Tenerife Sur Airport Guide (TFS)

Airport info
Code: TFS
Granadilla de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, 38610, Spain

Tenerife South Airport is situated 60km (37 miles) south of Santa Cruz.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +34
902 404 704.
Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Tenerife Sur Airport map

Tenerife South Airport – previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport – is the largest international airport in the Canary Islands. Our guide to the airport provides contact details as well as information on terminal facilities, public transport and nearby hotels.

Airport news

Gradual improvements to the terminal and other infrastructure are currently in progress in order to cater for anticipated increases in traffic.


There are two information desks at Tenerife South Airport; these are located in the central hall opposite Arrivals and Departures. The information desks can provide passengers with assistance concerning flight enquiries, airport information and lost property.

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Driving directions

Tenerife South Airport is close to the TF1 motorway, which links Santa Cruz with the south of the island. It has its own dedicated exit from the motorway.

From Playa de las Américas, join the TF1 and head eastbound. After 15-20km (10-12 miles), turn off the motorway onto the airport access road.

From Santa Cruz, head southbound on the TF1. After around 60km (37 miles), turn off onto the airport access road.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Local buses (tel: 922 531 300; www.titsa.com) leave regularly from outside Arrivals at Tenerife South Airport. Bus 111 links the airport with Santa Cruz (fare: €9) and Playa de las Américas (fare: €3.10); bus 343 serves Puerto de la Cruz (fare: €13) and the island's North Airport (fare: €9.35); while bus 450 also links Tenerife South Airport to Playa de las Américas (fare: €3.10) and Granadilla (fare: €2.45).

Shuttle: Many tour operators include transfers in their packages. Shared shuttle services are also available.

Taxi: Taxis (tel: 922 759 009) are available to Santa Cruz (approximate fare: €80), Playa de las Américas (approximate fare: €35) and other island destinations from in front of Arrivals.

Terminal facilities


There is a bank on the ground floor of the terminal building – ATMs are also available at various points. A bureau de change kiosk is situated in the airport lobby, opposite Arrivals.


Public telephones are available throughout the terminal. The on-site post office is located in the public area of Departures. Wi-Fi access is free for the first 15 minutes, after which a charge applies. Fixed internet terminals are also available.


A small selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and fast-food outlets is available before and after the security screening area. Among them is a tapas restaurant in the public area.


There is a good choice of shops at Tenerife South Airport, ranging from bookshop/newsagents and gift shops to fashion boutiques. Duty-free is available at outlets before and after the security area.


For lost property, contact the information desk in the arrivals hall (tel: 922 759 517).


Among the other facilities at Tenerife South Airport are travel agencies, a chapel, pharmacy and a 24-hour medical centre.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Montaña Roja (tel: 922 759 425) VIP lounge in the departures area is available for use by travellers on certain airlines. There is an additional conference room in the public departures area. Further conference facilities are available at the nearby Vincci Hotel Tenerife Golf (tel: 922 717 337; www.vinccihoteles.com).

Disabled facilities

The airport is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts to take passengers to the upper level. Telephones, restaurants and toilets are all physically accessible, and facilities to assist disabled passengers from the aircraft to the terminal are available. Disabled travellers are advised to notify their airline of any special requirements at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Car parking

There are more than 800 car parking spaces at Tenerife South Airport. Short- and long-term parking is situated just across the road from the terminal building, near the bus stops and taxi rank. Parking in airport car parks is free for the first 15 minutes.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at Tenerife South Airport include: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and a number of local operators. Desks for these companies are located in the central hall.


There are no hotels at Tenerife South Airport, but there are numerous options nearby. Travel desks, located in the arrivals area can assist those in need of accommodation upon arrival.

Vincci Hotel Tenerife Golf

922 717 337.

Less than 5km (3 miles) from Tenerife South Airport, the Vincci Hotel Tenerife Golf offers 4-star accommodation, a spa and various dining options. The hotel is a short walk from a golf course, for which hotel guests are given a discount.

Urbanización Golf del Sur, Miguel de Abona, 38620, Tenerife, Spain

Hotel Ucanca

922 390 776.

A small property within a 10-minute drive of Tenerife South Airport, Hotel Ucanca boasts a spa and meeting space. All rooms are equipped with a fridge and safe, while Wi-Fi internet is complimentary.

Avenida Santa Cruz 183, San Isidro, Granadilla de Abona, 38611, Tenerife, Spain

Hotel Monica-Sur Aeropuerto

922 390 036.

Just 3km (2 miles) from Tenerife South Airport, this fairly basic property offers a small pool, limited meeting space, bar/restaurant and free Wi-Fi internet.

Calle Benchijigua 4, San Isidro, Granadilla de Abona, 38611, Tenerife, Spain