Flights to Cape Verde Islands
Cape Verde flights started with Charles Lindbergh`s pioneer flight to Santiago, aiming for South America. He took six hours from Dakar, the same as a Cape Verde-UK flight today. But his wife did not like Santiago and he returned to Bathurst. Not much change there. Mussolini built Sal, Cape Verde`s main airport in an early gig on his 1933-44 world tour season.
Cape Verde International Airports
Cape Verde international airports are on Sal, Santiago, Boa Vista and Sao Vicente. Cape Verde Inter-island flights link Sal and Santiago to the other Cape Verde islands These cost £200 return and are hard to book. Most people visit Sal, with its fantastic beaches. Sal is the most European of the Cape Verde islands and has the most restaurants and bars..
Direct flights from UK to Cape Verde
Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham have direct flights to Sal. These areThursday from Gatwick, Wednesday from Manchester and Tuesday from Birmingham. All flights depart before 100 and return after 2300.
Direct flights to Boa Vista. Flights to Boa Vista are from Gatwick, on Friday, Birmingham on Wednesday and Manchester on Monday and Thursday. All flights depart before 1000 and return after 2200
Direct flights to Sao Vicenteare on Fridays only from Lisbon.
Charter Flight from Lisbon to Cape VerdeThese depart on Friday nights from Lisbon and in summer from Porto as well.
Flight from UK regional, Irish and Scandinavian airports to Cape Verde There is a choice of routes via UK airports Amsterdam or Lisbon Most will involve a night stop.
Flight via the Continent to Cape Verde There are flights from Amstrdam. Brussels and Paris orly as well as most German and Italian airports and Madrid...
Flights from Boston There is a twice weekly night flight from Boston Logan to Praia. It is often delayed.
Flights from regional UK airports and Channel Islands, Scotland, West Country on Budget carriers.
Cape Verde Inter-Island Flights and Ferries
Flight between Cape Verde Islands are unreliable as to timetable. They must be booked before you leave Europe to benefit from the tourist flight pass price reductions. Cape Verde Trip Advisor Flights passenger experiences provides the details.
Flight between Cape Verde Islands and Canary Islands Cape Verde flights connect Santiago to Gran Canaria on Tuesday and Friday.Ferry between Cape Verde Islands Most Cape Verde Ferries are actually cargo ships, carrying live goats and donkeys as well as people and taking a day or two to get anywhere. Ferry Timetable between Cape Verde IslandsCape Verde smallest islands can only be reached by ferry. Otherwise Cape Verde internal flights are preferable.
Getting around the Cape Verde islands
Cape Verde travel within an islandTravel within each Cape Verde island is best by shared Aluguers. Only the towns of Mindelo and Praia have regular bus services. But most other islands have aluguers or shared pick-up transport .
Cape Verde Car Hire Cape Verde hire cars are available regularly on Sal and Santiago and more occasionally on other islands. You will need a 4x4 to get to most beaches .Cape Verde Excursions are available on Sal and Boa Vista.