Ponta Delgada airport (PDL) is the main access gate to the Azores.
Named after John Paul II and his visit of 1991 the airport is located on the western coast of the island of Sao Miguel, which is the largest island of the archipelago, located a little more than 2 kilometres west from the capital of the island. Not too far from the airport there are the villages of Arrifes, Faja de Baixo, Nordela, Relva, Rosta fare Cao and Vila Franca.
Its only terminal was built in 1995 and features bars, souvenir shops, a VIP longe, and various car rental companies.
The airport of Ponta Delgada operates international and intercontinental flights from and to Europe, United States, and Canada, as well as national flights from and to the islands of Azores, Madeira, and the Portuguese cities of Lisbon, Porto, and Farlo. Since April 2015 the airport of Sao Miguel is operated also by Ryanair.
The main air companies operating at Ponta Delgada are: SATA Air Acores, TAP Portugal, SATA International, Air Berlin, easyJet and Ryanair.
The airport is famous for its art installations and murales representing the jungle, volcanos, different flowers and the history of the aviation.
Connections from Ponta Delgada and the airport are quite easy and it is possible to move around by public transports and by renting a car.
Below you can see real-time departure and arrival times at Ponta Delgada Airport.
Private transfers (or shared) are an excellent alternative to public transport at a slightly higher cost, especially if you are traveling in a group. Unlike the buses that follow a predefined route, making stops only where foreseen, the transfers are at your disposal and will take you directly to your destination, avoiding further transfers with luggage in tow. In particular, private transfers for exclusive use are comparable to a taxi service. You can book a taxi or rental with driver at Ponta Delgada Airport using the link below.
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Below is a list of recommended hotels near Ponta Delgada Airport.
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The following are the most reliable car rental companies listed in Ponta Delgada Airport. If you have preferences on a single company you can click on the respective logo to read the comments and reviews of other travelers who have rented a car at this airport