Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Ponta Delgada Airport Guide

    Full Name: João Paulo II Airport
    Location: 1.9 miles (3km) west of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island
    Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October)

    +351 296 205 400

    Transfer to the City:

    There is a bus to downtown Ponta Delgada, however taxis are the preferred method for city transfers as the airport is only 1.8 miles (3km) from the city centre.

    Car rental:

    Argus operates car hire facilities at Ponta Delgada airport.


    The terminal contains restaurants, duty-free shopping, a bank, currency exchange, post office, ATM, and tourist information centre.


    Parking in lot P1, closest to the airport terminal, starts at €0.60 per 15 minutes and then charges €10 for the first day, €12 for two days, €14 for three days, and €3.20 per day thereafter. Lot P2, situated farther from the terminal, is a little cheaper at €0.50 per 15 minutes, €8 for one day, €9 for two days, and €1 per subsequent day.