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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in La Palma Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Enterprise

    8.4 (1610)
  • Hertz

    8.4 (5739)
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  • Orlando Rent a Car

    8.3 (114)
  • TopCar

    8.1 (11)
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  • Europcar

    8.1 (6699)
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  • Avis

    8 (4906)
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  • Sixt

    7.9 (2576)
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  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2796)
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  • Turisprime

    7.3 (425)
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  • Thrifty

    7.3 (4509)
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  • Budget

    7.3 (8487)
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Car rental location La Palma Airport

La Palma Airport Guide

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Located about five miles south of Santa Cruz de la Palma on the stunning east coast of La Palma Island, La Palma Airport is the primary entry point for millions of visitors headed for the sun and sand of the Canary Islands. The airfield is around 25 minutes’ drive from the awe-inspiring volcanic peaks of Cumbre Vieja National Park and about 15 minutes’ drive from the enchanting Plaza Espana in central Santa Cruz. Getting to these sites and the island’s fabulous beach resorts is best done via car hire in La Palma Airport. However, other ground transport options available from the airport include city buses, which operate during limited hours, as well as taxis.

Who to Book With
La Palma Airport passengers can choose from a wide range of vehicles from a number of reputable companies, including international brands Avis, Hertz and Europcar, as well as local firms Cicar and Autos Ancar. Rental desks are situated on the lower level of the terminal, directly outside of the Baggage Reclaim exit doors.

Need to Know Essentials
When collecting your vehicle at La Palma Airport, be sure to have the following documentation ready:

- An un-expired driver’s licence
- A valid credit card in the primary driver’s name (the one used for the booking)
- Your reservation confirmation

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
Spanish driving regulations are similar to UK road rules; seatbelts are compulsory for all passengers, mobile phone use while driving is prohibited and children 12 years of age or younger are not allowed to sit in the front seat. Be aware that the drink drive limit in Spain is just 25mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Spain drives on the right so British drivers should be extra cautious when leaving petrol stations and car parks as it is a common mistake to turn to the left side of the road. Roads on La Palma can be curvy and steep, particularly on the west side of the island.

Have a look at our Spain guide for more information on driving here.

Transport

Transport options at La Palma Airport are limited. Arriving passengers will get the greatest freedom to explore and perhaps the best value for money with car hire, although travellers bound for Santa Cruz and popular resorts may find buses a worthwhile choice. Finally, taxis are available around the clock.

Taxis
Passengers can make use of taxi service during all hours; be sure to acquire a taxi from the designated stand outside of the Arrivals area. Prices increase between 22:00 and 06:00, as well as on weekends and holidays. All trips beginning or ending at La Palma Airport entail a supplemental fee of around £1.35.

Sample taxi fares:
La Palma Airport to Santa Cruz de la Palma is about £12
La Palma Airport to Los Cancajos is about £7
La Palma Airport to Tazacorte is about £40
La Palma Airport to Barlovento is about £40

Buses
Public bus route 500 offers regular service to and from La Palma Airport and Santa Cruz de la Palma, as well as to and from the popular tourist resort of Los Sauces. Service to Santa Cruz is available from 07:00 to 22:00, while services to Los Sauces are available between 07:00 and 00:35; buses depart every half-hour. Buses heading to the airport operate between 06:30 and 00:00. See Transportes La Palma for more information.

Facilities

Terminals
La Palma Airport has recently opened a new terminal; the single-building facility located on the east side of the runway on Ctra Aeropuerto. Check-in and Departures are situated on the north side of the ground level, while Baggage Re-claim, passenger pick-up and car hire is located on the south side. Some passenger services, including shopping and dining, can be found on the upper level.

Parking
Parking is available for more than 460 vehicles in the car park below the terminal building. All spaces are within a three-minute walk of the terminal. Parking for less than 60 minutes costs around £0.40, while short-term stays of 60 minutes or more cost about £0.60 per hour. Daily rates are around £6 per day for the first four days and about £5 per day for each day thereafter.

Wi-Fi
La Palma Airport passengers can make use of pay-per-use Wi-Fi access via the Movistar network.

Information Services
There is an airport information counter in the centre of the public area of the lower level of the terminal. Iberia passengers can find a special information desk directly across from the airline’s check-in counters.

Useful Numbers
Airport Information: +34 91 321 10 00
Aena Airport Information: +34 902 404 704
City Bus Information: +34 922 411 924
Tourism Information: +34 922 426 212

Accessibility
La Palma Airport is fully equipped for disabled travellers according to the EU’s 2008 mobility requirements. In addition, there are 23 designated parking spaces for passengers with reduced mobility. Contact the airport for a ‘request for assistance’ form or speak with your airline prior to departure to pre-arrange assistance.

Restaurants and Bars
There are several food and beverage outlets at La Palma Airport: for sandwiches, snacks, coffee and confectionery favourites, head upstairs to the passenger-only zone to Ars. If you’ve got time, look for the adjacent La Pausa or American-themed Henry J Bean’s restaurants for full-service dining. Prior to the security checkpoint, check out Caffriccio on the ground floor for a nice array of light meals, coffee and other beverages.

VIP Lounges
Sala Mira Lounge
Formentor

Money and ATMs
ATMs are available at the airport; however, you’ll need to head into town for a full range of banking services.

Shopping
Passengers can find a good range of gifts and travel accessories at Jerónimo in the public area of the lower level. There is a pharmacy located next door. Departing passengers can head to Hecho en La Palma on the upper level for local goods as well as to Canariensis for a decent assortment of duty-free items (only available to passengers departing the EU).

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Popular car category
    economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

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).

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  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Orlando Rent a Car
  • TopCar
  • Europcar
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Turisprime
  • Thrifty
  • Budget
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