Transportation to and from Tenerife South Airport


What is the distance from Tenerife South Airport to the centre of Santa Cruz de Tenerife?

The capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is located in the north of Tenerife, the distance of 62 kilometres / 38.5 miles can be covered in approximately 45 minutes.

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

Public transport

Bus to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje

The public bus operator TITSA offers bus services from the airport to all parts of Tenerife. One route links the airport with the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje (bus line 111). The bus leaves twice an hour outside the Arrivals hall, the terminus in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is called ‘Intercambiador Santa Cruz’. Make sure to get on in the right direction at Tenerife South Airport, because bus line 111 runs in two directions from Tenerife South Airport. One in the direction of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and one in the direction of Costa Adeje.

Bus tickets
A ticket to Tenerife’s capital costs € 9.35, a bus ride to Los Cristianos (€ 3.20) and Costa Adeje (€ 3.70) is cheaper. Obviously, this has something to do with the journey time to these destinations, Santa Cruz de Tenerife can be reached in 55 minutes while a bus ride to the resorts of Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje takes no longer than 25 minutes.

Playa de las Américas and night bus
Another popular destination is Playa de las Américas, this place is located between Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje and accessible by bus line 111. If you want to go there, you can get off at bus stop ‘Magma conference centre’. Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje both have about 20,000 residents, Playa de las Américas is much more a holiday resort than a residential area (5,000 inhabitants). At night you can also travel by public transport from the airport to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the popular holiday destinations, i.e. bus line 711. Please consult website and timetable bus line 111 for more information.

Book return tickets for the cable car to El Teide, the largest volcano in Tenerife and the highest mountain in Spain (3,718 metres). The cable car takes visitors to the La Rambleta platform at an altitude of 3,555 metres. The top of the mountain is only accessible if you have requested permission in advance.

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Tenerife, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Tenerife South Airport!


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Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

€ 59

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.

Tenerife Snorkeling Tour, Half-Day or Full-Day

€ 25

Jump in to beautiful Abades Bay and discover a whole new side to Tenerife. See colorful fish and marine life with this full- or half-day snorkeling tour; with all equipment provided, you'll see the best of the bay with an underwater tour from your guide.

Mount Teide Guided Hiking Tour

€ 66.50

Enjoy a hiking tour with an official guide to reach the summit of Mount Teide, the tallest peak in Spain. Take in spectacular area views from the top that can be reached by cable car and foot, and learn about the natural landscapes from your guide.

Tours and transport

Mount Teide: Cable Car Return Ticket

€ 33

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.

Tenerife: Whale Watching Tour

€ 28

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!

From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

€ 68

Explore the island of La Gomera on a tour from Tenerife. Drive to the top of the island and see locals demonstrate their unique whistling language. Go to the capital at San Sebastián and discover where Columbus prayed before he sailed to the New World.


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