There were no Titsa news for its Tenerife buses advertised at the Puerto de la Cruz bus station in April 2018. That's when I bought a new Bono Card for Euro 30.
Shortly after, a native woman by a Longuera Titsa bus stop introduced me to her absolutely different new card. It was the Tenmás card. But, the lady still had to learn much about it. Fortunately, the driver was patient, as one must know how to hold the card by the bottom of the machine.
Mind if I was using my Bonocard for short trips only, I would lose out now. Why?
Question: Why would i lose out doing short trips with my old Bono card now?
Answer: Actually now, I know better. I wouldn't lose anything. Contrary to what the lady had told me, there are no cheap short distances from one bus stop to the next that might be less than a km. It works like with taxis like with a minimum charge no matter how short the track. I came to realize that using the Guaguas isn't cheaper now. On the other hand , they are much more on time now by bus stops. more punctual arrivals by the Guaguas. That gives us, as so often two sides to the coin. Right now, drivers are definitely more stressed in all kinds of ways with the new system.
Question: Is there a different price for tourists and local residents?
Answer: no, it's the same price.
Question: Will the card caducate, as is the case with bank credit cards? Answer: No it wont become invalid but may get damaged. Mind only sellers at bus stations have protective covers for TenMas cards you buy there, contrary to other locations.
Question: Is the card for one person only? Answer: Yes, for a single person only, as "operación no valida" (operation not valid) will pop up on the machine, as the card bar code reader only accepts one swipe. Hence, every family member on vacation in Tenerife needs its own card. Mind a busfare from the Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz costs almost Euro 10 in 2018.
Question: What are the credit amount options for a TenMás card? Any amount from Euro 5 up to Euro 100 is permitted.
Question: Why has part of a number been blocked out on the bottom right in the photo underneath?
Answer: The Tenmás card above has not been registered yet for loss or theft by its owner. The latter is said to be possible online.
Question: What is different with Tranvias? Answer:
You can't pay what your card Saldo is short of in cash to a driver,
which can be seen while you enter the Tranvia contrary to Guaguas where a
saldo is only shown by a machine when you exit the bus. In fact, you can still pay cash for a Tenerife bus fare, while you may score a 10 % discount on two ways round trips that are 21km or more during one day.
Question: How many km can you travel per day by Titsa bus with the Tenmas card? Answer: As much as you like.
Question: Are there any custom Bono cards still around? Yes, there are various but you must apply for them at Titsa offices. However, I could not see anything that would suit a tourist who would like to drive to different place, sometimes even in a single day.Information for different Titsa requirements
Question: Is this blue and white Tenmás card water proof?
Answer: It looks like it is but may not tolerate saltwater of the ocean.
Question: Where get a free card?Answer: Not any more. The offer stopped on May 31 of 2018.
Question: Where buy credit for the Tenplus card?
Answer: At Titsa and Tranvia offices as well as online by a link by scrolling down.
It's said that Petrol stations will handle Tenplus card credit for Titsa buses. Mind this is like when you top up your mobile telephone speak time. Most Kioskos and Estancos may sell it in major towns in the future.
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