A lot of people over the years have asked me the best way to get from the airports in Tenerife to their hotel. In this post I want to cover quickly all the options, and clearly explain the pro and cons of all of them, and we will figure out together what is the best way for your specific case. At the ending of this post I will also give you a quick tip that can save you load of moneys. In this post I will be covering the North airport of Tenerife, Los Rodeos. If you are travelling to the South Airport, then I have a separate post covering that. Be careful because these airports have very similar codes TFS for the South Airport and TFN for the North Airport. I have know people to get confused and book the wrong airport or book the correct airport but then book the pick up or taxi from the other one, so be a little bit carefull with that.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION So the first way to get to your hotel from the Tenerife North Airport is the public transportation. so the standard public bus. When landing simply keep moving towards the right of the airport arrivals terminal. There you will find the bright green busses. The closest resort is Puerto de la Cruz, the bus here will cost you about 5 euro. The bus to the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, will cost about 3 euro. The public bus to the South of Tenerife. Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, Playa de la Americas, Playa Paraiso or Callao Salvaje costs about 12 euro 1 way. If you want to take the bus to the West coast of Tenerife.. Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago, and Playa la Arena. then know there is no direct bus, so would definitely not advise this option. If you do want to take the bus here you will have to transfer in Santa Cruz or Costa Adeje onto another bus.
Tenerife North Airport To Your Hotel Taxi Bus Shuttle Or Rental Car Photo Gallery
If you are travelling these far distances to the West or South of Tenerife you might want to consider getting a “bono” card. They cost 15 or 25 euros and make taking the bus a bit cheaper. You can get them in the airport terminal, currently at the information desk. Busses from the airport to Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz drive pretty often.. at least once every hour. To the South, busses go every 1 or 2 hours. Do know that most of these bus lines only go to the main stations, most of them in the back or on the side of the tourist areas. This may cause it to be still over half an hour or more walking distance from your hotel, so something I would definitely not advice for travelling with small children or a lot of luggage. SHUTTLE OR AIRPORT TRANSFER BUS So at this moment do not know any resort shuttles or airport transfers going from Tenerife North Airport that you can book separately, I could just find a few sketchy websites offering them.
If you possibly know or find out later a good company offering this type of service, then please let me know so I can update this post. Simply write it in the comments below. TAXI If you are travelling with a family or group of 3 or 4 people a taxi might be your best option. I very much like to advise this option as you will make it faster to your hotel and have to spent less time at check in as most other travellers on coaches or busses will all arrive at the same time but after you. The taxis are all located right in front of the arrivals terminal so you can’t miss them. I could not find any prices announced at the airport for taking a taxi so the final price most likely will be a surprise. I also asked the information desk and they didn’t know. I would always advise reserving one online before travelling to the Tenerife North airport to avoid unpleasant surprises. A taxi to Puerto de la Cruz or Santa Cruz in both cases will cost you 32 euro when booked online. Especially to Santa Cruz traffic can be very slow, so would definitely advise booking this one online to avoid having the price go way up when you get stuck in traffic.
A taxi from the airport in Tenerife North to Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas, Playa Paraiso or Callao Salvaje costs around 90 euros. To Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago, Playa la Arena the price for a taxi is about 110 euros. Reserving your taxi online is great if travelling with young children as they will prepare you all the correct car seats for them. Taxis you take directly at the airport might not always have them available. Also the price is locked in and traffic jams or a dodgy taxi driver cant make the price go up. I am not saying that every taxi drive is dodgy, but since I travel quite a lot through Spain and use a lot of airport taxis, I have know many of them to take further routes then needed just to run up the meter. So for all these reasons and to start you holiday good, book online. You can find a link to a great company, as I mentioned before, on my website. There will be a link to that at the ending of this post. RENTAL CAR A rental car at Tenerife North airport might actually be your best option if you don’t mind driving.
If you are staying in the North there is much to see if you have a rental car. If you are staying anywhere else on the island a bus or taxi are pretty pricey. Rental cars with full coverage and insurance at the airport start at about 15-18 euro per day. This is less than half the price of what most car rental agencies in the holiday destination and resort in Tenerife will charge you. If you are renting a car at the airport be sure to go with a good company as some of the rental companies at the airport will apply a lot of surprise charges when picking up your car that will make the price go way up. QUICK TIP: If you haven’t booked flights yet, have a look at the difference in price between Tenerife South and North airport. Even tho the one that is closest to your resort might sound like the best choice, the actual difference in travel time is only about 45 minutes. So if one airport is much cheaper, what it often is, that one might be a better option if you are willing to drive a bit more and pay a few euros more on airport transfer. I hope this post helped you and that you will have a great time in Tenerife. If you want to find the best companies for taxis, shuttles, transfers and car rental you can find those links easily on my one page Tenerife website and feel free to comment to the blog for more advice about holidays in Spain and Tenerife.
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