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Travel to São Tomé e Príncipe

Flying to São Tomé e Príncipe

TAP Portugal ( operates flights from Lisbon. Taag Angola Airlines ( runs a scheduled flight from Luanda, Angola.

Airport Guides

São Tomé International Airport




The airport is 5.5km (3.5 miles) from the town.


Flight times

From London - 21 hours (including overnight stopover in Lisbon); New York - 18 hours (including stopover in Lisbon); Lisbon - 8 hours.

Departure tax

€20, payable in cash on departure for all international flights.

Travelling to São Tomé e Príncipe by Rail

Driving to São Tomé e Príncipe

Getting to São Tomé e Príncipe by boat

Main port: São Tomé, but this is not deep-water and few international cruise lines or other passenger ships call there; however, boats do sail there from Libreville and Doula.

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