Travel within Cape Verde is available by plane or by ferry. However, both flights and ferries on some routes do not operate every day.
Most islands have an airport served by scheduled flights, with the exception of Santo Antão, Fogo and Brava.
Internal flights are operated by two airlines, TACV and Binter CV. The website links to these two airlines are given below.
TACV fly between all internal airports, but flights do not operate every day on some routes. Binter CV is new to the internal flights in Cape Verde and currently fly between Praia (Santiago), Sal and São Vicente but with plans to expand their service
The main ferry routes are Praia (Santiago) to Vila do Maio (Maio); Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão); and Mindelo (São Vicente) to São Nicolau. They are serviced by two companies CV Fast Ferry & Polar Lda
The ferry services are subject to change and so the information given here is a guide, and you should check with the relevant companies to check that the routes are still operated.
CV Fast Ferry
The CV Fast Ferry operates between Praia (Santiago), Brava and Fogo and also between São Vicente and São Nicolau. The website for the fast ferry is below
Polar Lda operates between Praia (Santiago) to Vila do Maio (Maio); Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão). and Mindelo (São Vicente) to São Nicolau. The website for the fast ferry is below
These services are operated by Polar Lda, Rua Andrade Corvo nr 6, Plateau, Praia, Santiago. Please contact us for the managers phone and email address
In addition Armas operate a ferry service between São Vicente and Santo Antão. For more information please see