Horta airport (HOR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Horta Airport, opened on August 24, 1971, serves the archipelago of the Azores, 1500 km away from Lisbon, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It operates with the rest of the destinations in the islands and with a few cities in Portugal.

Official Website: aeroportohorta.pt
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Airlines: Azores Airlines (Tel +351 296 209 720), SATA Air Açores (Tel +351 707 227 282).
Annual passenger traffic: 250,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +351 292 943 511. E-mail: [email protected] Information desk in the Departures area. Tourist office in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +351 292 202 510).


The airport is situated in Faial island, 9.5 km (6 miles) to the west of the city of Horta.

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What services does Horta airport (HOR) facilities include

The airport has free Wi-Fi access. On the ground floor is located the SATA Plus Lounge, opening from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during the summer and from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in winter time; it provides refreshments, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, TV, drinks, telephones (access with Priority Pass or DragonPass membership, business class passengers from SATA Plus, SATA Silversky, Goldsky, Imagine and Trade members).

Food and Drinks- A coffee shop is available inside the terminal.
Shopping- There is a store with duty-free items after the security checkpoint and a shop selling clothes and handicrafts.
Baggage- Left luggage service in the Arrivals Hall, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Lost and found office in the Departures area (Tel +351 292 202 510).
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Accommodation near Horta airport (HOR)

Across from the airport is located Quinta das Buganvílias. Some alternatives nearby are:

Belo Campo (0.3 km/0.2 miles)
Casa da Japoneira (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Azores Vintage Bed & Breakfast (3.6 km/2.2 miles)
Guest House Host O Morro (3.9 km/2.4 miles)
Lofts Azul Pastel (6.2 km/3.9 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Farias (Tel +351 292 292 482) offers transportation from Monday to Saturday from Horta to Castelo Branco, Capelo, Praia do Norte and Ribeira Funda, with intermediate stops at Parque Farias, Vale da Vinha, Ponta Furada, Ribeira Grande, Lombega, Ribeira do Cabo and Praia de Cima. More information

Taxi - Cabs available in front of the Arrivals area. The trip to downtown Horta takes around 15 minutes. For more information, contact Associação de Taxistas do Faial (Tel +351 292 391 500).


Car rental agencies

Companies present inside the terminal are Auto Turística Faialense (Tel +351 292 292 308) and Ilha Verde (Tel +351 292 943 945), and they operate from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.


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Parking services at Horta airport (HOR)

Two outdoor car parks available opposite the terminal building. Fees

P1 - Intended for short stays.
P2 - For medium- or long-stay parking.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are lifts, escalators and moving walkways. If you should require special assistance, inform your airline or travel agency about your particular needs at the moment of booking or at least 48 hours before your flight.

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Latest updates: April 15, 2019