Flights from the United Kingdom to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, range from about 4h-11h. The length of your flight will depend on several factors, such as departing city, number, and length of stopovers, if any, and your budget. Your flight will be on the shorter end of the spectrum if you’re flying out of cities like London or Manchester and have a direct flight, whereas the length of your flight will increase the farther north you’re departing and the number of stopovers you make.
You can choose from direct flights to Santa Cruz de Tenerife from London Gatwick Airport, with several options daily serviced by airlines including British Airways, Ryanair, Norwegian Airlines, and easyJet. Jet2 provides direct flights from Nottingham, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, while those departing from Manchester can enjoy direct flights serviced by Thomas Cook, easyJet, and TUI Airlines. If you do end up booking a flight with stopovers, you’ll likely make stops in cities like Nottingham, Belfast, Granadilla, Madrid, and Puerto del Rosario.
When your destination is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you will alight in Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), which is about 13km from Santa Cruz city centre. You can choose from several options when trying to reach the city centre from the airport. You can take local bus number 102 to the city centre in about 25 minutes, with a one-way fee of about £2.40. You can also rent a car from the airport, which when driving to Santa Cruz city centre from the airport will only take about 15 minutes.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the largest city in Tenerife, which is itself the largest island of the Canary Island chain, offering plenty to do and see. Stroll Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa and explore the traditional Moorish architecture while perusing stall after stall of vendor goods, like flowers, snacks, and knickknacks. Explore geological, and flora and fauna artefacts, as well as a few mummies and shrunken heads, at Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre for a fun afternoon. Love palm trees and ocean views? Be sure to visit Palmetum near the marina and walk through the most diverse assortment of palm trees in all of Europe as well as a volcanic rock wall surrounding exotic plant species. Surround yourself with local culture at Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, where you can enjoy temporary art and photography installments across three galleries and modern library, all in a building designed by Pritzker Prize Laureates Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
British citizens flying into Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain do need a valid passport for the duration of their journey. However, a visa is not a requirement.