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Tenerife Car Hire
 
 

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Sixt car hire in Tenerife is the ideal way to explore all that this beautiful island has to offer. Our branch is conveniently situated at Tenerife South Airport, from where you can easily collect your rental vehicle, access the motorway and get your visit underway. Take a look at the drop-down menu for precise directions to our airport office.

 
  • Tenerife South Airport
    Aerop de Tenerife Sur-Llegadas
    38610 Granadilla de Abona

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 01:00
    Bank Holidays07:00 - 01:00
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  • Tenerife South Airport

    Sixt Car Rental
    Aerop de Tenerife Sur-Llegadas
    38610 Granadilla de Abona

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 01:00
    Bank Holidays07:00 - 01:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Located on the southern side of the island, our car rental in Tenerife branch is well placed for scenic resorts on both the east and west coasts. The branch menu offers a host of helpful information, including branch opening times, out of hours pick up and return, and on the second tab of the menu there is a useful overview map showing you our exact location. A price comparison with other similar providers will highlight our affordable prices. With a range of vehicle categories from which to choose, there is sure to be a car hire for your budget. Please note that your booking is for a category, not a specific model.

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Islas Canarias

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When you hire a car from Sixt you have the flexibility to choose the vehicle that best meets your needs. Comfy saloons and roomy estates are ideal for solo or family travel, whilst if you want to enjoy the beauty of an Atlantic sunset as you cruise the coastal roads you can book a sports car or convertible. 4x4s are also an option for anyone wanting to explore the island's winding mountain roads, or for those with sports equipment to transport between sites. Because customer satisfaction is important to us, we also offer a host of extras from which you can select to create just the right hire package for you. Book a Sat Nav if you want help finding your way around or if you are travelling with children you can request a child seat is fitted. Our range of insurance deals include unlimited mileage, which is ideal if you plan to tour the island, adding an additional driver or damage waivers. You can book online, by phone, or by downloading our Sixt App, which gives you complete flexibility to book rental cars while on the go.

Plaza de Espaņa, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias

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With such a beautiful island and plenty of roads to explore, car hire in Tenerife is essential to appreciate all that the island has to offer. There are some local traffic issues of which you should be aware. Roads on Tenerife range from motorways to steep, winding hills, depending on your location. Traffic is often very heavy at the weekend, particularly on Sundays, as Tenerife residents love to take road trips. They are also very sociable people, so be prepared for the driver in front of you to stop if sees a friend he want to talk to. Speed limits are clearly displayed on all roads, but it's worth remembering that motorways have lower, as well as upper, speed limits. Motorway exit slip roads can get very busy during peak times so traffic queues form on the hard shoulder.

On street parking is free in most of the major resorts, and reasonably priced underground parking is clearly signed. You cannot park on white or yellow lines, although blue lines denote restricted areas where paid parking is available. Parking in the four island towns is plentiful, although it can be tricky to locate, so check a map before you set out. The capital, Santa Cruz, boasts cheap bus station parking, with available spaces thoughtfully lit in green. Although just ten minutes walk from the town centre, it is rarely full. Disabled spaces everywhere are plentiful, with heavy fines for improper use.

Trucks transporting bananas around the island are a regular feature of Tenerife life on the roads. These trucks can be slow, although drivers are generally very considerate and they will let you pass if at all possible. If not, be prepared to travel slowly and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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There is Something for Everyone on this Varied Island

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, with plenty to keep visitors busy. There are miles of sandy beaches with blue sea and white surf, together with year round sunshine and breathtaking mountain scenery. Visit vineyards and banana plantations, play golf or enjoy Spanish cuisine, including locally caught seafood in one of the many restaurants at each resort. If you are looking for a vibrant night life, most clubs and bars stay open into the early hours of the morning. Los Cristianos is the perfect choice if you prefer a quieter holiday and with its 'access for all' policy, it is also ideal for disabled visitors.

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Dominating the centre of the island, the ten mile wide volcano crater at the Teide National Park is an essential trip when you visit Tenerife. You can enjoy a breath-taking cable car ride above the crater floor, taking in panoramic views over many of the islands that form the Canaries archipelago.

Distance to Teide National Park

  • From our South Airport branch: 38 miles, about 50 minutes
Teide National Parc, Tenerife, Canary Islands

There are plenty of thrills on offer for the whole family at Siam Park, a Thai themed water park where you can relax as you enjoy lazy rubber dinghy rides or steel your nerves for some white knuckle slides, including the Tower of Power with a near 90 foot drop.

Distance to Siam Park

  • From our South Airport branch: 10 miles, about 20 minutes by motorway

Nearly thirty different species of whale live in, or migrate to, the warm waters of Tenerife. You can watch these majestic mammals in their native habitat - they are so plentiful that a boat trip from Los Cristianos is almost certain to result in positive sightings.

Distance to Los Cristianos

  • From our South Airport branch:10 miles, about 20 minutes
Cristianos beach, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Although Tenerife is known as a tourist destination, with much of its economy derived from its service industry, the island is also home to the CEPSA oil refinery, situated in the capital Santa Cruz. The position is ideal from which to distribute products to Europe and Africa. The company is particularly concerned with protecting the island environment.

Distance to the Santa Cruz refinery

  • From our South Airport branch: 40 miles, about 50 minutes

The island's port is also very busy, not just for cruises, but also for commercial shipping lines serving Europe, Africa and America. As a border inspection post for the European Union, it has a significant role in the import trade.

Distance to Santa Cruz port

  • From our South Airport branch: 38 miles, about 50 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental information for more information.

Do I need a credit card?

Can I hire a certain car model? If I'm not happy with my vehicle can I change it?

Do I have to pay a security deposit?

Which documents are needed to pick up the rental car?

What do the various insurance options cover?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

Does Sixt deliver rental cars?

Can I cross borders with my rental car?

What is Sixt's refuelling policy?

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