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Cheapest car hire in Tenerife Airport

  • Mini
    Volkswagen Up
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 5.27
  • Economy
    Volkswagen Polo
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 5.89
  • Compact
    Citroen C4
    5 |
    3 |
    3 |
    From € 6.36
  • Estate
    Skoda Fabia Estate
    5 |
    4 |
    5 |
    From € 7.76
  • 5 seat minivan
    Citroen Picasso
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 9.15

*daily rates in Tenerife Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Tenerife Airport car hire

Hi, I am trying to book a hire car though your website, but need to also request a child seat - how do I do this? 

Hi, you will be able to select additional extras such as a child seat on the booking page.

Useful things to know about Tenerife Airport

  • The airport, now called just Tenerife South, was named after the Queen of Spain.
  • It was built in 1978 to cope with the increase in tourism.
  • It’s now the busiest airport in the Canaries.
  • From there it’s under five miles to the main tourist resorts.
  • Over 8.6 million passengers flew to and from there last year.

Car hire companies with desks at Tenerife South Airport terminal include:

  • Enterprise (Tel: +34 922 759 329)
  • Europcar (Tel: +34 911 505 000)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +34 910 210 103)
  • Hertz (Tel: +34 922 759 319)
  • Interrent (Tel: +34 912 106 769)
  • Sixt (Tel: +34 871 180 192)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +34 922 759 319)
  • TopCar (Tel: +34 922 397 024)
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Car hire companies that provide a free shuttle bus at Tenerife South Airport include:

  • Avis (Tel: +34 928 092 330)
  • Budget (Tel: +34 928 092 330)
  • Orlando (Tel: +34 928 765 502)
* provide a meet and greet service at Tenerife South Airport.

Most popular hire cars picked up from Tenerife South Airport:

  • Fiat Panda (mini)
  • Volkswagen Polo (economy)
  • Citroen C4 Cactus (compact)
  • Citroen Berlingo (minivan)
  • Renault Captur (SUV)
  • Volkswagen Touran (7 seater minivan)

Is it worth hiring car from Tenerife South Airport?

If you are visiting Tenerife to spend your days led on the sun lounger then a hire car likely will not be worth it, however for anyone wanting to take in more that this island has to offer will find a hire car is worth every penny. Explore all corners of this most popular Canary Island under your own steam and at your pace. Save money on taxi fares and expensive guided tour buses by hiring a car from Tenerife South Airport. Even those just hanging out by the pool might find a rental car cheaper than the airport transfer.

How much does car hire from Tenerife South Airport cost?

Prices to hire a car for a week from Tenerife South Airport start from just 40 EUR during off-peak times for a small / economy class car. You can top up the standard insurance for around 8 EUR per day and then just factor in the cost of fuel which is cheap in Tenerife as there is no VAT, all resulting in the cost of car hire at Tenerife South Airport very affordable indeed.

Tenerife South Airport Mini Guide (Sofia Reina)

Tell me About Tenerife South Airport
Tenerife South Airport was previously called Tenerife Reina Sofia Airport. It is one of the islands two airports - Tenerife is also served by Tenerife Airport North. The capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 60km from the airport. The South airport was built after the disastrous Tenerife air disaster caused by a mix of poor weather and an overcrowded plane schedule at the airport.

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How can I fly There?
At the present time 43 airlines fly into the airport from most major cities in Europe and Russia. Some of the routes are seasonal, but this is a popular destination even in winter. Most of the flights are operated by charter or budget airlines, only a few are scheduled.

Can I get to the City and my Resort Easily?
There is a good bus service on the island from the airport to most resorts, the 343 takes you to the capital and beyond and 111 connects the two airports. If you decide to hire a car at Tenerife Airport you can find the Tenerife Airport car rental desks on floor P. To drive is easy, just leave the airport on route TF1, this will take you all around Tenerife.

What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
If you have any enquiries at the airport, the Information Desk is on P0 floor. There is also a Tourist Information Office there if you need assistance booking a hotel or finding out about local attractions. For all your money needs there is a currency exchange service and ATM at Caja Canarias. If you want to relax before your flight or just catch up on some business, you can book into the Montana Roja VIP Lounge on floor P1 – there you can have some refreshments and surf the internet too. A Post Office and pharmacy are also available at the airport.

What if I Need Special Assistance?
Aena Airports are proud of their ‘ barrier free' programme for passengers with reduced mobility. You can contact them directly or visit the Special Assistance Desk on floor P0.

What if I get Hungry?
If you are in a hurry and need to grab and go, head to To Go for quick sandwiches and drinks. Try Bill Bentley an English style pub, for a filling meal and a beer or if tapas is more your thing, go to Carlsberg Bar. Grill And More have a large selection of self service meals on offer and have international and local dishes. Love pizza? You will love Mama Leones or for a sweet treat head to La Bense Bornay - an ice cream parlour.

Can I Shop There? I Forgot Something…
Thinking Tenerife and Magic Canarias are great places to shop for last minute gifts and souvenirs, they have local produce and hand made items from the Canary Islands. At Zona Zero you can buy luxury brand shoes and accessories or for jewellery visit Perla del Sur. Of course you can buy all your duty free items and browse the special offers at Canariensis and Dufry. Water and a newspaper are all you need? Look out for Relay.

plane at tenerife south airport

Where can I Stay Nearby?
The Sandos San Blas Reserva Ambiental and Golf is a five star resort with luxurious accommodation on both a beach and a nature reserve and just 3km from the airport. The hotel has eight pools and a fitness centre for your use and you can play tennis and volleyball there too. At night time, dance the night away at the hotel nightclub or enjoy a meal at Cueva Atxon or La Proa restaurants.

Latest Update from Tenerife Airport:

07/02/17 – Ryan air has recently increased the number of flights it offers from Manchester to Tenerife South, from 7 to 9 flights weekly. 

08/05/12 - In line with most modern public buildings, Tenerife South Airport has introduced defibrillators to help those who suffer cardiac arrest whilst at the airport.

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