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The time it takes to get from your landing airport to your destination varies mostly due to transfer availability and budget, in this blog post I try to cover both, I hope it helps you in some way! If your journey begins at Tenerife South Airport and your destination is the beautiful Puerto de la Cruz, fret not! I’ve compiled a guide to help you navigate the various transportation options, ensuring a smooth transition from the airport to Puerto de la Cruz which is 88km (55 miles) away.
For a quick and direct journey, taxis are a convenient option. Taxis are readily available at Tenerife South Airport, and the ride to Puerto de la Cruz typically takes around 1 to 1.5 hours. While taxis may be a bit more expensive, between 100 – 120 euros, the comfort and ease of reaching your destination make it a popular choice, especially for those with luggage. Then, after checking in, the search begins for the best things to do in Tenerife.
2. Shuttle Services
Several shuttle services operate at the airport, providing shared rides to popular destinations like Puerto de la Cruz. This budget-friendly option allows you to share the journey with fellow travellers, making it a sociable and cost-effective choice. Keep in mind that travel times may vary depending on the number of stops and cost between 30 – 40 euros. For a 5* airport shuttle service that cannot be beaten for price and efficiency we recommend Suntransfers, they are ABTA bonded and have excellent UK TrustPilot reviews.
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3. Rental Cars
For the freedom to explore Tenerife at your own pace, renting a car is an excellent option. Although most of the rental agencies are conveniently located at the airport some will deliver the car to your Hotel if you prefer, we recommend autoreisen, cicar and sanasty because they have a no deposit policy which we like! The cars cost anywhere between 20 -30 euros per day to rent. Ensure you’re familiar with local traffic rules and have a valid driver’s license before hitting the road. If you are looking to find the cheapest available car hire whilst you’re in Tenerife we have teamed up with Discover Cars to compare rental prices, we always use them to find the best prices.
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4. Public Buses
Tenerife’s well-connected public bus network offers an economical way to reach Puerto de la Cruz. Buses depart from the airport, and while the journey may take longer due to multiple stops, it provides an opportunity to enjoy scenic views and immerse yourself in the local culture. Check the bus schedule in advance, especially on weekends and holidays when services may be less frequent. The bus line number to Puerto de la Cruz is 343 and the cost for a one way ticket is around 14 euros. You can find the bus time table here.
5. Pre-booked Transfers:
For a stress-free and pre-arranged option, consider booking a transfer service online. Many companies offer reliable and efficient transfers from Tenerife South Airport to Puerto de la Cruz. This ensures a smooth transition, allowing you to start your vacation without worrying about availability or queues. We always recommend Suntransfers for all private transfers, they are probably the most used transfer company on the island and they’ve never let us down. Viva transfers are also quite popular.
If you have any questions about transfers please get in touch and we’d be more than happy to help!
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