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Cheap Domestic Flights in Portugal

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Portugal is a European country, sharing a border along its north and east with Spain as well as the Atlantic to the south and west. Portugal also owns numerous islands out in the Atlantic ocean meaning there is a demand for domestic services between the mainland and the islands as well as within continental Portugal. The country has an expansive rail and highway network, but there is still is demand for speed domestic flights within the mainland. Continue reading to find out which airlines offer these and where they fly to.

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Domestic Portuguese Airlines

Azores Airlines

Azores Airlines is a subsidiary of SATA Air Açores and operates domestic and international services from the Azores Islands. Similar to parent SATA, Azores Airlines is based at João Paulo II Airport but has a focus on Lisbon. The airline operates an all-Airbus fleet consisting of the A320, A321LR and A321neo.

Domestic destinations: Funchal, Horta, Lisbon, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Santa Maria Island and Terceira


Orbest is an airline owned by the Spanish hotel chain Barceló Group. The airline operates a mix of both charter and scheduled services from its hub airport of Lisbon to leisure destinations in the Caribbean. The airline doesn't currently operate any domestic Portuguese services. Orbest operates a fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft on all of their routes.

Domestic destinations: Lisbon

SATA Air Açores

SATA Air Açores is a regional airline operating services across the Azores islands. The airline operates from João Paulo II Airport with Lajes and Horta being focus cities for the airline. The airline doesn't offer any international services or routes connecting to mainland Portugal. SATA operates a fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-Q200 and Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.

Domestic destinations: Corvo Island, Flores Island, Graciosa Island, Horta, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria Island, São Jorge Island, Terceira and Funchal

Aero VIP

Aero VIP is a regional Portuguese airline that operates daily scheduled flights on the important domestic route connecting Porto Santo Island and Funchal.

Domestic destinations: Porto Santo Island, Funchal

Sevenair Air Services

Sevenair is a regional airline operating domestic services only. The airline is based at Cascais Aerodrome with a focus on Portimão and Bragança. The airline also offers Air Services and Air Acadamy services as well as its scheduled airline operations. On the airline's airline operations, a fleet of Dornier 228 and Jetstream 32 aircraft are used.

Domestic destinations: Bragança, Vila Real, Viseu, Lisbon and Portimão

TAP Express

TAP Express is a regional airline and subsidiary of flag carrier TAP Air Portugal. The airline is based at Lisbon Airport with a focus on Porto Airport. TAP Express operates a fleet of ATR 75, Embraer 190 and Embraer E195 aircraft. The airline offer destinations across Portugal as well as to cities in Morocco, France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland. The airline is an affiliate of Star Alliance through being a subsidiary of TAP Air Portugal and also offers the TAP Miles & Go program.

Domestic destinations: Faro, Lisbon, Porto and Porto Santo

TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal is the national airline for Portugal operating a range of international and European services as well as numerous domestic. The airline is based at Lisbon Airport with a secondary hub at Porto Airport and then a focus on Madeira. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321, A321LR, A321neo and A330 aircraft. The airline is a member of the Star Alliance group and offers customers the TAP Miles & Go frequent flyer program.

Domestic destinations: Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Porto Santo and Terceira

Airports in Portugal

See below a list of international and domestic airports with their destinations across the country and which airlines operate to.

BragançBragança AirportSevenairLisbon–Cascais, Portimão, Vila Real and Viseu
FaroFaro AirportAer Lingus, Air France, Air Transat, Albastar, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Chair Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Corendon Dutch Airlines, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Flyr, Iberia Regional, Jet2, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Smartwings, Swiss Air, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, TUI Airways, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Deutschland, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz AirLisbon
LisbonLisbon Cascais-Tejo Regional AirportServairBragança, Portimão, Viseu and Vila Real
LisbonHumberto Delgado AirportAegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Algérie, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Moldova, Air Transat, airBaltic, American Airlines, Azores Airlines, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cabo Verde Airlines, Delta, EasyJet, El Al, Emirates, euroAtlantic Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, FlyOne, Iberia, Iberojet, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Play, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SkyUp, STP Airways, Swiss Air, TAAG Angola Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Vueling, Wizz Air and World2flyHorta, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria, Terceira, Faro, Funchal and Porto
Portimão AirportPortimão AirportServairBragança, Lisbon–Cascais, Viseu and Vila Real
PortoFrancisco Sá Carneiro AirportAegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air France, Air Transat, Azores Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, Flyr, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, Swiss Air, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz AirPonta Delgada, Terceira, Funcal and Lisbon
Vila RealVila Real AirportSevenairBragança, Lisbon–Cascais, Portimão and Viseu
ViseuViseu AirportSevenairBragança, Lisbon–Cascais, Portimão and Vila Real
CorvoCorvo AirportSATA Air AçoresFlores, Horta and Terceira
HortaHorta AirportAzores Airlines and SATA Air AçoresCorvo, Flores, Ponta Delgada, Terceira and Lisbon
FloresFlores AirportSATA Air AçoresCorvo, Horta, Ponta Delgada and Terceira
GraciosaGraciosa AirportSATA Air AçoresPonta Delgada and Terceira
PicoPico AirportAzores Airlines and SATA Air AçoresPonta Delgada, Terceira and Lisbon
Santa MariaSanta Maria AirportAzores Airlines and SATA Air AçoresLisbon and Ponta Delgada
São JorgeSão Jorge AirportSATA Air AçoresPonta Delgada and Terceira
Ponta DelgadaJoão Paulo II AirportAzores Airlines, British Airways, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Ryanair, SATA Air Açores, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Netherlands and United AirlinesLisbon, Porto, Flores,Graciosa, Horta, Pico, Santa Maria, São Jorge, Terceira and Funchal
FunchalCristiano Ronaldo International AirportAustrian Airlines, Azores Airlines, Binter Canarias, Blue Air, British Airways, Condor, Corendon Airlines, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Enter Air, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia Regional, Jet2, Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SkyUp, Smartwings, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Transavia, TUI Airways, TUIfly Belgium, TUIfly Deutschland, TUIfly Netherlands, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines and Wizz AirPonta Delgada, Lisbon and Porto
Porto SantoPorto Santo AirportBinter Canarias, EasyJet, TAP Air Portugal and TUI AirwaysFunchal and Lisbon

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Domestic Portuguese Flights FAQs

Which airlines offer domestic Portuguese services?

5 Portuguese airlines offer domestic services. These are Azores Airlines, SATA Air Açores, Seven Air Services, TAP Express and TAP Air Portugal.

How do I book a domestic flight in Portugal?

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How can I pay for domestic Portuguese flights?

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What is a domestic flight?

Domestic flights, also referred to as internal flights are services that depart from and arrive in the same country. Even though a flight departing from Lisbon may fly over the Atlantic and land in the Azores Islands it is still a domestic service.

When should I arrive for a domestic flight?

Check-in times differ from airline to airline. However, we recommend that you arrive for your domestic flight no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Do I need a passport for a domestic flight?

Passports are usually required for flights departing or arriving in foreign countries. As you may be travelling domestically a passport as identification may not be required by the Portuguese government. However, some form of Identification may still be needed, such as a national ID card or driver's license, you can still use your passport for this. Please check with the airline you are travelling for their policy. Read more to discover about travel documents here.

What is the baggage allowance on Portuguese domestic flights?

Similar to check-in, baggage policies vary from airline to airline. Please check our dedicated airline pages for information on the luggage allowances or check your itinerary to see what is included.

Can I book flights to the Iberian Peninsula from Portugal?

Yes! Portugal is one of two countries in the Iberian Peninsula (the other being Spain). If you're interested in exploring Spain as well as Portugal or want to travel between the two countries and take in everything that they have to offer, we recommend looking at flights within the Iberian Peninsula, so you can experience the best of both worlds.