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How to get from Tenerife Airport to Playa de las Americas

Located on the southwest coast of Tenerife, Playa de las Americas is an upscale beach town that’s known for its vibrant nightlife, flamenco shows, exciting surf and beautiful beaches. Playa de las Americas is the perfect vacation destination for groups of adults or couples.

There are two different modes of transportation to get you from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas; taxi or bus. Taking a Tenerife South airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient way to travel as it takes just 17 minutes to reach Playa de las Americas and costs €28. Taking the public bus is much slower as it takes 40 minutes, but it’s also cheaper at just €3.70 one-way.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €28 17min 24/7
Bus €7.40 40min 19:40–21:40

How to get from Tenerife South airport to Playa de las Americas by taxi

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to get from Tenerife South airport to Playa de las Americas, you need a Tenerife South airport taxi. They are available 24/7 and take just 17 minutes to reach to the beautiful beach town of Playa de las Americas.

How much is a taxi from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas?

The drivers outside of the airport don’t offer a set rate for the journey from Tenerife South airport to Playa de las Americas. Instead, they will use a taximeter to calculate your fare based on the distance you travel. Having said this, the average cost for this journey is €28. However, keep in mind that additional fees may be added for things such as excess luggage, the number of people travelling and the time you travel.

Cost

€28

Trip Duration

17 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Tenerife South airport.

Where do I get if from?

The local taxis are located just outside of the arrivals hall at Tenerife airport. Follow the signs for taxis and then look for the long line of cars.

Convenience

When you land in a new country, the first thing you want to do is get to your hotel as quickly and stress-free as possible. Taking a taxi is the only way to get directly to your hotel in Playa de las Americas in just 17 minutes, making it the most convenient way to travel.

Editor’s Note

If you're worried about the cost of a taxi but are travelling with more passengers, you can split the cost of a taxi to the hotel zone, making this transfer option much more affordable.

Useful Tips

Make sure your driver has set the taximeter to the base fare before you leave the airport.
Not all drivers in Spain speak English, be sure to write down your hotel's address to avoid miscommunication.
Luggage that doesn't fit in the trunk may have additional fees.

How to get from Tenerife South airpot to Playa de las Americas by bus

There are a few public buses that run from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas; 40, 111 and 343. Most bus routes take 40 minutes to reach Playa de las Americas and they all cost €3.70, however, Route 40 is the most frequent and has the least amount of stops.

How much is the bus from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas?

A one-way ticket on the bus from Tenerife South airport to Playa de las Americas costs €3.70. You can purchase your tickets from the kiosk in Tenerife airport or from the driver before boarding the bus.

Cost

€3.70

Trip Duration

40 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Route 40 bus is available from 07:40 to 21:40.

Where do I get it from?

Once you’ve exited the airport, look left. You will see the green busses pulled into various stops. Look at the signs for the correct bus number.

Convenience

Taking the bus is a great option if you’re travelling light or solo, however, it’s not the most convenient option. Once you arrive in Playa de las Americas, you will need to either walk or take a taxi to your hotel which adds time and cost to your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you're going to land after 21:40, be sure to book alternate transportation as the buses stop running at this time until the next day.

Useful Tips

The number 40 bus is the most convenient but it doesn't run during the night.
Make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus leaves to make sure you get a seat.
There's limited luggage storage, make sure you travel light or get on the bus first.

Frequently asked questions

How far is it from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas?

The journey from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas is 17 km long. It will take around 17 minutes in a Tenerife South airport taxi or 40 minutes on the public bus route 40.

How much is taxi from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas?

The local taxi drivers at Tenerife airport will use a taximeter to calculate your fare based on the distance you travel. There may be costs added for excess luggage or travelling with over 4 passengers, but it will be around €28. If you want the peace of mind of a set-rate fare, we suggest booking your transfer from Tenerife airport to Playa de las Americas in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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