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Lanzarote Car Hire - Pre-book for Big Savings

Pre-book your Lanzarote Airport car hire, with prices starting from just £2.79 per day with FREE cancellations*

With year round sunshine and daytime temperatures that rarely drop below 20 degrees, Lanzarote is the perfect destination for those looking to soak up the sun. Being only 60 km in length, car rental from Lanzarote Airport a practical option. Book with Holiday Extras and we can save you up to 20% on cheap car hire deals from Lanzarote Airport available. You can collect your car as soon as you land and sample all that this unique island has to offer.

By choosing your Lanzarote car hire car hire with Holiday Extras, you can be sure you're choosing an award-winning provider with a trusted reputation. You don't need to spend hours trawling the internet, either, as we do all the hard work for you. All of our car hire providers are regularly price-checked so you know that the options available for car hire from Lanzarote airport are the best deals around.

Image of Lanzarote

Main Lanzarote sights - distance by hire car from Lanzarote Airport in Arrecife

Distance in Miles
Estimated Travel Time
Puerto del Carmen
5.9 miles
10 minutes
Playa Blanca
17.8 miles
28 minutes
Costa Teguise
9.1 miles
15 min
Timanfaya National Park
13.7 miles
21 minutes
Mirador del Rio
24.5 miles
38 minutes

It doesn't end with great prices, but we also offer a great range of vehicles for all your cheap Lanzarote Airport car rental needs. Choose from 3-door runarounds, perfect for nipping to the beach, larger 5-door family cars, robust SUVs- ideal for sightseeing off the beaten track and even luxury cars for those keen to take to the road in style!

Typical Prices for Car Hire Lanzarote Airport - Arrecife*

Type of Car
Number of Seats
Price per day
3-door hatchback
4 seats
£7.66 per day
5-door hatchback
5 seats
£7.94 per day
5 seats
£18.66 per day
People carrier
7 seats
£12.30 per day

*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off at Arrecife Airport - Lanzarote. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully

Here at Holiday Extras, we aim to make your trip as hassle-free as possible. Our total protection insurance for your Lanzarote Airport car hire does just that. We regularly compare and price-check all our policies to ensure we bring the best cover and great savings. All our policies include the following cover:

  • Damage and theft excess
  • Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior of the car
  • Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
  • Free cancellation and changes up to 48 hours before travel
  • 4 easy steps to cheap car hire from Lanzarote Airport

    • Search - Enter your required travel dates above and click search to compare
    • Select - Choose the type of hire car you prefer
    • Book - Make your payment using our secure system
    • Confirm - We'll email your booking confirmation to you

    Always here to help!

    As soon as your payment has cleared, we'll email your confirmation which will contain your booking reference number. Keep this to hand, as you'll need it when you arrive to pick up your rental car from Lanzarote airport. To make things even simpler, some car hire companies will now even accept payment by debit card instead of requiring a credit card. If you have any queries about the car hire process, then check out our useful checklist frequently asked questions and useful information.

    But, don't worry, if you still have queries. We have a dedicated car hire team available to help you on 0800 804 7362. There's also the option to contact us online here.

    Collecting your rental car

    Arrecife Airport Car Hire Desks

    Once you've cleared Customs, you will find the Lanzarote Airport car hire desks right in front of you in the baggage reclaim hall. All the main car rental providers are represented, along with some of the more local companies too and they all have desks both reclaim-side and land-side. All the staff are multilingual, so you won't have a problem with a language barrier.

    Once the paperwork has been completed and you've been handed over the keys to your car, it's literally a short hop across the road to the ground floor car park where all the rental cars are parked. Each hire car company has their own designated parking bays and they will tell you which number your car is parked in. Then, it's just a question of getting in and driving off to your resort in the sunshine!

    Discover Lanzarote

    With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you can be pretty much guaranteed good weather in Lanzarote. It's the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy the clear blue seas. The main tourist resorts on the island are Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca, all of which have glorious sandy beaches and are ideal for families. But venture away from the coast and there are a host of unique sights.

    The Timanfaya National Park is a must, as you can marvel at the lunar-like landscape left from the last volcanic eruption almost 300 years ago. Breathtaking views can be had from the Mirador del Rio vantage point. For a taste of island culture, why not visit the Cesar Manrique Foundation - Lanzarote's foremost artist and creator of the unique sculptures on the island. As the island is only 60km long, it's more than possible to tour it in a day with car hire from Lanzarote airport.

    Save even more with our Holiday Extras!

    If a car rental doesn't feature in your travel plans and you're just looking for help to get to your destination, then, we can also provides fantastic savings on resort transfers. We also offer top value holiday insurance, so we've got you covered when you're away.

    As well as this, we also have a host of other add-ons to make your trip that bit more special. If you're flying from a UK airport; we could help you save up to 60% on airport parking, airport hotels and airport lounges too.

    Driving a hire car in Lanzarote**

    As Lanzarote is part of Spain, the roads are not really any different from mainland Spain. The principle roads are well-signposted and the network is generally very well maintained, so driving a hire car from Lanzarote Airport should not pose too many problems. We've put together the following information to make your trip even easier.

    Useful Driving Information

    • Left hand drive vehicles - Drive on the right, overtake on the left.
    • Minimum car hire age - 18 years old. Under 25's may have to pay a young driver surcharge.
    • Seatbelt - Under Spanish law, all car occupants must wear a seatbelt.
    • Children under 12 or under 1.35m - Must not travel in the front of a vehicle, unless they are seated in a specially adapted rear-facing child seat.
    • Unleaded petrol - Sin plomo 98 or Eurosuper 95.
    • Diesel - gasoleo.
    • Leaded - super/super 97.
    • Petrol stations - Garages are rarely open 24 hours (particularly outside of urban areas). There are multiple garages located along the main roads on the island - LZ1 and LZ2. Petrol stations may close for 2 hours at lunchtime and all day on a Sunday. They are generally not self-service.
    • Toll Roads - Cash and credit cars are accepted

    Spanish roads

    Roundabouts - You need to go round them anticlockwise. The rules are also different in Lanzarote to the UK, as traffic in the outside lane has right of way. You will often encounter drivers going all the way around a roundabout in the outside lane, even if they are leaving at the 3rd or 4th exit. Just make sure you are in the outside lane at the point you want to leave the roundabout.

    Slip Roads - Slip roads onto main roads and dual carriage ways can be shorter than in the UK, so be prepared to have to stop, as traffic is not obliged to let you filter in.

    Right turns onto a road - When you turn right from one road to another, you must give way to any on coming traffic turning left into the same road. There are markings on the road indicating where you need to let the car turning left through.

    Road safety laws

    Speed limits

    • Dual carriageways - 100kph/62mph
    • Out of town roads - 80kph/49mph
    • Built up areas - 50kph/31mph
    • Residential areas - 20kph/12mph

    On-the-spot fines

    Fixed and mobile speed cameras are very common throughout Spain and are not as recognisable as the UK. If caught, Spanish authorities can issue on-the-spot fines.

    All on-the-spot fines must be paid in cash, to the arresting officer. Credit cards and travellers cheques will not be accepted. Cash must be in the local currency and if you don't have sufficient to pay the fine, you will be taken to the nearest ATM.

    Drinking and driving

    Spanish authorities taken a serious stance towards drinking and driving and laws are much stricter than in the UK. Severe penalties are imposed if the driver is found to have 0.05% or more alcohol in their blood, or 0.03% or more alcohol in the bloodstream if the driver has had a full licence for 2 years or less.

    It is important to note that drinking alcohol and then driving may invalidate your car rental insurance, irrespective of local drink driving laws. Check your policy for full details.

    Driving licence

    Important Information - Changes to the UK Driving Licence

    In general, UK licences are accepted in other EU countries, however, if you are travelling to Spain, we recommend that you obtain an International Driver's Permit (IDP) as a precaution.

    Mobile phone use

    It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving or in control of a vehicle in Spain, even if you have pulled over to the side of the road. Only fully-hands free units are permitted.

    Spanish driving etiquette

    Flashing headlights - If another driver is flashing their headlights at you they are requestingyou to give them right of way.

    No honking your horn - It is illegal to beep someone in urban areas in Spain, and could result in an on-the-spot fine. You are only permitted to use your horn in an emergency.

    **This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.