Praia is serviced by Nelson Mandela International Airport, which is located around 3 kilometers northeast of the city.
TACV (the national airline) and a few European and African carriers provide flights to a variety of locations across Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States. Domestic flights are also available, both to Sal, Cape Verde’s major airport (45 minutes), and to smaller airports across the nation. Flights to Boa Vista take around 30 minutes.
The cost of a taxi from the airport to Plateau is $500. After 18:00, the price increases to $800. There is one bus line that services the airport, although it is recommended that you hire a cab instead, since this line only has one or two buses.
Additionally, you may access the city through the harbor. There are ferry boats that operate on an inconsistent timetable between Maio, Boavista, Sal, and Sao Nicolau, as well as more regular and scheduled service between Sao Vicente and Fogo.
Travelers arriving by boat arrive at Porto de Praia. As of 2014, frequent boats from Fogo (4 hours) and Brava were available (just 40 min from Fogo). The sea, on the other hand, is often turbulent and would almost certainly make you seasick – flying is much more relaxing. Porto de Praia is also the port of call for cruise passengers.