There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Faial and Terceira operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Horta to Praia da Vitoria ferry crossing operates Weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 8 hour 50 minute.
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 Terceira crossing between Horta and Praia da Vitoria.
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.
Terceira is part of the Central Group within the Azores archipelago, home to the second largest population of the island chain.
A land of sleepy fishing villages and historic towns, ‘the island of never-ending festivals’ comes alive during the summer months, with its calendar jam-packed with vibrant celebrations, ranging from the religious to the raucous. The most thrilling of which involves bull-running from April to September, offering a fascinating insight into traditional life on Terceira. UNESCO has rewarded Angra do Heroismo, the largest settlement, a place on the World Heritage list for its magnificent 17th and 18th Century architecture, cobbled streets and one of the finest public libraries in Portugal.
Terceira’s main ferry terminal is in Praia da Vitoria on the east coast, which is reachable from almost every island in the Azores, aside from the tiny Corvo to the far northwest, with the routes operated by one of the best ferry companies in the archipelago.