Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur
38610 Granadilla de Abona
General Information telephone: 34 (0)922 759 000
Buses leave 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.
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.
Car parks cater for the package holiday trade before anything else and the coach park, all 105 spaces, is utter mayhem. This is where you’ll find yourself if you’re on a package holiday rather than the ordinary car park. So grit your teeth, watch your back and prepare to dodge massive herds of rampaging coaches, one of which will take you safely to you hotel! For ordinary cars there are 806 parking spaces at Tenerife South airport, twelve of which are reserved for people with reduced mobility. There are 36 spaces reserved for microbuses and a massive 540 spaces for hire cars.
. Unlike many airports of this size Tenerife South focuses almost exclusively on the tourist trade and charter flights. So the majority of visitors hop on a tour operator bus and that’s that. So while there’s plenty of long and short stay parking, it isn’t as extensive as you might expect. But it is right next to the terminal.
There’s a pick up and drop off point next to the public car park, but you can’t park there. All car parks are situated directly in front of the terminal and parking is free in the public area for the first half an hour. Both short term and long-term parking areas are just across the road from the terminal building. You can’t miss it, right next to the bus and taxi stops. Unless you’re a local or travelling independently, you probably won’t use the car parks, but if you do they’re very well signposted, good value, secure, well lit, accessible and safe.
You probably won’t spend a great deal of time hanging around at the airport unless your flight home is delayed. But if you do there’s enough to keep you occupied for a few hours. If you lose your stuff, try the lost property service based at the information desk. There’s a bank and plenty of cash point machines, and there’s even a worship area for people of all religions, just in case you’re scared of flying and find yourself in need of a quick pray! You’ll also find all the usual shops; there’s a decent bookshop stuffed to the gills with holiday favourites. Plus the obligatory newsagent, duty free, gift shops, fashion and jewellery outlets and local crafts.
The airport also boasts a music shop, a colourful flower stall and a toyshop for kids’ last minute distractions. And there’s a good choice of bars and restaurants in the main terminal building. The entire airport is wheelchair accessible including telephones, eateries and loos. The exhibition hall is the one thing that makes it stand out from every other airport – great fun and packed with cool displays.