Tenerife Transport – Air Sea Bus Tram and Taxi
May 15, 2009 Leave a comment
Reina Sofia Airport is the main International Airport for Tenerife, it is one of the busiest in Spain. There is another airport in known as Los Rodeos in the north of the Island near the capital city of Santa Cruz and it handles Domestic and International flights.
Santa Cruz is main port for Tenerife, it is very busy with tourist cruises all year round but it is also very busy with freight. Most Tenerife import and exports go through this port. The port has shipping links with the Spanish Peninsula and the other Canary Islands. Santa Cruz port has fast jetfoil links to Gran Canaria.
On the western side of the Island the port of Los Cristianos serves the Islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Los Cristianos also receives occasional cruise ships.
The public bus company known as Titsa runs a very good bus Service to almost all areas of the Island. The buses are called “guaguas” by the locals. They are very fast and reliable for most of the time.
There is a new tram system known as Tranvia inaugurated during 2007 which links the centres of Santa Cruz and La Laguna, a very busy commuting route but also used by many tourists.
There are taxi ranks in all the busy areas of the towns and villages. The white taxis with blue roofs are all controlled by local government and the fares are metered.