Updated 19 September: Following on from the introduction this summer of the new tenmás card, which replaced the paper bono tickets, Tenerife President Carlos Alonso and Canarian President Fernando Clavijo have announced this morning the introduction of a new Bono Residente Canario – a ticket for residents to have unlimited travel on buses and trams in Tenerife for the total of €47 a month. The Bono Residente can be applied for online via the websites tenmas.es or www.revolucionatenerife.es, and as both links explain, is one of a series of measures related to the tenmas system to open up and encourage people to use public transport in Tenerife. The card is issued by the Cabildo while being subsidised fully by the Canarian Government.
Original post 18 July: The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that the paper bono tickets for buses or tram will no longer be valid after Monday 3 September. From then, only the tenmás card or the mobile app will be valid methods of payment, though obviously people will be able to continue paying with cash in the buses. Passengers with a credit balance on their magnetic bonos will be able to exchange them at any TITSA or tram office before October 31 (up to a maximum four of per person with validity starting after January 2017).
The tenmás card/app can be acquired and topped up as many times as necessary online at www.tenmas.es (if the link doesn’t work, remove the “s” from the “https” at the start of the URL), or at Titsa and Tranvía information and sales points, as well as in around 500 other sale points which are detailed in the website itself and at www.titsa.com. Cards cost €2 plus IGIC and are valid for two years. They can also be registered or personalized with the passenger’s name and photograph for an additional fee of €5 to allow passengers further access to various discounts and offers, to consult and top up the balance, and to recover the card in case of loss.
Cards can be topped up to a maximum of €100 in €5 multiples, and other schemes like those for large families or students will continue unaffected.