Santa Maria Airport (SMA)
Driving Directions and Car Hire / Rental
(Vila do Porto, Santa Maria Island, Azores Autonomous Region)
Vila do Porto lies almost 5 km / 3 miles south of the Santa Maria Airport (SMA), a five-minute journey by car along the main coastal road. To the north are the villages of Sao Pedro and Anjos, and to the east, Espirito and Santa Barbara. Public buses and taxis are also available from outside the terminal building.
Speed limits in Santa Maria, Portugal
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Motorways / highways: 120 kph / 75 mph
Santa Maria Airport (SMA) Airport Car Rental / Car Hire
Cars are available for hire at the Santa Maria Airport, from Ilha Verde and Mariense rental companies. Vila do Porto is just a short distance by car. If you drive south from the airport along the main road to Vila do Porto, you will find Sao Pedro and Anjos villages to the north, and Espirito and Santa Barbara to the east. Public buses and taxis are available from outside the terminal building.
Most rental cars available at Santa Maria Airport are charged per day, with the price including unlimited mileage, theft and also collision damage, although it is always advisable to check what the insurance actually covers. The minimum rental age in Portugal is 21 and those under 24 often have to pay an additional 'young-drivers' supplement.
Santa Maria Airport (SMA) Car Rental