Car Hire in Tenerife

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Tenerife, Spain - Canary Islands
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Tenerife North Airport Car Hire
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 16.93 per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Hire
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
£ 21.52 per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Hire
Compact
Renault Megane or comparable
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 24.32 per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Hire
Compact Elite
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
£ 25.73 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Tenerife Airport South Car Hire
Standard
Peugeot 3008 or comparable
Peugeot 3008
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
£ 31.32 / per day
Tenerife Los Cristianos Port Car Hire
Intermediate
Seat Toledo or comparable
Seat Toledo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 37.42 / per day
Tenerife Airport South Car Hire
Special
Nissan Juke or comparable
Nissan Juke
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
TopCar
£ 37.98 / per day
Puerto de la Cruz Car Hire
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 Cabrio or comparable
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 50.05 / 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 14:25 on 2023-02-01.
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Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Dialing code
34
Average car hire price
£ 47.20 / per day
Average car hire length
2 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mph
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 Car Hire

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 £ 26.38 per day
  • From Tenerife to Gran Canaria - 30 offers from £ 26.08 per day
  • From Tenerife to La Palma - 15 offers from £ 26.08 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 day trips

  • 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 £ 80 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 71 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 53 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 55 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 81 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 94 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 46 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 86 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.
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Top 5 Cities near Tenerife

  1. Gran Canaria Car Hire starting at £ 26.94 per day
    128.6 km / 79.9 miles away
  2. Lanzarote Car Hire starting at £ 24.29 per day
    328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  3. Fuerteventura Car Hire starting at £ 18.60 per day
    287.0 km / 178.3 miles away
  4. La Palma Car Hire starting at £ 45.00 per day
    115.6 km / 71.8 miles away
  5. La Gomera Car Hire starting at £ 41.31 per day
    33.5 km / 20.8 miles away

Top 16 Destinations around Tenerife

  1. Tenerife H10 Costa Adeje Palace Car Hire starting at £ 56.76 per day
    9.9 km / 6.2 miles away
  2. Tenerife GF Gran Costa Adaje Car Hire starting at £ 56.76 per day
    11.0 km / 6.8 miles away
  3. Tenerife Adeje GF Victoria Car Hire starting at £ 56.76 per day
    11.1 km / 6.9 miles away
  4. 11.3 km / 7.0 miles away
  5. Tenerife Hotel La Siesta Car Hire starting at £ 56.76 per day
    14.4 km / 8.9 miles away
  6. 24.9 km / 15.5 miles away
  7. 25.2 km / 15.7 miles away
  8. Tenerife Airport South Car Hire starting at £ 18.46 per day
    26.8 km / 16.7 miles away
  9. La Gomera Valle Gran Rey Car Hire starting at £ 23.22 per day
    52.9 km / 32.8 miles away
  10. La Palma Airport Car Hire starting at £ 13.27 per day
    105.5 km / 65.6 miles away
  11. Gran Canaria Meloneras Car Hire starting at £ 35.91 per day
    127.7 km / 79.3 miles away
  12. Gran Canaria Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.74 per day
    141.3 km / 87.8 miles away
  13. Fuerteventura Airport Car Hire starting at £ 15.61 per day
    289.6 km / 179.9 miles away
  14. Corralejo Port Car Hire starting at £ 24.29 per day
    294.4 km / 183.0 miles away
  15. Playa Blanca Port Car Hire starting at £ 32.37 per day
    300.1 km / 186.4 miles away
  16. Lanzarote Airport Car Hire starting at £ 15.82 per day
    324.1 km / 201.4 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Tenerife fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Tenerife
£ 24.34
January
£ 19.26
February
£ 19.99
March
£ 21.34
April
£ 13.37
May
£ 13.37
June
£ 38.15
July
£ 27.22
August
£ 25.36
September
£ 19.14
October
£ 56.39
November
£ 40.06
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Tenerife is May with prices starting at £ 13.37 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 £ 56.39. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 26. 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
6
April
6
May
4
June
5
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
9
November
5
December

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

The most popular month for hiring a car in Tenerife is May, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Hire in Tenerife by Monthly Searches
126%
January
102%
February
85%
March
74%
April
151%
May
72%
June
103%
July
106%
August
72%
September
95%
October
110%
November
104%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
TopCar Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
TopCar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
GoByCar Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
TopCar Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Surprice Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Turisprime Skoda Fabia STW 5 3 Station wagons

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Citroen C3 aircross
16 January 2023
Hiring a car, gave us the freedom to explore Tenerife and I would highly recommend Stargazing on Mount Teide
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
31 October 2022
I enjoyed driving the car that we hired.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
21 October 2022
relaxing vaca
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
23 August 2022
Great holiday, but our 20 year old son got his legs and chest badly burnt on day 1, do please take care in the sun. Sort of spoilt our holiday a bit as for 3 days he didn't want to go outside in the sun. However we made the most if things. Went for a drive up Mount Teidi-amazing views. Visited the parque naturelle with its amazing rock pools. Went to Los Christianous beech which was class swimming in the waves and very safe. Went whale and dolphin watching although didn't get to see any dolphins.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
28 May 2022
Used to live in Tenerife, so know my way around.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
29 March 2022
Plenty of places to visit Local people very welcoming.
United Kingdom
Renault Megane
21 March 2022
Tight, narrow roads, but worth hiring a car to get around the sights of Tenerife / La Gomera
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
18 February 2022
Mount Teide was lovely. BBQ area Las Lajas was lovely and birds to watch, at a good free BBQ area
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
13 February 2022
We did a island tour over the week, the little car was great and very good value on fuel
United Kingdom
VW Polo 3d
10 February 2022
Teide, Masca and the countryside around Villaflor were the highlights. Temple Bar for live music - excellent when Liam is playing. Playa las Americas, Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje all fairly ugly, overdeveloped, lacking in any local character - but good fun for a night out. Nicest beach we found was Abama, though it has a longish walk to/from
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
7 February 2022
We travelled all over Tenerife during our 7 days, right around the island and also south to north through the Teide National Park, up to the top of the volcano which is a must along with Vilaflor on the way up. Los Gigantes, Los Cristianos, Playa de Americas, Puerto de la Cruz and its botanic gardens were all highlights, but the best was whale watching from Los Cristianos, where we were able to see in the wild up close pilot whales and both rare spotted and bottlenose dolphins followed by wonderful local food at local restaurants including sardines, prawns and Canarian potatoes!

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Cicar
9.37 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
6.98 / 10
Total number of reviews
162
Total rental companies
20
Average daily price
£ 47.20
Lowest daily price
£ 10.99
Total cars available
1519

Top 20 Hire Companies in Tenerife in 2023

Cicar
Cicar
Remarkable 9.4 / 343 reviews
+34922759329
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
£ 21 - £ 91
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 / 180 reviews
+34608013823 / +34928092330
Calle Los Helechos, S/N
£ 22 - £ 74
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 / 882 reviews
+34922397024
Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
£ 30 - £ 90
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
Turisprime
Turisprime
Outstanding 8.8 / 150 reviews
+34608013823 / +34928092330
C. los Helechos, 1, 38611 Granadilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
£ 22 - £ 30
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8 / 20 reviews
+34922759329
AEROPUERTO REINA SOFIA,
£ 24 - £ 110
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.6 / 332 reviews
+34922635868
Tenerife Norte Airport,38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
£ 21 - £ 65
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.6 / 49 reviews
+34902511520 / +34928092330
Aeropuerto Norte Los Rodeos, La Laguna,
£ 26 - £ 85
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 / 112 reviews
+34922635868
Tenerife Norte Airport,38297 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
£ 23 - £ 70
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.6
922759319
Aeropuerto Reina Sofia
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 / 150 reviews
+34922714298
San Cristăłbal De La Laguna, Aeropuerto Los Rodeos
£ 57 - £ 162
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
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5 / 90 reviews
+34902105055 / +34911505000
Portofino Building- Pto De La Cruz Robles, Urbanizacion La Paz, 4, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz
£ 27 - £ 51
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Tue:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Wed:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Thu:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Fri:08:00-13:00; 15:30-17:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
TenerifeCar
TenerifeCar
Outstanding 8.5 / 24 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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.3 / 41 reviews
+34871180192
Av. Virgen de Guadalupe 2, 38679 Costa Adeje
£ 44 - £ 97
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.3 / 18 reviews
+34911505000
Carr. Gral. del Nte., Km 13,2, Local 42, 38297 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
£ 36 - £ 69
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
Orlando
Orlando
Outstanding 8.3 / 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
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Outstanding 8.2 / 48 reviews
+34971126880
TFS airport, Autopista Del Sur, Km 58,5, San Isidro
£ 24 - £ 112
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
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.1 / 156 reviews
+34638563429 / +34639938933
Barcelo Santiago, Centro Comercial, Calle la Hondura, 38683 Santiago del Teide
£ 26 - £ 186
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3 / 653 reviews
+34918341400
38610, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
£ 17 - £ 23
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7 / 107 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
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