Double check Titsa in time, as late could mean sorry...

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Titsa Tenerife public transport with its green buses is a fantastic institution. However, take it with a pinch of salt.

Don't get me wrong. The people who are employed there are extremely willing to help you. However, mind the following:

This public bus company has updates, but doesn't announce them on posters at bus stops or at tourist information centers.

Your Tenerife Titsa transport precautions

  • Always get the latest timetable by this enterprise.
  • Always double check bus numbers and departure times before you travel.
  • Don't rely on its saying that there is a 24 hour information;
    it says so on one of my bus timetable information,
    while a later announcement in the day may contradict this.
  • Call Tel: 922 53 13 00.
  • An answering machine even tells you in English to kindly hold on
    when it's occupied.
  • Never call late in the afternoon, but best in the morning.
  • Do so, just in case that something unexpected may have happened
    at Tenerife's public bus offices.

I was relying on a former Puerto de la Cruz airport South bus. Meantime its number had been changed from 341 to 343. I never found the 341, which was done away with by the way. Therefore, no chance to verify in a hurry... Also, its bus information people had gone home early.

Airport bus 343 from Puerto de la Cruz December 2011

Travel time: about 90 minutes to South airport Reina Sofia
Travel time: about 31 minutes to North airport Los Rodeos,
while the bus 102 does it with 12 stops.
(Traffic jams are possible)

workdays Mondays to Fridays

  • 6.20 a.m. first early morning bus
  • 7.30 a.m.
  • 9.00 a.m.
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • 11.55 a.m.
  • 14.30 p.m.
  • 15.25 p.m.
  • 17.00 p.m.
  • 18.40 p.m.
  • 21.20 p.m. last night bus

Tranvia Metro plan for Aeropuerto del Norte

See all Tranvia stops from the capital to the North airport Los Rodeos via La Laguna on this Google map here. Use the usual Bonobus card or the Tenerife public bus smartphone app, the link of which find below.

Make the best of odd bus times

Last time when I traveled Tenerife to Maastricht direct in August 2011, I took a break at the cheap Airport hotel Aeropuerto Sur because of the inconvenient Ryanair flight time in summer and the last bus at 21.20. I also wanted to see the Medano with its beaches and kitesurfing, which I didn't regret..

Weekend and holidays' bus times

  • 6.20 a.m. early morning bus
  • 9.00 a.m.
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • 15.25 p.m.
  • 17.00 p.m.
  • 21.20 p.m. Last night bus

The bus lines 101, 102 and 103 have connected Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz for decades and are there to stay.

More airport buses to double check

111 bus
Santa Cruz
Candelaria
San Isidro
Aeropuerto Reine Sofia
Los Christianos
Costa Adeje

343 bus
Puerto de la Cruz
El Botanico
Autopista Norte
Aeropuerto Los Rodeos
Autopista Sur
Aeropuerto Reina Sofia
Los Christianos

450 bus
Costa Adeje
Aeropuerto Sur
San Isidro

Find your Tenerife bus route

Go to www.titsa.com
There is a button which click...

It says in English: 'Find here best route to get to your destination'

  1. Insert from where you travel first, such as Tenerife Reina Sofia airport.
  2. Then type in the next line the name of your hotel or holiday home in Tenerife address.
  3. click OK or alike.
    1. Bonobus discount cards

      Unfortunately, they are not sold at the airport.

      Buy one at any terminal bus station in a bigger town.

      The bonobus card is transferable.

      But, always use the same until finished. Even a 20cent balance on it entitles you to continue to travel cheap by topping up with cash. You get extra discounts which considers zones which you used on the previous journey within a time limit. Learn as you go. Titsa is a bargain, indeed.

      However, car hire Tenerife is always the better option than public transport when you want to make the most of a short holiday.

      Generally, time is money, you know...


      By the

      How to get around from Puerto de la Cruz

      From Titsa back to Tenerife transport.

      By the way, here the Titsa app to download for your android smartphone.



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