The best way to arrive to Faial Island is by plane. Azores Airlines operate daily direct flights (duration around 2h30) between Lisbon and Horta Airport in Faial. You can also arrive to Faial from Lisbon via S. Miguel or Terceira islands flying TAP, Azores Airlines or Ryanair and then get a local flight connection to Faial with SATA (sold as a hole ticket, the inter-island flight with SATA is free, upon availability).
For current fares and schedules is best to contact the airlines directly:
The Azores are a Portuguese territory and belong to the European Union. Citizens from the EU, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Malta only need an identity card to enter in Portugal.
American and Canadian nationals may stay without a visa for up to 60 days with a valid passport. Visitors from countries requiring a visa, the maximum length of stay in Portugal is 90 days, but if in doubt we recommend checking more detailed information with the Portuguese consulate.