Tenerife North Airport

Tenerife North
Airport Map of Tenerife North TFN


Los Rodeos Airport

  • Airport Code: TFN
  • Latitude: 28.4827777
  • Longitude: -16.341666

Stunningly located outside La Laguna at 632 metres above sea level and overlooked by the ancient Anaga Mountains, Tenerife North Airport predominantly serves the Spanish domestic airport.

Operating services between the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands as well as the inter-island connections, the only International flights currently operating are to Miami, USA; Germany and Venezuela.

Opened in 1946, the airport was extended in 2005 to incorporate the new inter-island flights hall and is now the main hub operating flights between each of the seven main Canary Islands.

Facilities
     Non-smoking throughout
     Access for disabled throughout with clearly identified staff on hand to assist with needs.
     Santander ATM cash dispenser
     Car hire from Cicar, Avis, Autoreisen, Hertz and Europcar
     Public pay phones which accept cards and/or cash, you can purchase €3 and €5 PIN for cheaper calls abroad.
     Electronic arrivals and departures boards throughout.
     Flights are not called.
     Health and Safety announcements are in English as well as Spanish.
     Toilets on ground floor.
     Baggage wrap
     Small tourist information booth for La Laguna
     Parking for 900 + cars

Shopping
There's a small souvenir shop which sells typical Tenerife produce such as banana liqueur, gofio, wines and spices. Once through check-in, there's another outlet with a small selection of souvenirs, perfumes and local produce.

On the upper floor is a pharmacy, and a newsagent selling International as well as local press, cigarettes, sweets and books.

Eating
Ground floor - cafeteria with fresh juices; coffees; sandwiches; pastries and beers.
Upper floor - La Tasca Grill with tapas, salads and main meals of grilled chicken, steak, chips etc.
Menu del dia - main course plus drink (beer, wine or water) for €15. Cafe Ritazza with fresh juices, coffees, sandwiches, pastries and beers.
Through check-in - bar which gets very busy with inter-island commuters in rush hours.

Getting to and from Tenerife North

Taxi ranks at each exit (0034) 922 255 555.

*Fares to:
     Santa Cruz - €16
     Puerto de la Cruz - €26
     South Airport - €67
(* between 6am and 10pm weekdays; current at March 2010)

Buses operate from main exit:
     102 to Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz
     107 to Santa Cruz and Buenavista
     108 to Santa Cruz and Icod de los Vinos
     340 to Puerto de la Cruz and South Airport
(see titsa.com for timetables)

Overview
As the North Airport serves the Spanish market it has a very different feel from the South Airport. It's much quieter; more laid back and somehow, more sophisticated. The location is amazing and I've been there just to meet friends for coffee and to sit at the first floor cafe and gaze out over the mountains.

It's a good airport for plane spotters too as there are clear views over the runways from the main hall. I don't think they'd be able to tick many numbers off their list (or whatever it is they do) though as there aren't many International flights. If you're island hopping, the service is fast, efficient and friendly and you get a brilliant, complimentary chocolate biscuit!

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