Find the cheapest flight to Tenerife
When Europe turns cold, Europeans head to Tenerife, the Canary Islands’ largest island. It’s most popular with British (flights to Tenerife from Scotland) and German tourists, although Spanish visitors also come in droves. Tenerife has two major international airports, but one of them handles the vast majority of the tourism to the island. Whichever airport you fly into, you’re unlikely to do so without a stop somewhere in Europe first (if you’re not already there). It’s easy to get to Tenerife from the major hubs of Europe, but your best bets will likely be the larger airports like London, Paris or Madrid where you can choose from any number of low-cost carriers to get you to the Canaries.
Tenerife South Airport (airport code TFS), also known as Reina Sofia Airport, is the more popular of Tenerife’s two airports for tourist visits. It’s close to a couple of popular British resorts, so might be a good choice if you’re flying from London or another airport in the UK. A list or airlines flying to Tenerife South is here, and you can check flight information here. There is no luggage storage available at the airport. There’s some information about ground transportation here, and car rental agencies are listed here.
Tenerife North Airport (airport code TFN) is also known as Los Rodeos Airport, and is 11 km from the capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This airport is mainly used for connecting the Canaries with mainland Spain, for inter-island flights and budget airlines. So if you’re already in Spain or you’re looking primarily at Europe’s low-cost carriers, this airport might be the perfect spot to fly into. A complete list of airlines serving Los Rodeos is here, and you can check flight schedules here. You’ll find some FAQs about ground transportation here, including taxi and bus fares, and car rental agencies at Tenerife North are listed here.
More Information on Tenerife
With summertime temperatures year-round on one side of the island and constant springtime temperatures on the other, Tenerife seems like it would be the very definition of the perfect vacation destination. Tens of thousands of Europeans don’t disagree – but the island has been largely ignored by Americans. For more information on what to see and do in the Canary Islands, see the Canary Islands Travel Guide.