Your Titsa guide with insider experience

Excellent Tenerife Titsa Public bus News of May 2018 for the green vehicles locally called Guaguas some of which are semi electrical Eco-buses now.

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 now be valid for more than one year. Then you must buy a new one. The card as such does not become invalid. You can pay cash to the driver but you score 30% using a Tenmas (ten+) card. Don't forget to always check it out at the exit machine.

By the way, you can also pay via a mobile telephone.

News from January 2023 onward:  This concerns, residents, students, the handicapped as well as pensioners. Please check with the information counter, as this has changed for 2023 to free access with the exception of sporadic travelers with less than 15 journeys per month.

Very important Titsa news as of March 2024

You now cannot validate your free Tenerife public transport card any more on its due date without showing showing identification. That can be done with your ID card and NIE number, your Residencia Card (plus ID) or your NIE number together with your passport. By the way, even foreighners who can prove they are living on Tenerife a minimum of 181 days are entitled to free transport of the green buses and electric trams. Online applications have been possible for a while by now. 

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...

Get the unlimited tourist day- or weekly card at a bus station ticket counter when open and by showing identification or online by installing on your smartphone the app  or by purchasing them at the machine in stations. I have been assured that the Tenerife South Airport has such a machine as well. I assume your Master-  or Visa card will do to identify yourself for the machine.

Very important and new for Tourists to mind

Mind express buses such as bus numbers 100 and 103 from Puerto Cruz to Santa Cruz and bus 108 from Icod de los Vinos to Santa Cruz via La Laguna. They may not let you get on or off the bus at all bus stops except for very few exceptions. In case of any doubt, please ask the friendly people at the sales office counters and find out alternatives, such as bus 102. Bus 110 from Santa Cruz Tenerife capital to Los Cristianos via Costa Adeje also runs almost non-stop. Bus 111 to the contrary allows all stops to and from Tenerife South.

Is the 102 cheaper than the fast 103 bus from Puerto Cruz to Santa Cruz? No, there is no difference. News for 2022 are for cash payments to be possible again when you hop onto its public buses. By the way, you pay 30 % more when you pay cash to the driver. Also, you can only take the tram with a tenmas card.

Short trips cost Euro 1,15 with the Bonobus Tenmas card and long trips from Puerto de la Cruz to Santa Cruz set you back about Euro 4,30. I say about, as those prices are bound to go up or down from now on.  Hence, I  assume so does the number 100 the special bus. Only cash payments amount to more.

Coronavirus measures unchanged for masks in Tita bus stations? No more mask are demanded inside Titsa bus stations, although some people wear them again inside of public transport in January 2024.

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.

Titsa news due to August 2023 fires as well as Ecoguaguas Hybrid buses

Call Titsa information at 922 53 13 00 for confirmation about bus lines to be out of order whenever there are wildfires or other catastrophes. In fact the Linea 345 to the famous Titsa nature reserve and barbecue grounds of La Caldera above La Orotava is free to use again.

I could not tell you if this bus is a hybrid, hence a so called Ecoguagua that can use both sun-powered electricity or the usual bus fuel.  Ecoguaguas have been on Tenerife road here and there both for inter-city as well as for long distance since December 2022. Below, see one of the Tenerife Ecoguaguas at a Longuera Busstop.

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 bus line, of course, such as 352 as opposed to 353 in our case. This way of economizing has not changed since wayback, by the looks of it.

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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