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Where is Faro Airport?

Faro Airport (FAO), sometimes known as Algarve Airport, is a mere 4 km from Faro city centre and the only airport to serve Portugal’s Algarve region. Get to your hotel or resort in as little as 20 minutes with one of our award-winning private taxi transfers, minibus or shuttle transfers from Faro airport. We also offer wheelchair adapted vehicles for your Faro Airport transfers. Faro Airport gets very busy in the summer months, with over to 6 million passengers per year, so take the stress out of travelling with one of our Faro Airport transfers. The next nearest airport for holidays in the Algarve is Spain's Seville Airport, some two hours’ drive away.

Transfer times

Destination Time
Vilamoura 30 mins
Albufeira 40 mins
Praia da Rocha 60 mins
Ferragudo 60 mins
Lagos 70 mins
Praia de Luz 80 mins

What is there to do in Faro?

Faro, the capital of the Algarve, is a location filled with stunning beaches, great restaurants, bars and nightlife, excellent shopping destinations, as well as plenty of culture and breathtaking natural landscapes. Many tourists miss the pleasures of Faro town, taking their airport transfers direct to resorts such as Albufeira, Praia da Rocha Lagos and Praia de Luz. However, a stop in Faro town itself offers a variety of attractions for holidaymakers.

Culture lovers will enjoy a trip to Faro Cathedral. With some parts of the building dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and featuring intricate gilded carvings, decorated tiles (azulejos) and a variety of fascinating works of art, the cathedral is a real must-see. Faro town is also home to some great museums, such as the Museu Arqueologico (Archaological Museum) and Museu Etnografico (art and history museum).

Lovers of nature will appreciate the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve, which is home to an array of wildlife. Just along the coast from Faro, and set in a beautiful protected lagoon landscape, the lagoon upon which the reserve is located was created in the 1755 earthquake. The Reserve is also the site of the remains of many Roman and pre-Roman settlements.

Of course, Faro town, much as with the resort locations all along the Algarve, plays host to plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes. The Old Town in Faro is the hotspot for Faro nightlife, with relaxed eateries rubbing up beside modern, upbeat clubs and bars. As a university town, Faro caters well for its student populace, which assures a decent nightlife all round.

What's On in Faro?

February is generally a much cheaper, quieter time to visit Faro, with peaceful beaches and fewer tourists in the towns. It’s not all peace and tranquillity, however, because the weekend leading up to Shrove Tuesday is Carnival time! This Brazilian style Mardi Gras is a huge date in the Algarve calendar, with lots of colourful celebrations in towns across the region - not to be missed! The weather in Faro in February is very pleasant, with warm days around 16°C and sea temperatures hovering at 17°C. At this time of year the spring flowers around Faro are in full bloom, with a beautiful natural display at the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos.


Which resorts are near Faro airport?

The nearest resorts to Faro Airport are at Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. Other, popular, nearby resorts can be found at Vilamoura (30 mins from Faro Airport) and Albufeira (40 mins from Faro Airport) which has many popular resorts to choose from.

How much is a taxi from Faro airport?

Private taxi transfers from Faro Airport to Albufeira cost as little as £49 with a transfer from HolidayTaxis. We also offer Faro Airport taxi transfers with free WiFi and a range of other shuttles and minibus transfers.

Where does Faro airport fly to?

Faro Airport is served by many of the low-cost airlines, including easyJet and Ryanair, with direct flights to and from many different European countries and other countries worldwide. The UK has the highest number of routes to Faro Airport, and the most frequent number of flights, with London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham being the top routes.

What’s in Faro airport?

The services and facilities at Faro Airport include restaurants and cafés, shops and duty-free stores, travel and tourism services, two VIP lounges, free Wi-Fi, medical services, baggage services, ATMs and currency exchange and assistance for passengers with reduced mobility.

What shops are at Faro airport?

The shops at Faro airport include duty free stores selling perfume, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and cigars as well as local Portuguese delicacies. Other shops include Relya, Sunglass Hut, Paul Patisserie, Burger King, Costa Coffee and Subway.

What's the cheapest way to get to Albufeira from faro airport?

The cheapest way to get to Albufeira from Faro Airport is with a HolidayTaxis shuttle transfer. Shuttle prices start at around £26 and we offer a range of other transfers depending on your budget and group needs.

What Are the advantages of Airport Taxi Transfers?

The advantages of airport taxi transfers with HolidayTaxis include not having to worry about getting to your resort or wasting time in queues at the airport, simply pre-book your taxi transfer or shuttle and your driver will wait for you to arrive and take you straight to your destination.

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