Getting There


Cape Verde is a comfortable 5½ hour flight from the UK, with only a 3 hour time difference it’s paradise without the jetlag.


Direct flights from the UK to Cape Verde are available to the main tourist islands.

The international airports are located on Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago and Sao Vincente.


Thomson fly to Sal from:


Birmingham - Tuesdays

Manchester - Wednesdays

Gatwick - Thursdays


Thomson fly to Boa Vista from:


Birmingham - Wednesday and Tuesday ( depending on season)

Manchester - Monday and Thursdays

Gatwick - Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ( depending on season)

East Midlands - Fridays

Glasgow - Sundays


Check with airlines for up to date times and fares


Transfer times

No sitting around and long bus journeys in Cape Verde. On arrival at the airport whether you have an organised transfer or a taxi you are never more than a short ride (20 minutes) from your accommodation. See our Meet and Greet service or contact one of our recommended English speaking taxi drivers.



Direct flights to the Cape Verde Islands are increasing to accommodate the growing number of tourists.


For travel information within Cape Verde go to Getting Around