Faro Airport

General information

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.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Faro Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Portugal.

Airport Distance
Jerez Airport (Spain) 172km
Seville Airport (Spain) 189km



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
45 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Faro Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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 € 55.-. Book your taxi at Faro Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From FAO Airport to Albufeira City centre by Taxi
45 km
35 min
€ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Faro Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Faro Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Faro Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Faro Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • TUI Airways
  • Jet2
  • Transavia


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Faro Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel ibis Faro Algarve, Faro

Located 2 km from the centre of Faro and 3 km from Faro Airport, Ibis Faro features an outdoor pool. It is 6 km away from the sunny beaches of Algarve. Hotel Ibis Faro offers simply furnished rooms, decorated in neutral colours.


Eva Senses Hotel, Faro

Hotel Eva is centrally located in Faro and offers a roof-top pool and a health club with sauna and Turkish bath. The airport and beach are only 10 km away. The spacious rooms of The Eva Hotel have a work desk and minibar.


Hotel Faro & Beach Club, Faro

Located in downtown Faro just a 5-minute walk from the train station and the bus terminal, this modern hotel overlooks the old town, marina and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Hotels in Albufeira

Looking for the best hotels in Albufeira? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sao Rafael Atlantico, Albufeira

Overlooking the sea, Sao Rafael Atlantico is an ultra modern 5-star complex with direct and private access to São Rafael Beach. It features 2 indoor heated pools, an extensive spa, and sunbath decking lounges.


Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden, Albufeira

This property includes 2 separate buildings and offers apartments on the hills overlooking Albufeira’s old town.


Hotel Baltum, Albufeira

Surrounded by a lively street with restaurants and bars, Hotel Baltum offers a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned rooms. Albufeira’s beach is only 50 metres away. Guest rooms of The Baltum include a satellite TV, safe and private bathroom.

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: 6–Hour Cultural and Scenic Village Tour

Drive northwards, enjoying the magnificent scenery along the way. Continue with the off-road drive through the countryside as your guide informs you about the flora, fauna and the history and culture of the area.


Albufeira: City Sightseeing & Beaches Tuk Tuk Tour

A guided tour of Albufeira, Portugal's capital of tourism. Get to know the city as you discover the best beaches, the most emblematic places and the most important monuments.

Tour & transport

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Experience the Algarve from a new perspective on a 2.5-hour cruise along the coast. Depart Albufeira and head to Carvoeiro Beach to encounter stunning sea caves and rock formations. Look for dolphins and other cetaceans playing in the ocean.


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