Touch down in the Canary Islands and fly Manchester to Tenerife in around four and a half hours. Tenerife boasts a welcoming climate all year round, with average temperatures never dropping below 17ºC even through the winter months.
Afternoon flights are most readily available, although there are carriers offering services from Manchester to Tenerife earlier in the day or later in the evening. It may be the case that a connecting flight can help trim the cost of your holiday, with any stopover likely to be in London or Amsterdam.
Flights from Manchester to Tenerife usually land at the island’s south airport, but there is also an international airport in the north. Be sure to check which one you will be arriving at and departing from, as the two airports are some 40 miles apart, which takes around 45 minutes by car or 50 minutes on bus route 343.
Tenerife South is also served by bus route 111, which takes passengers all the way to capital city Santa Cruz in the north for less than 10 euros, while route 450 runs from the airport to popular beaches and the town of Granadilla.
Taxis operate on two tariffs, with the more expensive rate running from 10pm until 6am. It’s a good idea to speak with your driver about how much the total fare is likely to be before you set off. Alternatively it may be more suitable to arrange a transfer with your accommodation, which negates the need to worry about prices and waiting for transport.
Car rental companies such as Avis, Europcar and Hertz operate from Tenerife South, with desks found in the arrivals hall.
In the unlikely event you should find yourself at Tenerife North, the airport offers the same services in respect of taxis and rental cars, while bus routes 102, 107 and 108 cover most parts of the island.