Tenerife South Airport

General information

Tenerife South Airport lies, as you might expect, in the south of the Spanish island of Tenerife. It’s the largest island in the Canary Islands. Tenerife South Airport is larger than Tenerife North Airport and has many more international connections. The airport is mainly used by holidaymakers during the summer and winter months. Popular holiday resorts Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje are close to the airport.

There is a direct bus service between Tenerife South Airport and Tenerife North Airport, travel time between the airports is 50 minutes by bus line 343.

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Where is Tenerife South Airport situated?

The main airport of Tenerife is southwest of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and easily accessible via the TF-1 (Autopista del Sur).

How many terminals does Tenerife South Airport have?

Tenerife South Airport has one terminal and one runway.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Tenerife South Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Spain.

Airport Distance
Tenerife North Airport 54km
Gran Canaria Airport 117km
La Palma Airport 132km



The distance from Tenerife South Airport to the centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 62 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

From TFS Airport to Santa Cruz de Tenerife City centre by Car
62 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Tenerife South Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Tenerife South Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Tenerife South Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Tenerife South Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is about € 90.-. Book your taxi at Tenerife South Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From TFS Airport to Santa Cruz de Tenerife City centre by Taxi
62 km
45 min
€ 90.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Tenerife South Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Europcar, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Tenerife South Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Tenerife South Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Tenerife South Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Tenerife South Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Tenerife South Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Vueling
  • TUI fly Deutschland
  • TUI Airways
  • easyJet


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Tenerife South Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Gema Aguamarina Golf, San Miguel de Abona

Hotel Gema Aguamarina Golf is on Tenerife’s south coast, between Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf Clubs. It has 4 swimming pools, a fitness centre, a sauna and tennis courts.


Vincci Tenerife Golf, San Miguel de Abona

Located 100 metres from Tenerife’s Golf del Sur Golf Course, this seafront hotel offers an outdoor pool and a spa. Many rooms at Vincci Tenerife Golf include a private balcony, some with sea views.


Hotel Ucanca, Granadilla de Abona

Hotel Ucanca is 5 minutes’ drive from Tenerife South Airport and located just off the TF1 Motorway in San Isidro. It offers 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and free parking nearby. Spacious rooms have a fan, safe and flat-screen TV.

Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Looking for the best hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This stylish, urban hotel with a spa is located in a colonial-style building. Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey offers spacious rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout.


Silken Atlántida Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Set in Santa Cruz's financial and commercial centre, Silken Atlántida offers panoramic sea views from its glass lifts. It has a rooftop terrace, and rooms with free Wi-Fi and hydromassage showers.


Hotel Taburiente S.C.Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This chic urban hotel is next to García Sanabria Park, in the centre of Tenerife’s Santa Cruz. It offers a gym, and rooftop pool with park and Atlantic Ocean views. The Taburiente Hotel's stylish, air-conditioned rooms have a TV and a safe.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Tenerife South Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Glaciers Gourmet Experience: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day boat cruise among Southern Patagonia's stunning glaciers. Relax and have lunch, while you explore the various glaciers that are found in Los Glaciares National Park.


Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

Set sail and experience the amazing sea life around Southern Tenerife on a 3-hour luxury yacht cruise. Sail through clear waters with a small group to marvel at the scenery and see and listen to the dolphins, whales, and turtles in their natural habitat.

Tour & transport

Mount Teide: Cable Car Return Ticket with Optional Transport

Experience the wonder of a cable car ride up Spain's highest peak, over volcanoes, craters, and rivers of lava, enjoying the immensity of the landscape of a geological treasure. Marvel at stunning views of colors and shapes that are unique on this planet.


  3 reviews

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Latest airport reviews

1 month ago

I have now twice been through Tenerife airport twice both times I have had combination locks missing from my bags and also a leather flowered strap which was tied through a combination lock so it would not come off my deceased husband had bought me which was of sentimental value this was a. Very unusual strap and it really upset me that they could take this also I had a combination lock of the st Andrews flag taken of the second time the zips of the bag had also been left open my friend also had her locks missing
I believe it to be that they should not search your bags unless you are present at the time I would want to make other passengers aware of this and to check there. Bags when they come off the conveyer belt I would give this no stars as this should not be done these items are of sentimental value and this is Avery upsetting experience I have no stars for this airport I had put one so people can read this review

10 months ago

Dreadful. 600 passengers arrived and were queued back to the tarmac to get fingerprinted and photographed....then another queu to validate the finger print...meanwhile those without EU passports carrying identity cards or children stroll through in minutes....utterly insane...

Colin Collins
1 year ago

Your new immigration kiosks establish a longer and welcome start to a Tenerife holiday. The new procedures are a barrier to sense. On Wednesday evening officials directed us to a long, long winding queue where each passenger had to be advised how to use the facility. Three people instructing; two officers directing passengers. Meanwhile, just a few meters away regular immigration police officials looked on...doing nothing except handle kids, non-EU passports and wheelchair pax.. These police are usually fast, polite - and helpful.

Your new system is dreadful. Seems like the bureaucrats have done it again. Brought in faster and more thorough checks which delay arrivals, increase employment, and waste services of existing staff. Passengers are such a nuiscance, aren't they? Please act. The new system does you no credit.

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