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Amilcar Cabral Airport Guide

amilcar cabral airport guide

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Amilcar Cabral Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

There is one long row of benches, some of them are without armrests and perfect to lie on and get a sleep. - Piotras

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Sal International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small and friendly single-terminal airport with outdated but clean facilities, comfortable seating and a few shopping and dining options.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Amilcar Cabral Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Amilcar Cabral Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Pousada da Luz Hotel Restaurant - (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Pontao - (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Sabura Ponta Preta - (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($). » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Amilcar Cabral Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Amilcar Cabral Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Banking Services - BCA and Caixa Económica offer full-service banking in the airport.
  • Currency Exchange - COTa Cambios offers currency exchange service in the airport. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available, along with a selection of retail and souvenir shops.
  • Food & Drinks -There are two restaurants in the airport, along with a snack bar in the International departure terminal. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the airport clinic, 24 hours a day.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers can be found in the Safeport Business Aviation Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Amilcar Cabral airport is served by the following airlines: TUIfly • TAP Portugal • Luxair.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm which car rental agencies are available onsite at Amilcar Cabral International Airport.

Shared Public Transportation

Travel like the locals do! “Alugueres” are shared-ride minibuses that travel on a well-organized route system for a fixed price. From Alugueres on Sal Island travel between Santa Maria, Espargos, and Palmeira.


Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, during airport hours of operation.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .