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Mount Teide Cable Car

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Mount Teide Cable Car - Morning

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Cable Car ride


Tenerife, Canary Islands





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Skipping the long queues for the cable car

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Mount Teide Cable Car

Taking the cable car up Mount Teide is a major must-do in Tenerife, and one of the most spectacular trips you can take anywhere in Spain!

There’s no other place in the world that will give you a view like this. The cable car brings you to a viewing area just 163m below the mighty volcano’s peak, which affords incredible views across the island and beyond. 

On a clear day you’ll even be able to see the other Canary Islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro dotted in the sparkling blue sea!

You’ll disembark at the upper cable car station, where an other-worldly landscape of volcanoes, craters and rivers of petrified lava spreads before you.

Although the cable cars are hugely popular, you won’t have to venture far to escape the crowds. The upper cable car station is a starting point for three walking trails through Teide National Park, and as you explore it won’t be hard to imagine that you have the mountain to yourself!

The striking volcanic landscape of Teide National Park is a dream come true for nature lovers, with an explosion of vibrant flowers in the spring, and covered by a blanket of snow in the winter.

Mount Teide at Sunset

Take the sunset cable car trip and enjoy a glass of bubbly as you travel up beautiful Mount Teide!

The views from Teide are at their most spectacular at sunrise and sunset, with the shifting tones of the sky and the sunlight reflecting off the rocks.

From the cable car's lookout terrace you’ll have the privilege of witnessing a magnificent sunset, as evening falls and the enormous shadow of the volcano projects out into the sea.

Jump the queues!

Hordes of people take the cable car to Mount Teide’s summit every day. Book this ticket to jump the queues and hop straight on!

IMPORTANT: Access to Mt. Teide Peak

  • The cable cars bring you 3555m up the mountain, about 163m below its highest peak.
  • To access the peak you must apply in advance for a Pico Del Teide Access Permit
Suitable for:
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Explorers
  • Nature Lovers


Daily all year round (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Cable Car Daytime Operation Times:

  • The cable car runs from 9am – 4pm
  • The last ascent is at 4pm and the last descent at 4.50pm.

Cable Car Sunset Operation Times:

The start time of the Cable Car at Sunset activity depends on the time at which the sun sets, which varies throughout the year.

Therefore, the meeting point is at the Teide Cable Car base station at the following hours:

    • 5.15pm from 1st to 12th
    • 5.30pm from 13th to 31st
  • FEBRUARY: 5.45pm from 1st to 28th
  • MARCH:
    • 5.45pm from 1st to 15th
    • 6.00pm from 17th to 30th
    • 7.00pm on 31st
  • APRIL:
    • 7.00pm from 1st to 12th
    • 7.15pm from 13th to 30th
  • MAY: 7.30pm from 1st to 31st
  • JUNE: 7.45pm from 1st to 30th
  • JULY: 7.45pm from 1st to 31st
    • 7.45pm from 1st to 4th
    • 7.30pm from 5th to 18th
    • 7.15pm from 19th to 31st
    • 7.00pm from 1st to 8th
    • 6.45pm from 9th to 30th
    • 6.30pm from 1st to 13th
    • 6.15pm from 14th to 26th
    • 5.00pm from 27th to 31st
  • NOVEMBER: 5.00pm from 1st to 30th
  • DECEMBER: 5.00pm from 1st to 31st

Please note these times are subject to changes.

Please note that  you'll need to arrive at the cable car base station at least 20 minutes before your cabin reservation time, at which time the boarding for that cabin opens.

Starting Point:

The Mount Teide cable car station.


You will be allowed to spend around 1 hour at the summit

Ticket options:

You can present your e-ticket in a printed or electronic format

Ticket Validity:

Your ticket is valid on the date you select when booking. 

What to wear:

The climate at the summit can be quite different to sea level, so we recommend warm clothing and comfortable footwear


This trip is not recommended for people with cardiovascular or breathing problems or pregnant women for health risks related to the altitude.

Cable Car at Sunset includes a 40-minute walk both ways of medium-low difficulty, therefore you must be in good physical shape

While it is possible for you to take infants on the cable car, it is not recommended due to a higher risk of altitude sickness. If you do decide to go up with a child under the age of 2, you would have to sign a document at the base station in which you accept all responsibility.


  • Return cable car journey
  • Queue-jump access to the cable cars
  • Glass of sparkling wine (sunset ticket only)

Not Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Food & drinks

IMPORTANT: Access to Mt. Teide Peak

  • The cable cars bring you 3555m up the mountain, about 163m below its highest peak.
  • To access the peak you must apply in advance for a Pico Del Teide Access Permit

From North Tenerife:

  • By Car: Take the TF-21 highway that links La Orotava with Portillo de la Villa and crosses the entire national park. The Cable Car Station is located at km. 43
  • By Bus: Line 348 (Puerto de La Cruz – Las Cañadas del Teide): The bus stops at La Orotava, Montaña Blanca for the ascent to Altavista Refuge and Teide Cable Car.

From South Tenerife:

  • By Car: Take the TF-21 highway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, access road for tourist resorts of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos.
  • By Bus: Line 342 (Playa de Las Américas - Las Cañadas del Teide): The bus stops at Los Cristianos, Teide Cable Car and Montaña Blanca (for ascent to Altavista Refuge).

From Santa Cruz or La Laguna:

Take the TF-24 highway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Road), which joins the TF-21 that leads to the Cable Car station at km. 43.


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