Tenerife car hire

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Cheap car hire in Tenerife

EconomyR1 490/day
CompactR1 608/day
IntermediateR1 680/day
MiniR1 412/day
Intermediate SUVR1 899/day
Compact SUVR2 282/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Tenerife

  • Any type of vehicle is commonly suitable to drive around Tenerife. Tenerife is only a small island with good driveable conditions that don’t make it necessary to hire cars like four-wheel drives. Drivability around the island is good and there are various routes that you can reach with your vehicle that public transport doesn't reach. Not only are the roads in a good and suitable condition, but the whole island can be explored within a day, with an approximate driving time of only 4h.
  • There are only a couple of car hire locations on the small island of Tenerife. Customers and passengers can find select hire cars in the north of the island, specifically located at Tenerife North Airport (TFN), however most companies are located south of the island. These can be found at Tenerife South Airport (TFS.) Rental and hire companies for vehicles are located directly outside the arrival’s terminal of the Airport. Alternatively, information desks can be found within the arrivals hall. Customers can find several rental companies to choose from.
  • Those who are looking to hire a car in Tenerife will need to show various documents to successfully drive away in their hire vehicle. Documents can vary depending on the specific company that you choose your car hire with. Most commonly you will need to show a valid, full driving licence, as well as additional legitimate identification like a valid passport. Some companies might also require that you show proof of a paper licence too.
  • There are strict drink and drive regulations for those who are new to driving around Tenerife. It is against the law in Tenerife to drink and drive. New drivers who have held their licence no more than two years will have a limit of 0.1 milligrams of alcohol per milligram of blood. All other drivers are limited to 0.5 milligrams or 0.5%.
  • Book your car hire in Tenerife at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Tenerife are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tenerife

  • Should I hire a car in Tenerife?

    Public transport is very limited on the small island of Tenerife, which means that hiring a car is essential. Some of the most popular locations may be some distance from your accommodation in Tenerife, depending on where you wish to visit. There are a number of attractions and landmarks that make Tenerife popular with every tourist, visitor, and resident. No matter whether you want to visit leading events venues or sandy beaches, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. Some of the top destinations include Siam Park, Mount Teide, Playa de las Américas, Playa de Las Teresitas and much more.

  • What is driving like in Tenerife?

    Driving in Tenerife is not too different from driving around in your hometown in the UK. All cars in Tenerife feature a right-hand side driving wheel and a speedometer in kilometres per hour. The small island is easy to drive around and navigate. Speed limits on motorways tend to average around 120 kph (74 mph), whereas a single carriageway road is around 100 kph (60 mph), or 50 kph (30 mph) in urban areas. There is also a number of parking regulations that drivers have to follow. Parking is free in parking spaces marked with white lines. However, parking is forbidden between yellow lines and parking can vary on spots marked with blue lines.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Tenerife?

    The age restriction for car hire in Tenerife changes depending on the car hire company you use. Whilst most companies request that a driver is aged at least 21 years old, there are car hire agencies that are willing to allow people aged 18+ to hire their vehicles. This is subject to conditions and could mean that you will also have to pay a young driver car hire fee. A driver must also have a full and clean driving licence that has been valid for at least 12 months.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Tenerife?

    On average a car hire in Tenerife costs R1 728 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tenerife?

    Mini (Volkswagen up! or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tenerife.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Tenerife?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Goldcar Rental SP (R1 412/day), Ok Mobility (R1 608/day) and Top Car Canary (R2 282/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tenerife?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Tenerife?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Tenerife are Santa Cruz de Tenerife (50% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Tenerife) and Granadilla (50%).

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    Avis car hire locations in Tenerife

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    Budget car hire locations in Tenerife

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