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.
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.
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
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..
The bus lines 101, 102 and 103 have connected Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz for decades and are there to stay.
Aeropuerto Reine Sofia
Puerto de la Cruz
Aeropuerto Los Rodeos
Aeropuerto Reina Sofia
Go to www.titsa.com
There is a button which click...
It says in English: 'Find here best route to get to your destination'
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...
here the Titsa app to download for your android smartphone.
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