Travelling to the Azores

The Azores are a North Atlantic archipelago, an autonomous region of Portugal.

They are located about 1,400 km (870 mi) west of Lisbon and about 1,930 km (1,200 mi) southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Please check visa/passport requirements. The Azores are part of the Schengen Area.

…by plane

Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the destination is two hours from Lisbon and Porto and less than six hours from the USA. The main airport of the Azores is PDL – Ponta Delgada International Airport John Paul II on the island of São Miguel. About nine airlines fly to the Azores, several with direct flights to Ponta Delgada:

  • TAP Air Portugal (from Boston, Porto and Lisbon)
  • Sata Azores Airlines (from Toronto, New York, Boston, Porto, Lisbon, Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Bilbao)
  • Ryanair (from Porto, Lisbon)
  • Lufthansa (from Frankfurt)
  • Iberia (from Madrid)
  • Swiss (from Geneva, Frankfurt)
  • Edelweiss (from Zurich)
  • British Airways (from London Heathrow)
  • United Airlines (from New York)

Depending on the season, non-stop flights to Sao Miguel/Ponta Delgada operate from

  • New York
  • Boston
  • Toronto
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • London
  • Frankfurt

Flight times