The cheapest times to fly from SAN to TFN are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 1st to December 16th (except the week of October 22nd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SAN to TFN is mid January. Prices can be as high as $6635 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1015 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Tenerife

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Tenerife (TFN) will usually cost between $1098 to $2303 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1115. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1248 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1569 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to TFN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAN to TFN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SAN to TFN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to TFN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TFN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $337 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1499. Return trip prices are from the TFN to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAN to TFN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SAN to TFN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS) in Tenerife

  • 33 miles (53 km) away from TFN
  • Usually 2.52% less expensive than TFN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to TFS flights

Destination alternative #2: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Las Palmas

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from TFN
  • Usually 1.50% less expensive than TFN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to LPA flights


Flight Hacking SAN to TFN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SAN to TFN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SAN > JFK > TFN)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $619 (39.46%)

See SAN to JFK flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (SAN > MIA > TFN)

  • Price for both tickets: $975
  • Average savings: $594 (37.84%)

See SAN to MIA flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SAN > BOS > TFN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1024
  • Average savings: $545 (34.71%)

See SAN to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAN to TFN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tenerife Norte Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5746 miles or 9247 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAN to TFN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to TFN flight is about 11 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Tenerife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from SAN to TFN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAN
Origination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

Return Airport

Destination code TFN
Destination airport name Tenerife Norte Airport
City Tenerife
Country Spain
Latitude 28.5
Longitude -16.3


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