Faro Airport, the airport of the Algarve, is located in the south of Portugal. In the summer Faro Airport can get very busy, many charters arrive at the airport from April till September. Faro Airport is the only international airport in the Algarve, the Portuguese region is especially popular among British, Irish, Dutch and Belgian tourists. The most popular destination near the airport is Albufeira, you can get there by taxi or bus.
Where is Faro Airport situated?
Faro Airport is located west of Faro and surrounded by water and greenery. The airport is easily accessible through exit 13 of the A22 motorway and subsequently the IC4.
How many terminals does Faro Airport have?
The international airport of the Algarve has one terminal, if you are in front of the airport building, Departures is on the right and Arrivals on the left.
The distance from Faro Airport to the centre of Albufeira is 45 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Albufeira. Another city nearby is Faro, the distance from the airport to the city centre is 6 kilometres. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.
From FAO Airport to Albufeira City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Faro Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Faro Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Faro Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Faro Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Albufeira is about € 60.-. Book your taxi at Faro Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From FAO Airport to Albufeira City centre by Taxi
At Faro Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Faro Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Faro Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Albufeira
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Faro Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
Climb aboard a 47-seat jet powered boat and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in search of hidden caves and playful dolphins. Enjoy thrilling moments with your friends and family as you set sail from Albufeira in the company of an experienced crew.
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