Trains to Tenerife South Airport
If you’ve been to Tenerife before you’ll understand why there are no trains on the island. If you haven’t, you’ll see! Tenerife might look tame and pretty from the beaches but it is actually the head of a volcano poking out of the sea. The terrain is steep and lumpy, no place for trains, and the edges of the island in many areas are ringed by very steep cliffs. Even remote Patagonia has trains, which proves how tough Tenerife’s landscape is. Having said that, luckily the island’s bus services are fantastic!
Buses to Tenerife South Airport
Buses leave Tenerife South airport regularly, taking three main routes. The number 341 will take you to the main bus station in the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on La Avenida Maritima. Service 340 will take you across the island to North Tenerife Airport, which handles all inter-island flights between the Canaries, then on to the town of Puerto de la Cruz. The 487 runs to and from one of the south’s major tourist resorts, Los Cristianos, where holidaymakers stop off to catch the ferry to La Palma and La Gomera. The same bus takes you on to the popular adjoining resort of Playa de Las Americas. All buses depart from outside Arrivals. Once you’ve hot any major town or city on the island, local bus services to and from practically everywhere are plentiful and good value.
Driving to Tenerife South Airport
The airport is right on a large main artery, the Autopista del Sur (southern motorway) or TF-1. This links up with the Autopista del Norte, the northern motorway, forming an almost-complete ring road around the island. An interesting road trip in itself! You’ll see the airport exit clearly signposted from all over the island so it’s very hard to miss. For more useful stuff click through to our Tenerife South Airport parking and Tenerife South Airport hotels pages. You’ll find hire cars in the airport’s central hall including household names Avis, Hertz and Europcar. And you can pick up a cab in front of Arrivals.