Car Rental Tenerife

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.90 / per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Orlando
$9.91 / per day
Tenerife North Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.32 / per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$10.48 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$10.58 / per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Orlando
$11.31 / per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$11.74 / per day
Tenerife, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Dacia Sandero or similar
Dacia Sandero
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$11.86 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$33.00 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Tenerife?

Tenerife is a great place to travel around by car. From large cities to long beaches and fascinating inland area, the island is best explored if you have the freedom of your own wheels that allow you to go wherever you want.

Tenerife Car Rental

Top ways to enter Tenerife

  • Tenerife North Airport: Located close to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island’s largest city, this airports hosts flights to and from other Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Europe, and Africa.
  • Tenerife South Airport: Tenerife’s busiest airport is popular with a large number of low-cost carriers and is especially busy during summers.
  • By sea: It is also possible to take a ferry from one of the nearby islands or even from the mainland Spain. You can then get a rental car in one of the many car pick-up locations on the island.

Useful city facts

  • Tenerife enjoys a warm tropical climate with low precipitation throughout the year. The warmest month is August with an average high of 29 °C (84 °F).
  • The main language spoken by the locals is Spanish. English is much better known in the south of the island. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capital and largest city of Tenerife is home to castles, museums, and restaurants. The Las Gaviotas Beach with its black sand is also worth a visit.
  • Southern beaches. The most visited part of the island has the perfect beach for everyone, from Las Vistas in the town of Los Cristianos that’s famous for parties to Los Gigantes with its huge cliffs, Las Galletas with its serene atmosphere, and El Médano that’s a paradise for water sport lovers.
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna. A UNESCO World Heritage site and the oldest settlement on the island, San Cristóbal has interesting architecture and many historic artefacts throughout the city.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Speed limits - 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling on the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
  • Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the roads inside the country are toll-free. Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Teide. The largest mountain not only of Canary Islands but of the whole Spain, Teide is the center of a national park of the same name and home to unique flora and fauna. A cable car takes you almost all the way up to Mount Teide summit. 
  • Cueva del Viento. Once home to now extinct giant lizard and a sacred place for the island’s original inhabitants, “the Wind Cave” is one of the biggest and most impressive lava cave systems in the world.
  • A road trip around the island. Tenerife has arguably some of the most scenic drives in the world. Travel along the coast and through the mountains, stop at pristine empty beaches and little villages, and make sure to pay a visit to the stunning Masca Valley cliffs. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in the Canary Islands are the Kia Picanto, the VW Polo and the Renault Clio. The most popular car types is an economy, followed by mini and compact.

Further destinations

  • Other Canary Islands. From fun Gran Canaria to majestic Lanzarote and relaxed El Hierro, other Canary Islands are just as interesting to explore as Tenerife.
  • Mainland Spain. Reached either by boat or one of the numerous daily flights from either South Tenerife Airport or North Tenerife Airport, mainland Spain is a perfect destination, for culture, history, and food lovers.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good car deal in Tenerife:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Tenerife is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 41% cheaper than the yearly average and about 65% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 6 Cities near Tenerife

  1. Gran Canaria Car Rentals from $5.56 per day
    111.4 km / 69.2 miles away
  2. Lanzarote Car Rentals from $9.91 per day
    271.8 km / 168.9 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura Car Rentals from $10.31 per day
    242.2 km / 150.5 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Rentals from $19.84 per day
    138.8 km / 86.2 miles away
  5. El Hierro Car Rentals from $32.10 per day
    168.7 km / 104.9 miles away
  6. La Gomera Car Rentals from $38.82 per day
    99.2 km / 61.7 miles away

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Tenerife?

Car rental prices in Tenerife vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Tenerife
$30.74
January
$24.32
February
$25.25
March
$26.58
April
$16.89
May
$16.89
June
$48.18
July
$34.38
August
$32.02
September
$24.17
October
$117.97
November
December
The best month to rent a car in Tenerife is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $16.89). This is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 86% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $117.97 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Tenerife?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in March, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in February, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Tenerife
7
January
4
February
10
March
5
April
6
May
4
June
5
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
7
November
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Tenerife?

While travelers visit Tenerife year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is September.
Tenerife Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
116%
January
94%
February
78%
March
72%
April
139%
May
66%
June
95%
July
98%
August
66%
September
175%
October
102%
November
December

Top 15 Suppliers for Tenerife in 2019

Orlando
Orlando
Exceptional 9.5
0034 922 263 220 / 0034 610 583 764
192, Camino San Lazaro, 38206 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
0034 965 233 191
Sala de llegadas, Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos, 38206, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+34 922632642
AEROPUERTO DE LOS RODEOS,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
0034 911 505 000
Carr. Gral. del Nte., Km 13,2, Local 42, 38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Canarias
Canarias
Excellent 8.5
+34 922714298
Av. Europa, 2
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0034 928 092 330
Aeropuerto Norte Los Rodeos La Laguna
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0034 928 092 330
Apto Norte Los Rodeos La Laguna
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
0034 139 071 680
Carr. Gral. del Nte., Km 13,2, Local 42, 38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
0034 965 233 425; +34 918 341 400
On-Airport. Arrivals, office T54
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 191 / 0034 965 233 425
On-Airport. Arrivals, office T54
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 184 / 001 877 822 3872
38610 Granadilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
911501183
El Mediano S/N TF-1 Km 59 Salida 23 Aeropuerto Sur Reina Sofia
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 7
0034 871 180 192
Av. Virgen de Guadalupe 2, 38679 Costa Adeje
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
0034 965 233 425; +34 918 341 400
On-Airport. Arrivals, office T54
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
0034 639 938 933 / 0034 658 626 413
38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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