There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Faial and Sao Miguel operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Horta to Ponta Delgada ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 15 hours 30 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Faial Sao Miguel crossing between Horta and Ponta Delgada.
Faial is part of the Central Group in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The coastline has some beautiful volcanic beaches, whilst the western shoreline has dramatic cliffs plunging into the bright blue ocean. Out on the seas, you can enjoy a wide range of activities like windsurfing, kayaking, diving and whale watching.
The inland is dominated by an enormous crater which was the location of the most recent major volcanic activity in the Azores, adding roughly 1 kilometre to the landmass in 1957. You can even traverse the scenic, hilly terrain on mountain bikes or on a guided 4x4 SUV tour.
From the vibrant port town of Horta on the southeast coast, you can choose from a wide range of sailings to most islands in the Azores. Given the archipelago is spread sparsely in the North Atlantic, the journey times to each island can vary considerably.
Sao Miguel, the largest island in the Portuguese Azores, measures just over seven hundred squared-kilometres in the North Atlantic.
Two volcanic ranges, three crater lakes and the largest city of the island group, Sao Miguel offers everything that makes this archipelago so wonderful. And although life moves at a gentle pace, there is plenty to excite. The vibrant capital, Ponta Delgada showcases some of the nation’s finest 17th Century architecture, museums and restaurants, whilst the award-winning Terra Nostra Park boasts some excellent walking trails. The most sumptuous views can be found throughout the Furnas valley towards the east, with its beautiful flower-lined lake, botanical garden and countless hot springs.
Sao Miguel is part of the Azorean Eastern Group, with nearly every island providing ferry routes to Ponta Delgada. The journey times can vary considerably from each island, so depending on where you depart, booking some spacious accommodation is advisable.