Best Car Hire Tenerife South Airport

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Things to be Consider Hiring a Car at Tenerife South Airport?

The most vital thing to do when you collect your car is to thoroughly inspect it for any damage or defects. If you happen to find any, make sure you report it to the hire company in the first instance and that they have documented it, otherwise you could be the one charged for it later. Also, it’s advisable to return the car with the same level of fuel as when you drove it away, or this could be another case where you receive a bill, this time to cover the cost of the missing fuel.

Understand the road laws of your destination and stick to them. At all times, you should be a responsible driver, just like you would be at home. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t drink and drive, use your phone behind the wheel, or drive while fatigued.

Six car hire companies have offices at Tenerife South, which are found on the ground floor of the terminal. While it’s possible to just turn up and hire a car, you’ll always save time and money by booking ahead of time online.

Car Hire Companies Tenerife South Airport see below

Company Telephone Number
Auto Reisen +34 922 260 200
Avis +34 902 180 854
Cicar +34 902 244 444
Europcar +34 902 105 055
Goldcar +34 902 119 726
Hertz +34 902 402 405

Driving costs and Potential Destinations

The average price of unleaded petrol in Spain is €1.45 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, the approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be €2.17.

If you do want to contact the company by telephone, then

Destination Distance Journey time Directions Video
Loro Parque 66 km 44 minutes
Mount Teide 56.2 km 1 hr 32 minutes
Masca Valley 51.2 km 49 minutes
Garachico 57.2 km 56 minutes
Submarine Safaris 9.1 km 13 minutes
Siam Park 17.4 km 12 minutes
Los Gigantes cliffs 43.9 km 42 minutes
Auditorio de Tenerife 61.1 km 38 minutes
Medieval Night at Castillo San Miguel 66.5 km 1 hr 10 minutes
Drago Tree 66 km 1 hr 8 minutes

Before You Go

Certain documents must be shown and conditions met before hiring a car in Spain. Usually you need to be 22 to hire a car, but for some vehicles it’s 25, and there is often an upper age limit of around 65. If you are an EU traveller, you can often just show a valid licence from your home country, but if from elsewhere, you’ll also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). The hire agreement must display all the drivers’ names.

How to Buy Car Insurance

Usually, some basic cover is available when you hire a car in Spain, such as a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover. It comes at an extra cost on top of the initial price, and also would not provide adequate insurance in the event of an accident, as you would still have to pay a high excess. To avoid this, you could purchase excess insurance directly from your provider, but a better deal can always be had by getting some from a separate travel insurance specialist such as There might be other additional costs with your car hire, such as air conditioning, roof rack, and airport tax.

General Information & Tips on Car Hire

Tenerife Airport is the larger and newer of Tenerife’s two airports. It was formed after its counterpart, Tenerife North, was renamed from Los Rodeos Airport in 1978. It is also known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport. It is the largest international airport in the Canary Islands, seeing over 9 million passengers per year through its gates. Located in the Granadilla de Abona municipality, it has an exit straight onto the TF1 motorway, which easily links it to Santa Cruz. Therefore, this is a great place to hire a car to explore the capital and all around this fascinating island. The idea for a second airport on Tenerife was first mooted in the late 1960s, due to the fog that often enveloped the northern airport. Queen Sofia of Spain dedicated the new complex in November 1978. There is one terminal, with plans for expansion in the future. The terminal has all the facilities you would expect, including shops, restaurants, bars, ATMs, wi-fi, lost property, a chapel, pharmacy, and a first aid centre.

Usefull Information

Two information desks are to be found in Tenerife South’s terminal, opposite the arrivals and departures halls. They assist travellers with flight information and airport services. Contact: (+34) 922 759 517.

Taxis: (+34) 922 759 009

Buses: (+34) 922 531 300

Montana Roja VIP Lounge: (+34) 922 759 425

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