As you leave the airport, follow the signs for “TF-1 Granadilla – Santa Cruz, La laguna” onto the northbound TF-1 motorway. Continue on the TF-1 Motorway for about 53km, then take the exit for the TF-2. This exit is very easy to miss, but it is the next exit after “El Chorillo El Tablero”. Follow the signs onto the TF-2 (Aeropuerto Norte) and then continue on the TF-2 and follow the signs for “TF-5 La Laguna Aeropuerto Norte”. Once on the TF-5, you can just follow the signs to Puerto de La Cruz. Click here to compare car rental prices.
The 343 bus route from Costa Adeje stops at Tenerife South Airport and is the only direct bus route to Puerto de la Cruz. The journey takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes and costs €13.55. Alternatively, you could catch a 711 (nocturnal) or 10 bus to Santa Cruz, and then a 102, 103 or 104 bus from there to Puerto de la Cruz. More information and timetables can be found at the public bus website here.
It costs between €100 – €120 for a taxi from Tenerife South to Puerto de la Cruz and the journey time is around 70 minutes. There isn’t normally a long wait at the airport taxi rank.
By Airport Transfer
A pre-booked airport shuttle transfer costs as little as €13.49 (which is even cheaper than the public bus) with the added bonus that it will take you all the way to your hotel! A private transfer for up to 4 passengers costs as little as €78.41 – which is quite a bit less than the cost of a taxi. Larger groups can also be catered to with people-carriers and mini-buses available. Click here for more information or to book.