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Fuerteventura, Spain
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Airport Bus

I have heard conflicting advise regarding a bus from the airport into Ponta Delgada. Is there one?

Lisbon, Portugal
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1. Re: Airport Bus

This is the official page for the airport www.ana.pt/portal/page/portal/ANA/AEROPORTO_PDELGADA_CNT/?AE_PD=186447&actualmenu=84340077&cboui=186447; they only mention taxis.

I've always used a rented car.

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2. Re: Airport Bus

I've always taken a taxi from the airport - costs about 10 Euro - at least it did two years ago. Never saw a bus or heard of one. The yellow line of the MiniBus goes by the airport but I'm not sure if it actually goes into the complex or has a stop there. Also the MiniBuses are small and crowded and take long circular routes that make getting from A to B seem endless - I discovered rather quickly that walking to where I needed to go was much faster than taking the MiniBus.

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3. Re: Airport Bus

I didn't see any buses but lots of taxis. My husband and I, along with our backpacks, walked from the airport to our hotel in the center of Ponta Delgada. I DON'T recommend it; get a taxi! :-)

Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4. Re: Airport Bus

There is no buses that go threw the Airport.

Some years ago there was, but then they stoped going threw the Airport.

So the only way is by taxi, a booked transfer or by rent a car, but by rent-a-car you will pay a extra tax by lifting the car at the Airport. The money you pay for this tax is more then taking a taxi and then lifting the rent-a-car at the city.

Bye! Have a nice vacation!

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5. Re: Airport Bus

Best idea is to pre-book a taxi. It doesn't cost much into Ponta Delgada. I can highly recommend the following driver for airport transfers and full day or half-day taxi tours. He's called Rui and his English is excellent. He's totally trustworthy and well worth the 140€ for a full day (8 hours) tour in his air-conditioned taxi. He has a great depth of knowledge about Sao Miguel and island life. If there are 4 of you it's cheaper (and much better) than coach tours. Even if there are just the 2 of you, 70€ each is well worth it. Coach tours are around 60€ each for a full day.

I certainly hope to use Rui again on my next visit.

Check him and his car out at his website.

Contact him at

Rui Medeiros http://www.vivazores.com

Email: rm@vivazores.com

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