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Excellent Tenerife Titsa Public bus News of May 2018 for the green vehicles locally called Guaguas.Buy a card called Tenmás for Euro 2, just once. It works like a credit card but isn't available at banks. Get the Tenmás card at the shop called Prepay at the Tenerife South Airport, at bus and Tranvia depots and offices as well as at petrol service stations where ou can also stock up on its credit.

However mind that your credit on all Tenmás Cards will only be valid for one year. Then you must buy a new one. The card as such does not become invalid.

News from September 2022 until December 2022: All monthly resident cards will receive a discount of Euro 15 until further notice. This concerns, residents, students as well as pensioners

September 2022 tourist card innovations

1) Day tourist cards with unlimited destinations for Euro 10 (except to Teide and Buenavista Faro?)

2) Weekly tourist cards with unlimited destinations for Euro 50 (except to Teide and Buenavista Faro?) Please inquire...

News for 2022 are for cash payments to be possible again when you hop onto its public buses

Indeed you can now purchase again a ticket from the bus driver. Short trips cost about Euro 1,45 and long trips from Puerto de la Cruz to Santa Cruz set you back about Euro 5,50. I say about, as those prices are bound to go up constantly from now on. This will depend on the augmenting price of Diesel, as we all know by now. the same will apply on trips to both airports, of course. 

Coronavirus measures unchanged for masks in Tita bus stations? No more mask are demanded inside Titsa bus stations

However, masks of any type are still required inside guaguas the Tenerife buses by July 2022 and it looks like they are there to stay.

Is the 102 cheaper than the fast 103 bus from Puerto Cruz to Santa Cruz by using the Tenmas card?

Wouldn't you think there's a price difference? But no, there's none. I checked with Titsa info at its public desk on June 29, 2022. I was told both the 102 as well as the 103 cost the same using the Tenmas card from Puerto Cruz to the Capital. One way sets you back Euro 4.30.

Hence, I  assume so does the 100 the special bus. Only cash payments amount to more.

A Titsa advantage which still exists from the past when using Tenmás

I had lost track with prices with the Tenerife public bus system, as I have been using a pensioner card for a long time now. However,  a friend who took the bus with me going from Los Realejos to Puerto de la Cruz and back noticed that she was only charged 10 cents on the Tenplus card on her way back in July of 2022. Why? Because it is cheaper when you return home within one hour. It must be with a different busline, of course, such as 352 as opposed to 353 in our case. This way of economizing has not changed since wayback, appearantly.

By the way, you may take the 352 again to return to Los Realejos. However this now means another route. It goes via La Orotava, takes over an hour and  it will charge a new fee. It is worth paying more for it for a lovely sightseeing trip along mountain villages but also takes over one hour. Indeed, learning the ropes of Titsa is almost a science on its own.

The Tenerife South airport public transport bus stop unchanged

The old bus stop with the green Titsa column , as seen above behind the pedestrians has never been moved which is good to know. It still is almost facing the airport arrival lounge.

Find the varied office hours for the following Tenerife Intercambios which are main bus stations to buy cards and credits for them which includes the South airport. The latter attends during day time only.

Vending machines are the alternative option for buying cards.

Get any other information related to Tenerife buses and bus fares, there.

News Titsa Titsa bus station Puerto de la Cruz inaugurated on November 21, 2019

All about the Titsa bus station Puerto Cruz and descriptions to find its entrance from three roads , as this isn't as easy as it looks. 

Puntos de Recarga except at bus stations may stop selling cards

The Shell Station of Toscal Longuera a Punto de Recarga (charge point) was out of stock when I passed there on May 20, 2018. Now, it totally stopped selling TenMás card.s  It was selling like El Gordo sells before Christmas, as the Bonobus card wasn't for sale any more but could still be used. Not any more since September 03, while it may be exchanged until October 31, 2018. Latest news say you can even swap old Bonobus cards but not more than 4. Also they must have been bought after January 2017.

How the Tenmas Card works on buses of the biggest Canary Island

What has changed with Titsa since the Tenmas card?

Computerization is part of it. Drivers lose less time. Bus arrivals at stops with billboards have become almost totally reliable. The fact that drivers avoid being late at stops makes them more stressed and it's best to ask questions at terminals only. In fact, be wide awake at some of them and wave at them, as soon as you see them. They seem to want to race through, as almost happened to me at Las Arenas in Puerto de la Cruz. 

Tenmas card and Bonobus expiry date

I was told that the Tenmas card doesn't expire, as long as it has credit on it.

They said in August 2018 that the Bonobus was going to be valid for one year after you bought it.

I still saw people with it in August 2018 and the machine for it was still working in all buses.

This is history now, as learned in September.

It was published by the door of a Titsa bus in Puerto de la Cruz but now all machines inside buses are also crossed out and are marked accordingly.

It is suggested that you change your Bonobus for a Tenmas card at any Titsa or Tranvia office or Station.

Latest News of 2019 for the elderly resident seniors

Substantial Titsa discounts are included in the new card for the elderly over age 65

Lets sum up the most important Tenerife public transport payment options

    1. You pay cash to the driver for a paper ticket while not more than Euro 10 may be changed.
    2. You get a Tenmas card but not from the driver and keep on stocking it up with credit like a pay as you go mobile phone service
    3. Download an app for your smartphone for interurban buses and tranvia, all geared up for students and daily travelers using specific routes i.e. bus lines but limited to one month
    4. Download the Titsa app in the i-phone appstore and the Google android one in Google Playstore and register with

    Two way billets alias round tickets or in Spanish Ida y vuelta  where you pronounce the letter "a" like in the English word America let you save about 10% provided the journey is 21 km or more, such as from Puerto de la Cruz to Icod de los Vinos. The latter option may be subject to change since March 2020

    The monthly 47 i.e. 38 Euro bus card

    The Euro 47/month card Euro 30 now  which is not transferable is only for permanent residents and not for tourists. This card isn't limited to a specific route and can also be used back and forth in a day as often as required, within a single month, though. Hence, it is valid for the public buses on all Canary Islands as well as Tranvias. Kindly note that it's not for the Teide buses.

    See the detailed ten point guide for this Resident Bono card that was introduced in 2018

    More to do with the Titsa movil app

    Google in your smartphone and inquire about bus numbers and their time tables. By putting the number of a bus stop you even are told in how many minutes a bus will come. Mind many little stop stations have physical timetable billboards attached to posts, lately. 

    By the way, Guagua 345 La Caldera on the screen below is the route bus to Mount Teide that stops in La Paz but, doesn't go all the way any more. You must take the bus 348 now from Puerto de la Cruz to Teide  but, not from los Cristianos. Note that it stopped operating to Mount Teide because of the Coronavirus.  

    In fact,  the new bus screens, as portrayed above and below remind airplane arrivals.  Some are now overhead by terminals as well as by important bus stops in towns like Santa Cruz, La Orotava, Tacoronte and Puerto de la Cruz La Paz with more to come. I am sure you shall spot some in Tenerife South as well.

    The puzzle of the new Tenerife North main bus station overhead electronic screens for bus departures by minutes left to wait

    Indeed, there has been very much progress with Guaguas since 2013 and above all in 2018.

    The bus lines 101 and 102 (12 stops)and 103 Express used to  connect Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz for decades. Important changes namely Titsa Cambio de Rutas have caused a change of route direction for both the 101 as well as the 102 since December 2018 together with 12 other Northern Guagua lines.

    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.

    How old is the Metro Tranvia of Tenerife?

    The Tranvia between the capital Santa Cruz and San Cristobal de la Laguna had its tenth anniversary in 2017.  By the way, it's only a very short distance from La Laguna to the airport by Guaguas which is the local name for the green public buses. They also service directly from Los Rodeos airport to Santa Cruz and vice versa, but traffic jams are possible.

    Buses to North as well as South airport

    By the way, the Tenerife South Reina Sofia Airport bus 343 from Puerto de la Cruz  may not stop at the North Airport Los Rodeos any more. Now, it is Titsa 30 that takes you from Puerto de la Cruz to the North airport. 

    Mind, now in 2018, there are options to travel to London with Iberia Express
    more of which here from both Airports while the Tenerife North route often involves transit in Madrid. 

    All airport lines with time tables?

    Find a detailed time table for the important Tenerife public bus lines 40, 711, 111, 343 and 415 here

    By the way from Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos, Titsa No.40 replaces previous airport buses to Aeropuerto Sur Reina Sofia the South Airport.

    Electric so called Green Buses in Tenerife?

    There are no so called environmental friendly electric or semi electric buses on Tenerife Island. However, there were test drives with special white and green buses in the capital as well as in La Orotava, some time ago. They would certainly need to switch to Diesel on the island's steep slopes. I went all the way to the main bus station in Santa Cruz to find out if the novelty buses are in circuit already.

    Electric operated wheelchair ramps and blue USB sockets for smartphones have been installed in many buses. You can charge you mobile phone in the front, in the back and by the exit door, as depicted.  

    More you want to know?

    Simply type three words in English in your Search engine. I mean the name of the Tenerife bus and Tranvia company together with Service FAQ... You should find answers to any of your remaining questions. You will even discover a complaints option there according to Spanish law. 

    Bus information by human attendance

    Our hot tip: Telephone: (0034 from outside Spain) + 922 531 300 for information on public buses and their departure and arrival times where English is an option. Always try to call in the morning on workdays and don't wait for the last day before you travel.

    Remember always double check on a bus line, as timetables keep on changing fairly often.

    Hotels near Tenerife South Airport 

    The cheap airport hotel Monica Sur in San Isidro (airport bus 450 Costa Adeje, Aeropuerto Sur, San Isidro) However nowadays, I would book most probably this Tenerife beach hotel rather, as El Medano is very closeby.

    Hotel by Los Rodeos North Airport

    The selfcatering hotel Hotel Nirvana in La Laguna old quarters or Tenerife capital hotels

    Extraordinary buses

    1. There are some free buses to Mount Teide in Winter on the first day after heavy snow.
    2. The new shuttle bus 369 to Punta de Teno costs Euro 1 to get there and again Euro 1 for the return ticket.

    Mind that you can't use the Tenmas card for trips to the Tenerife National park the Cañadas and to Teide.

    Corona Virus top Titsa Tenerife changes

    About the road to Punta de Teno

    and again all about

    how to use the Tenmas card

    Teide trips with timetable of two top Tenerife Guaguas from Costa Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz

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