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Your Guide for Getting to Pico Island

Pico Island, located in the Azores archipelago, is a stunning destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. With its rugged landscape, picturesque vineyards, and majestic Mount Pico, it is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the Azores. If you are planning a trip to Pico Island, here is a guide on how to get there.

By Plane:

The easiest way to get to Pico Island is by plane. The island has its own airport, Pico Airport (PIX), which is located in the town of São Roque, on the eastern side of the island. SATA/Azores Airlines operates daily flights from Lisbon, Porto and other Azorean islands to Pico Island. The flight from Lisbon to Pico Island takes around 2.5 hours, while the flights from other Azorean islands take less than an hour. If you book your tickets with anticipation prices can range from 60 to 150 euros, depending on the season you want to visit Azores.


Here is the link to Sata Azores Airlines: https://www.azoresairlines.pt/pt-pt



By Ferry:


Another way to get to Pico Island is by ferry. The island is connected to the neighboring islands of Faial and São Jorge by regular ferry services. The ferries operate daily, and the journey takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the route and the weather conditions.


The ferries are operated by Atlanticoline, and tickets can be purchased online or at the ferry terminals, the price from Faial is 5 € and from São Jorge it costs 10 €. The ferries are in great condition and you would enjoy the trip, I recommend sitting outside so you can appreciate the views of the islands and the Atlantic Ocean.


Here is the link to book a ferry: https://www.atlanticoline.pt/en/

Getting Around Pico Island:

Once you arrive on Pico Island, there are several ways to get around and explore the island. Renting a car is a popular option, and there are several car rental companies located at the airport and in the main towns. You can also hire a taxi or take a bus, which operates on a regular schedule and covers most of the island's main attractions.

In conclusion, Pico Island is a beautiful and unique destination that is definitely worth a visit. Whether you choose to fly or take a ferry there are several options available to get there. Once you arrive, there are several ways to explore and discover the island's natural wonders and rich cultural heritage.


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