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Car Rental in Tenerife

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Tenerife, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tenerife North Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$8.70 per day
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Tenerife North Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.30 per day
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Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$9.63 per day
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Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.87 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tenerife North Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$9.87 / per day
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Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$10.49 / per day
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Tenerife Airport South Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$10.59 / per day
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Tenerife North Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$11.12 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:35 on 2021-07-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
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%
Rating
9.1

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

One-Way Car Rentals in Tenerife

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Tenerife and drop off in another city include:

  • From Tenerife to Lanzarote - 24 offers from € 29.67 per day
  • From Tenerife to Gran Canaria - 30 offers from € 29.34 per day
  • From Tenerife to La Palma - 15 offers from € 29.34 per day

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

  • Gran Canaria. Sometimes considered the friendly rival of Tenerife, Gran Canaria is the second-most populous island in the archipelago. Attractions include Las Palmas, the largest Canarian city, as well as fun beach towns like Maspalomas, the prehistoric site of Risco Caído, and volcanic landscapes. Keep in mind: Some rental car companies permit picking up a rental car on one island and dropping it off on another, but you should also see if the ferry company allows it. You will need to buy an additional ticket for your rental, and it’s generally a good idea to book tickets in advance, especially if you’re traveling during the warmer half of the year. Alternatively, you can drop off your rental on one island, travel without it, and pick one up on the next after arriving.
  • La Gomera. Located just west of Tenerife, the little island of La Gomera is one of the most mythical destinations in the Canary Islands. It is known for its unique whistling language, El Silbo, which was created to allow locals to communicate across its long valleys. The islan’s cliffs, peaks, and beaches make it one of the best hiking destinations in all of Spain.
  • La Palma. Another one of the smaller Canary Islands that is sometimes overlooked by foreign travelers who stick to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, La Palma shouldn’t be mistaken for Palma de Mallorca, the largest city in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. As elsewhere in the Canaries, the island is home to beautiful landscapes but also boasts interesting museums, the peak of El Roque de los Muchachos, and a special, secluded atmosphere.

Car Rental Prices in Tenerife

  • Convertibles - from $78 per day
  • Station wagons - from $25 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $30 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $56 per day
  • Premium cars - from $96 per day
  • Small cars - from $22 per day
  • SUVs - from $96 per day

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. Lanzarote Car Rentals from $35.60 per day
    313.0 km / 194.5 miles away
  2. Fuerteventura Car Rentals from $25.41 per day
    283.1 km / 175.9 miles away
  3. 119.2 km / 74.0 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Rentals from $10.80 per day
    114.3 km / 71.0 miles away
  5. La Gomera Car Rentals from $16.66 per day
    48.3 km / 30.0 miles away
  6. Playa del Ingles Car Rentals from $25.41 per day
    121.3 km / 75.4 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Tenerife

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Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$37.16
January
$22.97
February
$26.74
March
$28.54
April
$18.70
May
$17.88
June
$51.02
July
$36.41
August
$33.91
September
$25.60
October
$75.42
November
$53.58
December
The best month to rent a car in Tenerife is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $17.88). This is 50% cheaper than the yearly average and 76% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $75.42 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 November, travelers rent a car for an average of 9 days in June, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Tenerife
7
January
7
February
8
March
6
April
6
May
4
June
5
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
9
November
5
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 November, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Tenerife by Monthly Searches
7%
January
5%
February
5%
March
4%
April
5%
May
4%
June
6%
July
6%
August
4%
September
175%
October
599%
November
378%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Interrent Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Interrent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Canarias Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
November 22, 2020
Tenerife has a lot of places to see and to be, public transport is not the best also, there are place that you can not get there otherwise.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Megane
March 16, 2020
I will try to get cars that you pick up the airpory.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
February 26, 2020
Tenefife is a beautiful Island and would go back
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
February 16, 2020
it's tricky when you are used to driving on the other side of the road. Only confident drivers should do it, its certainly different to driving around London
United Kingdom
BMW Serie 3 Aut.
February 8, 2020
Driving in Tenerife is a pleasure been to Barcelona and wouldn’t consider a car there was worried at first as only drove in the uk but have had 8/9 rental cars in Tenerife now and save hundreds on taxis and transfers
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
January 13, 2020
North and North-west roads (including highways) contain many switchbacks or hairpin curves. Really a lot. Beware.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
October 8, 2019
Renting a car in Tenerife is the best way to see the island above and beyond your resort. Tenerife roads are generally very good; the motorway around the island is excellent, as are the main roads up to Teide National Park and La Oratava. We enjoyed driving above the clouds and finding tucked away beaches. Beware, though, of Interrent charging twice for insurance cover.
United Kingdom
Citroen Berlingo
August 19, 2019
easy driving, mostly well sign-posted, ability to explore
United Kingdom
VW Polo
July 1, 2019
easy and strait forward they new i had car hire with them before so that made it simple and no hanging about wasting time'i wll use them again.
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
May 21, 2019
Great weather all year round. Eating out is very affordable.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
January 3, 2019
Would be hard to get around the island without a car. BUT - some of the roads are steep, with lots of hairpin bends, and parking is difficult in towns. It would appear most Canarians prefer to park for free on the streets, which are therefore crammed & difficult to navigate. Best to find a multi-storey or underground car park, which are reasonably priced & always in our experience had lots of space. Road markings & signage aren't always conspicuous. On numerous occasions our (Garmin) sat nav showed a say 4-junction roundabout coming up, which turned out to be say 6 or 7 junctions - therefore instruction to"take the 3rd exit" became meaningless.
Sweden
Dacia Sandero
December 31, 2018
in tenerife the driving rules seem to be respected by everyone, as opposed to other islands in italy or greece. also be prepared for very tough roads at times, because of the mountain terrain. overall the roads are in very very good condition. it is generally hard to find a parking spot in towns or cities.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
November 28, 2018
There's so much to explore in Tenerife! Public transportation will take you all over the island, but you lose half of your touring day if you have to match your activities to bus schedules. If you want to do more than spend all day every day at the beach, or see more than the canned itineraries the guided tours offer, you'll want the autonomy of having your own car. Sure, check out the recommended places in your tour guides. But then get away from the crowds at the shore -- into the smaller towns a few miles inland -- and experience the beautiful sights, the authentic cuisine, and the real people and culture of Tenerife!
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
November 11, 2018
You really need to rent a car if you intend to visit the Teide National Park or the Anaga Country Park or visit various locations around the island
Romania
Renault Clio
September 27, 2018
The island has incredible good infrastructure. And it's quite small, so a car can help you easily visit most of the attractions on the island. Please be aware that the island has quite a lot of hills, so a bigger engine can help you climb that easier (I took a car with a small engine and we had some difficulties maintaining a reasonable speed while going on Teide for example).
United Kingdom
Seat Leon
August 20, 2018
Roads were very good and majority of drivers were courteous. Winding roads to the Volcano (Teide) were challenging and would recommend an automatic if going there - otherwise lots of gear changes.
Latvia
Ford Fiesta
July 11, 2018
If you want to ride in the mountains, choose a machine with a larger engine capacity. It was difficult to climb our mountain-lifting machine with a capacity of 1.2 liters.

Top 15 Suppliers in Tenerife in 2021

Orlando
Orlando
Exceptional 9.5
+34922263220 / +34610583764
Camino San Lázaro, 192, 38206 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:59
Tue:08:00-21:59
Wed:08:00-21:59
Thu:08:00-21:59
Fri:08:00-21:59
Sat:08:00-21:59
Sun:08:00-21:59
Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+34965233191
Sala de llegadas, Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos, 38206, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+34922632642
AEROPUERTO DE LOS RODEOS,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34911505000
Carr. Gral. del Nte., Km 13,2, Local 42, 38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Canarias
Canarias
Excellent 8.5
+34922792919
Av. Ernesto Sarti, 10
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-13:00
Wed:09:00-13:00
Thu:09:00-13:00
Fri:09:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
TenerifeCar
TenerifeCar
Excellent 8.5
+34922792919
Av. Ernesto Sarti, 10
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-13:00
Wed:09:00-13:00
Thu:09:00-13:00
Fri:09:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+34928092330
Aeropuerto Norte Los Rodeos La Laguna
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+34928092330
Apto Norte Los Rodeos La Laguna
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
+34139071680
Carr. Gral. del Nte., Km 13,2, Local 42, 38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Excellent 8
+34918341400
Autopista del Nte., 38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+34922263220
Camino San Lázaro, 192, 38206
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
911501183
El Mediano S/N TF-1 Km 59 Salida 23 Aeropuerto Sur Reina Sofia
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
+34918341400
Goldcar, Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte, 38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+34639938933 / +34658626413
38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:08:00-00:00
Tue:08:00-00:00
Wed:08:00-00:00
Thu:08:00-00:00
Fri:08:00-00:00
Sat:08:00-00:00
Sun:08:00-00:00
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 7
+34871180192
Camino San Lazaro 142, 38206 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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