Cape Verde has so much to offer. Do you want to travel around or do some island hopping and enjoy the immense diversity? Then you can also fly at very favorable prices between the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago. Traveling between the different islands is very easy and fast. You have a domestic flight to an adjacent island from about 50 euro’s (one way).
Cheapest domestic flights
(!) Update June 2021: for the coming 6 months the domestic flights are operated by Best Fly. Tickets for domestic flights can be bought via local travel agencies within Cape Verde (and not online). Prices are regulated by the government, so still affordable.
The Cape Verde airline TICV operates local liner services on a frequent basis . Tickets can best be booked online in advance. That way you can be sure that you have a place.
After making many flights within the Cape Verde archipelago, we have come to the conclusion that you generally book the cheapest flights in Cape Verde via Skyscanner. The Skyscanner system compares all recent deals from airline TICV. For your convenience the islands and airports in Cape Verde are shown at the bottom of this article. It is convenient that you can compare the prices on a daily basis over an entire month. This way you can immediately choose the cheapest airline ticket. There are no additional costs for the use of the system.
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Airports Cape Verde
Below we have listed the airports and the direct connections per Cape Verde island. If a direct connection is not possible, then the connection goes via the island of Santiago. You then have a stopover and then fly to the island of destination.
- Island Sal; Amilcar Cabral International (SID) airport
Sal -> Boavista
Sal -> Santiago
Sal -> Sao Vicente
Sal -> Sao Nicolau
- Island Boavista; airport Aristides Pereira International Airport (BVC).
Boavista -> Sal
Boavista -> Santiago
- Island of Santiago; Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI) airport
Santiago -> Boavista
Santiago -> Fogo
Santiago -> Maio
Santiago -> Sal
Santiago -> Sao Vicente
- Island Fogo; Sao Filipe Airport (SFL) airport
Fogo -> Santiago
- Island Maio; airport Vila Do Maio Airport (MMO)
Maio -> Santiago
Island Sao Nicolau; airport Preguica Airport (SNE)
Sao Nicolau -> Sal
Sao Nicolau -> Sao Vicente
- Island of Sao Vicente; Cesária Évora Airport International Airport (VXE)
Sao Vicente -> Sal
Frequently asked questions domestic flights Cape Verde
- Do I have to book domestic flights in advance?
That depends on the period in which you travel and how flexible you want to be on a journey. Our advice: if you know when you go to which island, you book an airline ticket. That way you can be sure that you have a place. As a rule, the airline tickets are cheaper as you book earlier.
In short, booking an airline ticket in advance is recommended.
- How long in advance do you have to be at the airport?
The airports in Cape Verde are not large. Standing in line for a long time is not usual. Make sure you are on time, because you do not want to miss your domestic flight. You can check in with domestic flights in Cape Verde up to one hour in advance.
- Do I pay extra for my luggage?
Luggage is included with your flight ticket for a domestic flight. You can bring up to 20 kilograms. If you have more luggage, you pay a surcharge. Hand luggage is also allowed. Hand luggage must not exceed 22 x 33 x 44 cm and weight no more than 6 kilograms.
- Is the airline TICV reliable?
Airline TICV is a professional organization with modern aircraft. So you can board this airline without any worries. Because the distances between the islands are limited, TICV does not fly with super large aircraft. So you will feel turbulence faster.
- How frequent are domestic flights between the Cape Verde Islands?
There are mostly daily flights to the most popular and large islands. The smaller islands have a flight with a different island a few times a week. If you fly from the windward islands (Sal, Boavista, Sao Nicolau, Sao Vicente, Santo Antao) to one of the leeward islands (Santiago, Fogo, Brava and Maio) or visa versa, then you have a stopover on the largest island of the archipelago Santiago.
For more information about international flights to Cape Verde and visa versa, check out the page with flights tickets Cape Verde.