Tenerife South Airport lies on the southern tip of Tenerife, 60km away from the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is the larger of two airports on the island (the other is Tenerife North Airport, handling mostly inter-island and domestic flights), and the largest international airport in the Canary Islands.
There are three levels, but you'll mostly only use Level 0 (ground floor), which is divided into two areas:
You'll find Gates 1-34 running from the west to the east side. Level 1 has a chapel and airside VIP lounge. There is a small selection of restaurants both landside and airside, and decent shopping options.
As a major European beach destination, you may be heading to a number of places on the island, with various options to get there:
Public transport buses
Local buses leave regularly from outside arrivals. Bus 111 links the airport with Santa Cruz. It leaves every 30 minutes from 06:30-22:30. Later departures: 23:30, 00:50, 02:35, 04:25 and 06:00.
Cost: EUR 9.35
You can book shared shuttle buses with hotel drop-off online before you travel (at least 48 hours in advance). This can be worth your while if your party is more than four people.
For a little more money and convenience, you can take a taxi to most locations on the island. Official taxis will have a green light on the roof and the initials SP on the boot. Taxis will only take up to four people.
Cost: Around EUR 80-100 to Santa Cruz, EUR 35 to Playa de las Americas, EUR 30 to Los Cristianos
Tenerife South airport only offers free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes; if you need to get work done, head to the Montaña Roja Vip Lounge. This lounge offers Wi-Fi, TV, conference facilities, newspapers, food and beverages. One time pass EUR 23.50.
Location: Main Terminal, airside, departures, level 1
Opening hours: Monday, 07:00 to 22:00, Tuesday and Saturday, 07:00 to 23:00, Wednesday and Thursday, 07:00 to 21:00, Fridays, 07:00 to 00:00, Sunday, 07:00 to 22:30
If you plan on travelling around the island on public transport, buy a reloadable Bono card from the airport kiosks. They can be loaded with EUR 12 or EUR 30 and will get you up to a 50% discount on all TITSA bus and tram travel. For example, the Bono card journey costs EUR 5.85 to Puerto de la Cruz, versus EUR 13.55 without it. Only one card is needed per family.
Route 343 runs directly between Tenerife North and Tenerife South airports. The non-stop journey takes 50 minutes and costs EUR 9.70 each way. Buses leave approximately every 40 minutes to an hour from 07:42 – 23:18.
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