TENERIFE INSIDER TIPS

Public transport in Tenerife

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN TENERIFE

Discover Tenerife by Bus and Tram

Bus and Tram

Public transportation on Tenerife, consisting of buses and trams, is well organized. The company TITSA provides the bus services on the island, with an extensive network that makes nearly every corner of the island accessible. The local buses, also known as guaguas, offer a reliable way to travel from A to B.

Additionally, there is a tram connection between the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the former capital San Cristóbal de La Laguna, operated by Metrotenerife.

Fares for Bus and Tram

Traveling by public transportation is not only convenient but also affordable and efficient. For example, a trip from Costa Adeje to Tenerife South Airport takes only 40 minutes by TITSA bus and costs €3.70 per person. The buses offer comfortable seating and are equipped with air conditioning. Additionally, on longer routes, the buses have free wifi and convenient USB charging points.

For detailed information about fares for bus and tram, please consult the following links:

Both websites are available in both Spanish and English, making it easy for you to find all the necessary information.

Curious about how you can save even more on your travels? Discover everything about the opportunity to travel for free on public transport in Tenerife in the blog Free Public Transport In Tenerife?

Various payment options

Cash and debit/credit card

Payment in cash with the bus driver is possible, but ensure you have exact change to avoid delays. Payment via contactless Mastercard and Visa cards without PIN code is accepted on all bus routes.

Ten+ kaart. Foto voorbeeld van een buskaart.

Ten+ card

The Tarjeta Ten+ (TenMás) offers a convenient alternative to cash. For just €2, this card can be purchased at various outlets, after which it can be topped up for use. The card is non-personalized, allowing multiple individuals to use it. When used individually, simply scanning upon boarding and disembarking is sufficient. 

Click here for the direct link to the sales points on the island. The card can also be recharged at these locations.

Day and week Travel Card 

For tourists, there are individual day and week cards available, allowing for unlimited travel. A day pass costs €10, while a weekly pass costs €50. These cards provide a convenient and sustainable alternative for exploring the island.

Ten+ móvil app

The Ten+ móvil app serves as a convenient bus card that can be topped up online. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play and follow the instructions for use.

However, for holiday use, it is advisable to simply purchase a Ten+ card upon arrival in Tenerife. 

Openbaar vervoer op Tenerife. Dag- en weekkaart. Voorbeeld van de toeristenkaarten Ten+

Visiting El Teide and Punto del Teno by bus

To visit the Parque Nacional Las Cañadas del Teide, take bus 342 from Costa Adeje or bus 348 from Puerto de la Cruz. Bus 342 departs at 09:25 and returns at 15:15, while bus 348 departs at 09:30 and returns at 16:00. A connecting bus (Bus 341) shuttles between Parador and the visitor center during the day. Check the TITSA website for departure times of bus 341. Titsa at El Teide

Punto del Teno, the westernmost point of the island, is only accessible during the day by a specially designated bus, number 369, which shuttles between Buenavista del Norte and Punto del Teno.

Titsa bij Punto del Teno

Payment on the bus to El Teide and Punto del Teno is possible, in addition to cash, with the Ten+ card, the day pass, and the week pass. Unfortunately, subsidized monthly passes for residents are excluded from this.

For more information on departure times and other details, you can consult the TITSA website. Additionally, you can contact TITSA for any questions or special accommodations. 

Bus services to and from the airports

Openbaar vervoer op Tenerife. Busdiensten van en naar de luchthavens. Self Service loket buskaart bij de luchthaven.

At Tenerife South and Tenerife North, self-service machines are available for ticket sales. Throughout the day, TITSA staff are often present to assist travelers with information about bus tickets and numbers.

For departure times, consult this link on the TITSA website.

Some buses have special luggage racks, while others provide space under the bus for luggage, where you have to load and unload your luggage yourself. Make sure to keep valuable items such as wallets and passports with you. 

Special airport shuttle services connect the airports with various tourist destinations.

Here is an overview of the main bus connections to and from the airports:

Finally, some practical information for bus passengers

  • Pets on the bus: Pets are welcome on the bus as long as they weigh less than 10 kg and fit in a carrier that is no larger than 60x35x35 cm. For dogs weighing more, there is space for one companion dog per bus, but it may not sit on the seat and must be leashed. Guide dogs have no restrictions.Rolstoeltoegankelijkheid Titsa. Foto van Titsa bus met rolstoelliftje
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Most buses on short routes are wheelchair accessible, but some buses on long routes do not offer this option. For more information, you can consult the TITSA website.
  • Good to know: Stop button in busWhen approaching the bus, it is customary to signal to the driver that you want to board. Press the 'Stop' button in the bus when you are near the bus stop where you want to get off.
en_GB