Ponta Delgada Airport Transfers: From the Airport to Your Hotel

The Azores are an increasingly popular destination, and most international flights go to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel, the Azores’ largest island.

Ponta Delgada Airport – João Paulo II (PLD) is located about 3 kilometres / 2 miles west of the city centre.

Once there, you have a few ways to travel between the airport and your hotel.

Take a Taxi

Taxis usually line up outside the arrivals area. A ride between the airport and central Ponta Delgada costs €7-10, depending on the day of the week and time of the year. A luggage charge and night fee of €2 may apply on trips to and from the airport.

Ponta Delgada’s Taxi Association also offers a transfer service to your hotel, made by advance booking, which means the taxi driver will be waiting for your flight at the airport. The service has a fixed price of €12 from the airport to your hotel. To use the service from your hotel back to the airport, it costs €10. Check out www.taxispdl.com for more information.

Hire a Car

Renting a car is actually the best option to explore São Miguel Island. Major car rental companies as well as local ones are represented on Ponta Delgada. You can rent a car upon arrival at the airport between 6am and midnight from Monday to Sunday and follow our suggested itineraries:

To get the best deal, check out the websites and compare prices from some of the following car rental companies: Autatlantis, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, Ilha Verde, Sixt and Wayzor.

At the time of writing, there’s no bus service (MiniBus) running between Ponta Delgada Airport and the city centre, despite being licensed.