Porto Santo coastline Porto Santo, Madeira – image courtesy of lowcostholidays.com

How to get to Porto Santo

The Portuguese island of Porto Santo is located 43km (27mi) northeast of Madeira Island in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Porto Santo Island is the northernmost and easternmost island in the Madeira archipelago, located around 850km (528mi) southwest of mainland Portugal and 560km (347mi) west of the African coastline.

The most convenient route to Porto Santo is by air to Lisbon's Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), followed by a connecting flight to Porto Santo Airport (PXO), located about 2km (1.2mi) from the capital, Vila Baleira.

By sea, a daily ferry service operates from Funchal to Porto Santo, taking around 10 hours.


Flight times to Porto Santo Island

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Porto Santo Airport (PXO).

Within Portugal: TAP Portugal offers convenient daily direct flights from Lisbon to Porto Santo.

Lisbon to Porto Santo is 1 hr 45 min, direct flight


Within Madeira, Binter Canarias offers direct flights between Funchal and Port Santo.
Funchal to Porto Santo is 25 min, direct flight


Flight times to Lisbon, Portugal

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), Lisbon.

From United Kingdom: British Airways, TAP Portugal, Ryanair and easyJet offer the most convenient daily flights to Lisbon.

London to Lisbon is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Manchester to Lisbon is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient flights to Lisbon.

Dublin to Lisbon is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From France: Air France and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Lisbon.

Paris to Lisbon is 2 hrs 35 min, direct flight


From Germany: TAP Portugal, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Ryanair and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Lisbon.

Berlin to Lisbon is 3 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Lisbon is 3 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Lisbon is 3 hrs, direct flight
Hamburg to Lisbon is 3 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Munich to Lisbon is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient daily flights to Lisbon.

Boston to Lisbon is 6 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Chicago to Lisbon is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
New York to Lisbon is 6 hrs 55 min, direct flight
San Francisco to Lisbon is 11 hrs 10 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Lisbon is 10 hrs 42 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Lisbon is 10 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Lisbon is 12 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient daily flights to Lisbon.

Toronto to Lisbon is 6 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Montreal to Lisbon is 6 hrs 20 min, direct flight

Vancouver to Lisbon is 12 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, Emirates, Qatar Airways and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Lisbon.

Adelaide to Lisbon is 23 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Lisbon is 24 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Lisbon is 23 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Lisbon is 23 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Lisbon is 20 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and TAP Portugal offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Lisbon.

Auckland to Lisbon is 26 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Lisbon.

Singapore to Lisbon is 16 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) is located 7km (4.3 mi) from the centre of Lisbon. A frequent bus service, every 5 mins, links the airport terminal with the main downtown train station taking just 18 minutes.

Porto Santo Airport (PXO) is located about 2km (1.2mi) from the capital, Vila Baleira.

Taxis are available and can take you anywhere on the island.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Apart from walking, taxis, buses and hire cars are all available to explore Porto Santo.


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Latest update: How to get to Porto Santo: 7 December, 2019


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