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Cheapest car hire in Canary Islands

Top tips when hiring a car in Canary Islands

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in the Canary Islands, just like mainland Spain
  • Take extra care on mountain and coastal roads which can be narrow, have blind bends and sheer drops although the majority have safety barriers so are perfectly safe
  • Don’t be alarmed by the use of horns or waving hands, it just part of the culture and rarely personal
  • The motorways have fixed speed cameras and mobile speed traps are frequent so watch your speed
  • Local's will tend to park anywhere, don't be tempted to copy as you'll likely get a parking fine, use official car parks or designated on street parking

Canary Islands car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Canary Islands



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    EUR  1.16/Ltr

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Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.9/10)



Not that impres

Not that impressed with Fuertaventura to be honest. We visit Gran Canaria regularly but tried Fuertaventura as an alternative, although prob wont return. Hire car from Rhino was as usual all fine, we will use you again. Thanks.



Have used Rhino

Have used Rhino rental before and very good, this time paid a lot of fuel when we collected.

Stan. P


Well, you asked

Well, you asked so I'll tell you, pretty disappointed with the whoel process, price looked great, but then had to pay for fuel when we arrived and also extra insurance after the scare story about excess amounts - read the small print


Compare car rental agents in Canary Islands

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 16.70
€ 20.21
€ 23.57
€ 24.75
€ 17.58
€ 21.28
€ 26.19
€ 27.50
€ 27.56
€ 24.27
€ 37.27
€ 41.99
€ 11.57
€ 14.00
€ 38.37
€ 33.57
€ 12.58
€ 13.99
€ 18.87
€ 69.35
€ 13.98
€ 15.55
€ 20.97
€ 46.30
€ 12.88
€ 17.50
€ 29.40
€ 39.10
€ 12.85
€ 15.55
€ 28.67
€ 63.01
 Keddy by europcar
€ 11.56
€ 15.54
€ 33.35
€ 90.02
€ 18.64
€ 24.08
€ 56.70
€ 118.52
€ 31.09
€ 70.38
€ 124.71
€ 89.64
 Ok rent a car
€ 6.87
€ 9.90
€ 69.70
€ 41.96
€ 10.20
€ 14.92
€ 28.67
€ 41.51
€ 9.28
€ 13.35
€ 15.75
€ 39.52
€ 12.05
€ 16.09
€ 19.18
€ 47.43

Car rental agent statistics in Canary Islands

  • 9.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 3.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 209,988
    Total number of reviews in
    Canary Islands
  • 120
    Most Locations in Canary Islands:
  • 16
    Average wait time
  • 32
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Canary Islands

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Fuel prices in Canary Islands

Car rental price statistics in Canary Islands

  • € 42.98
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 472.30
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 1 Series
  • 11,963
    Total cars available
  • 601
    Most popular model:
    Seat Leon
  • 340
    Location with most cars:
    Malaga - Airport
  • € 6.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    DRIVALIA - Mallorca - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Canary Islands

How much does it cost to hire a car in Canary Islands?

Car hire in Canary Islands starts from just €6.10 per day for a (mini) class car from Drivalia. The average price to hire a car in Canary Islands is just €54.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Canary Islands is a Audi A3 car for a (compact elite) class from Offer costing €472.30 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Canary Islands?

We often have special offers on car hire in Canary Islands including free additional drivers, for example, Ok rent a car is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Mallorca - Airport for €6.87 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Canary Islands?

Car hire prices in Canary Islands are kept low thanks to the 29 car hire companies across the country. With over 346 car hire locations and 108,853 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Canary Islands.

Who is the best car hire company in Canary Islands?

Based on over 209,730 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Canary Islands Is Budget who score on average 7.7/10 across all locations in Canary Islands.

What is the most popular car hire location in Canary Islands?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Canary Islands is Malaga - Airport with 20 car hire companies and 340 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Canary Islands?

Current fuel prices in Canary Islands are €1.16/ltr for petrol and €1.03/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €46 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €41 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Canary Islands?

Speed limits in Canary Islands are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Canary Islands?

Drivalia is the cheapest car hire company in Canary Islands offering a (mini) class car such as the Ford Ka for as little as €42.70 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Canary Islands?

The most popular car hire category in Canary Islands is the Volkswagen Golf available from 15 car hire companies in over 238 locations.

Canaries Car Rental

The Canary Islands are an incredibly popular tourist destination with visitors seeking out the guaranteed glorious sunshine and superb beaches of Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote to name a few. Hiring a car in the Canary Islands is a great way to get around and explore fully whichever island you choose to visit, as it means you can be your own boss at the wheel and not have to rely on unpredicable public transport or pay out on expensive taxi fares.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in the Canary Islands:

Most popular car hire companies in the Canary Islands:

  • Hertz: 8.8/10
  • Avis: 8.6/10
  • Thrifty: 8.5/10
  • Budget: 5.8/10
  • Enterprise: 8.3/10
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We compare deals from all the leading car hire companies operating on all of the Canary Islands, companies such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar offering the same high standards as you'll find in mainland Spain and all over Europe. We also have access to rates and special offers from local suppliers who have passed our stringent quality checks. We don't trust our customers with any old car rental company in the Canary Island like some comparison sites, all of our rental partners have to pass our 10 point quality assurance test.

Most popular rental cars in the Canary Islands:

Rental Category
Vehicle Model
Ford Fiesta
Volkswagen Golf
Skoda Octavia
Renault Captur
Ford Mondeo
7-Seat Minivan:
Seat Alhambra
9-Seat Minibus:
Renault Traffic

Canary Islands Mini Guide

The Canary Islands, otherwise know to locals and the true name being Islas Canarias are slightly north of the Tropic of Cancer and close distance to the great shoulder of the Saharan Africa.  They are the nearest places to Northern Europe with real hope of winter sun.  Booming tourism in the 1960's and 1970's led to the construction of colossal and still growing resorts in the two largest islands, Tenerife and Gran Canaria (the latter also known under the name of its capital city, Las Palmas). Some of the islands, unbelievably, are virtually untouched by tourism.

Basically there are two groups.  The eastern islands are Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura lying close to Africa. Then there are the western islands, Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma (not to be confused with Las Palmas) riding a little further out into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Canary Islands are Spanish controlled islands which are located near Cape Verde in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. They are a favourite with European holiday makers who want to go somewhere exotic without having to travel far and are completely different to anywhere else in Europe.

Around two million people live in the Canary Islands though this number is significantly boosted by tourists. The roads are accordingly well developed as is the entire infrastructure of these remote islands. To truly appreciate the hidden beauties of the Canary Islands you will want to have your own car so that you are free to explore. Rhino car hire can also give you off road vehicles if you want to stray from the beaten track.

All car hire locations in the Canary Islands
  • Fuerteventura
  • Fuerteventura Airport
  • Gran Canaria
  • Gran Canaria Airport
  • Las Palmas
  • Lanzarote
  • Lanzarote Airport
  • La Palma
  • La Palma Airport
  • Tenerife
  • Tenerife North Airport
  • Tenerife Airport
  • Arrecife
  • Costa de Adeje
  • Costa Teguise

Do you need a rental car in the Canary Islands?

Whether you're visiting Tenerife for a fun filled holiday with the family or taking a break with your partner on the sun soaked beaches of Gran Canaria, we can supply you with a hire car to match your requirements and budget. We have many locations all across the islands where you can pick up your hire car and you can arrange to return to a different location if that's more convenient.

Public transport is generally good in and around major towns and adequate for getting to and from the airport, however since when did anyone say they were looking for an adequate holiday? Renting a car in the Canary Islands opens up a whole new land of adventure. Take the coastal road to secluded beaches or head for the mountains for unrivalled views across the Islands. A rental car offers access to so much more and costs less that you might think.

Popular car hire destinations in Canary Islands

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Fuel Prices in Canary Islands

  • Price of petrol in Canary Islands in September

    € 1.16/Ltr

    ($ 1.42/Ltr | 1.16/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Canary Islands in September

    € 1.03/Ltr

    ($ 1.26/Ltr | 1.03/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Canary Islands in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 46.40  ($ 56.82) | € 41.20  ($ 50.45)
Compact € 46.40  ($ 56.82) | € 41.20  ($ 50.45)
Full Size € 58.00  ($ 71.03) | € 51.50  ($ 63.07)
SUV € 69.60  ($ 85.23) | € 61.80  ($ 75.68)
Carrier € 81.20  ($ 99.44) | € 72.10  ($ 88.29)

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Other Car Hire Locations in Canary Islands

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Car Hire Gran Canaria
Mini 3 4 1 from €11.0 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €15.6 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €9.4 per day
Car Hire Lanzarote
Mini 3 4 1 from €6.6 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €7.8 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €7.0 per day
Car Hire Tenerife
Mini 3 4 1 from €6.7 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €7.8 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €7.0 per day
Car Hire Fuerteventura
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