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How to get to Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest and most visited island in the Canary Islands. The island archipelago comprises seven large and six smaller islands that sit in the Atlantic Ocean around 1100km (683mi) from the Spanish mainland and 100km (62mi) from the northwest coast of Africa.

Tenerife has two international airports that receive scheduled flights from major airlines as well as seasonal and charter flights from low-cost carriers. They are served by different airlines.

Tenerife South Airport (Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur) (TFS), previously known as Tenerife South–Reina Sofia Airport, is the larger of the two international airports. It is located around 62km (38mi) from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and around 15km (9mi) from Playa de las Americas.

Tenerife North Airport (Aeropuerto de Tenerife Norte) (TFN), previously known as Los Rodeos Airport, is located in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 12km (8mi) from Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The most convenient route to Tenerife is by air into Tenerife South Airport (TFS), which receives daily direct flights from several cities in Spain and the capital cities of Europe, as well as connecting flights from Asia, Australasia and North America. Interisland flights use the smaller Tenerife North Airport

By sea there are frequent interisland ferry, hydrofoil and jetfoil services to all the Canary Islands.


Flight times to Tenerife

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Tenerife.

Within Spain: Iberia offers the most convenient daily flights to Tenerife South Airport (TFS) from Madrid.

Madrid to Tenerife is 3 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From the United States: Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Iberia, Ryanair, American Airlines, Air Lingus and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tenerife South Airport (TFS).

Atlanta to Tenerife is 14 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Tenerife is 12 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Tenerife is 11 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Tenerife is 14 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Tenerife is 11 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Tenerife is 15 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Tenerife is 15 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: British Airways, Air Lingus and Air Canada offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tenerife South Airport (TFS).

Toronto to Tenerife is 11 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Tenerife is 9 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Tenerife is 15 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair and easyJet offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tenerife South Airport (TFS).

Adelaide to Tenerife is 28 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Tenerife is 29 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Tenerife is 28 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Tenerife is 27 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Tenerife is 24 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tenerife South Airport (TFS).

Auckland to Tenerife is 30 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightsˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Air France and EasyJet offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tenerife South Airport (TFS).

Singapore to Tenerife is 18 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient scheduled flights from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife.

London to Tenerife is 4 hrs 20 min, direct flight


From France: Transavia France and Veuling Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights from Orly Airport (ORY) while EasyJet offers the best flights from Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Tenerife South Airport (TFS).

Paris to Tenerife is 4 hrs 10 min, direct flight

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Tenerife South Airport (TFS) (previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport) is located 15km (9mi) east of Playa de las Américas.

A frequent public bus service (TITSA) runs between the airport and the city centre, as well as to all the major towns on the island. Line 343 connects Tenerife South Airport (TFS) with Tenerife North Airport (TFN). Taxis and hire cars are also available.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Apart from walking, the best way to explore Gran Canaria is by hire car or local bus. Alternatively, taxis are generally inexpensive for short distances.


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Latest update: How to get to Tenerife: 23 May, 2019


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