A brief guide to Tenerife North airport in the Canary Islands

Tenerife North airport in Spain, also known as Los Rodeos, is the closest one to the capital city of the island –Santa Cruz de Tenerife– as well as to the municipalities of La Laguna and Tacoronte and the Teide National Park. This means not only easier access to the commercial and business activity taking place in the region, but also staying in an ideal place to take hiking tours and discover the island. While TFN focuses on domestic and regional flights, Tenerife South receives a considerably higher volume of inbound international tourism because of its proximity to the holiday resorts of Costa Adeje and other beach areas.

You can fly to Tenerife North from most Spanish cities and from the rest of the Canary Islands with Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Alitalia, Binter, CanaryFly, Evelop, Finnair, Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and Vueling airlines.

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TFN has just one terminal divided into two levels. The level 0 or ground floor houses the check-in area, the security filter, the arrivals lounge and baggage claim area, cafés and shops and the car rental premises. Interisland flights have their boarding gates on level 0, however, for the great majority of the domestic ones, passengers go up to level 1 to board their planes. Next to the gates, some other restaurants and stores await, World Duty Free and Burger King among them.

For your pre-flight meal, head for “Café & Tapas” before security and enjoy freshly brewed coffee and savoury baguette sandwiches. Once in the restricted area of level 0, you will get the chance to buy clothes and jewellery at GAP, Superdry and Lava or grab a last bite to eat before boarding at Panaria. Even if your designated gate is on the ground floor, you can spend time in level 1 as they are connected: Sunglass Hut, Tenerife Duty Free, Caffè Ritazza and Burger King will be your options upstairs.

Providing you have just landed and want to hire a vehicle, the car rental offices are located on the ground floor and they stay open from 7:00 to 23:00 Monday through Sunday. The array of establishments to rent a car in Tenerife airport include those managed by companies like AutoReisen, Cicar, Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Goldcar Rental.