Sleeping in Airports

Ponta Delgada Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ponta Delgada Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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 about their time at Ponta Delgada Airport.

What to Expect

Ponta Delgada Airport is a small, modern terminal with 10 gates and about a dozen shops and eateries. WiFi is available to help pass the time, as there is not much else.

Where to Sleep

This airport is officially closed between midnight (or last commercial flight arrival) and 5:00AM; however, airport security leaves a landside area open that is carpeted, contains a couple of benches, and provides bathroom access. The designated area is dark and quiet during the overnight hours, but space is limited. The area is also described as being cold during the non-summer months, so consider bringing extra layers and/or a travel blanket if you are intending to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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!

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”.  » Check Rates
  • San Miguel Park Hotel – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Vila Nova Hotel – Airport transfers are available upon request. Rate is 7,50€ each way.  » Check Rates

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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.

Airport Hours

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

Airlines

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

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.

Taxi

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

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.