Tenerife Information with special tips should help to understand Titsa bus transport better and how to get it often much cheaper.
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To be honest. Much has changed in the last years but above all in summer 2013.
There is even a very modern main Tenerife bus station in its capital now. An information office is on its upper level platform. Friendly staff helps you with best of tips there.
There is no set amount of fares on the card and the time limit to use it is one year, except with monthly cards.
Going and returning to the South airport from Puerto Cruz may almost use up one card of Euro 15.
Use the card with the machine until the driver tells you that your credit is short. Than you have to pay the rest in cash to him.
The most modern way is with a smartphone app that you show to the bus driver.
Many discount schemes are around for residents. Above all for local families with children.
A card elapses at the end of a year. Therefore, you should come back on holiday before that or you have to buy a new one. That isn't possible at the airport, though.
I noticed that bus fares in Santa Cruz the capital are cheaper than in the rest of the island. Also there, pensioner cards may still be applied for.
Also, there you can use both bus and tram with the card. Take the tram to the north airport, as it has free Wifi.
The main bus station is in Santa Cruz, while the administration offices as well as the bus workshops are near the North airport of Los Rodeos in San Cristóbal de la Laguna.
By the way, mind two bus departure platforms in the Santa Cruz main station.
Want to find your way around the capital better, use a Google map of Santa Cruz
Otherwise, ask for one at the information counter of the main bus Depot in Santa Cruz. Their Tenerife information was very good in the past. Most probably, it hasn't changed.
All kinds of cosmopolitan Tenerife people pass through the main bus station in Tenerife's main city. The photo is a little blurred on purpose as I don't know if people would like to be reckognized by their faces. I cannot run that risk, as I live here mostly.
Bus services are OK for the island, except in the early morning hours, late at night and on holidays.
Also, you can never rely on exact time tables, unless you look at bus terminals.
We have the weekday bus Nr. 381 which does the route Puerto Cruz to la Longuera or vice versa. That's absolutely cool, you know. I always know when it will pass near my door.
To the contrary, I have to stand and wait for the 354 or 353, as they come from further away. The drivers can't know exactly when they will pass by my bus stop in Longuera. A traffic congestion may delay the bus.
Generally, nowadays, I encourage my children to rent a car when they come for holidays and want to travel all over the island.
Why? Petrol is still cheap. Also, the moment you join up with a few friends your trips work out more economical than by bus and you are independent.
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