Guide to Driving In Tenerife - Drive Safe in Tenerife

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Tenerife and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

100 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 30-50mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Tenerife on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Tenerife is EUR €
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is years of age
urban

Driving Laws in Tenerife

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Tenerife?

Driving in Tenerife
Pocket guide to driving in Tenerife
Profile:
Tenerife
EUR €
Driving in Tenerife
SPEED: (kph)
50
100
120
Speed limit in Tenerife
Holiday:
Rush hour in Tenerife
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Tenerife
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Tenerife
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Tenerife
MIN AGE:
21
Min driving age in Tenerife
DRINK:
30-50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Tenerife
EMERGENCY:
Emergency phone number in Tenerife
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Tenerife
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Tenerife
SEATBELTS:
Seat belt in Tenerife

Rules of the road

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Fuel Prices in Tenerife by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Many of the major resorts have free on-street parking. There are also clearly signed car parks, these are usually underground and are fairly reasonable. It is forbidden to park on yellow or white lines. Blue lines indicate a restricted area, usually indicating the need to pay and display. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

The emergency services can be accessed by calling 112.

What to do in an emergency

The emergency services can be contacted by phoning 112. You should not leave the scene of the accident until the services have arrived. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Autopista Highway/Motorway
Calle Street
Salida Exit
Peligro Danger
Gasolina Petrol

Tenerife Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Tenerife by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Tenerife and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
About the Author -

Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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