Airport Guide to Tenerife South (TFS)

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Airport Name
Tenerife South Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located 37.5 miles from Santa Cruz.



+34 (0)922 759 000

Airport Overview

Tenerife South Airport (TFS), previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, is well known by many vacationers from Britain and other parts of Europe. It is the gateway to Tenerife, one of Spain’s top vacation resorts in the Canary Islands. The airport is just 40 miles (60km) from Santa Cruz, but relatively close to resorts on the west coast of the island.

Although the airport is small, there is a fair selection of restaurants and shops. Passengers wanting reading material, gifts, souvenirs, a snack or quick meal will find that the airport caters well to their needs.

Tenerife South Airport is served by a number of low-cost carriers, including easyJet and Ryanair, which connect the airport to many cities across Europe. The airport handles more than 7 million passengers each year.

Terminal Transfer

There is only one terminal.

Getting into Town

Taxi: Taxis can be found on the east side of the terminal. Taxi fares during the week from 6am to 10pm are €1.07 per kilometer. There is a minimum fare of €3.05 and a waiting charge of €3.60 per 15 minutes. Fares go up to €1.21 per kilometer with a minimum fare of €3.35 between 10pm and 6am and at weekends. There is also an added charge of €1.65 for all taxis going to or from the airport. Average weekday fares range from €21 for Playa de Las Americas, €62 to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and €90 to Puerto de la Cruz.

Bus: Bus route 111 and 343 serve the airport. The bus stops are opposite the arrivals gates of the terminal. Route 111 goes to Santa Cruz and Playa de Las Americas as well as a couple of other stops en route. It costs €6.35 to get from the airport to Santa Cruz and €1.90 to get to Playa de Las Americas. Buses depart from the airport at 30-minute intervals from 6.20am until 10.20pm, daily. There are only five night buses between 10.20pm and 5.20am. Route 343 goes to Puerto de la Cruz as well as Tenerife North Airport, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeja Station. Tickets range from €2.30 to €10 depending upon your final destination. Buses run approximately every 80 minutes from 6.20am until 9.25pm. Season tickets are also available for passengers that plan to use the buses to get round the island.

Car Parking

There is just one car park at Tenerife South Airport. It is located opposite the terminal. The first 30 minutes of parking is free and then it costs €0.019 for an hour and a maximum of €10.60 per day for up to four days. From day five the daily rate drops to €8.50. The drop-off zone is next to the car park.

Information Desks

The main information desk is located in the central check-in area, however there are a number of information desks throughout the airport. One is located in the airside part of the terminal and three others are scattered in the check-in and arrivals areas. Staff are multilingual and knowledgeable about various resorts across Tenerife.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, a bank, currency exchange facilities and a post office are all available.

Luggage: Trolleys are provided, but there is no left-luggage office. The lost-and-found office is located just after the baggage claims area.

Conference and business: The Montana Roja VIP Lounge is best for conferences and business passengers using Tenerife South Airport. The lounge has newspapers, audiovisual equipment, a TV, faxing facilities, Internet access and a bar.

Other facilities: A chapel, assistance for passengers with special needs, children’s play area, a pharmacy, airport police, restaurants and shops.

Wi-Fi: Internet access is reportedly only available within the Montana Roja VIP Lounge.

Shopping: The airport has a few options, just in case you forgot to get a gift for someone back home. Clothes and accessories are available at shops such as Fashion & Fun as well as Quint, Tuc Tuc, Vidal & Vidal and Mascaro. There are also convenience stores, newsagents, a multistore and kids shops. The Shop – the duty-free outlet at Tenerife South Airport – is centrally located on the airside of the terminal.

Food and drink: There are a number of fast-food restaurants such as Burger King, Pans and DSM as well as bars and cafes like Terra Cotta, Caffe Ritazza and Caffe di Fiore. Restaurants and cafes are available both before and after the security gates. Sibarium Delicatessen is always popular with passengers in search of a gourmet snack.

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Airport Guide to Tenerife South (TFS) was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by cheapflights