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Ponta Delgada Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Ponta Delgada 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!

Find your bench and enjoy quiet but small airport
- a guest reviewer

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 João Paulo II Ponta Delgada Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with clean, modern facilities and a limited variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • A restricted section of the landside area is left open at night. Nearby restrooms, a few seats and the airport WiFi are available throughout the night, but all shops, food concessions and services are closed.
  • Lights are turned off at night.
  • Have a sleeping bag or travel mat to set up on empty floor space, in case you find the airport’s seats uncomfortable!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Ponta Delgada Airport Guide.

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Ponta Delgada 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 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 Ponta Delgada Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Vintage Place Azorean Guest House - (6 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is provided by Aerobus. You can buy the tickets at the airport - 6,50€ each way. Take the shuttle to the "Vintage Hostel stop".
  • San Miguel Park Hotel - (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle
  • Vila Nova Hotel - Airport transfers are available upon request. Rate is 7,50€ each way.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ponta Delgada Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Ponta Delgada Airport. Connect to the "VINCI Airports wifi" network.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Level 0, across from the rent a car desks • near the check-in desks • in the parking area.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby change facilities are available both Landside and Airside.
  • Currency Exchange - Nova Câmbios. Location: Landside. Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM (Mon-Fri) 7:00AM - 2:00PM and 3:00PM - 5:00PM (Weekends and Holidays).
  • Disabled Services – The airport works in partnership with MyWay to provide personalized support for passengers with reduced mobility. Services include lifts, escalators, moving walkways, signage and professional support for those who book at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - A number of duty-free and other shops are located throughout the airside and landside areas of the airport. They sell souvenirs, perfume, travel accessories, jewelry, European soccer accessories and more. Most open between 6:00AM and 7:00AM and close between 9:00PM and 10:00PM daily.
  • Food & Drink - At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. A large restaurant is located landside on the first floor, with smaller cafes and bars located landside and airside on Level 0. Most eateries open around 6:00AM and close by 9:30PM.
  • Information desk – Located on Level 0, beside left luggage.
  • Living Spot - The Living Spot is a comfortable place to work, relax, get flight or airport information, or charge your mobile devices. You’ll find one located near the shops and restaurants area of the airport.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Left luggage storage is available. Fee: 4,08€ per volume per day. Location: Ask the Information Desk for assistance. Hours: 6:00AM - 12:00AM.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Safe Bag luggage wrapping service is available landside, near Check-in. Hours: 5:30AM - 1:30PM (Mon & Thur(, 6:30AM - 2:30PM (Tues, Wed & Fri), 6:30AM - 12:30PM (Sat) and 7:30AM - 1:30PM.
  • Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport's mailbox. Location: Landside, Level 0, between the ATM and bank.
  • Mobile Charging - The Living Spot (see above) provides outlets for you to charge your electronics.
  • Post Office - CTT offers postal services in the airport. Location: Landside. Hours: 8:30AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 3:00PM.
  • Rest Zones - The Living Spot (see above) provides a relaxing place to spend your time.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking Area – Located outside the arrivals hall, near parking.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM - 12:00AM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.

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As of February 2018, Ponta Delgada airport is served by the following airlines: Azores Airlines • TUIFly • Primera Air • Ryanair • Sata • TAP Portugal.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the airport. The following have desks on Level 0 near the exit doors: Autatlantis • Europcar • Guerin/Enterprise • Hertz • Ilha Verde • Varella • Sixt.


Taxis have a designated pick up area outside the arrivals door.

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Last Updated: 02 March 2018

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 .