There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Flores and Faial operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Lajes to Horta ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 9 hours.
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 Flores Faial crossing between Lajes and Horta.
Flores is the westernmost island of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Regarded as the most attractive island of the archipelago, Flores has a ruggedly beautiful terrain consisting of magnificent crater lakes, dramatic cliffs plummeting into the ocean and vibrantly coloured flowers blanketing the coastal plains.
The village of Faja Grande is the most westerly in Europe, set before a large natural bowl with picturesque waterfalls and plunge pools, whereas the capital, Santa Cruz is ideal for birdwatching.
Flores is a fantastic canyoning and hiking destination, too, thanks to the large number of cascades throughout the unspoilt, hilly landscape. However, there are also plenty of lovely beaches if you would prefer a more relaxed day on the island.
Flores is the only Azorean island to provide ferry crossings to Corvo, which means it offers the most routes of the island group. From the capital in the north and the village of Lajes Das Flores to the south, you can sail to anywhere in this beautiful Portuguese archipelago.
Faial is one of the Central Islands in the heart of the Portuguese archipelago, the Azores, in the North Atlantic.
‘The Blue Island’ is the third most populous in the Azores, so named for the long rows of hydrangea and blue and white housing. However, it’s colourful not only in landscape, but also in culture, with the principal settlement of Horta offering lively bars, a quirky marina and the fascinating Scrimshaw Museum featuring a comprehensive collection of maritime artefacts. For outdoorsy types, a hike to the Monte da Guia crater and the Whaler’s Chapel affords sublime views over the island and neighbouring Pico, while the surrounding blue ocean offers some of the best diving and whale-watching spots in Europe.
Ferries sail to Horta on the southeast coast of Faial from almost every other island in the Azores, except the tiny island of Corvo in the northwest corner of the archipelago, making ferry travel one of the easiest ways to get around.