If you are booking a car hire please find some useful information about collecting a hire car from Tenerife North Airport and driving on the island. Here's what you might expect:
Driving from Tenerife North Airport to Major Resorts:
Tenerife North Airport (Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte - TFN) is located in the northern part of the island. Driving to the major resorts in the south (such as Playa de las Américas
, Los Cristianos, and Costa Adeje
) will take some time, as the airport is approximately 60-70 kilometers (37-43 miles) away. The drive can take around 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
Tenerife has a well-maintained road network. The primary routes connecting the airport to major resorts are typically in good condition. You'll find a mix of road types, including dual carriageways (with two lanes in each direction) and motorways (autopistas).
Traffic conditions can vary. During peak tourist seasons, like the summer months, traffic can be busier, especially on the main routes to the southern resorts. It's advisable to check for real-time traffic updates or use a navigation app for the latest information.
Road signage is generally clear and well-marked in Tenerife. Signs are usually in Spanish but may also include some English. Follow the signs for your intended destination, and consider using a GPS or smartphone navigation app for added convenience.
Tenerife does not have toll roads, so you won't encounter any toll booths during your journey.
Major resorts in Tenerife have parking facilities, but availability may be limited during peak times. Some hotels also provide parking for their guests. Be sure to inquire about parking options at your accommodation.
Local Driving Regulations:
Follow the local driving regulations, including speed limits, which are usually well-marked. In Spain, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. Seatbelts are mandatory for all passengers, and you must carry a reflective vest and warning triangle in the car.