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Tenerife South Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Tenerife Sur Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Not so big airport, steal beanches, I SLEPT OUTSIDE.
- Miroslav

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Tenerife South Airport.

What to Expect

  • A midsize three-story passenger terminal with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. 24-hour dining is available!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Bright lights and loud, frequent overhead announcements make sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones a MUST if you want to sleep in this airport!
  • There are a few benches in the check-in area, or if you have a travel mat or sleeping bag handy, there is plenty of floor space available.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Tenerife South Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Tenerife South Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or purchasing a lounge pass. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tenerife South Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Ucanca - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.
  • Hostal Carel - (8 minutes from the airport) Budget accommodations near the airport, with rates starting at € 35,00 for a single room. No airport shuttle.
  • Hotel Arenas del Mar - (10 minutes from the airport) An adults-only resort hotel. No airport shuttle.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tenerife South Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Tenerife South Airport. Connect to the "kubiwireless" network. (SSID: Airport_Free_Wifi_AENA).

Additionally, there are internet access terminals located at the Boarding Area, Level 0 and Check-In Area, Level 0.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes, in the Arrivals and Departures Halls.
  • Baggage Trolleys - Yes, available.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Chapel - Location: Floor 1, Departures Hall, Landside.
  • Children's Play Area - Yes, Floor 1, airside. You can also take your children to the Observation area.
  • Currency Exchange - Global Exchange has two counter locations: Airside, Floor 0, Boarding Hall (Hours: 5:30AM - 9:30PM) • Landside, Floor 0, Arrivals Hall (Hours: 9:00AM - 11:00PM). Caixabank has a counter landside, Floor 0, Arrivals Hall (Hours: 8:30AM - 2:00PM).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as small selection of shops (GAP, Superdry, Sunglass Hut, souvenir shops, etc.)
  • Food & Drinks - Cafe & Tapas is open 24 hours a day in both its’ landside and airside locations. Café Ritazza is open 24 hours a day in its airside location. Most other food concessions are open during flight hours. Vending machines are located throughout the airport.
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, P0. Hours: unknown
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Yes, available on the ground floor, near check in desks.
  • Medical Services - Nine Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are available landside and airside.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Observation Deck - Yes, hours and fees are not known.
  • Pharmacy - Location: Departures, Floor 0. Hours: vary depending on day of the week but is only open until 6:00PM at the latest.
  • Police - Locations: Floor -1, Baggage Claim Hall • Floor 0, Baggage Claim Hall • Floor 1, Departures Hall.
  • Post Office - Location: Floor 0, Departures Hall, landside. Hours: 8:30AM - 2:30PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


City buses 111, 415 and 450 link the airport to Santa Cruz, along with a few nearby towns. Route 343 links Tenerife South and North airports in a nonstop 50-minute journey (one way). For fares and more information, visit the Tenerife South Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies, located near the exit in Arrivals, include Auto Reisen, Cicar, Europcar, Goldcar Rental, Hertz, Interrent, Sixt and Topcar.


Metered taxis are readily available outside of Arrivals. From 6:00AM - 10:00PM, the initial fare is €3.15 plus €0.55 per km travelled. Slightly higher rates apply from 10:00PM - 6:00AM and on Sundays and holidays. An additional €1.70 surcharge is added to trips originating or terminating at the airport or the sea port. All rates are current as of this January 2018 update.

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Last Updated: 10 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .