Airports and Transfers

Tenerife is served by two international airports - Tenerife North (TFN - or Los Rodeos) and Tenerife South (TFS - also known as Reina Sofia Airport after the former Queen of Spain).

Tenerife South airport

The majority of holidaymakers to the island will be familiar with Tenerife South as this serves the busier sun-seeker locations on the South side of the island including Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje.  Flights from here connect to hundreds of locations around the world. TFS airport is by far the more cosmopolitan and developed of the two air fields.

Tenerife South airport

Tenerife South airport (credit jetphotos.net)

Travel to and from Tenerife South airport by bus
Bus lines 343, 111 and 450 are arterial routes to and from the airport. Buses leave from the Arrivals floor, operated by TITSA (Transportes Urbanos de Tenerife). Bus prices:
Line 343
Tenerife North – Tenerife South Airport approximately 50 minutes €9.70
Line 110
to Santa Cruz €9.35 / Los Cristianos €3.20
Line 450
Granadilla €2.45 / Playa de las Américas €3.20

Travel to and from Tenerife South airport by Taxi
Taxis are available at the airport and in the various towns across the island. All prices and times approximate.
Granadilla €13 (10-15 minutes)
Playa de las Américas €20 (15 minutes)
Los Cristianos €19 (10-15 minutes)
Adeje €22 (15-20 minutes)
Los Gigantes €40 (35 minutes)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife €60 (40 minutes)

Tenerife North airport

Tenerife North airport is located 11km from the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in San Cristóbal de La Laguna at an altitude of 633m. TFN is considerably smaller and less developed and mainly serves local flights between the islands of the archipelago as well as some departures for mainland Spain and a scattering of European flights.  Tenerife South is by far the busiest of the two airports.

In 1977, Tenerife North airport was scene of the worst accident in aviation history when a Pan Am Boeing 747 collided with a KLM Boeing 747 on the runway killing 583 people.  The accident was attributed largely to fog and consequently, a new airport was built in the South of the island near the coast where fog is very rare.

Tenerife North airport

Tenerife North airport

Travel to and from Tenerife North airport by bus
Bus lines 102, 107, 108 and 343 are arterial routes to and from the airport. Buses leave from the Arrivals floor, operated by TITSA (Transportes Urbanos de Tenerife). Bus prices:
Line 102
Tenerife North – Santa Cruz and the North (€2.65 to Santa Cruz)
Lines 107 / 108
to Santa Cruz €2.65 / La Laguna €2.45 / La Orotava €3.80 / Garachico €8.65
Line 343
Tenerife North – Tenerife South Airport approximately 50 minutes €9.70

Travel to and from Tenerife North airport by Taxi
Taxis are available at the airport and in the various towns across the island. All prices and times approximate.
La Laguna €6 (5 minutes)
Santa Cruz €15 (10 minutes)
La Orotava €22 (15 minutes)
Garachico €45 (40 minutes)
Tenerife South Airport €60 (40 minutes)