Car Hire Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Over 1 million successful rentals
  • We don’t add a penny to your quotes
  • Compare over 500 suppliers
Excess cover Available

Compare Car Hire

Enter city or airport code
Up to 30% off On bookings placed from 24 nov until 1 dec
We compare all of the well known car hire firms - and many others!

Compare Car Hire

  1. Home
  2. Europe
  3. Spain
  4. Gran Canaria
  5. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Carrentals.co.uk offers simple and straightforward car hire comparison services. We don't add a penny to your quotes!

  • 8000+ locations world wide

    Searching for car hire couldn’t be easier as we work with a range of suppliers

  • Over 1 million successful rentals

    We've been delivering the cheapest car hire prices for over 12 years.

Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.5 / 10
Number of reviews in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 29
Jason Cooke Avis Gran Canaria Airport
“Hassle from excellent service”

“Hassle free excellent service”

18-05-2019 07:05
Peter Orlando Rent a Car Gran Canaria Airport
“Comprehensive choice at good rates.”

“Comprehensive choice at good rates.”

18-03-2019 18:27
Brian Hardy Gran Canaria Airport
“top online booking agent”

“easy to use .no problems encountered”

08-10-2017 21:41

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Guide

Car hire Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Car hire Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Car Hire

Las Palmas is not only the most populous Canary Islands city, it is also the eighth largest in all of Spain. A religious art museum lies within the nearly-600-year-old Las Palmas cathedral, while the City Hall was first constructed about 500 years ago. Most Canary Island visitors enter this popular holiday hotspot from Gran Canaria International Airport or the bustling Puerto de la Luz harbour. Those renting a car in Las Palmas may find it is not so easy to drive within the city itself, but is often essential for exploring more rural Gran Canaria regions that have far fewer public transportation options. Visitors can explore the beautiful beaches of Maspalomas, as well as the intriguing Cenobio de Valerón cave network just outside of town.

Who to Book With
The independent Canary Islands car hire chains of Top Car Auto Reisen and Cicar are available alongside the multinational companies of Avis, Europcar and Hertz at Gran Canaria International Airport. The airport is conveniently situated 12 miles south of Las Palmas and 16 miles from southern Gran Canaria's most popular beach resorts. Many more options stand near the Puerto de la Luz harbour. Online booking is recommended if you want to bag the best bargains.

Best Time to go
Las Palmas enjoys one of the most pleasant climates on Earth, with an average of 2,800 hours of sunshine and only 33 rainy days per year. Summer's warm and dry weather brings the greatest numbers of tourists along with the highest hotel and vehicle rental costs of the year. Winter is cheaper and cooler, but still usually mild enough for sunbathing.

Need to Know Essentials
These are the documents drivers must display before receiving their vehicles:

- An official rental confirmation form
- A legitimate passport or passport photocopy
- A driving license issued at least three years ago
- A credit card

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
Four major motorways link Las Palmas to the rest of Gran Canaria. The GC-1 connects the city with Gran Canaria International Airport and travels as far as the municipality of Tauro. The GC-2 runs into the North Zone and Agaete, while the GC-4 links Las Palmas to Gran Canaria's inland communities. The GC-3 connects Las Palmas with the other three major motorways. Confusing streets and expensive parking are the biggest driving challenges in Las Palmas, but the roads are all well signed and toll-free, and fuel is far cheaper than in mainland Europe.

Further Canary Islands driving details are included in our guide to Spain.

Transport

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas is home to both Gran Canaria International Airport, 12 miles south of the city, and the Puerto de la Luz port, which welcomes vessels from all over the world. It takes about two days to travel by boat from Las Palmas to Cádiz, the nearest port on the Spanish mainland, but ferry services are also available to all the other Canary Islands. Taxis and buses travel throughout Las Palmas, but several other less populous parts of Gran Canaria can only be reached by car. Las Palmas has no rail service.

The best places to buy bus tickets in Las Palmas are at the city's two bus stations, the centrally-located San Telmo Station and the Santa Catalina Interchange close to the Las Palmas harbour. Local ticket agencies are most likely to sell the Tarjeta Insular cards, accepted by both Global and Guaguas Municipales bus networks.

Taxis
Socom Taxi is among the largest taxi companies in both Las Palmas and all of Gran Canaria. This company accepts credit card payments and infant car seats. Fares are approved by the island government and always prominently displayed on vehicle meters. The cost of a journey from Gran Canaria International Airport and Las Palmas to is around €26.

Buses
The Las Palmas city bus network, Guaguas Municipales, is ranked among the best in all of Spain. A single journey aboard one of these bright yellow buses, known as guaguas, costs around €1.10, while a ticket valid for 10 rides costs €5.80. The blue and green coloured Global buses travel throughout the island. Tarjeta Insular cards are accepted aboard both Guaguas Municipales and Global buses.

Exploring

Motorists will encounter a continent in miniature when driving around Gran Canaria, the third biggest, but most populous, of the Canary Islands. The southern beaches of Maspalomas boast most of Gran Canaria's resorts, but visitors can also hike the forested mountains in the island's interior or play on Spain's oldest golf course. Families can also enjoy the Holiday World theme park or the island's famous crocodile park, while the possibilities for daytrips are endless.

Recommended Drives

Las Palmas - This may be Gran Canaria's most populous city, but the majority of tourists spend much of their time on the beaches of Maspalomas on the island's southernmost tip. The El Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse towers 223ft over the 7.5-mile beach and sand dunes leading to Playa del Ingles.

Cocodrilo Parque - This is home to much more than Europe's largest group of crocodiles. It takes an entire day to fully explore Gran Canaria's only zoological park, located about a mile outside the town of Aguimes. In addition to more than 300 crocodiles, this park is also a refuge for several primates and tropical birds

Cenobio de Valerón cave network - Long before the first Spanish settlers arrived on Gran Canaria, the island's original Guanche people created this intricate cave network on Gran Canaria's north coast. Why these 300+ cubicles and caves were made remains a mystery, but the breathtaking Azuaje Ravine view from this spectacular archaeological site is very undeniable.

Frequently asked questions

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Europcar
  • Goldcar
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Orlando Rent a Car
  • Record Rent a Car
  • Rhodium Car Rental
  • SIXT Rent a Car
  • Thrifty

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Available locations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Looking for a hire car in Spain? Take a look at our Car hire Spain directory.