Transportation to and from Ponta Delgada Airport


What is the distance from Ponta Delgada Airport to the centre of Ponta Delgada?

The centre of Ponta Delgada (Praça Gonçalo Velho Cabral) is only 5 kilometres / 3.1 miles from the airport, by car you can complete the distance in 10 minutes.

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

Bus services

ANC Aerobus to Ponta Delgada

Since August 2019 it is possible again to travel by bus between Ponta Delgada Airport and the city, the service is operated by ANC Aerobus. A shuttle bus runs to and from the city every 40 minutes. The route has 21 bus stops, one can be found at the airport in front of the terminal. Bus stop 8 (Avenida Infante Dom Henrique) has a central location in Ponta Delgada, within walking distance of hotels and Igreja de São Sebastião. Travel time from Ponta Delgada Airport is 20 minutes. Tickets are available from the ANC Aerobus desk at the airport, you can ask the employee which bus stop is closest to your accommodation. It is also possible to buy tickets from the bus driver. Children from 2 to 11 years, seniors older than 64 years and residents of the Azores will receive a discount. The bus offers space for 25 passengers. Please consult website and timetable ANC Aerobus for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 4.50 € 6.50
Children and seniors € 3 € 4

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in the Azores, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Ponta Delgada Airport!


Sao Miguel: Bigtruck Adventure Experience

€ 35

Explore the western and central parts of São Miguel Island on this full-day adventure. Drive to beautiful lakes, rivers, and uneven green valleys, discovering hidden waterfalls and unspoiled nature.

Half-Day Sete Cidades Adapted Van Tour

€ 30

Discover the island of São Miguel without barriers! This tour has been adapted to suit those with reduced mobility. See one of the seven wonders of Portugal, the Sete Cidades.

Sete Cidades Azores 4x4 Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

€ 59.50

Travel from Ponta Delgada to the magnificent Sete Cidades Massif on a full-day 4x4 excursion. See the surrounding lake, learn about volcanic activity, enjoy a traditional meal in the village, see the black basalt beach in Mosteiros, and much more.


Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

€ 35

Discover the history of the charming waterfront town, Ponta Delgada, on this 3-hour walking tour.

Hidden Gems of São Miguel: Azores Tour

€ 59

Escape the big crowds and discover amazing places in São Miguel Island away from the main tourist sights.

Ponta Delgada: Half Day Private Fishing Trip

€ 590

Go fishing for Big Game on the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ponta Delgada. Head out to the volcanic islands of Azores, directly in the path of a fish migration route, and spend your day fishing for marlin, tuna, dorados, and more.

Tours and transport

Ponta Delgada Airport Transfers

€ 40

Transport between the city center and the airport of Ponta Delgada, harbor or another location.

Nordeste Tour from Ponta Delgada

€ 60

Explore as much as possible of São Miguel Island on a full-day tour from Ponta Delgada. Pass through the picturesque villages that cover the Nordeste municipality and make stops at all the best views points on the island.

São Miguel: Full-Day 4WD Trip to Furnas with Lunch

€ 60

Discover the thermal wonders of São Miguel Island on a full-day 4WD excursion. Visit geysers, hot springs, and the fumaroles scattered throughout the village of Furnas. Swim in thermal waters at Dona Beija and taste “cozido,” cooked in the hot springs!


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