Tenerife South airport (TFS)

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Tenerife South Airport, or Reina Sofía International Airport, was opened on October 23, 1978. Together with Tenerife North Airport, it concentrates most of the air traffic in the Canary Islands, being one of the busiest in Spain. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations within Europe and Israel.

Official Website: aena.es
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 11 million passengers went through it during 2018.
Tel: +34 913 211 000. E-mail: informaciontfs@aena.es. Information desk in the Arrivals Hall. Tourist office in front of the Arrivals lobby, outside the terminal, available from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (Tel +34 922 392 037).


The airport is situated 60 km (37.5 miles) southwest from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and 10 minutes away from the tourist locations of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas.

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Car rental companies

There are car rental counters on the ground floor and the underground level of the terminal.

AutoReisen (Tel +34 922 392 216 - 7:00 am to 2:00 am)
CICAR (Tel +34 928 822 900 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +34 911 505 000 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Goldcar (Tel +34 918 344 064 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +34 922 759 319 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
InterRent (Tel +34 918 340 262 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +34 902 491 616 - 7:00 am to 1:00 am)
TopCar (Tel +34 922 397 024 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)


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What services does Tenerife South airport (TFS) facilities include

The airport has a bank (Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm), ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (9:30 am to 10:30 pm), post office, mobile phone service, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge. There are meeting rooms in the Departures area. The Sala Montaña Roja lounge, situated on floor 1, in the passenger-only area, opens on Mondays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am and Sundays from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm; the maximum stay is 4 hours and it provides newspapers, TV, computers, Wi-Fi, catering, air conditioning (access with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - €29.85).

Food and Drinks- On the ground floor there are bars, coffee shops, fast food outlets, icecream stores and restaurants. Caffé Ritazza and Café & Tapas, in the Departures area, are open 24 hours a day. There are also vending machines throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- Duty-free shops on levels 0 and 1, newsagents, books, sweets, fashion and accessories, electronics, souvenirs.
Baggage- Wrapping machines in the check-in area. Lost and found office in the Arrivals Hall, available around the clock (Tel +34 922 759 785; e-mail: informaciontfs@aena.es).
Other Services- Children's play areas, prayer rooms, gas station, travel agencies, showroom, pharmacy.


Public and private transportation

Bus - TITSA (Tel +34 922 531 300) operates line 343, which directly connects Tenerife North and Tenerife South airports, with no intermediate stops and a journey time of 50 minutes. Buses run between 8:40 am and 11:20 pm and the ticket has a cost of €9.70. You can also reach Costa Adeje (€3.70) and Puerto de la Cruz (€13.55).
Line 40 links the airport with the southern tourist area of the island, stopping at Los Cristianos (€3.20) and Costa Adeje.
Bus 111 travels to the capital, Santa Cruz, with a fare of €9.35, and the island's main beaches, like Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje, stopping at Santa María del Mar, Tabaiba, Candelaria, Punta Prieta, Los Chasneros, Tajao and Parque de la Reina. It operates every 30 min., from 7:15 am to 9:45 pm. Bus 711 travels the same route at night.
Line 415 runs between San Isidro and El Fraile, stopping at Golf del Sur, Los Cardones, Costa San Miguel, Ribazul and La Paz.
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Taxi - Cabs from Official Taxi Tenerife (Tel +34 922 397 074 / 475) are available outside the Arrivals area. Avoid drivers offering their services outside this zone. Extra charges are applied for travelling during the night (10:00 pm to 6:00 am), on Sundays and holidays. The trip to Santa Cruz takes 45 minutes.


Parking services at Tenerife South airport (TFS)

Across from the passenger terminal there is an area for short- and long-term parking, a few minutes away from the main building. Rates and reservations


Services for passengers with special needs

Facilities include access ramps, elevators, accessible restrooms and telephones, and reserved parking spaces. Most air companies offer escort services for children between 5 and 12 years old travelling alone. Remember to inform your airline about your particular needs at least 48 hours in advance.