THE BEST WAYS TO GET TO THE AZORES.

Even though the Azores are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there are quite a few convenient ways to reach it!

Since islands of the Azores are surrounded by water, as you can imagine, you can get here by two means of transportation: plane or boat.

This article was last updated on 08.03.2022. Please double check the current connections.

Getting to the Azores by plane

Most of the connections (with the highest frequency) are from mainland Portugal: Lisbon and Porto, however there are some airline companies which allow you to travel directly from various countries. This often is a seasonal thing, so I recommend to check it in advance. In general you can land on the following islands with a direct connection (when no dates are stated, the connection is usually operated throughout the whole year).

São Miguel Island (PDL, Ponta Delgada) from: 


Portugal

Lisbon (LIS) - Azores Airlines, TAPRyanair 

Porto (OPO) - Azores Airlines, TAP, Ryanair 

 

Germany

Frankfurt (FRA) - Azores Airlines (March 27 to October 29, 2022) 

Frankfurt (FRA) - Lufthansa (March 27 to October 23, 2022)

Dusseldorf (DUS) - Azores Airlines (June 02 to October 29, 2022)

Nuremberg (NUE) - Ryanair (April 02 to October 29, 2022)

 

Switzerland 

Geneva (GVA) - SWISS (June 17 to August 26, 2022) 

 

Spain 

Barcelona (BCN) - Azores Airlines (June 01 to September 30, 2022) 

 

Netherlands 

Amsterdam (AMS) - Transavia (April 24 to October 30, 2022) 

 

Belgium 

Brussels (BRU) - TUI fly (April 04 to September 26, 2022) 

 

UK 

London-Stansted (STN) - Ryanair 

Manchester (MAN) - Ryanair (June 03 to October 28, 2022) 

Bermuda (BDA) - Azores Airlines (June 21 to September 13, 2022) 

 

France 

Paris (CDG) - Azores Airlines (April 16 to October 29, 2022) 

Paris (ORY) - Transavia (March 27 to October 26, 2022) 

 

Canada 

Toronto (YYZ) - Azores Airlines 

 

USA 

Boston (BOS) - Azores Airlines 

New York (JFK) - Azores Airlines (June 01 to October, 2022)

Terceira Island (TER, Lajes) from:


Portugal

Lisbon (LIS) - Azores Airlines, TAP, Ryanair

Porto (OPO) - Azores Airlines, TAP, Ryanair


UK

London Heathrow (LHR) - British Airways (July 24 to August 28, 2022)


Canada

Toronto (YYZ) - Azores Airlines

Montreal (YUL) - Azores Airlines (June 15 to September 14, 2022)


USA

Boston (BOS) - Azores Airlines

Oakland (OAK) - Azores Airlines (June 15 to August 30, 2022)



Faial Island (HOR, Horta) from:


Portugal

Lisbon (LIS) - Azores Airlines



Pico (PIX, Madalena) from:


Portugal

Lisbon (LIS) - Azores Airlines

Santa Maria (SMA, Vila do Porto) from:


Portugal

Lisbon (LIS) - Azores Airlines

To reach the other islands of the Archipelago you first need to get to one of the islands listed above and get a transfer with local Azores Airlines (SATA) company.

Getting to the Azores by boat

There are no frequent connections by boat to the Azores. However, you can get here by one of the cruise line companies, mostly during the winter time and as a part of the transatlantic crossing. If you have the sailor's spirit, you can also sail here - all the islands are boat-friendly!

 

You can travel between the islands of Pico, Faial and São Jorge by local ferry (Atlanticoline) as well as Flores and Corvo by a small boat. So if you decide to land on one of them, you can explore the neighbouring islands by boat.

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