Tenerife buses Titsa questions Tenmas card answered

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?

Questions and Answers for the new Titsa Tenmas Card

Question: Why would i lose out doing short trips with my old Bono card now?
Answer: The new Tenmas card calculates each distance your card was used for by the Guaguas and/or Tranvia now, contrary to before. Hence now, it's worth it to take the Guagua the Tenerife Titsa bus from one bus stop to the next.

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.

Question: How many km can you travel per day by Titsa bus with the Tenmas card? Answer: As much as you like. However, There were round trips cards on offer for a maximum of 21 km in the past with a discount of 10%. I shall have to keep you posted.

Question: Are there any custom Bono cards still around? Yes, there are various.

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.

Two more clues to Tenmas cards for Tenerife buses

Question: Where get a free card?

Answer: Before May 31, 2018 for free online here

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.

Charge your Tenmas card here.

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