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Flights from Cardiff to Tenerife

If you’re about to book a beautiful escape to the sun, our cheap flights to Tenerife from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Tenerife South go as smoothly as possible and you get your sun holiday off to the perfect start…

 

Cardiff Airport

Getting to the airport for your Cardiff to Tenerife flights is simple enough, whether you choose to travel by bus, car, or train. The airport is located in the Vale of Glamorgan, close to the village of Rhoose, about 16km from Cardiff.  

The airport has short and long-term parking available depending on the length of your trip. 

The public bus routes connecting the airport with Cardiff city centre are reliable and fast, and there’s a coach service too, for comfier, speedier journeys. 

 

Once you’ve checked in:

Cardiff airport is a fairly small airport, but it has some nice options available to you, should you want to grab a bite to eat or a coffee while you await your Cardiff to Tenerife flights. The Beer House has a good food menu, and an even better view of the planes coming and going. 

Cardiff Airport offers free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal for up to two hours, so unless you arrive particularly early for your Cardiff to Tenerife cheap flights, you’ll have no problem staying connected while you wait to board! 

 

What to expect on arrival in Tenerife: 

Tenerife is wonderfully predictable in some ways, so you can be sure you’ll be treated to all the beautiful beaches and sunshine you were dreaming about when you booked your cheap flights from Cardiff to Tenerife – but first, you’ll need to get to your accommodation.

If you haven’t booked a place to stay yet, take a look at Ryanair Rooms to get the best rates on hotels all over the island, as well as credit back to put towards your next flight. Whether you prefer busy tourist strips or quiet little villages, you’ll find the Tenerife accommodation that’s right for you– just choose your perfect place in paradise!

Tenerife (South) airport is a busy one, handling some 10,000,000 passengers every year, so it has plenty of transport in place for all those arrivals. Tenerife’s public bus service, the TITSA, links the airport with towns, villages and resorts all over the island, and it’s a great way to get around. If you’re travelling with family or have a lot of luggage however, you might prefer to book private airport transfer, which you can do online – or hire a car. Car rental is popular in Tenerife  with people who like to explore at their own pace… and with air conditioning.

Tenerife really is worth exploring well – it’s an incredible island, with much more to do than simply laying in its sunshine (though that is pretty great too). Bring your outdoor gear and hike Mount Teide; head to the capital Santa Cruz to see local life; play a round of golf in the sun; dance until dawn in the clubs of Playa de las Americas; SCUBA dive in the island’s pristine waters… whatever you want from Tenerife, Tenerife has it in store for you! 

 

Five fun facts about Tenerife: 

  • In Tenerife, Tuesday the 13th is unlucky. Friday the 13th is just fine. 
  • Tenerife’s patron saint is the same as Scotland’s, and so it its flag. That’s where the similarities end. 
  • Shakespeare used to be partly paid in barrels of Tenerife’s Malmsey wine – he truly was a wise and visionary genius.
  • Tenerife is home to the biggest dragon statue on the planet
  • The yellow canary bird was named after the islands, though many people think it was the other way around.

 

Fly Cardiff to Tenerife: Practical Information 

Cardiff to Tenerife flights are some of our longer ones, taking around 4 hours and 5 minutes… and we promise, the island is worth the journey.

Tenerife uses the euro. You might want to change money or use travellers cheques, though many people just withdraw cash at an ATM on arrival in Tenerife. Check the charges beforehand, and see what suits you best. 

Car hire is the best way to get around Tenerife if you want to explore, but there is a great bus service too.