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Updated: Apr 3

Even though the Azores are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it's pretty easy to get around! 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.

A local plane in the Azores

This text was created by our friend and Family Member Adrian. Have a look at his website "Adrian Again Travelling" where you can learn more about São Miguel as well as other islands of the Azorean Archipelago!

This article was last updated on 30.11.2023. Please double check the current connections.

Getting to the Azores by plane

Most of the connections (several per day) are from mainland Portugal: Lisbon and Porto, however there are some airline companies which take you directly from various countries. This often is a seasonal thing, so we recommend to check it in advance (when no dates are stated below, the connection is usually operated throughout the whole year):


Lisbon (LIS) - Azores Airlines, TAP, Ryanair

Porto (OPO) - Azores Airlines, TAP, Ryanair

Faro (FAO) - Azores Airlines (June 02 to September 29, 2024)


Brussels (BRU) - TUI fly (April 01 to September 30, 2024)


Montreal (YUL) - Azores Airlines (June 01 to September 30, 2024)

Toronto (YYZ) - Azores Airlines

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Prague (PRG) - Smartwings (April 26 to November 11, 2024)


Paris (CDG) - Azores Airlines


Frankfurt (FRA) - Azores Airlines (March 31 to October 23, 2024)

Frankfurt (FRA) - Lufthansa (March 31 to October 20, 2024)

Nuremberg (NUE) - Ryanair (April 04 to October 24, 2024)


Milan (MXP) - Azores Airlines (June 05 to September 27, 2024)


Amsterdam (AMS) - Transavia (April 18 to November 03, 2024)

Amsterdam (AMS) - TUI fly (May 20 to September 18, 2024)


Barcelona (BCN) - Azores Airlines

Bilbao (BIO) - Azores Airlines (June 01 to September 30, 2024)

Las Palmas (LPA) - Binter Canarias (March 22 to October 25, 2024)

Madrid (MAD) - Iberia Airlines (April 03 to October 02, 2024)


Geneva (GVA) - SWISS (June 28 to August 30, 2024)

Zurich (ZRH) - Edelweiss Air (April 01 to November 04, 2024)


Bermuda (BDA) - Azores Airlines (June 4 to September 24, 2024)

London-Heathrow (LHR) - British Airways (May 18 to September 28, 2024)

London-Stansted (STN) - Ryanair (April 02 to October 22, 2024)

London-Gatwick (LGW) - Azores Airlines (June 4 to September 26, 2024)


Boston (BOS) - Azores Airlines

New York (JFK) - Azores Airlines

New York/Newark (EWR) - United Airlines (June 09 to September 24, 2024)

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.

The moment you know how you are going to visit the Azores, reserve a room directly on our website and enjoy the best deal!

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