Here are the need-to-knows for getting to Cape Verde.

Where is Cape Verde

Aerial view of Santa Maria Beach in Sal, Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an exotic chain of 10 isles floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Its prime position off the west coast of Senegal means it enjoys year-round African sunshine. Home to mountains, white beaches and cliff-hanging villages, this stunning archipelago adds a tropical twist to a bog standard beach break.

How long does it take to fly to Cape Verde? 

Airplane wing with sunset in the background

The two main international airports are Amílcar Cabral International Airport in Sal and Aristides Pereira Airport in Boa Vista. It takes around six hours to fly directly to Cape Verde from the UK. Indirect flights take closer to nine hours depending on the stopover period and end-destination. 

UK AirportAverage Direct Flight duration
London Gatwick6 hours 1 minute
London Heathrow7 hours 40 minutes
Manchester6 hours 11 minutes
Glasgow 6 hours 23 minutes

How to Get Around Cape Verde

There are various ferry operators between each of the islands. Travelling via sea is by far the cheapest and most scenic route to get around. If you're looking to blow the budget for some serious island hopping, there are also yacht hires available.

If you’re planning on flying between isles, TACV Cabo Verde offers regular domestic flights.

Back on dry land, taxis will be the quickest way to get to your villa in Cape Verde.  

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