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Tenerife North Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Tenerife North Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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TFN Airport Overview

tenerife north airportTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Tenerife North Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Tenerife North Airport (code: TFN) primarily handles inter-island and European routes. Facilities include a few eateries and shops, both landside and airside, and free WiFi. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Tenerife North Airport

This airport closes nightly, from 11:30 PM until 6:00 AM, so overnight stays are impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, scroll down to explore more in our Tenerife North Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM (daily).

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Tenerife North Airport and San Cristobal de la Laguna. The drive to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 15-25 minutes away. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

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, purchasing a lounge pass, or using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Sala VIP Nivaria – Location: Mezzanine, Departures, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Tenerife North Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside in the Arrivals and Departures Halls.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, Departures Hall, Floor 1.

Currency Exchange – There is a bank located in the arrivals area that may provide currency exchange.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge to refill your water bottles. Location: Airside and Landside.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free and a small selection of shops are available, including a Relay Shop and a Hudson News.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food options. You will find options available on both the Landside and Airside. The Insula Cafe (Landside, Floor 0) is open 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall, Floor 0. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by wrapping them in plastic. Location: Landside, Check-in Area, Floor 0. Rates: unknown. Hours: 5:00 AM – 6:30 PM.

Medical Services – Six Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are available on the landside and airside.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we cannot confirm the availability of mobile charging points. There is a Work & Comfort Zone that may provide outlets. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Postal Services – A mailbox is located in the basement, near the car park building.

Pharmacy – The Farmacia is located on the Ground Floor, Arrivals. Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM • Sundays and Holidays are open for on-call duty 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Showers – Not available.

WiFi/Internet – Free unlimited WiFi is available at Tenerife North Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA” network.

Tenerife North Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Europa • Air Nostrum • Binter Canarias • Canarias Airlines • Canaryfly • Iberia • Iberia Express • Naysa • Plus Ultra • Ryanair • Vueling Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


City buses 20 and 30 link the airport with a variety of destinations. Route 343 links Tenerife North and South airports in a nonstop 50-minute journey (one way). For fares and more information, visit the Tenerife North Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Auto Reisen • Avis • Cicar • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz • OK Mobility. Location: P0.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available at the taxi rank outside of the terminal.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.