Passenger guide - Santa Maria airport (SMA) 


Santa Maria Airport, opened on July 26, 1945, serves the island of the same name, in the archipelago of the Azores, 1500 km away from Lisbon. It operates with flights within the islands and to Lisbon.

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Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 90,000 passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +351 296 820 020. Flight information: Tel +351 296 820 023. Tourist information desk in the Arrivals area (Tel +351 296 886 355).


The airport is situated in the island of Santa Maria, 3 km (2 miles) northwest from the city of Vila do Porto.

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Bus - TSM (Tel +351 296 882 115) operates services from the airport to Vila do Porto from Monday to Friday between 8:05 am and 7:05 pm, and Saturdays from 8:05 am to 1:05 pm, with a trip of 25 minutes and intermediate stops in Brasilia, Bela Vista, Santana, Santo Antão, Valverde, Falcão, Graça, Mascote, Terreiro and Entrada da Marina. Buses depart from the city to different destinations throughout the island, such as Malbusca, Santo António, Santa Bárbara and Praia Formosa. More information

Taxi - Stands are located outside the Arrivals area. Bookings and information at Tel +351 882 199.


There are car rental counters from Autatlantis (Tel +351 296 886 530), Ilha Verde (Tel +351 296 886 528) and Mariense (Tel +351 296 886 250) in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport has a post office, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- There is a coffee shop in the Arrivals area.
Shopping- Duty-free store in the Departures Hall, handicrafts, accessories, tobacconist, newsagent.
Baggage- Lost and found office next to the security checkpoint, in the Departures area (Tel +351 296 820 020 ext. 82063).
Other Services- Beauty salon.


The enclosure's parking lot is free and situated in front of the terminal building.


Ramps, lifts, escalators and moving walkways are available. If you should require special assistance, notify your airline about your needs at the moment of your booking.


There are no hotels inside the grounds. Some of the accommodations nearby include: Hotel Santa Maria (Tel +351 296 820 660), Hotel Colombo (Tel +351 296 820 200), Pousada da Juventude de Santa Maria (Tel +351 296 883 592), Charming Blue (Tel +351 296 883 560), Pensão Francisca (Tel +351 296 884 033).

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Latest updates: June, 17, 2017