Tenerife has two airports so if you’re travelling independently make sure you know where you’ll be landing. In the vast majority of cases this will be the modern Tenerife Sur Airport which serves the popular resorts of the south coast of the island including Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje. It will also be your arrival point if you’re staying on the west coast near Los Gigantes or the smaller resorts to the south.
Tenerife Sur Airport Transfers
This airport lies 20km east of Playa de las Americas and the journey takes less than 30 minutes. All international charter flights land here as well as most scheduled flights from the Spanish mainland. This will most likely be your point of arrival.
There are regular bus services running from the airport to Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and many other resort destinations. You can use the TITSA bus website to find the correct bus number for each route.
A popular alternative to public buses is to pre-book a Tenerife airport transfer with a specialised shuttlebus operator. Resorthoppa offer cheap shuttle transfers from the airport to all the main resorts including Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Los Gigantes. They can provide vehicles for all group sizes.
There’s no shortage of taxis on arrival and obviously fares will vary depending on your destination. In general it works out a lot cheaper to pre-book a shuttle.
Car Rental at Tenerife Airport
Renting a car online before arriving in Tenerife is the choice of many visitors. Economy Car Hire tend to offer some of the best deals from both Tenerife airports. You can get a quote below.
Tenerife Norte Airport Transfers
The older Tenerife Norte Los Rodeos Airport is in the north of the island offering easy access to the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and the north’s main resort, Puerto de la Cruz. Most arrivals are internal flights from other Canary Islands although a few international flights do land here. The chances are that you won’t be landing here. If you do, however, here are the main ways to get to your final destination.
There are regular buses from the airport to Santa Cruz and to Puerto de la Cruz. A few daily services go from Puerto de la Cruz to the Tenerife Norte Airport then continue on to the Tenerife Sur Airport. Take a look at the TITSA bus website for the latest timetable.
Shuttle & Private Transfers
A convenient option from Tenerife North is to pre-book a Tenerife airport transfer with Shuttledirect. They’ll have a driver waiting for you and they cater for all destinations and group sizes.