Airports in Tenerife, Spain


As an enticing, paradisaical Spanish island set out in the Atlantic Ocean, you can imagine that Tenerife handles its fair share of air traffic. In fact, it has not one but two major airports which welcome flights from the rest of the Canary Islands, from mainland Spain, and from a wide range of international destinations.

The North Tenerife Airport, located a mere 11 kilometers from Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz, is the older of the two airports and handles island, national and international flights. In addition, it's the place to go if you're looking to take a heart-pumping plunge from an airplane with the Tenerife Aerial Club. However, with the rise of tourist resorts along the southern beaches, the newer South Tenerife - Queen Sofía Airport, situated in Granadilla de Abona, is the busier of the two and handles the bulk of Tenerife's international flights. Both airports offer access to the island's extensive bus system, run by the Titsa bus company, which connects the airports both to each other and to towns and cities throughout the Tenerife.

Flights to / from:

-Island Destinations: Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro

-National Destinations: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Oviedo, Palma, Santiago, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Zaragoza

-International Destinations: Argentina, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Aeropuerto Tenerife Norte
(North Tenerife Airport)

  • Contact Info:
    La Laguna
    (Tel) 922 63 56 35

  • Airlines
    Air Berlin, Air Madrid, Air Europa, Binter Canarias, British Airways, Finnair, Hapag Lloyd, Iberia, Islas Airways, LTU International Airways, My Travel Airways Scandinavian, Santa Bárbara, Spanair, Thomson Fly, Vueling

  • Bus Transportation to / from Airport
    The Aeropuerto Tenerife Norte is a stop on Titsa bus routes to Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava, Las Arenas, Garachico, Buenavista and the South Tenerife - Queen Sofía Airport.

  • The North Tenerife Airport is also home to the Aeroclub de Tenerife for the ultimate adrenalin rush of skydiving and other aerial sports.

Aeropuerto Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofía
(South Tenerife - Queen Sofía Airport)

  • Contact Info:
    Granadilla de Abona
    (Tel) 922 75 90 00

  • Airlines
    Nearly 70 national and international airlines

  • Bus Transportation to / from Airport
    The Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofía Airport is a stop on Titsa bus routes to the North Tenerife Airport, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz and southern destinations like Granadilla, Las Américas and Los Cristianos.