Tenerife South - Reina Sofia Airport
Reina Sofia is the largest and busiest airport in Tenerife where many vacation flights arrive and depart. In the north part of the island there is a small airport, Los Rodeos, that is mainly used for flights to other Canary Islands and to the Spanish mainland.
The airport is 60 kilometers southwest of the capital Santa Cruz and 16 kilometers east of Playa de Las Américas. The airport processes nine million passengers per year.
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Airport transfers & parking
There are no trains operating in Tenerife.
Car and bus
The airport is directly along the highway del Sur, TF-1, that together with the highway del Norte almost forms a ring road. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.
The stops for five bus lines are in front of the Arrivals Hall: line 340 goes to Puerto de la Cruz, line 341 to Santa Cruz, lines 487 and 470 to Playa de Las Américas and line 464 to Granadilla. For the complete schedule and departure times you can look on the website for the bus company Titsa.
Car rental - Tenerife South - Reina Sofia Airport
You can find counters in the Central Hall for car rental companies: Autos Reisen, Avis, Cicar, Europcar Betacar, Hertz and Record. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are outside the terminal (tel: +34(0)922 64 11 12). For an indication of various destinations and prices: El Medano €10.00, Playa de Las Américas €20.00, Los Gigantes €42.00, Santa Cruz €60.00 and Puerto de la Cruz €80.00.
There is a parking area right in front of the terminal with places for 800 cars. The first half hour parking is free, for the second half hour you pay €0.50 then €0.95 per hour with a maximum of €9.25 per day, from the fifth day €7.40 per day.
Facilities & services
There are no hotels at the airport, but there are many hotels and vacation resorts close to the airport. To name a few: Hotel Tenerife Golf (tel: +34(0)922 738 566), Hotel Ucanca (tel: +34(0)922 390 776), Jacaranda (tel: +34(0)922 712 227) and Mediterranean Palace (tel: +34(0)922 794 400). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There is a good range of shops, restaurants and bars. There are seven snack bars and cafes, seven restaurants and a large number of shops. Be advised: the Canary Islands have a separate status, there are limits on the export of tobacco and alcohol. The prices are significantly lower than on the Spanish mainland.
You can go to the general information counter in the Central Hall for lost and found items. You cannot store baggage.
In the Central Hall there is a general information counter that is accessible through the general telephone number (tel: +34(0)922 759 510).
You can find the Montaña Roja VIP Lounge (tel: +34(0)922 759 425) on the first level, this lounge can be arranged in several ways for meetings and conferences, there are also facilities such as fax, telephone and computers with internet access.
The airport is accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted restrooms and elevators. There are parking places reserved for the disabled right in front of the terminal.
There is a bank, Caja Canarias, open from 08:30–14:00 and there are ATM's, there is also a post office. You can find a children’s play corner, a pharmacy and a First Aid post in the Central Hall. There is a silence center on the first level.
Airport Contact Information
Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur
38610 Granadilla de Abona
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +34(0)922 759 000
Fax: +34(0)922 759 247
IATA airport code: TFS
ICAO airport code: GCTS