles away
La Palma Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
243.8 km / 151.5 miles away
La Gomera Car Rentals from $39.10 per day
179.4 km / 111.5 miles away
El Hierro Car Rentals from $32.33 per day
245.7 km / 152.7 miles away

Top 9 Locations near Gran Canaria

111.4 km / 69.2 miles away
116.7 km / 72.5 miles away
160.4 km / 99.6 miles away
179.4 km / 111.5 miles away
207.7 km / 129.0 miles away
La Palma Airport Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
243.8 km / 151.5 miles away
245.7 km / 152.7 miles away

Top 10 Best Gran Canaria Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+34 928579378
AEROPUERTO DE LAS PALMAS,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
0034 911 505 000
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.4
0034 902 491 616
Aeropuerto de Canarias Autopista General del sur C-1, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Orlando
Orlando
Excellent 8.2
0034 928 189 650 / 0034 610 582 487
71 Calle de la Fragua Polígono Industrial De Arinaga, 35118, Las Palmas
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
0034 902 105 055
Gran Canaria Airport, Autopista GC-1, 35230 Telde, Las Palmas
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8
0034928141012
C.C. Sonnenland Local R-217 Maspalomas
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +34 918 341 400
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal office
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0034 911 501 183
Autopista Gc-1 Km 16,5 Auerpuerto De Gran Canaria, Salida 16, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 183 / 0034 965 233 425
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal office
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
0034 965 233 425; +34 918 341 400
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal office

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