Car hire Tenerife

Car hire in Tenerife: When you plan your Tenerife holidays you should think about a car. Car hire Tenerife should be an easy and quick task. Tenerife is a big island and you will definitely need a car.  All you have to do is go online and look for a good rent a car company and pull out your credit card.

This time we rented small Renault Twingo. We travel around with this car for one week and the car was excellent. Just to mention… we traveled to Mount Teide without any problems and make 1100km during that one week.  the small car was just perfect for Tenerife roads. Do you know what is the best? Rent cost us only 42 euros for a whole week (7 days). Of course, we spend a small amount of money for gas, but gas is less than 1 euro in Tenerife. We make a lot of kilometers for not much money.

Where to hire a car at Tenerife South Airport?

The Tenerife South Airport, which was once known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, is the international airport located on the Tenerife Island. In fact, Tenerife has two airports but Tenerife South Airport is the largest airport in the island. You can hire a car directly from Tenerife South Airport. Tenerife airport transfers offer individual private transfer and shuttle buses.

Car hire Tenerife

There are different car rental desks, including Goldcar, Auto Reisin, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Citer and much more.

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Some of the cars hire companies available at Tenerife South airport

Car hire Tenerife

Car hire Tenerife

All these car hire services are available at the arrival terminal. Car hire Tenerife offer a huge selection of various car models to choose and hire. You can find small city cars to larger models. If you are thinking of traveling to the rural areas and places like Mount Teide, then may need to hire a four wheel-drive car.

Tips and advice

  • Almost all rent a car companies have their pick up counters in the airport terminal. It will not take you more than five minutes to reach your chosen rent a car company.
  • To save money you can take a shuttle bus and rent a car with an off-site company.
  • Always hire car that has air conditioning. The hottest months in Tenerife are from May to September. You will enjoy warm temperatures all year around so air conditioning is a must to keep you comfortable when is warm outside.
  • You should book your hire car as far in advance as possible. Demand is huge and it can be high in the winter and summer.
  • When you drop the car off make a sure that you fill up the gas tank. That way you will avoid any unexpected fuel charges.

You will need a car to visit most popular resorts like Costa Adeje, Playa de Americas, The Teide National Park, Los Gigantes and many other beautiful places.

When you are planning your vacation on the island you should also make an early car booking to save money and time. Car hires companies has websites that allow you to book your car earlier… your car will be ready when you arrive at the airport. You should know that if you didn’t book your car in advance then you will have to hire it with a higher rate. However, you may not get the car you want because of limited availability.

Petrol Stations close to Tenerife South Airport:

Usually, you will rent a car with a full-tank fuel rule. You should refuel gas before you drop your rental car at the service center. The fuel tank has to be filled up. The closed gas station to fill up your car is in Atogo. The station is located on the opposite side of the Tenerife South Airport. You can reach the gas station in 5 minutes. It is just a 1km away.

What if I don’t need a car all the time?

What if you do not need a car all the time. Perhaps you will need it for only a day or two. Car hire in Tenerife is not hard. You will find the car hire office almost in every Tenerife town. There you will be able to hire a car for as long as you want.

For other information about Tenerife visit our Tenerife travel guide.