Horta Airport (HOR) is located about 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the capital of Faial Island. It is the most important airport serving the Azores’ central group.
SATA offers flights between Lisbon and Horta, as well as inter-island connecting flights.
When you arrive at the airport, you have a few ways to transfer to your hotel. Here are the options.
There is a bus service that runs Monday to Saturday between Ribeira Funda and Horta, stopping at the airport. This is the cheapest transfer to your hotel, but given a limited frequency you may want to check the bus times on Farias’ website.
There are taxis outside the arrivals area. A €12-15 fare will get you directly to or from the airport and your hotel in the city. If you need a ride, you can always call Horta’s Central Rádio Táxis at (+351) 292 391 500.
Renting a car is actually the best option to explore Faial. You can rent a car upon arrival at the airport from Auto Turística Faialense and Ilha Verde. Check out their websites and compare prices to get the best deal.