Flights to Tenerife

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The largest and most populated island of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a famous holiday destination for many reasons. It is well known for its many white sand beaches as well as its forests and stunning hiking sites. Spain’s tallest mountain, the Pico del Teide can be found in Tenerife and is the site of many outdoor activities, surrounded by the vast landscapes of the Teide National Park.

The Anaga Rural Park in the north of the island is another spectacular way to explore the outdoors of Tenerife and is close to the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capital is also the host to one of the world’s largest carnivals, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which rivals the famous Rio de Janeiro carnival of Brazil.

Tourists from the UK have many ways of flying direct to any of the two airports in Tenerife, as there are flights available daily which depart from London, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Exeter. These flights can often be found at a very low price, especially when booked in advance, in the low season as well as during the busy high season months of the year.

Tenerife South airport
TUI Boeing 737-700 airplane at Tenerife South airport (TFS) in Spain – @ Markus Mainka

How to book a flight to Tenerife

The booking site Skyscanner is a great place for UK travelers to find flights to Tenerife at an excellent price. When booking through this site, deals for as low as £48 can be found, especially when booking in advance. On Skyscanner, finding the right trip is as easy as entering the desired departure and return date, as well as the preferred outbound airport and arrival airport.

There are options when booking a flight on Skyscanner from the UK to Tenerife – guests can choose to travel in economy, premium economy, business class, or first class. One can also choose to include additional guests to the booking, which makes it easier to book a trip for the entire family or a large group of friends.

Search filters on Skyscanner make it easier to create specific queries, as it makes it possible to indicate how many stops one would like to have, which can often mean a lower price-point, the more stops there are. It can also be specified at what time the guest would like to depart on the flight or arrive at their destination. Frequent flyers will be delighted to learn that Skyscanner also allows for specific airlines to be chosen, which can come in handy to those who are on a mission to acquire more frequent flyer miles.

One these preferences have been entered, the search page on Skyscanner will refresh to show different types of results. It will indicate the best flights, cheapest options, as well as the fastest options for the trip to Tenerife. Another option is to sort the results by price, amount of stops, as well as the total time of the journey.

On Skyscanner, travelers can create a price alert, which makes it easier to track the changes in the fares, for specific routes. This can be accessed at the top of the page by clicking on the bell button. Details for the desired trip can be entered here, along with the choice of whether one would like to be alerted via facebook, google, or email.

Travelers whose primary goal is to book the best possible price, with flexible dates in mind, will find it practical to book their trip via Skyscanner. After entering the destination and departure city, the option “show whole month” can be selected, which will reveal a calendar for each of the flights. This will allow them to choose potential flight combinations to explore which price and date combination will work the best for them.

Tenerife North Airport
Tenerife North airport – @ kornienko

One the correct flight is decided on, clicking on “select” will move the page to the website where this specific flight and date combination is offered. From here, they can finish the booking process and enter in their personal information, as well as anything needed to complete the purchase of the ticket.

Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

Tenerife North Airport is located in the north of the island of Tenerife, around 20 minutes away from Santa Cruz de Tenerife by car. This international airport had flights every day, from destinations such as Barcelona, Madrid, Casablanca, Lisbon, Rome, Malaga and many more. The busiest airlines here are Air Europa, Binter Canarias, CanaryFly, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Royal Air Maroc, Vueling, and Ryanair.

Tenerife South Airport (TFS)

The second international airport in Tenerife is the Tenerife South Airport, which is located in the south of the island. It is the larger of the two airports on the island, and used to be known as Tenerife South – Reina Sofia Airport. Throughout the year, it services flight going to and coming from destinations such as Moscow, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Berlin, Zurich and many more. The majority of the trips here are operated by the airlines Air Europa, Condor, British Airways, EasyJet,, TUI and Ryanair.

Terminal of Tenerife South airport
Terminal of Tenerife South airport (TFS) in Spain – @ Markus Mainka

Cheapest time to go to Tenerife

There are two high seasons in Tenerife and the Canary Islands in general, which are during the summer months of July and August, as well as the Easter holidays and Semana Santa. Those times of the year is when there are the most amount of tourists holidaying in Tenerife, and therefore will see the ticket prices go up.

The cheapest time to visit Tenerife is during the other off-season months, especially in the winter and before Easter. During these months, tickets can be easily found starting at a very low £50, from any of the major cities in the UK.

Flights from London to Tenerife

Visitors from London will have an easy time booking a flight to Tenerife, as there are many direct flights available for this route, which are mostly operated by Ryanair and EasyJet. It takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes to arrive either way and is offered starting at the low price of £50.

Flights from Newcastle to Tenerife

There are several direct flights available each day from Newcastle to Tenerife, with some starting at the price-point of £90 for a roundtrip flight. This flight is operated by Ryanair, EasyJet, TUI, Thomas Cook Airlines and, and takes an estimated 4 hours and 40 minutes to arrive each way.

Flights from Manschester to Tenerife

Those living in Manchester will be happy to know that there are direct flights available from Manchester to Tenerife. These are operated by the airlines EasyJet,, Ryanair, and TUI, and take around 4 hours and 35 minutes to arrive. When booking in advance, it is easy to find tickets at a great deal – ticket prices start at £84.

Flights from Nottingham to Tenerife

Direct flights from Nottingham can also be booked to Tenerife and can be found starting at £84 for a roundtrip ticket. These flights are typically operated by Ryanair, EasyJet, and, and take an estimated 4 hours and 45 minutes to arrive each way.

Flights from Birmingham to Tenerife

There are direct flights from Birmingham to Tenerife, with several a day operated by different airlines. These flights can be found at a low price of £82 for an outbound and return flight, and only takes an estimated 4 hours and 30 minutes to arrive either way.

Flights from Edinburgh to Tenerife

There are two airlines, which offer direct flights from Edinburgh to Tenerife, with several of them departing each day. Ryanair and EasyJet offer the best prices available, with some flights starting at £95, with the return flight included. This flight takes around 4 hours and 45 minutes, each way.

Flights from Exeter to Tenerife

Direct flights to Tenerife can also be found from Exeter, allowing residents to arrive on the island without any trouble. EasyJet and Ryanair offer the majority of these flights, which take about 4 hours and 45 minutes to arrive. When booking in advance, it is possible to find a deal for as low as £95 for this specific trip.