Fancy swapping cold, grey skies for a sunshine island? Good news: we’ve got plenty of cheap flights from Glasgow to Tenerife. Before you head to sunny Tenerife, check out these helpful hints and tips…
Getting to Glasgow Airport
Travelling from the centre of Glasgow to Glasgow airport? You’ll find a range of public transport and private transfers available. If you’re taking the train, the journey time from Glasgow Central Station to Paisley Street Station (the closest station to Glasgow Airport) takes around 45 minutes. Taxis and the 757 bus link Paisley Gilmour Street station to Glasgow Airport.
For the speediest transfer to the airport, take the Glasgow Airport Express which departs every 10 minutes from Buchanan Station and takes just 25 minutes. The service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tickets can be purchased online or on the bus.
If driving, the airport is a 20-minute drive from central Glasgow via the M8.
Glasgow Airport Overview
Glasgow airport is located around 13km to the west of central Glasgow and is one of Scotland’s busiest airports. Ryanair flights depart and land at Terminal 2, which is located to the east side of the main terminal.
The duration of your Glasgow to Tenerife flights is approximately 4 hours 50 minutes.
Tenerife Airport Overview
Tenerife South (Reina Sofia Airport) is Tenerife’s busiest airport and one of two airports in Tenerife – the other airport is Tenerife North Airport. Tenerife South Airport is located around 60km to the south west of the island capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Getting from Tenerife Airport to Tenerife’s Major Resorts
Tenerife Airport South is the main gateway to resorts such as Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Los Gigantes. Taxis, buses and private transfers connect the airport to the island’s major resorts. The journey from Los Cristianos takes 20 – 30 minutes, while the journey from Playa de las Americas takes around 25-35 minutes.
Tenerife is the largest and most popular of the seven Canary Islands and enjoys mild weather all year round, with average temperatures of around 18C. You might book flights to Tenerife from Birmingham with the intention of indulging in a lazy holiday by the pool, but to fully appreciate the island’s natural beauty, it’s worth checking out Teide National Park, the island’s capital, Santa Cruz and the picturesque village of Los Gigantes.
Tenerife is popular as a summer and winter destination, so it’s a good idea to book your accommodation early for the best deals and to ensure availability for your travel dates. Check out Ryanair Rooms for an excellent selection of apartments and hotels. With the money you’ve saved on your cheap flights from Birmingham to Tenerife, you can afford to experience some of the attractions mentioned in our travel guides on Try Somewhere New.
5 Fun Facts about Tenerife
Birmingham to Tenerife Flights – Practical Information
The unit of currency in Tenerife is the euro, so when you fly Birmingham to Tenerife you’ll need to exchange your sterling before you travel or withdraw some cash from the ATM on arrival.
Car rental is a great way to explore Tenerife’s beautiful volcanic landscapes. You’ll find car rental desks located in the arrivals terminal of the airport – if you’ve booked your car hire online with Ryanair Car Hire, don’t forget to print your confirmation email and have it ready to show the agent at the desk.