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There is no international airport on Sao Nicolao, just a small domestic airport. You can fly into the Cape Verde Islands via Santiago, Sal or Boavista and then take another plane, possibly two to get to Sao Nicolao. Transfer time to Tarrafal, is about 1.5 hours through the north and centre of the island.

Flights to Sao Nicolao Cape Verde




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Gatwick   none        
Birmingham   none        
Manchester   none        
Lisbon   none        
Paris   none        
Amsterdam   none        
Boston, USA   none        
Dakar   none        




Boavista   none        
Santiago   Monday Wednesday Saturday       any
Sao Vicente   Monday Wednesday Saturday       any

Day trip from Sal to Sao Nicolao

There are day excursions run from Sal Island, with a direct flight to Sao Nicolao on a charter run by Cape Verde Express. You will be shown round the island. We can give our customers details of who to contact in Sal in order to organise this.

Flights to Sao Nicolao from other Cape Verde Islands

TACV flies to Sao Nicolao on a scheduled basis. Halcyonair does not operate to Sao Nicolao at present.

How to save money on flights to Sao Nicolao, The Cape Verde Islands

Close to departure date, prices may rise sharply. This holds true for most scheduled airlines including low cost carriers. Book early to take advantage of low fares. If you are able to avoid school holidays and half terms, you can often save money. If you wish to fly to several islands, plan in advance, so we can suggest the cheapest route.

The prices shown are minimum prices including all known supplements. Fares change constantly and rise significantly in high season and when flights are nearly full. Airport taxes and flight supplements are constantly changing.

Where to stay on Sao Nicolao

Click on accommodation in Sao Nicolao to see where to stay.

Please note that flight times are constantly changing and these are indicative only.

For information on flying to other Cape Verde Islands

Enquire about holidays on Sao Nicolao

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