Azores Inter-Island Ferries

 Island hopping in the Azores by sea with Atlânticoline

 

 

The Azores are a group of 9 different islands in the middle of the Atlantic, and one of the most important modes of transportation is by ferry. Traveling between the Azores islands by ferry can be pretty time consuming,  especially on longer routes,  so unless you prefer a slow-paced cruise on the Atlantic, we’d recommend you plan to take flights. 

There are a couple of exceptions to this ferry service that make visiting multiple islands on a shorter vacation easier and faster for visitors. If you plan to visit any of the islands in the “Triangle Group” of Faial, Pico and São Jorge, you can easily hop on a ferry for a day trip year-round. In fact, Faial and Pico Islands are so close to each other that many residents actually commute to work between the two. You can also travel between the islands in the Western Group, Flores and Corvo, by ferry year-round (weather permitting.)

 

 

Azores Inter-Island Ferry Routes

In the Azores, there is only one ferry company that goes throughout every island of the Azores named Atlânticoline. This article has a few tips to prepare you for your trip through the Azores.

 

Blue Line / A

This route is just between Faial and Pico Island. It operates several times a day and it is just a 30-minute trip between Horta and Madalena.

 

Azores inter-island boat trips between Pico Island and Faial Island..

 

 

Green Line / B

This line operates, also, between Faial and Pico Island, but to a second port in Pico, in the city of São Roque. This operation also goes to the Velas port in São Jorge Island. 

 

Azores travel inter-island by boat - Faial, Pico and São Jorge Islands

Azores inter-island travel by ferryboat schedules for travelling between Pico Island, Sao Jorge and Faial.

 

 

Pink Line / C

Meanwhile the pink line, just like the blue, operates only between two islands, which are Flores and Corvo Island, departing from Santa Cruz das Flores to the Vila do Corvo. This is a regular route, meaning you can find it year-round.

 

Inter-island travel in the Azores by ferryboat between Flores and Corvo Island

 

Yellow Line / D

This operation is only available between May to September because of the sea conditions in the winter. This line operates between all islands of the Azores, except Corvo and it is your only option to travel between all islands if you don’t wish to take a plane.

*Schedules not available yet.

 

 

How to buy ferry tickets for inter-island travel in the Azores

If you’re interested in a trip, you can buy a ferry ticket in some different ways. You can buy at the ferry terminal in the ticket counter of Atlântico. If you go to the ferry terminal on the day you want to travel, we recommend going a little bit earlier, in case something unforeseen happens.

If you’re taking a trip, and if you want to come back on the same day, we recommend buying the return ticket. Also, you can buy through the Atlântico Line Website.

Another way you can buy is through Azores Getaways! Call our number or e-mail us and we will arrange the best trip available for you.

 

 

Adult Passengers Tariff

If you are 13 Years old or older here is some information for you:

  • Documentation Required: ID Card or Passport
  • Luggage: 2 Pieces up to 25KG each
  • Hand Luggage: 1 Pieace up to 6KG
  • For refunds; cancellations and rescheduling:

 

Here are the prices for an adult passenger:

Passengers Adult Tariff
From To Santa Maria
(Vila do Porto)
São Miguel
(Ponta Delgada)
Terceira
(Praia da Vitória)
Terceira
(Angra do Heroísmo)
Graciosa
(Vila da Praia)
São Jorge
(Calheta)
São Jorge
(Velas)
Pico
(São Roque)
Pico
(Madalena)
Faial
(Horta)
Flores
(Lajes)
Corvo
(Vila do Corvo)
Santa Maria (Vila do Porto)
One Way Price - 30.00€ 51.00€ - 51.00€ - 51.00€ 51.00€ - 51.00€ 52.00€ -
Round-Trip Price - 60.00€ 102.00€ - 102.00€ - 102.00€ 102.00€ - 102.00€ 104.00€ -
São Miguel (Ponta Delgada)
One Way Price 30.00€ - 50.00€ - 51.00€ - 51.00€ 51.00€ - 51.00€ 52.00€ -
Round-Trip Price 60.00€ - 100.00€ - 102.00€ - 102.00€ 102.00€ - 102.00€ 104.00€ -
Terceira (Praia da Vitória)
One Way Price 51.00€ 50.00€ - - 27.50€ - 32.00€ 32.00€ - 32.00€ 40.00€ -
Round-Trip Price 102.00€ 100.00€ - - 55.00€ - 64.00€ 64.00€ - 64.00€ 80.00€ -
Terceira (Angra do Heroísmo)
One Way Price - - - - - 27.50€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ - -
Round-Trip Price - - - - - 55.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ - -
Graciosa (Vila da Praia)
One Way Price 51.00€ 51.00€ 27.50€ - - - 32.00€ 32.00€ - 32.00€ 40.00€ -
Round-Trip Price 102.00€ 102.00€ 55.00€ - - - 64.00€ 64.00€ - 64.00€ 80.00€ -
São Jorge (Calheta)
One Way Price - - - 27.50€ - - 7.00€ 10.50€ 10.50€ 22.00€ - -
Round-Trip Price - - - 55.00€ - - 14.00€ 21.00€ 21.00€ 44.00€ - -
São Jorge (Velas)
One Way Price 51.00€ 51.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 7.00€ - 10.50€ 10.50€ 15.50€ 40.00€ -
Round-Trip Price 102.00€ 102.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 14.00€ - 21.00€ 21.00€ 31.00€ 80.00€ -
Pico (São Roque)
One Way Price 51.00€ 51.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 10.50€ 10.50€ - - 12.00€ 40.00€ -
Round-Trip Price 102.00€ 102.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 21.00€ 21.00€ - - 24.00€ 80.00€ -
Pico (Madalena)
One Way Price - - - 32.00€ - 10.50€ 10.50€ - - 3.60€ - -
Round-Trip Price - - - 64.00€ - 21.00€ 21.00€ - - 7.20€ - -
Faial (Horta)
One Way Price 51.00€ 51.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 32.00€ 22.00€ 15.50€ 12.00€ 3.60€ - 40.00€ -
Round-Trip Price 102.00€ 102.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 64.00€ 44.00€ 31.00€ 24.00€ 7.20€ - 80.00€ -
Flores (Lajes)
One Way Price 52.00€ 52.00€ 40.00€ - 40.00€ - 40.00€ 40.00€ - 40.00€ - 10.00€
Round-Trip Price 104.00€ 104.00€ 80.00€ - 80.00€ - 80.00€ 80.00€ - 80.00€ - 20.00€
Corvo (Vila do Corvo)
One Way Price - - - - - - - - - - 10.00€ -
Round-Trip Price - - - - - - - - - - 20.00€ -

 

 

Senior or Handicaped

  • Documents Required: ID card or citizen card. Medical report specifying the degree of incapacity or Armed Forces Card (if applicable).
  • Luggage: 2 Pieces up to 25KG each
  • Trip Rescheduling and Refund: Not Allowed
  • Hand Luggage: 1 Pieace up to 6KG
Senior and Handicaped
From To Santa Maria
(Vila do Porto)
São Miguel
(Ponta Delgada)
Terceira
(Praia da Vitória)
Terceira
(Angra do Heroísmo)
Graciosa
(Vila da Praia)
São Jorge
(Calheta)
São Jorge
(Velas)
Pico
(São Roque)
Pico
(Madalena)
Faial
(Horta)
Flores
(Lajes)
Corvo
(Vila do Corvo)
Santa Maria (Vila do Porto)
One Way Price - 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price - 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ -
São Miguel (Ponta Delgada)
One Way Price 7.50€ - 7.50€ - 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ - 15.00€ - 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ -
Terceira (Praia da Vitória)
One Way Price 7.50€ 7.50€ - - 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ 15.00€ - - 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ -
Terceira (Angra do Heroísmo)
One Way Price - - - - - 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ - -
Round-Trip Price - - - - - 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ - -
Graciosa (Vila da Praia)
One Way Price 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ - - - 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ - - - 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ -
São Jorge (Calheta)
One Way Price - - - 7.50€ - - 2.50€ 7.00€ 7.00€ 7.50€ - -
Round-Trip Price - - - 15.00€ - - 5.00€ 14.00€ 14.00€ 15.00€ - -
São Jorge (Velas)
One Way Price 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 2.50€ - 7.00€ 7.00€ 7.50€ 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 5.00€ - 14.00€ 14.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ -
Pico (São Roque)
One Way Price 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.00€ 7.00€ - - 7.50€ 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 14.00€ 14.00€ - - 15.00€ 15.00€ -
Pico (Madalena)
One Way Price - - - 7.50€ - 7.00€ 7.00€ - - 2.50€ - -
Round-Trip Price - - - 15.00€ - 14.00€ 14.00€ - - 5.00€ - -
Faial (Horta)
One Way Price 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ 2.50€ - 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ 5.00€ - 15.00€ -
Flores (Lajes)
One Way Price 7.50€ 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ - 7.50€ 7.50€ - 7.50€ - 7.50€
Round-Trip Price 15.00€ 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ - 15.00€ 15.00€ - 15.00€ - 15.00€
Corvo (Vila do Corvo)
One Way Price - - - - - - - - - - 7.50€ -
Round-Trip Price - - - - - - - - - - 15.00€ -

 

 

Special Tariffs:

Special Tariffs
Name Conditions Amount Aplication
Kiko Children from 3 to 12 Years Old 50% off Adult Table Value All Routes
Interjovem Card Holders
Young People from 13 to 31 Years Old
One Way: 7.5€
Not applicable on the connections between the ports of Horta (Faial) and Madalena (Pico)
Two Way: 15€
Family Package
Couple + Children
25% off Adult Table Value
Not applicable for trips in regular operation, between the islands of Faial, Pico, S. Jorge, Flores and Corvo. This discount is only applicable for trips to / from the ports of Angra do Heroísmo, Praia da Vitória (Terceira island) and Vila da Praia (Graciosa island)
Round Trip
Larges Families
Adults + Children
(Minimum 5 People)
10% off Adult Table Value
All Routes
Sea Pass - Azores 4 You 4 Trips Between Islands of the Same Group 80€ per person Islands of the Same Group
Sea Pass - Azores 4 Kids 4 Trips Between any Islands 65€ for Children Between 3 and 12 Years Old All Routes

 

 

Bringing a Car on Ferries

It's possible to bring your car on a ferry to another island. But still if you choose so, you must book your trip ahead since it can get sold out. Also, not every route allows cars, so please make sure to know everything before.Mostly this option is available in the yellow line.

If you have rented a car on one island, and want to bring it to another by ferry, contact your rental car agency before booking your trip. Make sure the rental car approves and if there is any fee you need to pay.

 

 

Additional Services and Information

Before checking in, you can check your baggage at the counter. It’s an option for larger pieces of luggage. Instead of lugging with you and trying to find space for it.

Also, all ferries have Wifi and bar service on board, with snacks and drinks at your disposal.

 

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