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Tickets for Teide Cable Car

Glide to the top of Spain's highest point - and soak up stunning volcanic views

Teide Cable Car
 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Duration: 1 hour
Audio guide: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted
Overview
Highlights
  • Ride 1,200 meters up to the top of Mount Teide, an active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy stunning views from your specially refurbished cable car as it completes its 8-minute journey
  • Discover exotic plants and animals, or call home from Spain's Highest Public Telephone!
Description

Mount Teide doesn't just dominate the island of Tenerife, it's the highest point in all of Spain. Luckily, you don't have to climb to get to the top of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the cable car will whisk you to the top in no time. There you can bask in the stunning views, admire the unique local wildlife, and even climb up to the very summit (permit necessary) before you eventually glide back down to earth.

Although it's a wildly popular tourist destination, Teide is still an active volcano (even if the last eruption was in 1909!). Its craggy landscapes are so out-of-this-world that NASA uses it to test scientific equipment and the latest robotic vehicles in preparation for exploring Mars!

Your cable car is a little slower than a space shuttle, but will still carry you an impressive 1,200 meters up in under 8 minutes. The recently refurbished cars offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the otherworldly surroundings as you glide up in near-silence.

At the upper station, you'll have plenty of time to explore and check out the local flora and fauna, many of which are completely unique to the island.

Ticket
What's included
Cable car ride up to the Teide summit and back down
Audio guide
Permit to hike up the Teide
Guide
Additional info

Regulations:

  • Visitors with any physical disability or motor impairment are not permitted to take the Cable Car because of the potential risks if the vehicle has to be evacuated
  • Please bear in mind that in the event of the failure of the cable car system due to unexpected technical reasons, visitors who are already at the upper station will have to make their descent on foot and using steep mountain paths

Getting There:

Teide Cable Car base station, at km 43 of the TF-21 motorway, La Orotava, is only reachable by car.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Online ticket line at the cable car station. Make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before your chosen time!
  • If you arrive late, you will be assigned the next available timeslot. Waiting times may occur in this case
  • At the top, for area conservation reasons, the Teide National Park restricts visiting times to 1 hour

Note

Kids 0-3 get in free, but travelling with them isn't recommended due to higher risks of altitude sickness. If you bring a kid under 3, you must sign a waiver at the base station.

Venue
Opening hours
Teide Cable Car
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
How to get there
Volcano Teide
Cañadas del Teide, 38300, Tenerife
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Ratings & reviews
4.8
230 Reviews
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Mar 8, 2020
Great
Feb 27, 2020
It was very nice and we enjoj in each moment.
Feb 21, 2020
Fabulous view in one direction. Only allowed approx one hour at top. Allows you to visit one of the two viewpoints if you are an athlete. Family managed one viewpoint in 90 mins and were shattered. Nobody fussed that we were late

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