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Cheap Flights to Azores Islands

Popular in August High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price £272 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £115 From London to Lajes
One-way from £42 One-way flight from London to Lajes
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Azores Islands related to COVID-19?

Travel to Azores Islands is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Azores Islands are based on the Portugal restrictions which are: Portugal has suspended all incoming international flights until at least June 15, except for flights bringing back Portuguese nationals and long-term residents with Portuguese residence permits. State flights, emergency flights, hospital/medevac flights, humanitarian/repatriation flights, United Nations flights may still enter the country, as may flights arriving from Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Sao Paulo (GRU) and Rio De Janeiro (RIO) airports only), Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Flights including a technical stopover where passengers do not disembark may also still enter Portugal. Travelers arriving in Portugal may be required to undergo a body temperature scan upon arrival. Travelers arriving in Madeira must self-isolate for 14 days and fill an online health form 24-48 hours prior to their journey. Effective July 1, travelers with a negative COVID-19 test issued within 72 hours of their departure will be exempted from the quarantine requirement. Travelers arriving in the Azores are subject to medical screening and quarantine, unless they have a negative COVID-19 test issued within 72 hours of their departure from an accredited laboratory.. If you are planning to travel to Azores Islands from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest prices for Azores Islands flights by month

January
£170
February
£162
March
£219
April
£175
May
£149
June
£182
July
£242
August
£162
September
£187
October
£187
November
£159
December
£85
Currently, December is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Azores Islands. Flying to Azores Islands in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Azores Islands?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - TER
Price
£85 - £367
TER
Temperature
17 - 26 °C
TER
Rainfall
51 - 185 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, December is seen as the time to fly to Azores Islands, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Azores Islands, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being December.

When is the best time to book a flight 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 21 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, Monday 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 Azores Islands?

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.

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