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Car Rental in the Canary Islands Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Car in the Canary Islands with Rhinocarhire

Hiring a car in the Canary Islands opens up a world of possibilities for travelers eager to explore these enchanting Spanish archipelago. With diverse landscapes ranging from volcanic terrain to pristine beaches, having your own vehicle allows for unparalleled freedom and flexibility. Whether you're island hopping between Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, or Fuerteventura, car rental services offer convenience and ease of access to the islands' hidden gems. From the bustling streets of Las Palmas to the tranquil villages of La Gomera, hiring a car allows you to tailor your itinerary to your preferences, ensuring you don't miss out on must-see attractions or off-the-beaten-path wonders. With competitive rates, a wide selection of vehicles, and convenient pick-up locations, car hire in the Canary Islands promises unforgettable adventures and the opportunity to create lasting memories amidst the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of this unique destination.

Hiring from Rhinocarhire: Things to Know

  1. Documentation: Ensure you have a valid driving license, ID or passport, and a credit card in the main driver's name. International visitors might need an International Driving Permit, so check in advance.

  2. Insurance: Rhinocarhire provides basic insurance, but consider additional coverage like Collision Damage Waiver for peace of mind with our Premium Insurance.

  3. Fuel Policy: Usually, the car comes with a full tank, and you're expected to return it full. Always clarify fuel policies to avoid unexpected charges.

  4. Advanced Booking: Especially during peak tourist seasons, cars can be in high demand. Book in advance to secure your preferred vehicle and potentially get better rates.

Driving in the Canary Islands: Customs and Regulations

While the Canary Islands are a Spanish territory, there are slight differences in driving customs:

  1. Right-Hand Drive: Like Spain, the Canary Islands follow a right-hand driving system.

  2. Speed Limits: Generally, urban areas have a limit of 50 km/h, non-urban roads are 90 km/h, and dual carriageways and motorways range between 80-120 km/h. However, always adhere to local signage.

  3. Parking: White lines indicate free parking, blue lines mean paid parking, and yellow lines prohibit parking. Some tourist spots might have limited parking, so plan accordingly.

  4. Alcohol Limit: The permissible blood alcohol limit is 0.05%. It's always safest not to drink and drive.

  5. Seat Belts: Mandatory for all passengers. Ensure children have appropriate car seats.

Recommendations & Popular Driving Routes

  1. Gran Canaria: Drive through the picturesque coastal route GC-200, connecting Puerto de Mogán to Agaete. It offers breathtaking sea views.

  2. Tenerife: The TF-21 route takes you to the Teide National Park, letting you experience the majestic Mount Teide.

  3. Lanzarote: The LZ-30 takes you through the island's wine region, La Geria, offering unique volcanic vineyards.

  4. Fuerteventura: Drive through FV-30, offering views of the island's rustic landscape and historic sites.

Choosing the Right Car & Weather Considerations

  1. Compact Cars: Ideal for solo travelers or couples. Fuel-efficient and easier to park.

  2. SUVs: Perfect for families or groups. They handle diverse terrains, from mountainous regions to sandy beaches.

  3. Convertible: Experience the island's pleasant weather and panoramic views with style.

The Canary Islands have a temperate climate, with mild winters and warm summers. While the weather is generally consistent, consider the specific terrains and activities planned when choosing a car.

First-Time Visitors to the Canaries

  1. Language: Spanish is the official language, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

  2. Currency: Euro (€) is the official currency.

  3. Time Zone: Western European Time (WET).

  4. Safety: The Canaries are relatively safe. However, always follow general travel safety guidelines, especially in crowded areas.

Conclusion

Renting a car in the Canary Islands, especially from reputable providers like ourselves, offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the archipelago's

Airports from which you can collect your hire car in the Canary Islands:

We also offer collection of hire car from all the major resorts and cities throughout the Canary Islands.

Cheapest car hire in Canary Islands

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 8.21 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 57.50 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 8.38 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 58.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 8.52 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 59.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.30 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 79.13 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.58 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 81.11 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.98 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 83.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.83 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 61.84 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 9.18 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 64.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.16 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 71.12 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.16 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 232.13 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 253.11 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 253.11 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Picasso

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.33 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Picasso

7 Days rental at 107.33 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.35 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 107.49 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Picasso

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.82 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Picasso

7 Days rental at 117.79 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.65 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 137.58 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.08 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 112.58 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.56 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 374.93 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Hybrid

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.40 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 100.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Hybrid

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.69 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 109.87 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Hybrid

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.69 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 109.87 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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
  • Check the insurance coverage offered and consider additional coverage options for peace of mind.
  • Familiarize yourself with local driving laws and road signs, as well as any specific regulations unique to the Canary Islands.  See our Drive Smart Guide for the Canary Islands.
  • Opt for a vehicle size suitable for navigating narrow streets and parking in busy areas, especially in towns and villages.
  • Plan your itinerary ahead to make the most of your rental period and explore the diverse attractions scattered across the islands efficiently.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Canary Islands

  • Costa Adeje
  • Arrecife
  • La Palma
  • Costa Teguise

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Canary Islands

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.55/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Canary Islands

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
69
8.7/10
39,843
€ 22.71
€ 27.42
€ 62.70
 Alamo
54
8.6/10
38,842
€ 22.84
€ 24.52
€ 28.52
€ 29.09
 Topcar
8
8.6/10
3,183
€ 13.64
€ 15.52
€ 18.77
€ 52.39
 Enterprise
142
8.5/10
62,407
€ 24.26
€ 27.38
€ 29.85
€ 31.40
 Budget
105
8.4/10
58,352
€ 20.58
€ 22.29
€ 30.41
€ 55.25
 Orlando
302
8.4/10
15,783
€ 8.21
€ 11.58
€ 75.68
€ 89.64
 Centauro
29
8.3/10
13,140
€ 13.62
€ 15.83
€ 18.53
€ 120.45
 Drivalia
16
8.3/10
4,319
€ 15.46
€ 17.03
€ 24.08
 Keddy by europcar
116
8.3/10
25,913
€ 15.44
€ 17.09
€ 27.17
€ 77.54
 Hertz
37
8.3/10
10,131
€ 18.55
€ 21.60
€ 26.94
€ 52.51
 Avis
113
8.3/10
33,555
€ 22.69
€ 27.49
€ 30.24
€ 60.64
 Europcar
137
8.2/10
82,756
€ 17.56
€ 19.72
€ 30.17
 Firefly
10
8.1/10
6,263
€ 19.48
€ 22.64
€ 27.57
 Goldcar
29
7.9/10
12,133
€ 12.25
€ 13.79
€ 15.33
 Ok mobility
23
7.9/10
15,606
€ 8.38
€ 11.30
€ 15.35

Car rental agent statistics in Canary Islands

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    6.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    436,095
    Total number of reviews in
    Canary Islands
  • Most Locations Icon
    143
    Most Locations in Canary Islands:
    ORLANDO
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    42
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Canary Islands

ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 41
March€ 45
April€ 49
May€ 52
June€ 56
July€ 76
August€ 70
September€ 49
October€ 44
November€ 38
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 39
March€ 42
April€ 42
May€ 45
June€ 48
July€ 64
August€ 63
September€ 42
October€ 39
November€ 36
December€ 46
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 101
March€ 107
April€ 103
May€ 113
June€ 135
July€ 137
August€ 139
September€ 96
October€ 95
November€ 95
December€ 99
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 58
March€ 68
April€ 68
May€ 70
June€ 83
July€ 99
August€ 89
September€ 65
October€ 60
November€ 55
December€ 64
ItemPercent
January€ 91
February€ 87
March€ 99
April€ 116
May€ 119
June€ 138
July€ 202
August€ 200
September€ 129
October€ 110
November€ 92
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 31
March€ 32
April€ 34
May€ 39
June€ 41
July€ 59
August€ 52
September€ 37
October€ 33
November€ 29
December€ 38
ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 70
March€ 86
April€ 87
May€ 88
June€ 102
July€ 125
August€ 119
September€ 82
October€ 75
November€ 69
December€ 78
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 75
March€ 90
April€ 119
May€ 132
June€ 144
July€ 174
August€ 157
September€ 104
October€ 101
November€ 88
December€ 86

Select category to see average car hire prices in Canary Islands

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Canary Islands

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 1.59

€ 1.64

Apr , 2023

€ 1.52

€ 1.63

May , 2023

€ 1.40

€ 1.57

Jun , 2023

€ 1.42

€ 1.58

Jul , 2023

€ 1.43

€ 1.58

Aug , 2023

€ 1.56

€ 1.67

Sep , 2023

€ 1.67

€ 1.75

Oct , 2023

€ 1.68

€ 1.73

Nov , 2023

€ 1.54

€ 1.57

Dec , 2023

€ 1.51

€ 1.54

Jan , 2024

€ 1.48

€ 1.53

Feb , 2024

€ 1.51

€ 1.55

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 1.51 1.55
Jan , 2024 1.48 1.53
Dec , 2023 1.51 1.54
Nov , 2023 1.54 1.57
Oct , 2023 1.68 1.73
Sep , 2023 1.67 1.75
Aug , 2023 1.56 1.67
Jul , 2023 1.43 1.58
Jun , 2023 1.42 1.58
May , 2023 1.40 1.57
Apr , 2023 1.52 1.63
Mar , 2023 1.59 1.64

Car rental price statistics in Canary Islands

  • Average Price Icon
    € 57.47
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 1506.64
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Touran
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    15,777
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    626
    Most popular model:
    Seat Arona
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    367
    Location with most cars:
    Malaga - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 8.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ORLANDO - Gran Canaria - Airport
FAQs - How can we help?

There are always some points on which you are not sure when hiring a car, so we have done our best to answer the frequently asked questions. Just click this link and you will find the questions are sorted by category for easy navigation.

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

 

Useful links if renting a car in Canary Islands

  • Spain 
  • Europe 
  • Check out our useful Driving Guide in the link below so you are familiar with the rules of the road in the Canary Islands.

Other Car Hire Locations in Canary Islands

We specialise in car rentals throughout Canary Islands to find you the best price and that's a promise...

Gran Canaria
€9.4
 
 
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
Lanzarote
€6.6
 
 
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
Tenerife
€6.7
 
 
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
Fuerteventura
 
 
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