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How to get from Tenerife Airport to Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is nestled on the north coast of Tenerife island. Made famous for its stunning black volcanic sand beaches, giant Loro Parque Zoo and magical Lago Martiánez saltwater pool complex, Puerto de la Cruz is a must-see in Tenerife.

There are two different transfer options when it comes to travelling from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz; taxi or bus. Taking a Tenerife South airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 1 hour to reach Puerto de la Cruz and costs around €110. A great option if you’re travelling on a tight budget is the Route 343 bus. The bus costs just €13.55 one-way but it does take 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Puerto de la Cruz.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €110 60min 24/7
Bus €27.10 90min 08:40–23:15

How to get from Tenerife Airport to Puerto de la Cruz by taxi

There’s no quicker or easier way to travel from Tenerife airport to Puerto de la Cruz than in a Tenerife South airport taxi. You can reach the door of your hotel in just 60 minutes and enjoy the convenience of a 24/7 service.

Cost of a taxi from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz

All taxis at Tenerife South airport are equipped with taximeters that will calculate your fare based on the distance you travel. The average cost of a taxi from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz is €110, but additional costs for things such as the number of travellers and excess luggage may apply.

Cost

€110

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Tenerife South airport.

Where do I find the transfer from Tenerife South to Puerto de la Cruz?

A taxi transfer from Tenerife South to Puerto de la Cruz can be picked up at the taxi rank just outside of the arrivals hall exit doors at Tenerife South airport.

Convenience

If you’re looking for a fast and reliable way to get from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz, a private taxi is it. You won’t have to wait in the hot sun for a bus and worry about leaving your personal belongings exposed to the public. Instead, you can make your way to your hotel in Puerto de la Cruz in a spacious and air-conditioned car in just 60 minutes.

Editor’s Note

To make taking a taxi a little more budget friendly, you can book your transfer in advance with a trusted company like Welcome Pickups, or split the cost between more passengers.

Useful Tips

If you're comfortable speaking in Spanish, you can try to barter with the driver for a set-rate fare.
Tenerife airport taxis can take up to 4 passengers.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey to avoid being overcharged.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Tenerife. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Tenerife airport to Puerto de la Cruz by bus

There’s only one direct bus transfer from Tenerife South to Puerto de la Cruz, Route 343. This runs Monday to Friday and takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the city. It is a good budget option though as it costs just €13.55 one-way.

How much is the bus from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz?

A one-way ticket on the 343 bus costs €13.55. You can purchase this directly from the driver or from the transport kiosks in the airport.

Cost

€13.55

Trip Duration

1 Hr 30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the 343 bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 343 bus runs from 08:40 to 23:15, Monday to Friday. There's no service on the weekend.

Where do I find the transfer from Tenerife South to Puerto de la Cruz?

The buses are located just outside of the airport on your left. Simply follow the signs for Ground Transportation and then look for the correct bus number on the lit up signs to find your stop.

Convenience

Although taking the Route 343 bus is a cheap transfer option from Tenerife airport o Puerto de la Cruz, it’s not the easiest. Puerto de la Cruz is a large city and you will need to find your own way from the bus station to your hotel once you get there. This adds additional time and cost to your transfer.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

The bus doesn't run on the weekend, so you will need to either take multiple buses to reach Puerto de la Cruz or opt for a more convenient taxi transfer .

Useful Tips

The bus driver only has change for €20 bills or smaller.
There's not much luggage storage on the bus so make sure to only bring small items.
To ensure you can get a seat, try to arrive 10 minutes before the bus is due to leave.

Frequently asked questions

How far is it from Tenerife airport to Puerto de la Cruz?

Tenerife South Airport is located 88 km from Puerto de la Cruz and Tenerife North Airport is 27 km away from Puerto de la Cruz. That means that taking a Tenerife South airport taxi will take 1 hour to reach Puerto de la Cruz and a taxi from Tenerife North Airport will take 25 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the 343 bus from Tenerife South Airport to Puerto de la Cruz which will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes or bus 30 from Tenerife North airport, which will take just 30 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz?

Taxi drivers at Tenerife South Airport use a taximeter to calculate your fare. This means that the final price will depend on your exact destination in Puerto de la Cruz and the time it takes to get there. However, the average cost for this journey is €110. If you’d prefer a competitive set-rate fare from a trusted company, you can book your private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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