Parque Nacional del Teide Transportation

  • Our rented car stop at one of the Teide viewpoint
    Our rented car stop at one of the Teide...
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    How to visit the park

    by oriettaIT Updated Jun 29, 2012

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    Our rented car stop at one of the Teide viewpoint

    By car
    Car is the best way to visit the Mount Teide National Park, it give you the freedom to stop every time you fancy to take a closer look to some lava formation or to snap a picture of the landscape.
    During the winter months, even if by the coast the temperature are quite warm, the conditions on the mountain can be dangerous so be aware of the possible presence of ice and snow on the road.

    By bus
    Number 342 serve the South coast from Los Cristianos, stop and timetable here BUS 342
    Number 348 serve the North coast from Puerto de La Cruz , stops and timetable here BUS 348

    Funicular to the top
    From the highest point reachable by car or bus it is possible to catch a cable car ride to the upper station. Be aware that it is around 3000 meter of altitude so make sure your physical condition can stand that. It is also much colder than the coast so wear enough clothes.
    Be aware that it is possible to walk the path to the volcano mouth only previous authorization by the authorities.
    Information about the cable car can be found here.

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    TITSA bus

    by easyoar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    TITSA bus in Teide National Park

    TITSA is the name of the bus company on Tenerife. It stands for Transportes Interurbanos de Tenerife S.A.

    Anyhow, these buses seem to go all the way around the island and almost antwhere you would want to go.

    I took the picture of this bus in the Teide National Park (home of the huge volcano), and there were plenty of these buses going backwards and forwards despite the very high altitude and steep mountain roads.

    For more information, look at the attached website below.

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    Cable car: Teleferico

    by jantichm Updated Dec 16, 2005

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    If you're in a hurry to arrive to Teide summit, you can use the cable car. It's an easy and relaxed way to get to it., but it's expensive, really expensive. And you won't be able to reach the summit (it costs 11/22 euros one way/return). You can indeed pay by credit card.

    In any case the cable car doesn't really reach the summit. You'll have to climb up from 3.555 mt to the summit (3.718 mt).

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    Cable-car up Mount Teide

    by easyoar Updated Feb 3, 2005

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    The Cable-car that takes you up Mount Teide

    If you want to go to the top of Mount Teide, you need to get up to the base of the cable car station. The best way to do this is by car or by TITSA bus (I have seen some cyclists too, but it is a long long slog).

    Once there, there is a reasonable amount of parking, then get in the queue to buy a ticket to go up. You can have a fair wait, and also a wait to get in the cable car once you have a ticket.

    Tickets cost 20 Euros return for an adult who is not resident in the Canary Islands. I don't think you can buy a single ;-). I think residents of the Canaries pay 10 Euros as do non-resident children over the age of 4.

    The ascent is pretty rapid when you consider it takes you up over 1 km in height to about 3550m. It takes 8 minutes. It is worth bearing in mind that when going up (or indeed down), the view down is much better than the view up, so position yourself in the cable car accordingly!

    If you want to go the last 200 metres (well up to 3718 metres anyway) you have to apply for a permit in Santa Cruz (i.e. once you get to Teide it is too late to go up to the peak if you haven't already applied). The place to ask is the Park Adminstration Office, Emilio Calzadilla, no. 5, 4th floor. It is worth noting that even then, the peak is not always open. It was closed when we were the as it was too icy.

    Also at the top, the air is pretty thin, so some people could experience altitude sickness. I wouldn't recommend people with weak hearts going up at all.

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    Flying to Teide (Tenerife)

    by easyoar Written Jan 27, 2005

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    Tenerife South Airport

    This is the hall you will see in Tenerife South airport if you fly in. It is just as you leave customs, th car rental companies are on the left hand side of the picture.

    Tenerife South is the airport that seems to handle all of the international flights. There is also an airport in the North, but that only seems to take smaller planes that go to other Canary islands. There is talk however of the North airport taking some international traffic in future.

    The airport is quite well communicated, it is virtually on a motorway, it has buses and several rental car companies.

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    Car is probably the most convenient

    by easyoar Written Jan 27, 2005

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    Rental Car in Teide National Park

    The easiest way to get around the Island is to rent your own car.

    going for new year and only booking our flights a day or so before we went, we found that there weren't too many cheap deals. Apparently it is sometimes possible to get a car for around 100 euros a week.

    We ended up hving to pay 200 Euros with Auto Reisen. Avis were charging over 300 Euros, and Hertz had even managd to run out of cars! You may be worth booking in advance if you are going at busy times, otherwise there are quite a few car rental companies just as you come out of customs, the counters are also just inside customs too as they offices are double fronted.

    The picture was taken in Teide National Park with a bit of the Parador visible in the background.

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    By Push Bike

    by easyoar Written Jan 16, 2005

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    Cycling above the clouds!

    If you are a bit crazy and have plenty of time, then you can go around Tenerife by bike. I say you have to be a bit crazy, because:

    (1) - the roads are narrow and a bit dangerous in a lot of places

    and

    (2) - there are lots of huge hills

    I took a picture of this cyclist in Teide National Park. Enlarge the picture, and you will see he is considerably higher than the clouds! In fact he is around 2500 metres above sea level, which makes hard exercise a little harder as their is less oxygen in the air.

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    walk all the way.

    by cachaseiro Written Apr 28, 2004

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    thetrail to teide.

    if you want to walk the whole trail up you will need around 3-4 hours of steep hiking.
    you need to tell the busdriver to put you off at a small trail when the bus is on it's way to where the cable car is.
    from there you have a pretty well marked trail all the way to the top.

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    Teleferico del Teide

    by mabu Written Dec 8, 2002
    Teide Cable Car

    This cable car will help you get up the Teide. It is expensive enough, but if the weather is nice it's worth it. Make sure to get there early. Around midday the coaches arrive with loads of people and the queue at the enterance gets very long... Apparantly sometimes you wait for 3 hours!

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    if you are lazy.

    by cachaseiro Updated Apr 28, 2004

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    the cable car

    if you are lazy you can also take the cable car up.
    even if walking all the way up you might want to take the cable car down after you have been to the top.

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