Getting from Tenerife North Airport to your Resort

Wed, February 5th, 2014 - By Jack Montgomery

Most British tourists visiting Tenerife  fly into Tenerife South Airport. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is most British tourists are heading to one of the southern resorts, so it’s convenient. The second is that as there are no flights from Britain to Tenerife North Airport, they don’t really have much of a choice.


Runway, Tenerife Norte Airport, Tenerife


Plenty of travellers do arrive at Tenerife North Airport. Apart from some flights from other European countries, anyone arriving via the Spanish mainland or from one of the other Canary Islands is likely to enter Tenerife by the airport at Los Rodeos in La Laguna.

We fly in and out of it a lot and prefer it to Tenerife Sur, not only because it’s closer to where we live. It just has a different vibe, it feels more relaxed. Plus the coffee is cheaper and better.

As it caters for mainly business people, arriving at Tenerife North you aren’t going to find any tourist buses waiting for you. You’re going to have to make your own way to your final destination.


Welcome to Tenerife Norte Airport, Tenerife


Like the south airport, there are a number of options.

Local Buses
The cheapest option by far is to jump on a local bus, the guagua. Anyone heading south to Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas has one option to travel directly, the 343, which runs regularly throughout the day. The cost of the trip to the bus station at Playa de las Américas/Costa Adeje is €11.50 and should take about an hour and twenty minutes. The downside is that if you’re unlucky with timings, it could mean a wait of nearly two hours. Alternatively the 102 from Puerto de la Cruz takes you into Santa Cruz where there are more frequent buses heading south, like the 110 or 111.

If you’re heading to the capital, Santa Cruz, then it’s the 102 and costs €2.55.


Tenerife Norte Airport, Tenerife


Head to northern parts and there’s a bit more choice. The 102 travels to Puerto de la Cruz (€4.55) stopping on the motorway for Santa Ursula and La Matanza. The 107 goes to Buenavista del Norte via La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos and Garachico whilst the 108 goes to Icod del los Vinos via La Laguna, La Orotava and San Juan de la Rambla.

All journeys cost less if you use a bono discount card.

Whereas catching a local bus without a long wait involves an element of good luck, there are always taxis ready to whisk you onwards… for a price. Working out exactly what it should cost is a complicated business but Radio Taxis La Laguna have a list of guideline prices which is worth knowing before your surrender yourself to the taxi driver. Getting to La Laguna costs €8, Santa Cruz €18, Puerto de la Cruz €34, Las Américas/Costa Adeje €90 and Los Gigantes about €120.

We always agree the price provisionally with taxi drivers if we’re travelling a long distance.


Coffee kiosk, Tenerife Norte Airport, Tenerife


Car Hire
Finally, there are car hire firms at Tenerife North (Auto Reisen, Hertz, Avis, Cicar, Europcar) but don’t turn up without booking in advance as there aren’t always cars available on spec.

Posted : Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 11:00 am
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