Tenerife South Airport
Sur Reina Sofia
- Airport Code: TFS
- Latitude: 28.0444444
- Longitude: -16.5725
Tenerife South Airport - Reina Sofia (TFS), Granadilla (www.aena.es)
Located in the south east of the island within 30 kilometres of all the southern resorts and 64 kilometres from the capital of Santa Cruz, Tenerife South airport is a modern, busy International airport handling over 8 million passengers a year. Tuesdays and Fridays are the busiest days when multiple flights arrive hourly from the UK and Europe.
There are masses of parking spaces, a drop-off zone and free parking for the first half hour. Hire cars from all the car hire companies based within the airport have their own parking spaces alongside the public spaces. Luggage trolleys are free and plentiful. Benches, gardens and children's play areas outside the terminal building allow departing visitors to catch the sun's rays right up until the last minute.
Access for disabled throughout with clearly identified staff on hand to assist with needs and information request points.
Reserved parking and seating areas.
Check-in lounge - Caja Canarias Bank with money exchange (Mon-Fri 8.30am-2pm; Thurs 5pm-8pm)
Santander and Clave card ATM cash dispensers
Car hire from Cicar, Avis, Autoreisen, Hertz, Goldcar, Tui and Europcar in arrivals hall.
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.
Several lots of toilets in arrivals, check-in and departures lounges.
Tourist information booth (Mon-Fri 9am -7pm; Sat 9am -12noon) in check-in lounge.
VIP lounge and Chapel on 1st floor check-in lounge - boarding cards required.
Post office with mobile 'phone charging facility (Mon-Fri 8.30am-2.30pm; Sat 9.30am-1pm) in check-in lounge.
Kiddies play area on upper level of departure lounge
Departure lounge WiFi zones for Movistar registered users or cardholders
In the check-in lounge are a well stocked pharmacy; gifts and luggage shops; large newsagents; perfume and cigarettes and a large pick n mix sweets store. Once through check-in, there are enough shops to fill a small mall including a large duty free; Canarian food produce; sweets; Relay books and magazines; Arte gifts and souvenirs shop; flowers and ceramics; fashion (adult & kids) and Zona Zero shoes.
Check-in Lounge -Cafe Ritazza and Cafe Select with fresh juices; coffees; sandwiches; pastries and beers; Burger King (11am -7pm).
There are a wide variety of eateries in the departure lounge although some have limited opening hours on the airport's non-busy days and for night flights. Choose from Carlsberg Bar (beer, coffee, tapas); Bentley Bar (Brit pub with TV sports coverage, pub grub and sandwiches); Upper Crust (baguette sandwiches); Mamma Leone's (pizza), Burger King Express (burgers); Ibense Bornay (ice creams, cakes, juices ) and ToGo (snacks, pastries, fresh juices).
Getting to and from Tenerife South
Taxi ranks outside new arrivals hall - (0034) 922 709 009. *Fares to:
Los Cristianos - €18.57
Playa de Las Americas - €20.45
Granadilla - €12.93
Los Gigantes - €44.89
Santa Cruz - €61.81
La Laguna - €66.51
Puerto de la Cruz - €89.07
(* between 6am and 10pm weekdays; current at January 2012)
Buses from outside arrivals hall:
111 to Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas (change for Los Gigantes)
340 to Puerto de la Cruz and North Airport
(see www.titsa.com for timetables)
Big, bright and well run airport with loads of shops and places to eat to pass the time. Don't wait until you get to the airport to buy your duty free cigarettes and booze though, you'll find them cheaper at your resort if you shop around.