Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands famous for its fantastic holiday resorts and beaches. The most prominent feature of Tenerife is El Teide, the world’s third largest volcano. Loro Parque is a nice place to enjoy wildlife, boasting of 350 different species of parrots. The island also offers great opportunities for water sports, golf courses and mountain biking, as well as quality shopping, restaurants and lively nightlife.
A direct flight from Helsinki to Tenerife operated by Finnair (AY 975) with average time of 6h 20m is undoubtedly a very convenient option. However, for price-conscious travellers, there’re plenty of more budget-friendly flight alternatives available.
Mind that flight fares vary significantly depending on the month, day and even time of travel, which might be quite confusing even for an experienced traveller. Follow our tips below, make use of the tools offered and get the best deal!
1. Book flights well in advance
You’re likely to pay a big premium for booking too late (within 14 days), or for booking too early (more than 5 months in advance). Mind, that the best price for tickets is 2 months (50-60 days) prior to the departure.
Following flight promotions and acting quickly can save you a lot of money. Check the flight costs below – we may have a good deal on Helsinki – Tenerife flight you’re interested in.
2. Travel in low season
When planning a trip, mind seasonality and holidays. Travel off-season and you’ll find better bargains. The busy season in Tenerife is generally in winter, with December through February being the peak travel months. Avoid overpriced offers by considering flights in May.
Use the Calendar below to view the cheapest flights from Helsinki to Tenerife during the year.
3. Avoid weekends
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the least expensive days while Friday and Sunday are the most costly.
If you’re travelling for the weekend, consider Saturday to Monday or Tuesday instead of a Thursday or Friday to Sunday trip. And if you’re travelling for a full week, Tuesday to Tuesday or Wednesday to Wednesday is often your best bet.
Use the handy Calendar above to see the cheapest days of the week to book a flight from Helsinki to Tenerife.
4. Choose night or early morning flights
The flights that depart at night are usually much cheaper than the ones that leave during the day. In this case, mind additional expenditures for a taxi if other transport is not available.
5. Buy round trip tickets
Buying tickets in both directions at once is more preferable to booking a one-way ticket, as far as money is concerned.
6. Choose flights with stop-overs
Search for low-cost indirect routes. However, make sure you have enough time between the connecting flights.
7. Mix and match the flights
Try switching airlines and airports to find the lowest price and the time that suits you best.
8. Mind the baggage fees
It’s a shame to get to the airport to find you’re over your baggage limit and end up paying charges. So it’s a good idea to weigh your luggage and take out the extra items in your carry-on bags before you head for the airport. Mind that with some airlines it’s also important that you pay for the luggage beforehand at the airline website. Otherwise they may charge you during the check-in at the airport.
9. Pre-book airport parking
If you need to leave your car at the airport while you’re travelling, you’d better book the parking well in advance, because the price on the day of your trip will be much higher.
10. Bring your own food on board
Many airlines charge for meals, so you will save yourself a small fortune by taking your own snacks with you instead of buying them on board or at the airport.