Ponta Delgada airport (Sao Miguel’s Airport) is the main air passenger and freight entry point in the islands of Azores. João Paulo II airport (IATA: PDL) is in the town of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, the largest city in the Azores. Its name is a homage to Pope John Paul II's journey through the Azores on 11 May, 1991.
What is the distance from Ponta Delgada airport to the centre of Ponta Delgada city?
The centre of Ponta Delgada is just 5 kilometres from the airport, by car you can complete the distance in 10 minutes.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Ponta Delgada's airport have only one terminal, making easy to navigate.
Bus Services: The airport bus travels to Avenida Marginal de Ponta Delgada every hour, taking about 30 minutes.
Taxis: There are plenty of taxis outside the terminals which will take you to the major destinations around the island. Price and distance depends on your end destination.
Rent-a-car (special offer!): For participants in Ocean Lava Azores Islands Triathlon there is special offer provided by our partner Micauto Rent a Car: 27 Eur. with unlimited km, third-party insurance, free delivery and collection at airport.
Is it possible to book easily a flight to Azores Islands in the end of October and November?
If you travel between November and March, you’ll be able to find numerous cheap flights to Azores-Islands. These months are the off season, where the crowds are fewer and the temperatures are lower than in summer. That being said, it’s still fairly warm, spring and autumn are great times to visit for the colours and clear skies.
Several cruise lines make Ponta Delgada a waypoint when journeying across the Atlantic. Some cruise ships spend a day at the port, often as they reposition themselves between cruising Europe and the Western Hemisphere.