Car Hire in Tenerife

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Tenerife, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Tenerife Airport South
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£ 10.02 per day
Tenerife Airport South
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 10.32 per day
Tenerife Airport South
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 10.42 per day
Tenerife Airport South
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Turisprime
£ 10.63 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Tenerife Airport South
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 10.88 / per day
Tenerife Airport South
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 11.26 / per day
Tenerife Adeje Jardines de Nivaria
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Canarias
£ 11.27 / per day
Tenerife Airport South
Economy
Hyundai I20 or comparable
Hyundai I20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 11.33 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:15 on 2022-10-04.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
34
Budget car hire price
£ 49.81 / per day
Average car hire length
2 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire a car in Tenerife?

Home of both the prettiest beaches and loudest parties in the Canaries, Tenerife has a decades-long standing as a popular vacation destination. Those looking for more of a challenge will look into climbing El Teide, Spain’s highest peak, or exploring the national park that surrounds it.

Tenerife

One-way Car Hire in Tenerife

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

  • From Tenerife to Lanzarote - 24 offers from £ 25.87 per day
  • From Tenerife to Gran Canaria - 30 offers from £ 25.58 per day
  • From Tenerife to La Palma - 15 offers from £ 25.58 per day

Top ways to enter Tenerife

  • Tenerife South Airport. The busiest of the two international airports serving the island, Tenerife South serves about 11 million passengers yearly. The airport has flights by more than 30 different airlines, including low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair.
  • Tenerife North Airport. The smaller of the two, Tenerife North handles about 5.8 million travellers every year. The airport is just a 20-minute drive west of Santa Cruz, the main settlement of the island. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Santa Cruz. Tenerife is naturally all about the beach, but if you can, spare at least a day for its largest city. The co-capital of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz is home to a beautiful and notably diverse architecture of various styles, the Museum of Nature and Archaeology (with a large focus on the native Guanche population), and plenty of character.
  • Los Cristianos. Located near the Tenerife South Airport, Los Cristianos is perhaps the most famous coastal resort on the island. In addition to having splendid public beaches, the town also serves as a convenient hub for accessing most of the notable attractions of Southern Tenerife and is a jump-off point for whale watching tours.
  • El Teide. A volcano and a mountain reaching the awe-inspiring height of 3,718 m (or 12,198 feet), El Teide is the symbol of Tenerife. It’s possible to reach the mountain top (although that requires a special permit), but exploring the surrounding national park of the same name can be just as exciting.

Traffic and parking

  • Spain recognizes driving licences from all the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are valid and if you’re visiting for a time period that is less than six months. If you are staying for longer than six months or if you’re a full-time resident of Spain, you need to acquire a Spanish driving licence.
  • Important: Sources differ on whether you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) if you’re coming from outside the EU/EEA and are on a short visit. While your rental car company might permit you to rent a car with your valid foreign license, some sources claim that the Spanish police might not recognize your home license and will require you to have an IDP. Because of this, it’s probably safer to get an IDP and carry both your original licence and the IDP with you.
  • Similarly, if your driving licence doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • You must carry your driving licence, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driving licence for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Tenerife, nor on any of the other Canary Islands.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this highland city is perhaps the most interesting historical attraction in the Canaries. Overlooking the sea and the city of Santa Cruz (from which it is only a 20-minute drive away), San Cristóbal is home to architectural gems like the Church of the Immaculate Conception and House of Salazar.
  • Teno Rural Park. Located on the relatively remote (though easily accessible) western coast of Tenerife, Teno is a place for long hikes that let visitors explore the park’s marine cliffs and great avian diversity. The drive here takes 45 minutes from Los Cristianos and twice as long from Santa Cruz.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Tenerife is the Fiat Panda, followed by the Seat Ibiza and the VW Polo. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Car Hire Prices in Tenerife

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 83 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 65 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 55 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 98 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 148 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 91 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 78 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 88 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your car:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, our data shows that hiring a car in Tenerife is the cheapest in the month of June.

Top 5 Cities near Tenerife

  1. Gran Canaria starting at £ 11.83 per day
    138.8 km / 86.2 miles away
  2. Lanzarote starting at £ 23.69 per day
    331.2 km / 205.8 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura starting at £ 8.61 per day
    292.4 km / 181.7 miles away
  4. La Palma starting at £ 22.93 per day
    99.4 km / 61.8 miles away
  5. La Gomera starting at £ 18.73 per day
    30.5 km / 18.9 miles away

Top 19 Destinations around Tenerife

  1. Tenerife Playa San Huan Hotel Abama starting at £ 27.51 per day
    7.3 km / 4.5 miles away
  2. Playa Paraiso Hard Rock Hotel starting at £ 27.51 per day
    13.6 km / 8.4 miles away
  3. Playa Paraiso Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel starting at £ 12.39 per day
    13.6 km / 8.5 miles away
  4. Playa Paraiso H10 Atlantic Sunset Hotel starting at £ 27.51 per day
    13.8 km / 8.6 miles away
  5. Tenerife Adeje Hotel Bahia Principe starting at £ 27.51 per day
    14.0 km / 8.7 miles away
  6. Tenerife H10 Costa Adeje Palace starting at £ 27.51 per day
    17.2 km / 10.7 miles away
  7. Tenerife Adeje Hotel Bahia del Duque starting at £ 27.51 per day
    18.0 km / 11.2 miles away
  8. Tenerife GF Gran Costa Adaje starting at £ 26.23 per day
    18.2 km / 11.3 miles away
  9. Tenerife Adeje GF Victoria starting at £ 26.23 per day
    18.3 km / 11.4 miles away
  10. Tenerife Adeje Isabel Family Hotel starting at £ 26.23 per day
    18.6 km / 11.5 miles away
  11. Tenerife Adeje GF Fanabe starting at £ 26.23 per day
    18.6 km / 11.6 miles away
  12. Tenerife Adeje Jardines de Nivaria starting at £ 11.27 per day
    18.6 km / 11.6 miles away
  13. Tenerife Adeje Troya Hotel starting at £ 26.23 per day
    20.9 km / 13.0 miles away
  14. Tenerife Hotel La Siesta starting at £ 26.23 per day
    21.7 km / 13.5 miles away
  15. Los Cristianos Hotel Columbus starting at £ 42.93 per day
    21.7 km / 13.5 miles away
  16. Los Cristianos H10 Conquistador starting at £ 26.23 per day
    21.8 km / 13.5 miles away
  17. Los Cristianos Gara Suites starting at £ 26.23 per day
    21.8 km / 13.5 miles away
  18. Tenerife Los Cristianos Port starting at £ 23.69 per day
    23.3 km / 14.5 miles away
  19. San Miguel de Abona Hotel Golf Plaza starting at £ 26.44 per day
    31.8 km / 19.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Tenerife?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Tenerifefluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Tenerife
£ 23.87
January
£ 18.88
February
£ 19.61
March
£ 20.64
April
£ 13.11
May
£ 13.11
June
£ 37.41
July
£ 26.70
August
£ 27.26
September
£ 18.77
October
£ 91.61
November
£ 39.29
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Tenerife is May with prices starting at £ 13.11 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 91.61. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 29. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Tenerife?

Hirers picking up a car in Tenerife keep them for an average of 10 days during in March, while those picking up their cars in February keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire 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
5
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Tenerife?

While travellers visit Tenerife year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is January, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in Tenerife by Monthly Searches
303%
January
196%
February
183%
March
April
May
June
July
August
40%
September
227%
October
November
249%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 5 3 Small cars
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
TopCar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Turisprime Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Cicar
9.35 / 10
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
6.9 / 10
Total number of reviews
23
Total rental companies
21
Average daily price
£ 49.88
Lowest daily price
£ 5.89
Total cars available
1451

Top 21 Hire Companies in Tenerife in 2022

Cicar
Cicar
Remarkable 9.3 / 315 reviews
+34922632642
In terminal
GoByCar
GoByCar
Remarkable 9.2 / 36 reviews
+34822255559
Calle Cuevas de Cho Portada s/n San Isidro (2223,61 km), 38611 Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain-Canary Islands Buscar en Google Maps C. Cuevas de Cho Portada, 88,38611 Granadilla de Abona
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Remarkable 9.1 / 100 reviews
+34608013823 / +34928092330
Calle Los Helechos, S/N
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
TopCar
TopCar
Remarkable 9 / 642 reviews
+34922397024
Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.9 / 17 reviews
+34922759329
AEROPUERTO REINA SOFIA,
Turisprime
Turisprime
Outstanding 8.8 / 64 reviews
+34608013823 / +34928092330
C. los Helechos, 1, 38611 Granadilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.7 / 40 reviews
+34902511520 / +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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.6 / 101 reviews
+34922635868
Tenerife Norte Airport,38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.6 / 278 reviews
+34922635868
Tenerife Norte Airport,38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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
Canarias
Canarias
Outstanding 8.5 / 140 reviews
+34922714298
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Aeropuerto Los Rodeos
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:45
Tue:09:00-19:45
Wed:09:00-19:45
Thu:09:00-19:45
Fri:09:00-19:45
Sat:09:00-19:45
Sun:09:00-19:45
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
922635868
Local 40 - 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
Outstanding 8.5 / 49 reviews
+34902105055
Portofino Building- Pto De La Cruz Robles, Urbanizacion La Paz, 4, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Fri:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Outstanding 8.4 / 15 reviews
+34918340262
El Mediano S/N, TF-1, Km 59, 38610, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.4 / 39 reviews
+34871180192
Aeropuerto Reina Sofia, 38610 Granadilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.4 / 18 reviews
+34971126880
TFS airport, Autopista Del Sur, Km 58,5, San Isidro
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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.3 / 16 reviews
+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:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
TenerifeCar
TenerifeCar
Outstanding 8.3 / 18 reviews
+34922714298
Aeropuerto de los Rodeos, 38206, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:45
Tue:09:00-19:45
Wed:09:00-19:45
Thu:09:00-19:45
Fri:09:00-19:45
Sat:09:00-19:45
Sun:09:00-19:45
Orlando
Orlando
Outstanding 8.2 / 142 reviews
+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
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8 / 127 reviews
+34638563429 / +34639938933
Barcelo Santiago, Centro Comercial, Calle la Hondura, 38683 Santiago del Teide
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7 / 102 reviews
+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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6.9 / 98 reviews
+34918341400
38610, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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
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