Tenerife North Airport Car Rental

Tenerife North Airport Basics.....
 

The International airports on the island of Tenerife are located the North part of the island and the South part of the island.  Strangely enough, the two airports are only separated by about 70 km via the TF1 roadway.  The airport previously was called the Los Rodeos, but is referred to simply as the North Tenerife Airport.  This article will discuss the North side - and the car rental issues associated with it.

The North Tenerife Airport currently services about 4 million passengers per year - coming and going thru the North Airport.  Most users of the North Airport (and the South as well) are passengers onto the island.
 
 
 
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North Tenerife Airport Car Rental.....
 

The airport currently uses five car rental companies at the facility.  These include AutoReisen, Avis, Cicar, Europcar, and Hertz Rental Cars.  No doubt, any of these companies will make you a fine choice for your car rental needs on the Tenerife Island.


Location of Rental Cars at the Tenerife North Airport...


The car rental agents are located near the baggage carousel in the arrivals area.  As you pick up your luggage, you will see the car rental companies very near as you turn to exit the terminal.  The vehicles are situated on a multi-story pparking lot in front of the terminal.  When you get with your car rental agent after picking up your baggage, make sure to inquire of exact location of your rental car.


Tenerife North Rental Car Area
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Directions to Local Areas from the Tenerife North Airport...
 
After picking up your rental vehicle, you'll probably want to get onto TF5, regardless of where you're eventually going.  To get on TF5, you'll travel out of the airport Eastward.  After traveling a few hundred meters, you will approach a traffic circle.  Take the third exit, and travel Northward toward TF5, down a hill to the next traffic circle.  Upon arriving on the second traffic circle, you will then have the option of traveling East towards Campo De Golf, Tacoronte (see picture below) El Sauzal, La Victoria de Acentejo and Santa Ursala - among many others.  If you want to travel Eastward upon arriving at the TF5 (notice the little blue sign planted near the road), you will be driving towards San Crisobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and El Rosario.


Gas Stations (and Fuel Policy) Near the Tenerife North Airport...


We always recommend that you make an attempt to understand the fuel policy of the rental car that you are renting from.  Unfortunately, many Spanish rental car companies operate on a "full-empty" policy - meaning that you leave the car rental location with a full tank, and should return the rental vehicle with an empty tank.  This obviously promotes somewhat of a dangerous situation for the car renter, encouraging the renter to "run on fumes" in order to save money, and making a decision not to put fuel in the tank before returning.  Check your policy to determine what's best for you.  You should know that there isn't a petrol service station near the North Airport of Tenerife that we are aware of.  If you do need fuel, you'll probably have to re-fuel somewhere on TF5 before turning off towards the airport.


Car Rental Return at the Tenerife North Airport...


Notice when returning your car - after you go thru the traffic circle near the airport terminal, you will see a white rental car return sign overhead directing you to the lane that you'll need to be in to return your vehicle.  And, as always, we always recommend getting some sort of receipt when returning the car to verify all the charges that will be required of you.  This way, the rental car company that you're doing business with won't tack on extra charges related to the rental.
 
 
 
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Driving Your Rental Car on the Tenerife Island.....
 

If you've ever driven in Spain, then you'll find that driving a rental car in the Canary Islands are exactly the same.  You will drive on the right-hand side of the road (ahem, the correct side), sitting behind a steering wheel that is on the left side of the rental vehicle.  Seat-belts are mandatory and kids that are 12 years old or less must be in the back seat - except for children who are more than one-and-a-half meters tall.  Watch for speed signs, as Tenerife has the overhead speed cameras like many European cities.  If you're going to use your cell phone, pull over to the side of the road.  It is illegal to use a phone (or GPS) while driving down the road.  


Car Rental Types Available at the North Tenerife Airport.....
 

The cost of the rental cars at the North Airport and the South Airport are the same - for most part.  Click here to learn more about the South Airport on Tenerife Car Rental.  At both airports, you'll have the ability to pick up an economy vehicle, standard vehicle, compact car, premium car (Mercedes or other luxury type), SUV and 7-seater or 9-seater minivans.  Most any of these vehicles are available at just about any time.  However, as always, we recommend that you pre-book your rental vehicle just to make sure that the type of vehicle that you want is in inventory.

Finally, we want to thank you for visiting our site.  We hope you have learned a little bit about the North Airport in Tenerife Car Rental.
 
 
Source: Tenerife Norte Airport

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