Transportation & Vehicle Rental
On arrival you will land at the Sao Tome and Principe International Aerport (IATA code: TMS / ICAO code: FPST) which is located in the northwest of Sao Tome Island, five kilometres (three miles) from the capital city and is the main airport serving the islands. On the island of Príncipe, the Príncipe Airport (IATA code: PCP / ICAO code: FPPR) is located 3 kilometres (two miles) north of Santo António the island capital. Several tourist agency provide aerport assistance and tranfer service from aerport to hotel. Please check this link to request the transfer services information.
You can also aquire car rentals or car hire. Several car hire agencies provide the car rental service and the car will be delivered right to the airport for you. To enable us to quickly provide you with a quote for your trip, kindly fill in this quote request form and email us. Expect rates of between Eur50-120 a day rental. This cost varies with the type of vehicle and also excludes cost of fuel which is the responsibility of the client. Most rental vehicles are provided with a driver.
Due to the bad conditions of some of the roads in Sao Tome and Principe it is advisable to hire a jeep if possible… especially if you want to get to some of those exclusive places!
If you are on a budget, you can try chartering taxis for the day but be sure to chosse by recommendation. However, with this alternative you're unlikely to get a 4 wheel drive vehicle which you will need to go out most beaches or out of the city. You can also talk to you hotel about vehicle hire.
Sao Tome and Principe is along the West Coast of Central Africa and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Getting to some of the mysterious and exclusive places such as Cabras Islets, Santana Islets, San Miguel or sail around the island would require a boat. You could also use a boat to get from one beach to the other. Of course various types of boats are available from speed boat to canoes, for the more adventurous.