Faro International Airport
Faro airport or Faro International airport services flights from over 75 destinations in Europe bringing over 6 million passengers a year to Faro and to the Algarve for sunshine, sea, sand and probably golf! The airport is located only 3km from Faro city and is by far the best choice for an airport if you are looking to stay in the Algarve, the next closest airport is in Seville in Spain more than 200kms away. Faro airport sees a lot of charter flights with people taking advantage of package holidays, or the airport also gets a lot of golf groups, some pre-packaged tours and others coming themselves on Ryanair flights and looking to enjoy their time in one of the many resorts or towns along the coast.
More About Faro Airport
Airport Car Hire
With so many tourists landing in Faro every day and many on Ryanair flights, it is a good idea to have your hire car booked in advance. Surveys here at Car Booker show us that holiday car hires in Portugal are cheapest about six weeks before the pickup date. There is a good selection of car hire providers in Faro airport including Auriga Crown, Auto Jardim, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, Sixt and Goldcar; Car Booker compares all these providers prices, and their car hire discounts and offers, we select the very best deals they have on offer and then you can pick the deal that works best for you. So whether you are on a family holiday, a golf trip or a long weekend, we will find the best deal in car hire from Faro airport for you. We save our customers an average of 30% per booking.
Getting there & Away
If you are not on a pre-arranged tour or renting a car in Faro airport, then you will need to organize your onward travel by bus, shuttle or taxi. There is a bus into the city centre in Faro which costs €1.90 however, it stops in the city centre. If you want to go further along the Algarve, then you will need to get a connecting bus to the town or resort that you are going to. A better alternative is probably the airport shuttle buses which run from the airport to key towns and resorts along the coast. Again, it is advisable to have this organized before you go. Taxis can be found outside arrivals (to the right), fares vary from high rate (9pm to 6am) to low rate (6am to 9pm). A rough guide to taxi costs from Faro airport are: Faro Town €16, Villamoura €32, Lagos €95, Portimao €75, Praia de Rocha €77 and Praia de Luz €95.
The Algarve is on the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and is famous for picture perfect limestone caves and grottos particularly around Lagos. It is worth going out by boat to take a look. Faro is a lovely historic city and nice for an afternoon strolling around. To explore the Algarve properly, you should jump into your hire car and set off to explore along the coast and visit the different towns for day trips, they are not far apart, or to go along and stay in new towns during your trip. These are the best known destinations along the Algarve and this is their distance from Faro; Albufeira (45 minutes), Lagos (1 hour), Quinta Do Lago (25 minutes), Vale Do Lobo (25 minutes), Vilamoura (30 minutes). For Golfers, this is paradise with more courses that you could manage in any one holiday, many of these designed by famous golfers, and ready for you to have a round or two in the sunshine.