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Car hire in Lanzarote has never been easier or safer!
Simply make a secure online reservation and we send your confirmation voucher by email within 48 hours, present this voucher at the car rental depot to collect your vehicle and enjoy your stay in Lanzarote!
There is so much to see in Lanzarote so hiring a car is always a good idea
Whether you want to visit La Cueva de los Verdes, reputedly the longest volcanic cave in the world, or the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park, there are a large number of sights that using car hire can make much easier. In fact, driving in Lanzarote is easy and hiring a car in Lanzarote is more affordable than in other parts of Europe, so car rental is recommended, even if you´re looking for a cheap holiday.
When you plan your trip with a tour operator, you´ll usually have the option to hire a car, nevertheless you should know that it´s often cheaper to book the car by yourself. We strongly encourage you to use the internet to compare prices and get the best deal. Remember that you can get a better price if you book in advance.
Car hire in Lanzarote-How to Proceed
If you do decide to rent a car online, we recommend you use our car rental booking engine. CarTrawler not only searches all the major car companies such as Avis and Europcar but also looks for local companies such as Cabrera Medina. You´ll be able to find a suitable price via price comparisons. Once organised, you´ll be able to collect your car at the airport or else leave it a few days and just pick it up in Playa Blanca,Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise which are the main resorts of the island.
You may also be interested in reading our FAQ about: Lanzarote Car hire
F. A.Q about car hire in Lanzarote made through our Booking Engine
Find answers to your booking queries by clicking on the questions below:Is it safe to book with a credit card on the web site?
Why are your rates cheaper than those quoted by the actual suppliers?
Making Changes to Your Booking
Cancelling Your Booking
Extras(like child seats or additional drivers)
What Does the Price Include?
Car rental process
How Do I Rent a Car Online?
Our process for car hire rental in Lanzarote is easy, simply follow the steps outlined below.
Step 1 -Search for the car you need through our booking engine, CarTrawler. Simply enter your search details in the booking engine with including location, pick up and drop off dates, your age, the car group you prefer, payment currency and your country of residence. Press the search button to proceed.
Step 2 – before you book your car, ensure that the vehicle you’ve chosen is adequate for your needs. To see the details of the vehicle, just click on the vehicle details link in the information box of the car.
Step 3 - make sure you read the car rental Terms & Conditions carefully. These cover Driver’s Age, Driver’s Licence, Additional Driver, Coverage/Insurance, Breakdown Assistance, Fuel Policy, Mileage, Tax Rate, Payment Method, Voucher and Additional Extra Conditions.
Before you leave home, please ensure you have the following:
Your Car Hire Voucher -you can obtain your voucher by clicking on the link provided in the car rental confirmation email. If you’ve lost this, you can print a duplicate through our voucher look up page: http://www.cartrawler.com/info/requestvoucher.asp
Your valid Driving Licence – please check your voucher for the licence requirements and make sure you have all parts of the licence with you.
Your Visa/Mastercard credit card – please note that when you pick up your car, the rental supplier will require a security deposit to be left for the vehicle. This will take the form of an amount which includes excess + fuel + VAT being blocked on the driver’s credit card. Please note that cash, Maestro, Switch and debit cards are rarely accepted.
Step 4 – At the Car Rental Counter, please ensure you have the following:
-Your voucher, credit card and driving licence.
(the balance for the rental will also be required now)
-Please read the rental agreement carefully before you leave.
Read all the insurance details carefully, including any additional insurances which are agreed and paid for at the desk. Please feel free to ask the agent to explain anything that you’re unsure of on the rental agreement before you sign.
Step 5 - Check the car for damage
Please report any damage that’s not shown on the rental agreement to the rental representative, either at the desk or in the car park. Ensure they sign off the damage on the rental agreement before you drive away the vehicle.
Ensure all additional equipment you requested is included.
Check the equipment to ensure it’s adequate for your requirements. If you have any issues, please bring them to the attention of the rental representative. Any additional equipment is paid for at the desk before you leave.
Step 6-When returning the car to the Agent
-Check whether there is any damage to the vehicle.
If there is, make sure you bring this to the representative’s attention. Please feel free to ask them about any charges they feel might be needed and get this in writing.
-Ensure that a representative signs off the drop-off form.
It’s very important to have the rental agreement signed off before you leave. Please make sure you leave yourself ample time for this before your flight.
Rental Conditions – CAR HIRE IN LANZAROTE
Car hire terms and conditions may differ from vehicle to vehicle, car rental agent to car rental agent and country to country, so make sure you always consult the specific rental conditions relating to your rental quotation. You can find the rental conditions by clicking the icon located to the right of the car type on the quotation page (Step 2) of the booking process. You can also find them on the third and final step of the booking process (Step 3) - at the bottom of the confirmation page.
To help find the rental conditions for your rental car, you need to do the following:
Step 1 Search online for a quote
Step 2 Select the vehicle of your choice
Step 3 Go to the rental condition
Guide to Car Hire in Lanzarote
Having a car to get you around the whole island will make your stay a pleasurable experience, so here we´ll take a look at why hiring a car is such a good idea.
Flying into Lanzarote, you´ll land at Arrecife airport and from there, you´ll need to get to either your hotel or your villa/apartment. Transfers may have been included in your total holiday price but if not, then you´ll need to have booked car hire before leaving home if you want to be spared the expense of using taxis. Don´t make the mistake of leaving your car hire until you land in Lanzarote, as you may find that either the car rental agencies are closed or that there are no suitable rental cars available and you´ll be left only with expensive car options. This is especially relevant if you land in Lanzarote in the early hours of the morning. You could end up being stranded at the airport!
You´re going to want to have the best car for your money and the only way you´ll do this is by arranging your car hire in Lanzarote before you head out to the island. By doing this, you´ll know exactly how much you´ll be paying and you´ll be able to budget properly for your holiday in the comfort of your own home.
Things to Consider Before Hiring a car
Choosing the right size car
It makes sense the smaller the car, the cheaper it will cost, not only for the hire charges but also for the fuel consumption. You’ll need to take into account the amount of luggage you’ll be taking on holiday in addition to your suitcases, such as golf clubs. If you’re travelling as a family, then you’ll probably need more space, so checking the size of the boot space on the hire car will be essential. For those travelling in a group, consider hiring a people carrier rather than two cars as this will be the cheaper option. Compare prices and see what’s available.
Automatic or Manual
Normally, automatics will cost you more than a manual car. Choosing whether to hire an automatic or manual all comes down to personal choice. The roads in Lanzarote are relatively quiet and with the hilly roads, you may enjoy a manual more but if you’re used to an automatic car, you may feel more comfortable with what you know.
What extras do I need?
If you’re going to be travelling with young children, then hiring car seats will be a necessity. You may need to think about a roof rack if you’ll be taking any sporting equipment such as windsurfing boards.
What about insurance?
Insurance is an important aspect of your car hire, so you must make sure that you read and fully understand all the small print BEFORE you go ahead and hire the car. Every car hire company uses different terms and conditions to suit, so it’s vital that you understand what’s involved. You’ll usually have standard crash waiver damage (CDW) included in the cost of hire; this means that if you’re involved in an accident, you won’t be liable for any damage to the car. However, make sure you check the small print on this, as there will probably be a large excess to pay on this. You may find that your CDW may have a number of different exclusions and may not, for example, cover windscreens or tyre damage. If you particularly want these covered, then you’re going to have to pay more.
Are there any other charges?
This is where you’ll need to be careful. Many car hire companies add additional charges for such things as driver aged 21 to 24,one-way hire, airport pickups, cleaning and fuel. Just be aware of what you’ll be liable for before you commit to the hiring as each car hire company is different.
Follow these tips to make your car hire in Lanzarote a pleasurable experience:
- Don’t forget, you’ll be driving on the right hand side of the road, as Lanzarote is part of Spain.
- Always carry your driver’s licence, your passport and the car rental contract whenever you travel in the car.
- You must be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in Lanzarote.
- Remember to always wear your seat belts.
- If you’re travelling with small children, ensure you’ve arranged for child seats. You may have to pay extra for these.
- Don’t be tempted to drink and drive – the penalties are high if caught, including jail sentences.
- Make sure you keep an up to date map of Lanzarote in the car.
- Ensure your car hire in Lanzarote includes full insurance.
- Carry cash with you when driving, as not all petrol stations accept credit cards.
- If you’re driving during the summer months, you may wish to request air conditioning when booking your hire car. This doesn’t always come as standard so check to be on the safe side.
- Make sure you check the car for any dents and scratches before driving away or you may find yourself being liable for these upon return of the car.
- If you’ve paid for a full tank of petrol, make sure you have this in place before leaving the car hire company.
- If you’re travelling in a party, it might be worth considering hiring a people carrier. This usually works out cheaper than hiring two cars and will give you extra space.
- Car hire in Lanzarote is normally much cheaper than in other part of Europe but you should check that your price includes everything from airport surcharges, taxes and fuel costs, plus delivery charges. You may also find there are mileage charges so look out for these.
- Check that your car hire company gives you a number to call in the event of breakdown or accident.
- If you’re unfortunate to be involved in an accident, don’t admit liability, simply contact your car hire company and take their advice on what to do next.
- Be aware that it’s illegal to throw anything out of a car window.
- Using mobile phones whilst driving is illegal in Lanzarote so don’t be tempted!
- Bear in mind that in Spain, children are prohibited from travelling in the front seat until the age of 12 years, unless an approved child restraint is used.
- Never leave money or valuables in your hire car. Lock anything out of sight in the glove compartment or better still, leave valuables in your hotel or room safe.