Air Travel

There are no nonstop flights to the Canary Islands from the United States, though as of 2019, there are mumblings in aviation circles of a possible direct flight between New York City and Tenerife. Americans usually transfer in Madrid or elsewhere in Europe. Iberia, its budget carrier Vueling, and Air Europa have direct flights daily to Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura from several cities in mainland Spain (three hours from Madrid). Budget airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet often have unbeatable deals.

Interisland flights are handled by carriers Binter Canarias and Canaryfly using small jets and turboprop planes with great low-altitude views of the islands.

Flight Information

Air Europa. 911/401501;

Binter Canarias. 902/875787;

Canaryfly. 902/808065;

Iberia. 901/111500;

Vueling. 902/808005;


Fuerteventura. 913/211000;

Gran Canaria. 928/579130;

Lanzarote. 902/404704;

Tenerife North . 902/404704;

Tenerife South . 902/404704;

Transfers on Tenerife

Tenerife has two airports: Tenerife South (TFS), near Playa de las Américas, and Tenerife North (TFN), near the capital city of Santa Cruz. Choose the airport closest to the area of the island that you'll be spending the most time in. The TITSA bus (Route 343, €9.70) connects the airports directly; travel takes about 50 minutes. Driving time from one airport to the other is also about 50 minutes; you can hire a taxi for about €90 or rent a car for around €35.

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