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Tenerife is the largest of the islands in the archipelago and is divided into 31 municipalities. The public transport network is very comprehensive and includes buses, taxis, trams and different rental car and motorbike companies which will allow you to get to any part of the island.
There is a taxi company in each of the municipalities on the island. The taxis on Tenerife are white and have a taximeter and regulated fares, although it is also possible to agree on a price for an excursion in advance. Approximate fares from the airport:
The whole of Tenerife is interconnected thanks to over 140 bus routes. If you don’t have your own vehicle, buses are a cheap way to move around on the island.Buses
If you want to explore Tenerife at your own pace, you can rent a car from any of the 15 car rental companies. This is the best way to discover any part of the island without having to stick to a timetable.Car rental
There are also less common options to choose from in order to move around the island, from transfers in limousines, luxury cars or minibuses for special events, to motorbikes, horses, quads, bogies and Segways to enjoy a unique experience.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife also has a bicycle lane that runs right along the coast, perfect for a ride enjoying the views. El Guincho, on the north of the island, has a lane for bicycles that goes through banana plantations. There are many places on the island where you can rent a bicycle.Bicycle rental
The Tenerife tram between Santa Cruz and La Laguna runs along two routes that connect the main points of interest such as administrative, cultural, educational, health care and commercial centres.Tram
El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands with a distance of around 50 km from north to south. Public transport is adequate and you will be able to travel around the island by taxi or bus or in a rental car.
The island has a 24 hour taxi service with a fleet of cars that are capable of transporting any type of luggage, as well as vehicles adapted for passengers with limited movement. Approximate fares from the airport:
The island of El Hierro offers 9 different bus routes that cover all the towns and villages on the island. There are scheduled timetables and fares for each route, as well as cheaper tickets for several trips.Buses
El Hierro invites you to enjoy the island without timetables or routines and to disconnect without having to keep an eye on the clock. If this is what you like doing, the best option is to rent a vehicle and discover all the attractions of the island at your own pace.Car rental
The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest and flattest island of the Canary archipelago. This makes it easy and simple to get around. There are buses, taxis, rental cars and other types of transport to help you travel around the island however you choose.
You can use one of the many taxi companies that operate on the island for a more comfortable way of travelling. Approximate fares from the airport:
There are 17 bus routes that cover the island connecting the north to the south and all the municipalities. Discover Fuerteventura by travelling along the inland routes that cross the heart of the island or go along the coast roads.Buses
Fuerteventura is an island to discover at your own pace. The roads cross flat, deserted areas that invite you to wind the window down and feel the gentle Trade Winds on your skin. There are many companies to choose from.Car rental
On the other hand, if what you want is to try out unique experiences, you can rent a quad or a jet ski, or even go down into the depths in a submarine.
If there’s a perfect place to ride a bicycle, it’s Fuerteventura. A bicycle lane almost 9 km long on a completely flat surface makes it the ideal spot to go for a bicycle ride.Bicycle rental
La Isla de los Lobos island is off the north coast of Fuerteventura. The only way to get there is by sea. You can take a boat from the port at El Corralejo to this tiny island for a day’s excursion.Boat trips
Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canaries. You can get to anywhere on the island using the different transport systems available such as the network of buses, taxi services and car and motorbike rental companies.
On Lanzarote you can call a taxi from anywhere on the island at any hour of the day or night. Here are some approximate fares so you can get an idea of what the trip from the airport may cost:
A good choice to be able to enjoy the island without having to drive is using the bus. Lanzarote has 35 bus lines with connections to get to every corner of the island..
Besides local buses are without doubt the cheapest means of transport to get around the island’s tourist resorts.Buses
Go wherever you like travelling on your own around the island thanks to the different companies that offer car or motorbike rental.Car rental
If you have ruled out the other ways to travel, Lanzarote offers the possibility of going by boat, riding a camel or even tours in 4X4 taxis..
Lanzarote boasts plenty of bicycle lanes used frequently by sports people. The lane runs close to the sea and joins Arrecife with Puerto del Carmen, as far as the avenue of beaches.Bike rental
La Palma is the greenest island and has the most luxuriant forests of the Canary archipelago. You will be able to observe a multitude of star constellations in the clear, protected sky. It is also known as the “Isla Bonita”. La Palma invites you to visit the towns most popular with tourists as well as its remotest areas using the different transport services.
La Palma has over 30 taxi companies that cover the whole island. Some approximate fares:
If you want to move around within the island like the locals, you can use the interurban bus network. You can also choose from a wide range of excursions and guided tours to explore the exotic nature of the island.Buses
You will find numerous car rental companies on La Palma that offer jeeps, convertibles and classic cars.Car rental
Known as the “Colombine Island”, La Gomera is the second smallest island of the archipelago. The transport network runs along its entire length from north to south offering several options.
The different taxi companies on La Gomera cover nearly all of the island and are available almost everywhere. Approximate fares from the airport::
There are 7 bus routes on La Gomera to take you from town to town and to visit different spots on the island…Buses
Renting a car offers you more comfort and freedom. There are different alternatives on the islands.Car rental
Covering 1,560 km2, Gran Canaria is the third largest of the islands in extension. It has a modern transport infrastructure that includes a comprehensive network of buses, different taxi companies, rental car and motorbike companies to get you to any place on the island.
There are different taxi companies you can use for short distances within the island. All taxis have meters and regulated fares. Approximate fares from the airport:
The interurban bus network on Gran Canaria is extensive. It has over 100 routes that connect almost every main point on the island and this is often the best option for those who don’t have their own vehicle..
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also has its own city bus network which is very comprehensive.
Global (inter city buses)
Guaguas (urban buses)
Travelling by car always allows you to discover the island at your own pace. You can decide when and where you want to go. There are many rental car companies all over Gran Canaria with large fleets of vehicles that are suited to all needsCar rental
There are many ways to travel around on Gran Canaria. If none of the traditional ways convince you, you can always opt for riding a motorbike, a bogie or even a horse or a Segway..
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a city that invites you to ride around on a bicycle as it’s completely flat. There are 11 km of bicycle lanes, many of them beside the sea, and there are bicycle parking areas all over the city.
In Maspalomas and San Agustín, the bicycle lane is 2.5 meters wide and is separated from the roads. These bicycle lanes that cross open spaces and nature areas are part of an 8.8 km circuit ideal for bike rides as it is virtually flat and the landscapes are really beautiful.Bicycle rental