Tenerife has two airports to choose between - the North Airport and the South Airport. They are served by different airlines, but if you have a choice it is best to choose the one closet to your main destination like Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz De in the north or the south of the island. Both have good transport links, but you will save time and money by choosing the closer one!
Whichever airport you use, we summarise here all the information you need to know!
Tenerife North Airport (Los Rodeos)
Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofia)
|Transportation options from the Tenerife airports|
|Playa de las Americas from||60.35 Km||15.27 Km|
|Distance to the center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife||12,5 km = 7,8 miles||62 km = 38.5 miles|
|Public transport operating hours||Titsa public buses: 6:30-22:30.||Titsa public buses: 24/7.|
|Airport Buses Services||
Bus lines 102, 107, 108 and 343 connect the North Airport to most resort areas and towns of Tenerife.
Travel times depend on the final destination; journey to Santa Cruz (line 102) takes 20 minutes or so (around 13 km/8 miles); the journey to the South Airport (line 343) takes approximately 50 minutes (around 65 km/40 miles).
Departing frequency: between 10 and 60 (108 line) minutes, depending on the line.
Lines 111, 343 and 450 connect the South Airport to most resort areas and towns of Tenerife.
Travel times depend on the final destination. For a reference, travel times to Santa Cruz (line 111 â€“ pay attention to the direction) are around an hour, while youâ€™ll need up to half an hour (lines 111, 450) to reach Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje (18 km/11 miles).
Departing frequency: depending on the line, departing frequency ranges between half an hour and full hour (up to two hours overnight).
|Taxi / Cab Services||
Taxi fares are widely different depending on the final destination. Usual fares (6 a.m. â€“ 10 p.m., overnight fares are somewhat higher) from the North Airport are:
Note: the initial fare is €3.15 + €0.55 per kilometre.
Taxi fares are widely different depending on the final destination.
Note: the initial fare is €3.15 + €0.55 per kilometre.
|On demand taxis||N/A||N/A|
|Which airport is most suitable for me?|
|How close to Santa Cruz and islandâ€™s Tenerife attractions?||The North Airport is located within a close proximity to Santa Cruz. In general, you can reach the capitalâ€™s main tourist attractions in half an hour from the airport and other points of interest all around the island in less than 2 hours.||The South Airport is located farther off from Santa Cruz. However, the public transport provides efficient transfer to Santa Cruz and the rest of the island, and you can reach the islandâ€™s main tourist attractions in 2 hours or slightly more.|
|Cost factor||The North Airport mostly serves flights from Spain and rest of Europe. Flight fares are similar between North and South Airports. The airport offers convenient, fast and affordable transfer options to any part of Tenerife. Hotel deals are similar to the other islandâ€™s airport. As for car rentals, rates are somewhat higher than at the South Airport. Given chance, this airport is especially convenient for travellers whose destinations are located at the islandâ€™s northern part.||The South Airport is the main islandâ€™s airport, handling domestic and international flights. Flight fares are similar between North and South Airports. The airport offers convenient, fast and affordable transfer to any part of Tenerife 24/7 by the public transport. Hotel deals are similar to hotels near the North Airport. Car rental deals are fairly lower. The South Airport is more convenient for travellers going to the southern part of the island.|
|Airport delays||Overall, delay indexes for the North Airport are very low.||Delay indexes for the South Airport are generally low; overseas flights (the U.S.A.) tend to be inclined toward delays.|
|Flight fares Prices taken for April 2017 (searched on 31.1.17.).||From €44-Madrid and Barcelona, €60-London, €69-Paris, €99-Berlin, €108-Frankfurt and Brussels, €133-Dublin, €135-Amsterdam, €163-Basel, €196-Budapest.||From €40-Madrid and Barcelona, €63-London, €69-Paris, €99-Berlin, €108-Edinburgh, Frankfurt and Brussels, €133-Dublin, €135-Amsterdam, €148-Rome, €164-Venice, €194-Budapest.|
|Car hire Prices taken for the 1.4.-7.4.17. period (searched on 31.1.17.).||Budget cars (Peugeot 107, Vw Up, Fiat 500): €89-€268. Intermediate cars (Renault Scenic, Toyota Avensis, Nissan Qashqai): €122-€1141.||Budget cars (Fiat Panda, Vw Up, Hyundai I10): €56-€312. Intermediate cars (Renault Megane, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Qashqai): €102-€1141.|
|Hotel costs per night from 1.4.-2.4.17. (searched on 31.1.17.)||3-star Hotel Principe Paz - €47. 4-star Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz - €69. Offered accommodation deals are similar between the airports.||3-star Royal Park Albatros - €53. 4-star Hotel Rural 4 Esquinas - €72. Offered accommodation deals are similar between the airports.|
|Shopping||Buy-Bye, Tenerife Duty Free, GAP & Superdry, Lava, Sunglass Hut, Loro Parque, Hudson News, Relay.||Tenerife Duty Free, Vodafone, Casa Ricardo, Sweet Treats, Discover Canary Islands, Sunglass Hut, Collection, GAP & Superdry, Hard Rock Tenerife, Lava, The Ocean Company, Shoes & Fashion Accessories, LMV.|
|Eating & drinking||Panaria, Caffe Ritazza, CafÃ© & Tapas, Insula Cafe, Burger King, Pejeverde.||Oâ€™Learys, CafÃ© & Tapas, Burger King, Curry Wurst, Upper Crust, Aerogelato, Caffe Ritazza, Camden Food, Gambrinus.|
|Lounges||VIP Lounge||Montana Roja VIP Lounge|
|Wi-Fi||Free Wi-Fi without any restrictions is available at the North Airport.||Free Wi-Fi without any restrictions is available at the South Airport.|
|Terminal information. How many? How to transfer? Minimum connection time.||The North Airport has a single terminal.||The South Airport has a single terminal.|
|Currency exchange & cash points||Several ATMs and cash machines are available in the Arrivals and Departures halls. La Caixa Bank is located in the Arrivals section for the currency exchange and other transactions.||ATMs are available throughout the airport. Global exchange offices are located in the lobby, opposite Arrivals, and around Boarding hall.|
|Important phone numbers||Information: +34 922 63 59 98; Police: 091; Ambulance: 061; Titsa bus: +34 922 531 300.||Information: +34 922 759 000; Police: 091; Ambulance: 061; Titsa bus: +34 922 531 300.|
|Major airlines and destinations|
|Major operating airlines||Air Europa, Alitalia, Canaryfly, Finnair, Iberia, Norwegian Air, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Vueling.||Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Easy Jet, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Norwagian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Vueling, Wizz Air.|
|Major destinations||Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Santiago, Lanzarote, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Bilbao, Almeria, Asturias.||London, Stockholm, Berlin, Geneva, Edinburgh, Milan, Moscow, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Lanzarote, Copenhagen, Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris.|
|Operating companies||Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Auto Reisen, Cicar.||Auto Reisen, Goldcar, Hertz, Cicar, Sixt, Europcar, InterRent.|
|Online car hire Deals?||3% cashback Car hire Tenerife North Airport||3% cashback Car hire Tenerife South Airport|
|More tourist information about Tenerife|
|Official airport website||http://www.aena.es/en/tenerife-norte-airport/index.html||http://www.aena.es/en/tenerife-sur-airport/index.html|
Duration: The duration of the cable car ride is approximately 8 minutes in one direction.
Duration: This sightseeing and gastronomy tour lasts around 8 hours.
Duration: The duration of the visit to each of the participating parks is flexible and depends entirely on your wishes and needs.
Duration: The duration of the medieval banquet and show with the closing entertaining performance is between 2 and 2:30 hours.
Duration: The luxury yacht cruise with a stop for swimming and diving lasts approximately 3 hours.
Duration: The guided tour of the Mount Teide Solar Observatory lasts around 1:30 hours.
Duration: The duration of this outdoor experience is between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the chosen provider. The hiking tour itself lasts around an hour.