The only way to reach Cape Verde is to fly. There are numerous flights from Europe. On arrival in Sal, it is about a 20 minutes taxi ride to Santa Maria.

Examples of flights to Cape Verde

EnglandFirst Choice
GermanyDirect flight from Cologne/Frankfurt/Hanover
BelgiumDirect flight from Brussels
BrazilVia Praia with TACV
FranceVia Lisbon with TAP
 Direct flight from Paris with Transavia
PolandDirect flight from Warsaw
United KingdomDirect flight from Birmingham/Manchester
ItalyDirect flight from Bergamo
 Direct flight from Verona/Rome/Naples
Canary IslandsDirect flight from Las Palmas
NetherlandsDirect flight from Amsterdam
NorwayDirect flight from Oslo-Gardermoen
FinlandDirect flight from Helsinki
SwedenDirect flight from Stockholm
DenmarkDirect flight from Copenhagen


If you cannot find a direct flight, you can fly to Lisbon with TAP, the Portuguese national airline that operates flights from major European capitals. From the Portuguese capital, there is one flight a day to Sal (two flights a day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays).

TACV, Cap Verde’s national airline.