» about Tenerife
Tenerife – Spanish island of the archipelago of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the area of 2034 square kilometers, population 908 thousand. People. There is a network of highways (including two trunk) and 2 international airport – Los Rodeos North and South.
Bus – the main form of public transport in Tenerife. There are tram between Santa Cruz and La Laguna, but this is only a local pleasure.
On the taxi ride to friends in the opposite end of the resort, but in the long drives this transport – it’s expensive for a purse.
Inter-island travel on planes and ferries. Organization of air travel is highly commendable, while ferries are commonly used to travel with a rented car.
Public transport on the island is provided by an extensive network of buses, among which are the newest buses with TVs and air conditioning, as well as trams.
The island, known as the “Island of Eternal Spring» (Isla de la Eterna Primavera), is a year-round warm climate – 20 ° -22 ° C in winter and 26 ° -28 ° C in the summer.
Green bus company Tits – inexpensive and fairly easy way to move around the island. By bus from Las Americas offers direct access to the capital, the southern and northern airports, Puerto de la Cruz, Teide volcano. Well, one, or at least with two changes – to any, even the most remote corner of Tenerife.
Дизайн билетов Боно бывает разный. На обратной стороне можно посмотреть остаток средств.
All buses on Tenerife go on schedule. It can be downloaded at the link below or in printed form found at bus stations. There’s also sold tickets Bono – prepaid magnetic cards, a very useful thing. If you will be paying a fare card rather than cash to the driver, you can save 30-50% of the fare. Advantageously, accepted on all routes except the Teide volcano.
Ordinary cards Bono are 15 or 25 €. This sum will be in the account. Bono still has cards for 50 € – discount on them 10% more, but less than the period of validity.
Enter the front door, insert the card into the validator about the driver, tell him where you are going and how you are. One card can be used to pay the fare of several people, the main thing – to have enough money in the account. Well, if not enough, then charged the coins with the discount.
When paying cash fare, keep in mind that the driver is not allowed to take instructions denomination in nominal value of more than 20 €.
All buses, whose route passes through / past the Las Americas (Costa Adeje), regardless of the direction of movement necessarily call in stand up to the bus station (Estacion de guaguas). Plus a dozen stops spread across the resort. In some cases it is more convenient to use them, rather than go to the bus station. Its bus station there and in Los Cristianos.
The bus driver decided to notify its intention to get off at the next stop pressing the button in the cabin. But that’s where the tourist to know in advance your stop, if he goes to the bus for the first time in his life? And declare stop in Tenerife -not accepted.
A few moments with regards to buses. Monthly ticket – only for local residents.
About the driver may see a stack of tickets Bono, but he does not sell them (Bono bought at bus stations). This is the replacement card. If on the back of your ticket over the place and validator beeps – the driver will give out clean from the account balance.
Conventional card Bono valid for one year from the date of the first trip. Bono 50 € – only one month. Return the unused funds from the card is impossible.
On peripheral stops when approaching the desired bus raise your hand – or it can drive past.
Suitcases and bicycles hidden in the luggage compartment of the bus (the driver opens on demand or self service).
Well, that’s what we wanted to talk about bus service in Tenerife. Like nothing important is missed.
Taxis in Tenerife
Legal taxis in Tenerife can be identified by the white color, “lamp” with the numbers on the roof and a sign with the letters SP somewhere in the area of the bumper. Illegal taxis here.
All taxis operate under uniform rates. Payment for travel is done strictly by the meter. The cost of 1 km outside the city during the day – 1,10 €. Tour of the city (inside the resort) – half the price – 0,55 € for 1 km.
In the evening between 22:00 and on weekends a taxi costs 15% more expensive.
When you sit in a taxi on the counter immediately appear a few euros. This is the minimum cost of travel, while the numbers on the counter will not change.
The following table shows the approximate prices for travel on the most popular routes. Please note that in some cases (for example, when traveling from the southern airport in Puerto de la Cruz) advisable to pre-book a private transfer: will be cheaper.
Taxi waiting for customers or call stand in certain places along roads, near hotels and shopping centers. The hotel is simple enough to say at the reception «taxi», and the car behind you will arrive in a few minutes.
Travelers are deceiving moderately, rarely more than five euros a time. Most often this is not the most that dovezut near the road, making a small hook. Or at the end of a trip to click on the counter “secret key” and then suddenly add a few unexpected euros.
Taxis in Tenerife and offer excursions. The choice has a dozen routes lasting 3-8 hours. Eight-hour tour of the island by taxi will cost about € 200 per car. For more information you can get on the spot in the Tourist Information Centre.
South Airport — Las Americas (Costa Adeje) 25—30 € South Airport — Los Gigantes 55 € South Airport — Puerto de la Cruz 100 € South Airport — North Airport 80 € North Airport — Las Americas (Costa Adeje) 95 € North Airport — Puerto de la Cruz 35 € Las Americas (Costa Adeje) — Teide 65 € Las Americas (Costa Adeje) — Puerto de la Cruz 120 € Las Americas (Costa Adeje) — Santa Cruz 85 €
Direct flights up to one hour Tenerife connect with the rest of the Canary Islands.
Tenerife has two airports: the southern Tenerife Sur (Tenerife Sur, TFS) and northern Tenerife Norte (Tenerife Norte, TFN). They are still the old-fashioned called Reina Sofia and Los Rodeos, respectively.
Almost all domestic flights serving northern Tenerife North Airport from 7:00 to 21:00. At night it is closed.
From Tenerife South Airport sur flies a couple of planes a day on Gran Canaria.
Note that the long island Tenerife have both direct flights and with a stopover in Gran Canaria.
From one island to the other passengers by air delivered two airlines: Binter Canarias (75% of all flights) and its smaller rival called Islas Airways.
Arrive at the airport in plenty of time there was no need: registration for local flights usually begins 40-60 minutes prior to departure. Meals during the short flight, of course, is not provided.
An important role in the transport infrastructure of the archipelago takes ferry. Tenerife ferries arrive and depart from two ports of Los Cristianos in the south (just west of the island – La Gomera, La Palma, Hierro) and Santa Cruz (eastern islands – Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, once a week – La Palma, plus continental Spain).
All ferries – cargo, ie transport and cars. Therefore, from a practical point of view it is interesting for those tourists who are traveling to the islands with the car. Without wheels in most cases it is advisable to use the plane.
So far, three companies support maritime traffic between Tenerife and other islands.
Fred OLSEN Express has the most modern and fast ferries with the unpronounceable name.
Unfortunately, Fred OLSEN Express does not float on Fuerteventura and Lanzarote without a transplant, and the island of Hierro is now generally shy away from.
Court of Naviera Armas generally older and slower (except sharper ferry Hierro), but these are less prone to motion sickness seasick passengers. Route network covers all the islands. The table shows the minimum fare for one adult tourist travel in one direction (seats) as of February 2014. There are long-distance ferries and cabins. When buying tickets “round trip” will sometimes save a little.
If you have purchased tickets in advance (including the Internet), do not forget before boarding a ferry to register and receive a boarding pass.
Message to the continent carried out by companies Naviera Armas and Assiona Transmediterranea from the port of Santa Cruz.
Naviera weekly runs to Huelva, and also Assiona times a week goes to Cadiz.
Very slow Assiona Transmediterranea floats only from the port of Santa Cruz on the eastern islands and La Palma. At the moment, there is nothing interesting can not offer. Flight schedules and ticket prices you can see on the site.