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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Gatwick to Tenerife South

Favourite airline: e.g. easyJet, British Airways
38 % of bookings on this flight route are made with easyJet, British Airways and Iberia.
easyJet
15 %
British Airways
15 %
Iberia
8 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
If booked 6 weeks before travel, flights cost only £129.00.
41 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Sunday by 13 %.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average £11.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
04h 30min
22h 30min
38h 45min
£97
£108
£140
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 51 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
04h 30min, from £97
51 %
1 stopover Lisbon
22h 30min, from £108
14 %
1 stopover Dublin
08h 35min, from £224
11 %

Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Tenerife South

Flight to Tenerife from Gatwick

Eternally sunny Tenerife offers visitors a wealth of striking and lush natural beauty as well as varied cultural and leisure activities for a memorable holiday stay.  While the core attraction for visiting Spain's largest Canary Islands remains its various beaches and resorts and eternal sunshine, holidaymakers delight in its impressive volcano scenery, picturesque mountain villages and star-gazing adventures.

 

Best holiday travel time

When deciding which is the best time to book a flight to Tenerife, think about climate, pricing and busy periods. Tenerife's perennial mild weather makes it a popular year round travel destination. North Tenerife's lush, green landscape means it is cooler than the southern, drier end of the island. Peak travel season is from January to April. Flight prices drop during the winter season when hotel prices peak. The best month to explore Tenerife is during September with reliable weather and lower accommodation rates.

Festivities, which also attract visitors to Tenerife, occur throughout the year. A week-long Carneval celebration, which is the world's second largest, takes place in February in Santa Cruz. A colourful Carneval Parade with costumes and floats occurs in early March. On May 30th, the public holiday of "Dias de las Canarias" (Day of the Canary Islands) celebrates Tenerife's culture with numerous local events that include music, dance and festivals. October 12th commemorates "Día de la Hispanidad" (Columbus Day), which is a Spanish National holiday celebrated with events and parades.

 

Where to stay in Tenerife and the cost of living

The southern resorts and beaches of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas are very popular and lively destinations. Los Cristianos is a favoured family destination, while Playa de las Americas is regarded as Tenerife's principal holiday resort.  For those seeking to escape the crowds, the west coast offers a quiet getaway, while Tenerife's northern coast provides hiking and surfing fun. Food and restaurant prices on the Canary Islands are slightly lower than in Britain.

 

Transport on Tenerife, accommodation tips

Travellers arriving at Tenerife South Airport can take buses 343, 350 or 111 to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje. Bus prices are around EUR 3 and travel time is estimated at 15 minutes. Taxis prices for similar journeys to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje cost between about EUR 15 and EUR 20 and the trip takes approx. 15 minutes.  Bus trips to Santa Cruz cost about EUR 9 and the estimated travel time is about an hour. Taxi fares to Santa Cruz start at around EUR 50, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. Visitors will find reasonable hostel and pension accommodation starting at around EUR 20 per night. For those looking for a little more luxury, three-star hotel rates cost around EUR 35 per night/person. Public transport by bus represents the most affordable method of travelling in Tenerife. "Titsa" provides Tenerife with its only local public bus transport throughout the island. The bright green fleet of buses run frequently on the island's principal roads. Single fare prices are approximately EUR 1.50. Taxi costs are more economical than in Britain. The minimum fare in Tenerife starts at approximately EUR 5 for 3 kilometres with EUR 1 added per additional km.

Flight details London Gatwick - Tenerife South
  • Flight duration: min. 04:15 / max. 04:40
  • Distance: 2916 km
  • Flights per week: 48
  • Return flight duration: min. 04:15 / max. 04:30