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Travel to Cape Verde

Flying to Cape Verde

The national airline TACV (www.tacv.cv) offers flights from several European cities. Information on international and internal flights, and flight tickets may be obtained from Cape Verde Travel, TACV's agent in the UK (tel: +44 1964 536 191, in the UK; www.capeverdetravel.com). You can also fly with TAP Portugal (www.flytap.com) via Lisbon. 

The major airport is: Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport.

Airport Guides

Amílcar Cabral International Airport

Code

SID

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São Pedro International Airport

Code

VXE

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Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport

Code

BVC

Location

Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport is located on the island of Boa Vista, 5km (3 miles) southeast of the capital Sal Rei.

Tel

+238 251 9001

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Flight times

From London - 9 hours (including stopover); New York - 19 hours (including stopovers).

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Cape Verde by Rail

Driving to Cape Verde

Getting to Cape Verde by boat

Mindelo and Praia are the principal ports. São Vicente is served by passenger and cargo ships, but sea services are not frequent and may be costly.