Sleeping in Airports

Tenerife South Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tenerife South 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.

Not so big airport, steal benches, 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!
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • 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.

Where to Sleep

  • Bright lights and loud, frequent overhead announcements make a 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.

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, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority 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!

Passes  Sala Montana Roja – Location: Airside, P1. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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.  » Check Rates
  • 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.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Arenas del Mar – (10 minutes from the airport) An adults-only resort hotel. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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.

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.

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

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

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

Chapel – The airport offers a Catholic chapel and a multi-denominational chapel. Location: Floor 1, Departures Hall, Landside.

Children’s Play Area – A children’s play area can be found Airside on Floor 1. 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.)

Fast Lane – If you want to get through security “quickly” you can pay 4,00€ per person (pre-book online).

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 – Protect your bags by having them covered with plastic wrap. Location: 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 [email protected]

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: unknown. Hours: unknown.

Pharmacy – Location: Departures, Floor 0. Hours: 9:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri) and 10:00AM – 2:00PM (Sat & Sun).

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.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted Airside in the Montana Roja Lounge.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Tenerife South airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • Air Europa • Alba Star • Binter Canarias • Blue Air • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Condor • Corendon Airlines • Danish Air Transport • easyJet • Edelweiss Air • Enter Air • Eurowings • Finnair • Germania • Iberia • Icelandair • Jet Time • Jet2 • Lufthansa • Luxair • Meridiana • Neos • Norwegian • Novair • Orbest • Primera Air • Ryanair • SAS • Small Planet Airlines • SmartLynx • SmartWings • Sundair • Sun Express • Thomas Cook Airlines • Transavia • Travel Service • TUIFly • Ural Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air • Wow Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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.

Taxi

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.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.