Ponta Delgada Airport Guide to Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

On this website you can find useful information about Ponta Delgada-Joao Paulo II Airport: Arrivals, Departures, Terminal information, Parking, Car rental, Transport, Accommodation, Amenities and Services, among other information. Plan your travel to PDL airport with the information provided in this site.


About the name: Ponta Delgada-Joao Paulo II Airport takes its name from the former Pope John Paul II, to honour the visit of the Pope John Paul II in 1991.


Ponta Delgada Airport is the fifth largest airport in Portugal.
Ponta Delgada Airport handled 1,515,479 passengers in 2016

Terminal Information + info

Ponta Delgada Airport consist in a single passenger terminal, hosting both international and domestic flights not only to Azores and Madeira archipelago and Portugal mainland, also to the rest of Europe and to North America.


The two levels in which the airport is split are distributed as follows:


  • Ground level: Arrivals, Departures and check-in area.
  • First level: Family restrooms and a restaurant.

Facilities and Services + info

Ponta Delgada Airport offers to passengers the services listed below:

  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Luggage storage
  • Luggage wrapping
  • Lost & found
  • Servisair
  • Taxi stand
  • Oversized baggage
  • Airport lounges
  • ATMs
  • VAT refund
  • Special assistance for passengers with reduced mobility
  • Baby care rooms
  • Car rental booths
  • Currency exchange
  • Disabled services
  • Duty free shops
  • Food, drink and retail concessions
  • Information desk
  • Living spot
  • Mailbox
  • Post office
  • Smoking area

Transport + info

Ponta Delgada Airport is connected to the city centre by the following means of transport:


Bus: There is a shuttle bus at Ponta Delgada Airport ready to take you to the city centre and to the main hotels.

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Taxi: You can get within less than 5 minutes to Ponta Delgada downtown if you choose to transfer by taxi.

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Car rental: Travelling through the Azores Islands can be more easy by renting a car. At the Arrivals, major car rental companies are at your disposal. Don’t forget you can also rent a car through our search engine!

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Find below several contact information regarding Ponta Delgada Airport:


Opening hours: From 05:00 am to 00:00 am.

Information: 800 201 201.



Sao Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada, Azores, 9500 749, PORTUGAL


Phone: +351 29 6205400 / 800 201 201. 

About Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is the main city of the Autonomous Region of the Azores Islands, in Portugal. The city lies within Sao Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago. The city features for its tropical character, wide seen in its traditions and gastronomy. While the administrative capital of the Azores is Ponta Delgada, the Catholic, judiciary and historic capital is still Angra do Heroísmo. On the other hand, the city of Horta hosts the Lesiglative Assembly of the Azores. Ponta Delgada old town is divided into three civil parishes: Sao Pedro, Sao Sebastiao and Sao José. Regarding things to do in Ponta Delgada, you can take a walk in the city promenade by the sea, the Sao Brás Fort, the Mercado da Graça, the Praça do Municipio, Portas do Mar, and alternatively, discover the urban art pieces hidden through the city.

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