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Basic info and car hire in Tenerife Airport South

  • IATA airport code: TFS

  • ICAO airport code: GCTS

  • Full name: Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur in Spanish

  • Location: Granadilla de Abona, Spain

  • Website: Tenerife Airport

  • Contact: (+34) 91 321 10 00 or informaciontfs@aena.es

  • Elevation:  209 ft. / 64 m

  • Number of runways: One runway

About Tenerife Airport South

Tenerife- South Airport is the main airport of Tenerife island, although the Northern airport also connects the island with international flights. A car hire at Tenerife Airport is your best option of exploring this precious island step by step.  
Tenerife - South Airport is located on the islands south, a 40 minutes’ drive from the island’s capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Visit this spectacular island and figure out why this densely populated archipelago island attracts millions of tourists every year.

Drive your rental car around Tenerife Airport South

Tenerife has it all: splendid beaches, vibrant nightlife and pristine nature. A car hire at Tenerife Airport is the way to move around on this archipelago island.

Probably the most overwhelming sights you’ll ever see can be found in Teide National Park. Its hard not to miss it, it’s centred around the magnificent Mount El Teide, which is with its 3718 m not just the highest mountain of the Canary islands but also the highest peak in Spain. If hiking is your cup of tee, rugged Taganana and Agana Mountains stretching through the northeastern part of the island offer great hiking trails.

car hire in Tenerife will grant you outstanding experiences. However, if your idea of fun are large posh resorts, energetic nightlife and crowded beaches, then you must not miss the Los Cristianos, a once sleepy fishing village turned into a touristy and flashy coastline. Once you’r here, Playa de las Americas is a must see and the Adeje Coast, where luxury is a standard, lies just a bit further to the north of Los Cristianos. Here, where the soft sand stretches far into the sea, the beaches are ideal for families with small children. Anywhere you’ll go, Tenerife will not disappoint you, with its impressive geology, clean sea water and tropical forests, the island manages to win everyone’s heart.

Services in Tenerife Airport South

Tenerife offers a 3 storey Terminal building with plenty of dining and shopping options. A medium size airport with decent facilities.


There is first class lounge with an entrance fee available to everyone. A fast lane to make your transfer faster is also an option.    


There are two play-parks available for children and a wide variety of dining options. However, the offer is a bit pricey so you might bring some baby food and snacks for the little ones with you.


Restaurants and cafeterias, fast food snack and gift shops, everything is on offer at one place. In addition, a free assistance service is available to people with reduced mobility.

History of Tenerife Airport South

Tenerife South Airport was inaugurated by the Spanish Queen Sofia in the 1978 as the old Northern airport did not meet the technical requirements.  Since the airport opened its doors, the passenger numbers have been steadily increasing. In 2016, Tenerife Airport handled over 10 million passengers and together with the Southern airport, over 14 million passengers visit the island of Tenerife yearly.

Petrol stations near Tenerife Airport South

Once you leave the airport, you’ll find a BP petrol station, which is quite conveniently placed if your fuel policy of your car hire at Tenerife Airport is a full to full (which means you’ll have to drop-off you hired car with a full tank). During your stay at the Island, finding a petrol station shouldn’t be an issue, as the stations are nicely placed at the Tenerife’s main road.