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Cheap Flights to Azores Islands
|Most popular in||August||High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£216||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£98||From London to Lajes|
Cheapest prices for Azores Islands flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Azores Islands?
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£87 - £427
17 - 26 °C
51 - 185 mm
When is the best time to book flights to Azores Islands?
The price you pay for your flight to Azores Islands may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 22 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Azores Islands?
At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Azores Islands. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Azores Islands. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.
How long is the flight to Azores Islands?
Flight times from the UK to the Azores Islands, Portugal range from 7h to 51h. The shortest flight from the London Gatwick Airport to Lajes Airport is 6h 55m. The shortest flight from the Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport to Lajes Airport is 8h 5m. The shortest flight from the Manchester Airport to Lajes Airport is 8h 55m. Some flights can take as long as 51 hours, based on the layover periods and number of stops.
Where can you get direct flights to Azores Islands from UK?
In the majority of cases, there aren’t any direct flights from the UK to the Azores Islands. However, the Azores own airline, SATA, does operate limited availability for a direct 4-hour flight from Gatwick, UK to Sao Miguel on Saturdays, May through October. SATA also operates flights between the Azores islands. Additionally, Ryanair has a direct flight on Saturdays from Stansted to Sao Miguel. The majority of one-stop flights to the Azores Islands connect through Lisbon and arrive at Lajes Airport on Terceira Island in the Azores.
How do you get from Azores airport to the city centre?
There are 9 islands that make up the Azores Islands. Most of the islands are primarily home to various small villages and towns, rather than one specific city centre. While there are taxis and buses, the most reliable and useful mode of transportation is to rent a car which can be done at any of the five international airports which are located on Pico, Santa Maria, Faial, Terceira, and Sao Miguel. You will need to adjust to driving on the right side of the road, however! To reach the other islands, you will need to hop on a flight or go by ferry or boat, where available.
What are some things to do in the Azores Islands?
The lure of the Azores Islands is that there is plenty to see and do. The countryside is stunning with caldeiras, ancient lava tubes, crater lakes, and ocean views. There are some unique activities, such as the running of the bulls in Terceira. The bulls run down the streets, so be sure to plan ahead for a safe observation seat. Another popular option is the hot springs. Most Azores visitors agree that the cuisine makes the trip special. Although the Azores Islands are a region of Portugal, the food is decidedly their own. There are a few items you definitely should try while you are there, such as alcatra, massa sovada, local cheeses, and tons of fresh seafood that just came off the boats. For a unique treat, give the cracas a try – it might seem strange to eat a barnacle, but they are amazing!
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the Azores Islands?
For stays in the Azores Islands of less than 90 days, you do not need a visa. If you plan to stay longer than that, you will need to get a tourist visa from a Portuguese consulate or embassy. You will need a passport and it must be valid for at least 90 days following your departure date, although six months validity is recommended.