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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. In the summer of 2022, Tenerife South Airport inaugurated a new security checkpoint and Check-in zone C (Facturación zona C). Due to the commissioning of the facilities the passenger terminal at Tenerife South Airport is now bigger and more modern than before. Ryanair and easyJet are using the new facilities at Check-in zone C, namely check-in desks 201 to 232. Inside the terminal you will find from left to right Arrivals, Check-in zone A, Check-in zone B, security check and Check-in zone C.

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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.


Alua Atlantico Golf, San Miguel de Abona

Alua Atlantico Golf has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in San Miguel de Abona. Boasting a kids' club, this property also provides guests with a children's playground.


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 located in San Isidro (Granadilla de Abona), next to the TF1 highway, in front of the main bus stop and only 3 km from the Tenerife Sur airport. It has spacious single, double and triple rooms with safe, t.v.

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!


Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Enjoy a day at Loro Parque, Tenerife’s world-famous animal adventure park, with these entry tickets. From a variety of animals to the park’s 4 world-class shows, have a day filled with fun and excitement.


Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

Set sail and experience the amazing sea life around Southern Tenerife on a luxury yacht cruise. Sail through clear waters and look for dolphins, whales, and turtles in their natural habitat.

Tour & transport

Tenerife: Whale Watching Catamaran Tour

Take a boat excursion from Puerto Colon in southwest Tenerife and get almost guaranteed sightings of pilot whales. Pass by a fish farm looking for hungry dolphins, and keep your eyes open for massive squid!


  17 reviews

Have you visited Tenerife South Airport lately? So far, 17 airport passengers have written an airport review about Tenerife South Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Carol Floris
22 hours ago

Just got back from Tenerife and found my suitcase has been ransacked…this is twice. As I arrived into Tenerife I found it on the carousel totally unzipped with someone else’s belt fastened round it. Luckily I had all my valuables in my hand luggage. Now home I’ve opened my suitcase to find all the Birthday cards my family gave me for my daughter and me were opened. Please people be aware and don’t put anything you value in your suitcase. This is clearly an inside job.

Pam Heslop
11 days ago

I was on a TUI flight home from Tenerife South airport on Tuesday. My suitcase locks had been broken and personal items stolen. If you are flying from this terminal, please be extra careful. Still waiting for a response from TUI :(

2 months ago

A member of security took my wife's expensive watch from her wrist & sent it in a tray through the security scanner. The watch subsequently disappeared & despite a search of the immediate area could not be found. I emailed the airport on my return to the UK to be told that the watch had in fact been found & was in lost property but was told it was my responsibility to get it returned to the UK. A friend of mine was still in Tenerife & agreed to collect it when they arrived at the airport for their return flight home. I emailed an authorisation form & copies of both mine & my friend's passport to the relevant department twice, but they still refused to hand the watch over. They are also not answering my emails asking for an explanation. Total disgrace.

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