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Everything you need to know about Tenerife South Airport

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Tenerife Airport Guide (tenerifeairport.guide) is your first choice to find out everything you need to know for your arrival and departure  at Tenerife South Airport.

  • We will guide you through the arrivals procedure.
  • How to request assistance.
  • Passport control.
  • Where to collect your luggage.
  • What to do if your luggage is lost.
  • Where to collect your car hire.
  • ATM machines at Tenerife South Airport.
  • Where the bus stop and taxi rank are.
  • Departure procedure
  • Shops and facilities at the airport and lots more.

We are here to make sure your travel plans go as smoothly as possible.

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Tenerife South (Sur) Airport (TFS)

Tenerife South Airport (TFS) is also known as Tenerife South – Reina Sofia Airport.  Named after Queen Sofia of Spain who opened it in November 1978.  It is the larger of the two airports on the island.  It handles the majority of charter and international flights.

Tenerife South Airport is located on the southern coast of the island.  It is close to all the main tourist areas.  Visitors can easily travel the whole island.

The airport is 60 km (37 miles) from the island’s capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  It is nearby to many of the popular tourist resorts.

Below is a general guide of the distances to the major tourist resorts.

Distance from Tenerife South Airport to:

  • Costa Adeje 17.9 km (11.25 miles)
  • Playa de las Americas 18 km (11.26 miles)
  • Los Gigantes 43.8 km (27.37 miles)
  • San Cristobal de la Laguna 64.9 km (40.56 miles)
  • Puerto de la Cruz 89.6 km (56 miles)

The major motorway, the TF-1 provides direct access to Tenerife South Airport.  It runs all the way up the eastern coastline of the island to Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is then linked to the north and Tenerife North Airport by the TF-5 motorway.

Although the airport is relatively small, it is served by many of the well-known low cost airlines and charter airlines.  Since the airport opened it has grown at a fast pace and handled over 9,176,274 passengers in 2015.

The airport is operated by the Spanish Authorities known as Aena.  It offers many services and a well equipped terminal building.

We are constantly endeavouring to give you the latest up to date information.

We are adding to our site constantly and when we become aware of any new facilities at the Airport.  If we become aware of any changes we will alter these.

In the meantime if you are away of any inaccuracies or information you think would be of interest to our users please let us know.

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