Transportation to and from Faro Airport

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What is the distance from Faro Airport to the centre of Faro and Albufeira?

The centre of Faro is only 6 kilometres / 3.7 miles (10 minutes) away from Faro Airport. The distance to the centre of Albufeira via the A22 motorway is 45 kilometres / 28 miles (35 minutes).

From FAO Airport to Albufeira City centre by Car
45 km
35 min

Public transport

Bus to Faro

Buses of Próximo will take you in 20 minutes to the main bus station in Faro (Terminal Rodoviário – Próximo at Avenida da República), near the town centre. Bus line 16 leaves every half hour to an hour from the airport and out of the city, from Monday to Friday and at weekends. You can also take bus line 14 to Faro, but this bus runs less frequently. The price of a bus ticket is € 2.35, you can buy tickets from the bus driver. At Faro’s central bus station you can take a bus or train to Albufeira, as well as other destinations in the Algarve. The railway station of Faro is at 250 metres distance from Terminal Rodoviário – Próximo and also has a bus stop (Estacão de Comboios) where you can get on and off the bus. Please consult website and timetable Próximo for more information.

Bus to Albufeira

From the main bus station in Faro (EVA Transportes at Avenida da República), you can take the EVA bus which will drop you off at bus terminal Alto dos Calicos in Albufeira. The bus station is situated 2 kilometres north of the city centre. From there you can take a taxi to the centre of Albufeira, this is relatively inexpensive. There is a fast service (Transrápido, travel time 55 minutes) and a slower service (Carreiras Interurbanas, travel time 1 hour and 25 minutes). Buses depart approximately twice an hour, but no later than 20:00 hours. Unfortunately, the fast service runs only seven times a day. Tickets are available from the bus driver for € 4.90 per person. The bus terminals of Próximo and EVA Transportes are within walking distance of each other in Faro. Please consult website EVA Transportes for more information.

Bus services

Terravision to Albufeira, Faro and Lagos – Book your tickets now!

It is also possible to travel directly by bus from Faro Airport to Albufeira, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Bus company Terravision carries out door to door bus services in cooperation with local partner Faro Shuttle Bus, taking you from the airport directly to your accommodation.

Tickets to any hotel, hostel or apartment in Albufeira can be booked through the Terravision website. Once at the airport you first have to go the desk of Faro Shuttle Bus located in the Arrivals terminal. A staff member will tell you which bus you must take in order to reach your final destination. Passengers will be allowed up to 1 hour between the landing and the check-in. For the return journey, you can contact the driver to arrange pick-up time and place (phone number is provided on the ticket).

The journey time from Faro Airport to Albufeira is approximately 45 minutes. You can also book a door to door transfer to Faro (€ 7.00) and Lagos (€ 17.00) via the website of Terravision, if you want to travel to an other destination in the Algarve it is better to make a reservation through the Faro Shuttle Bus website. Please consult website and timetable Terravision for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 10 € 20
Children from 2 years € 10 € 20

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Faro, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Faro Airport!

Tickets

Albufeira: 6–Hour Cultural and Scenic Village Tour

€ 53

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: Banana Boat Adventure Ride

€ 10

Ride the thrilling 8 passenger banana boat and enjoy the fun of holding on with your friends as you bump and bounce across the crystal clear waters of Albufeira's coastline.

Zoomarine: Day Trip from Lisbon

€ 127

Discover all that the best family theme park in the Algarve has to offer. Explore a park with activities and fun to engage all ages.

Activities

Albufeira: City Sightseeing & Beaches Tuk Tuk Tour

€ 35

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.

Albufeira: Snorkelling Seafari

€ 35

Snorkelling is a well-known practice in the coastal region of Albufeira. Enjoy the transparency of the sea and the rich flora and fauna on this snorkelling experience, without the need of a complex training or equipment.

Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

€ 75

We start this wonderful experience with the stunning view of the beaches and cliffs of the Algarve. During the flight you will be given information about the landscape we fly over and points of interest. Sometimes we are lucky enough to spot dolphins.

Tours and transport

Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

€ 30

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.

Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

€ 48

Discover a hidden part of the Algarve on a full-day 4WD Jeep safari in the countryside. Visit ancient villages, swim in a local river, and learn about the customs and traditions of this rustic rural area.

From Albufeira: 1.5-Hour Buggy Tour

€ 37.50

Go on an adventure with your family or friends through the interior of the Algarve on a 1.5-hour tour at the wheel of a buggy.

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