Due to the size and popularity of Tenerife, the beautiful canary island is home to not one but two airports, which are more commonly known as Tenerife North and Tenerife South. A favourite location for both British tourists and other Europeans, Tenerife is popular both during the summer and the winter due to its mild climate and the numerous activities available to suit almost all tastes.
Tenerife North Airport
Tenerife North Airport is located just 11km from Santa Cruz, the main city on the island. It is the quieter of the two airports and handles around four million passengers every year. As well as receiving flights from locations in Europe, the Tenerife North Airport is also the hub of the Canary Islands and tourists can travel to anywhere else they desire in the Spanish archipelago from here.
Although Tenerife North Airport is the smaller of the two it still has a variety of facilities including duty free shops, a few cafes and bars, and conference facilities. There is only one terminal which makes arrivals and departures extremely simple.
Tenerife South Airport
Tenerife South Airport is located around 37 km from Santa Cruz and is the busiest airport on the island with upwards of six million passengers travelling through it every year. It is well connected to many European airports and is served by numerous airlines.
The airport is home to most of the basic facilities that you would expect from a European airport including duty free and retail outfits, bars, cafes and restaurants, currency exchange booths and even conference facilities. There is only one terminal which handles all flights –both domestic and international.
Getting To and From the Airports
Both airports are well served with buses and it is also possible to hire taxis for the journey. However if you are planning on spending any time exploring Tenerife (and you really should), it is a good idea to look into car rentals. Car hire Tenerife South Airport and Car hire Tenerife North Airport are both available, and both airports are served by a variety of car hire companies. To compare the companies available and find out more, use our search engine facilities at anycarhire.com.