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Ponta Delgada Airport

General information

The Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal, consisting of nine inhabited islands. The largest island is São Miguel, home to more than half of the entire population of the Azores (250,000 inhabitants). The archipelago counts the double number of cows, you see them everywhere. The main airport of the Azores can be found on the island of São Miguel.


Where is Ponta Delgada Airport situated?

The airport is situated west of the island’s capital Ponta Delgada. The busy road EN1-1A lies parallel to Ponta Delgada Airport.

How many terminals does Ponta Delgada Airport have?

The airport has one small and well-arranged terminal.

Airport Map



The distance from Ponta Delgada Airport to the centre of Ponta Delgada is 5 kilometres. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Ponta Delgada.

From PDL Airport to Ponta Delgada City centre by Car
5 km
10 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Ponta Delgada Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Ponta Delgada Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Ponta Delgada is about € 15.-. Book your taxi at Ponta Delgada Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From PDL Airport to Ponta Delgada City centre by Taxi
5 km
10 min
€ 15.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Ponta Delgada Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Ponta Delgada Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Ponta Delgada Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Ponta Delgada Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Ponta Delgada Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Ponta Delgada Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Ponta Delgada Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Azores Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • TUI fly Belgium
  • Transavia


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Ponta Delgada Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


MS Vila Nova, Ponta Delgada

MS Vila Nova is centrally located in Ponta Delgada, 1 km from the Convento da Esperança. The hotel features an outdoor pool. My Story Hotel Vila Nova’s guest rooms are decorated in blue and grey tones.


Azoris Royal Garden – Leisure & Conference Hotel, Ponta Delgada

Located in the centre of S. Miguel Island, the 4-star Azoris Royal Garden features an outdoor pool with a sun-lounger terrace and offers air-conditioned guestrooms with balconies.


Change The World Hostels - Açores - Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada

Located in Ponta Delgada in the São Miguel Island, Change The World Hostels features a terrace and views of the sea in some units. Free WiFi is provided throughout and free public parking is available near the property.

Hotels in Ponta Delgada

Looking for the best hotels in Ponta Delgada? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Do Colegio, Ponta Delgada

Situated in a 19th-century building on São Miguel Island, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from the University of the Azores and the seaside.


Sao Miguel Park Hotel, Ponta Delgada

Situated in the heart of Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Park Hotel offers spacious rooms with panoramic views of the city or the sea. Health club facilities include a pool and free WiFi is provided, as well as free parking, upon request.


Octant Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada

Offering 123 rooms with stunning views of the sea, Octant Ponta Delgada is a vibrant and cosmopolitan hotel with an outdoor swimming pool located in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island of the Azores Archipelago.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Ponta Delgada Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Azores: Canyoning in Salto do Cabrito

Spend a morning splashing through canyons in the Azorean nature. Slide, rappel, fly on a zipline, and jump while enjoying time outdoors with friends and family on this half-day tour.


São Miguel Island: 2-Day Guided Island Tour with Meals

Explore São Miguel Island over 2 days on this guided trip. Get a panoramic view of Sete Cidades, relax in hot springs heated by Furnas Volcano, and discover Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park.

Tour & transport

Azores: Whale Watching and Islet Boat Tour

Join an exciting marine wildlife tour with biologists and naturalist guides, to see and learn more about whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, birds, and the marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands.


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