There are two airports on the island of Tenerife, one on the north side (Tenerife Norte, TFN, also known as "Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos") and the other one on the south of the island (Tenerife Sur, TFS, also known as "Aeropuerto Reina Sofía"). Both airports are at about 2.5 hours flying time from Madrid, and about 3 hours from Barcelona. San Cristóbal de La Laguna lies 5 km from TFN, and 65 km from TFS, with a motorway link covering the full journey in both cases. The easiest access is from the northern airport (TFN) along the TF-5 motorway and it takes about 10 min.
You can either catch a taxi to La Laguna (approx. 80 €); or Bus number 111 (5,40 €) from TFS to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (main bus terminal). Until 22:30 h, departure frequency is 30 min, starting at 6:00 h. The bus desk (labelled TITSA) is located at the extreme north side and the bus stop is just outside of the Arrivals terminal. The journey from TFS to Santa Cruz bus station is about 40 min. From there, the most convenient option to reach La Laguna is to take the tram (“tranvía”) as it is really comfortable and the end of the line is very close to Hotel La Laguna Nivaria (3 min. walk). As you go out of the Bus terminal station in Santa Cruz (East exit facing to the sea) you will see the tram station (it is the terminal station). Your destination is “La Trinidad”, the other end of Line 1. Alternatively, a taxi from the Bus terminal station in Santa Cruz to Hotel Nivaria will cost you about 14 €.
We recommend you to take a taxi as it will just cost you less than 10 €. Alternatively, bus line numer 102, 107 and 108 will take you to near the Bus terminal station in La Laguna. From there, a 15 min. walk to any of the hotels.
Note: The local bus company is called TITSA, buses are painted bright green, and the local name for bus is "guagua" or "autobus".
If you need additional help, please, do not hesitate to contact the organizers.
The most recomendable way to obtain EUR is by withdrawal from any of the numerous cash-dispensing machines. There is a bank within the international arrivals lounge at the TFS Airport which operates daily till 2:00 PM except Sundays and public holidays. If you are travelling through Madrid or Barcelona, the exchange bureau opens there round the clock. However, NO currency exchange facilities are available in TFN Airport. Many banks are available in La Laguna, and open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00. Credit cards are widely accepted in Spain, in restaurants, hotels, etc.