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Driving from TFN airport to Puerto de Santiago

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Driving from TFN airport to Puerto de Santiago

I'll be traveling to Tenerife, and due to flight availability we're flying into Tenerfie North airport, but staying in Puerto de Santiago. Does anyone know how the drive is from north to southwest? It looks like it's on a decent sized road (mainly TF-1), but does anyone know about the road quality, safety of the route, ease of trip, etc? Google maps shows the drive as taking a little over an hour - is this accurate? This will be our first time in Tenerife; hoping to be as prepared as possible.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Driving from TFN airport to Puerto de Santiago

It is a motorway for a good part of the journey, although you will have to be veryb wary on the first part of the journey that you take the correct route, otherwise you will end up in the capital Santa Cruz and, from experience it can be a bit of a nightmare to get out of if you take the wrong turning. The condition and quality of the motorway is very good - just be aware as local drivers can make some strange manoeuvres. Have a look at the second post in this thread for some great tips from Aquilas.


When you come to the end of the motorway after Costa Adeje and approximately 45 minutes, you will then be on a normal 2 lane road, with many twists and turns but with care, it should not be a problem provided you stick to a reasonable speed. The rest of your journey will take about 20-30 minutes (guess).

You certainly haven't chosen the best combination of airport/accommodation as far as ease is concerned but I hope you enjoy it once you get there.


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2. Re: Driving from TFN airport to Puerto de Santiago

Hi there, you should not have any problems,

1. Out of the north Airport straight onto the the TF5 (North Motorway) in the direction of Santa Cruz.

2. You will go past La Laguna Exit, then start looking for the over head signs for the 'Connection Autopista Sur', you will need to get right over to the right hand lane. The signing is good and gives you plenty of warning.

3. When the lane starts turning away from the main flow, keep over to the right and take the first exit to the right, it will take you under the tunnel and onto the connection road between the TF5 and the TF1.

4.When you get to the bottom of this road, follow the signs to the 'Sur' or

' Sur Aeropuerto', there are still a few road works going here, but I don't think they will affect you.

5. You are now on the TF1, continue until you get to the Adeje roundabout, beware they have now opened the flyover, over this roundabout, so make sure you keep to the right.

6. Take the turning off of the roundabout to 'Playa San Juan' (TF47), continue along this road, and you will come to Puerto de Santiago.

All the roads are in good order, you should have no problems.

Depending on the time of day you arrive, the TF5 could be quite busy, if you miss the turning off of the TF5 , keep going towards Santa Cruz, there is another link about 5 mins further on signed to the South Airport.

The journey will take you about 90 mins at a reasonable speed.

Hope everything goes well, have a good holiday.

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