When is the best time to book a flight to Tenerife?
Tenerife has two peak seasons: December to February is a popular time for older tourists to book flights to Tenerife, a time when there are very few large families with children on holiday. May to October are also peak seasons, families and young people prefer to visit Tenerife whilst the weather is at its warmest.
March, April and November tend to be the off season months for flights to Tenerife, so you are more likely to find cheap flights to Tenerife during this period and enjoy a quieter holiday. When it comes to the weather, there is never really a bad time to fly out and visit Tenerife, as it’s warm all year round.
As the largest of the Canary Islands in Spain, Tenerife has two airports: Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) in the north and Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) in the south.
Los Rodeos Airport / Tenerife North Airport (TFN)
With one runway, TFN is the airport that connects flights with all of the Canary Islands. Distance to the city centre is 8 miles (13km) to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Buses: the bus service runs from Tenerife North Airport to the capital of Santa Cruz every 30 minutes throughout the day on route 102. The same service also runs to Puerto de la Cruz every 30 minutes during the day.
Getting between terminals: There is only one terminal at Tenerife North and it broadly serves domestic flights. You can catch a taxi to Tenerife South Airport for roughly €100 and the public bus for as little as €10. It is approximately €15 for a Bonovia (Bono) discount ticket.
Hints and tips
The Bonovia is a discount ticket for use on the bus around Tenerife. You can also use it to access the airport in the south and can pay in cash on the bus when the credit runs out
How to get from Tenerife South Airport (TFS) to the city centre?
Reina Sofia (TFS) finds itself at the centre of tourism in Tenerife, situated in the south of the island. Distance to the city centre is 10.5 miles (17km) from Playa de la Americas
Buses: it’s possible to get from Tenerife South Airport to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje for less than €4 on the 111 route. Taxis are more expensive, so the bus is the most straightforward option.
Getting between terminals: There is only one terminal for flights at Tenerife South Airport. You can connect to the airport in the north for approximately €100 by taxi or for around €10 by bus on the 343 route.
Hints and tips: Tenerife is a sizeable island that takes a bit of travelling to explore; rent your own car to allow you to get around as easily as possible
Tenerife insider information
Tenerife offers an enormous variety of white and volcanic sand beaches catering to families, sunbathers, surfers, nudists and the gay community. Ensure you find your ideal spot with our pick of Tenerife’s best beaches.
The Tenerife Carnival takes place in February mainly in Santa Cruz and is held in the weeks leading up to Lent. The party culminates in a parade through town when the ritual of the Burial of the Sardine takes place. For this tradition, a huge model sardine is carried through the streets followed by weeping mourners, and is eventually burned, marking the end of the festivities.
Take a flight to Tenerife and see the capital city of Santa Cruz boasts a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. This is one of Spain’s largest ports, with plenty of leafy parks, tax-free shopping, historical theatres, and both white and black sand beaches. The Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa is definitely worth a visit. This Artistic Historical Monument features merchant galleries of all varieties surrounding a central courtyard and clock tower.
Catch the cable car up to the top of El Teide, one of the world’s largest volcanoes and the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean. The peak of the volcano offers spectacular views over Tenerife and the rest of the archipelago. And the high altitude dictates the volcano is snow-capped for much of the winter -- a stark contrast to the warm sunny beaches below.
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