How to get to the OT

The Observatorio del Teide is located in the island of Tenerife. It is situated 2.390 metres above sea level in Izaña, an area of Tenerife that lies across three municipal districts – La Orotava, Fasnia and Güímar.

The OT is located within the Teide National Park. As it is not served by any regular bus line, it can be reached only by car and taxi:

  • from La Laguna or the North Airport: drive to the Padre Anchieta roundabout and take the TF-24 road following the direction to La Esperanza. Just follow the main road for about 38 km. Turn left at the Izaña cross and after about 1 km you will find the OT entrance on your left.
  • from the South Airport take the TF-61 to Granadilla, then continue on the TF-21 via Vilafor to the Teide National Park. In El Portillo turn right on the TF-24, direction La Esperanza, until Izaña (turn right).
  • from the North coast, drive to La Orotava, and take the TF-21 to El Portillo. Turn left on the TF-24, direction La Esperanza, until Izaña (turn right).


Getting to the OT by taxi takes about 50€ from La Laguna and the North Airport, and about 70€ from the South Airport.


Useful links:

Tenerife Norte airport

Tenerife South airport

AEMET weather alert web page

Titsa bus company