Flights from London to Tenerife
If you’re looking for a beautiful escape to the sun, our cheap flights to Tenerife from London are a pretty good way to find one! But before you start searching for pool inflatables, take a moment to read through our practical guide below, so your flights from London to Tenerife South go as seamlessly as possible…
London Stansted Airport
It’s easy to get to London Stansted airport, whether you choose rail or road to get there. Stansted is one of the busiest airports in the UK serving huge numbers of passengers in the city and surrounding area. If you’re coming from London city centre, your best bet is to take the Stansted Express from Liverpool Street station which takes about 50 minutes to get you to the terminal.
The National Express operates a coach service to Stansted from London Victoria as well as multiple satellite towns and key cities served by the airport.
If you choose to drive to the airport for your flights to Tenerife from London, there are different parking packages available depending on the length of your stay.
Once you’ve checked in:
Once you’re past security and waiting for the gate to open for your flight, you’ll find Stansted has much in the way of drinks, dining, and shopping to keep you occupied or help you relax, refuel and refresh before boarding. Stansted has been extensively renovated and updated in recent years, and it’s full of great restaurants whether you want a slap up meal or a lighter snack before boarding.
You can shop ‘til you drop too – Stansted has a great duty free offering and the airport has plenty of great clothing, jewellery, homeware and gift shops where you indulge in a little retail therapy.
Stansted offers free Wi-Fi for up to four hours too, so just sign in and you can stay connected while you wait for your London to Tenerife cheap flights to board.
What to expect on arrival in Tenerife:
Expect all the beauty, sunshine and fun that you were hoping for when you booked your cheap flights from London to Tenerife – but first, you’ll need to get to your accommodation. Tenerife South airport is a busy spot with some 10,000,000 passengers arriving and departing yearly. The airport is linked with all parts of the island by Tenerife’s public bus service, the TITSA – however if you’re with your family or have a lot of luggage you might prefer to pre-book an airport transfer, which you can do online easily.
Car hire in Tenerife is hugely popular, as it affords you the chance to explore the island at your own pace, without relying on timetables, and with air conditioning!
There are multiple gorgeous towns and resorts on the island with great hotels where you can stay and relax, so whether you want bustling tourist strips or secluded bays, you’ll find the perfect Tenerife accommodation for you – just choose your perfect paradise location and see what’s on offer with Ryanair Rooms.
Tenerife is a stunning island, with far more to do than just lying on its beautiful beaches. Hike mount Teide; get your culture fix in the capital Santa Cruz; get underwater with a SCUBA dive in the islands crystal waters; dance until dawn in the bars and clubs of Playa de las Americas… whatever you want from the island, you can find.
Five fun facts about Tenerife:
- Tenerife’s flag is the same as Scotland’s, as is its patron saint, St Andrew
- In Tenerife, Tuesday the 13th is unlucky but Friday the 13th is just fine.
- Shakespeare was at one time paid partly in barrels of Tenerife’s Malmsey wine.
- Tenerife is home to the biggest dragon statue in the world.
- The yellow canary bird was named after the islands, rather than the other way around.
Fly London to Tenerife: Practical Information
London to Tenerife flights are some of our longest flights, taking around 4 hours and 30 minutes, but the island is well worth the journey!
Tenerife is a Spanish island, and uses the euro. If you have British pounds you might want to change money or use travellers cheques before you leave the UK, though many people just withdraw cash at an ATM when they get to Tenerife.
Car hire is the best way to get around on the island if you want to explore beyond your hotel’s swimming pool, but there is a public bus service too if this doesn’t work for you. If you want to hire a car in Tenerife you can do that via Ryanair Car Hire when you book your flights from London to Tenerife.