TFS: Tenerife South Airport - Terminal map, lounges, bars & restaurants
Tenerife South Airport Guide
Tenerife South Airport is the main airport on the Canary Island of Tenerife. The airport is located in Granadilla de Abona, on the extreme south east coast of the island, which is right next to most of the main tourist resorts, but a good 60km (38 miles) south of the main town of Santa Cruz.
The airport was Previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport. Beware that there are two Tenerife Airports on the relatively tiny island of Tenerife. Tenerife South Airport (TFS) now carries twice as many passengers as Tenerife North Airport (TFN), and eclipses it particularly for traffic to the UK and northern Europe.
Tenerife South Airport was opened after the disaster at Tenerife North Airport, which was the site of the worst accident in aviation history when 583 people were killed after two Boeing 747s collided in heavy fog. A flight from the UK also slammed into the mountains around Tenerife North in the 1980s, killing everyone on board. The publicity surround the huge number of deaths from the two incidents effectively prevented UK airlines from flying to anywhere but Tenerife South, and the abandonment of direct flights to the US from the Canary Islands.
Tenerife South Airport International TerminalThe airport terminal is small, and only has a basic selection of facilities. There is a newsagents selling a few books after security, and a duty free shop.
First & Business Class lounges at Tenerife South Airport
Tenerife South Airport transportationBecause so many tour operators include transfers in their packages, public transport options are limited.
Tenerife South Airport shuttle bus servicesThere are only a few Local buses operated by Titsa from Tenerife South Airport. The bus stop is directly outside Arrivals.
Bus 111 links the airport with Santa Cruz (fare: €6.45EUR) and Playa de las Américas (fare: €2EUR).
Tenerife South Airport taxi servicesGetting a taxi to and from Tenerife South Airport is usually trouble free, but can be very expensive.
Taking a taxi up north to Santa Cruz costs approximately €80EUR, while to the tourist resorts in Playa de las Américas is €30EUR.
Car Hire at Tenerife South AirportMajor car hire operators are located in the Arrivals Halls. To save time and ensure you get the car you want, book your rental in advance. Rental car operators from Tenerife South Airport include: Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and Budget.
Tenerife South Airport ArrivalsThere is a bureau de change in the airport lobby, opposite Arrivals.
Tenerife South Airport Bars and RestaurantsThere are only a couple of cafés plus a small fast-food outlet after security, however there are plenty of bars airside. There is the Bill Bentley pub, the Dorada bar and the Carlsberg pub.
Bill Bentley pubOpen: 1100-2300 Airside
If you thought there was only a Bill Bentley pub at Etihad's hubs, you'd be wrong - there is one in TFS too!
It's OK, airside, and not bad for a pint before returning to blightly.
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