Top tips for renting a car at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport
Car hire at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is a very popular way to see this island. There is local transport available but travelling by car is a much better way to get around. The island is the third largest of the Canary Islands and has many inland destinations and out of the way coastal locations that are hard to reach without a car.
Some of the car hire companies operate a Keyn’ Go system whereby you check in online and the keys for your car are waiting in a Keyn’ Go machine when you arrive. You simply collect them and leave, avoiding the queues.
Returning your car is a hassle-free experience. You simply follow the signs for the car hire car park on your approach to the airport. Park in a bay there and use the drop-box to return your keys. It’s advised to refuel your car to save on costs and there is a petrol station 400 metres from the main terminal. If you are nervous about leaving the car without having it checked first you could take a photo of your fuel gauge before you leave.
Firms offering car hire at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport do not operate 24h a day but many do work from 08:00 to 21:00. There will be a drop-box to leave your keys outside these hours. If you prefer to deal with staff face-to-face then make sure and arrange the collection and return of your car during these hours.
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FAQs about renting a car at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport
The majority of the car hire companies are located in the main terminal at Las Palmas Airport. You’ll find them on the ground floor in the Arrivals area. The collection point for your car is within walking distance of the terminal also. Staff at the desks will help you make your choice of car and answer any questions you might have about the process or your journey ahead. There are a small number of car hire firms that are outside the terminal and a free shuttle bus runs to these.
You drive on the right on the island and all passengers must wear a seat belt or other restraint. Children smaller than 135 cm (4.4 ft) are not allowed to ride in the front passenger seat. If you wear glasses it’s mandatory that you carry a spare pair in the glove compartment. Your car hire company should ensure that you have reflective triangles and jackets in the car for emergencies. You’re not allowed to use your horn in built-up areas at any time and should flash your headlights instead.
As the desks for car hire at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport are in the main terminal you can avail of all the amenities of the airport. These include information desks, ATMs, currency exchange desks, toilets, waiting areas, and restaurants and cafes.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport car hire will require you to have a valid driving licence for your country of residence as well as a credit or debit card. You may be asked to produce your passport and flight details as additional identification. To rent a car you will need to be at least 21 and anyone under 25 will have to pay a daily surcharge. Older drivers, aged 70-plus may also be asked to pay a surcharge and may require a letter from their GP stating they are competent to drive.
On average a rental car at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport costs C$ 34 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport to off-airport locations include Top Car Canary, and Goldcar Rental SP.