Tenerife has two peak seasons: December to February is a popular time for older tourists to book flights to Tenerife, a time when there are very few large families with children on holiday. May to October are also peak seasons, families and young people prefer to visit Tenerife whilst the weather is at its warmest.
March, April and November tend to be the off season months for flights to Tenerife, so you are more likely to find cheap flights to Tenerife during this period and enjoy a quieter holiday. When it comes to the weather, there is never really a bad time to fly out and visit Tenerife, as it’s warm all year round.
KLM, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways, Aer Lingus and EasyJet all have flights to Tenerife, amongst many other major airlines. Due to the high competition on this route it is possible to compare prices to find cheap flights to Tenerife.
Flights from Manchester to Tenerife: 4 hours 20 minutes
Flights from London to Tenerife: 4 hours
Flights from Liverpool to Tenerife: 4 hours 40 minutes
As the largest of the Canary Islands in Spain, Tenerife has two airports: Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) in the north and Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) in the south.
With one runway, TFN is the airport that connects flights with all of the Canary Islands. Distance to the city centre is 8 miles (13km) to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Buses: the bus service runs from Tenerife North Airport to the capital of Santa Cruz every 30 minutes throughout the day on route 102. The same service also runs to Puerto de la Cruz every 30 minutes during the day.
Getting between terminals: There is only one terminal at Tenerife North and it broadly serves domestic flights. You can catch a taxi to Tenerife South Airport for roughly €100 and the public bus for as little as €10. It is approximately €15 for a Bonovia (Bono) discount ticket.
Hints and tips
The Bonovia is a discount ticket for use on the bus around Tenerife. You can also use it to access the airport in the south and can pay in cash on the bus when the credit runs out
Reina Sofia (TFS) finds itself at the centre of tourism in Tenerife, situated in the south of the island. Distance to the city centre is 10.5 miles (17km) from Playa de la Americas
Buses: it’s possible to get from Tenerife South Airport to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje for less than €4 on the 111 route. Taxis are more expensive, so the bus is the most straightforward option.
Getting between terminals: There is only one terminal for flights at Tenerife South Airport. You can connect to the airport in the north for approximately €100 by taxi or for around €10 by bus on the 343 route.
Hints and tips: Tenerife is a sizeable island that takes a bit of travelling to explore; rent your own car to allow you to get around as easily as possible