For the relatively small island, Tenerife boasts two internationally based airports, one in the South of the island and another in the North. It’s here that the similarities end and the different parts of the island are quite contrasting.

Tenerife is one of the islands in the Canaries renowned for its golden coastline. Thousands flock here for countless fun water activities with beautiful views and world-class amusements. Tenerife is the largest island amongst the Canary Islands and has a high tourist profile. Tourism has a major impact on economic development in Tenerife. The establishment of international airport facilities would thus be one of the best ways of achieving this.

The amazing volcano Teide in the middle of the island makes for a rather different climate on the island if you compare north vs south.

There are two airports located in Tenerife, the one in the southeast of the island (TFS) and the other in the northeast of the island: Los Rodeos. The south airport is close to Playa las Americas and Los Cristianos whereas the northern airport is close to the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz.

The gateway to the Canary Islands

The two airports at Tenerife

The holidays for a relatively isolated archipelago such as the Canaries start and end in airports. Sometimes it becomes a turning point for a journey. Gladly Tenerife has taken tourism seriously and has taken immense efforts to deliver the best trip possible. Its attention manifests itself in its airports which both work effectively and provide all the necessary amenities much to the satisfaction of its visitors. Tenerife South Airport and Tenerife North Airport together provide the largest passenger flow between the Canary Islands. It is also deemed to be the primary entry/outgoing point to the archipelago.

Which airport is closest to Los Cristianos in Tenerife?

Tenerife South Airport is nearest Los Cristianos and is located only about 5 km (2,9 miles) from the airport. Traveling to Los Cristianos is 30 minutes by bus from the South Airport and by cab, it’s about 15-20 minutes.

Which airport do you fly to for Tenerife?

The island of Tenerife has two airports: Tenerife South Airport (or Tenerife South) and Tenerife North Airport (also known as Los Rodeos).

Is Tenerife North airport still used?

Positively, Tenerife North Airport is still in use. The airport has a number of scheduled flights to mainland Spain and the UK. 

The airport is located in the northeastern part of the island and is only about 2.5 km (1,5 miles) from Puerto de la Cruz. The airport was inaugurated in 1971 and its facilities are still quite modern. The airport has a single runway and is equipped with ILS and CAT I. The airport is also equipped with a fully functional control tower. The airport is also home to the Canarian Regional Transport Company (CRT) which is responsible for providing transportation to and from the airport.