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Faro Airport

Faro Airport (FAO)

Overview

Located just 1.6 miles (2.6km) from Faro, Faro Airport is a small facility in the Algarve region of Portugal, popular for its coastal holiday resorts.

Faro Airport sees just over a million passengers each year, and is currently expanding to meet the demand. Construction is expected to be completed sometime in 2013, and until then passengers should bring a bit of patience with them, as long queues are commonplace at peak times. The airport is busiest during the summer months between March and October.

Location

The airport is two miles (4km) west of Faro.

Getting to the city

There is one bus line that runs between the airport and the Faro city centre from 5am to 11pm daily; tickets cost €1.90. Buses to other parts of Algarve are available from the city centre Taxis are available outside the terminal building to take passengers to all areas of the Algarve, and fares into Faro are approximately €10.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +351 (0)289 800 800.

Car rental

Car rental companies that operate from the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.

Facilities

The airport has several restaurants, bars and shops (including duty free), Internet access, ATMs, bureaux de change, a massage service, a post office and a bank.

Parking

Short-term parking (P1) is located just outside the departures area and is charged at €0.80 per half hour. P3, located outside arrivals, charges €1.30 per hour. Long-term parking is available in P3, and charges a daily rate of €5.

Departure Tax

None.

Airlines

Flights to Faro Airport are available onAer Lingus, Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, bmibaby, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways, TUIfly, and XL Airways.

Internet

Free wifi is available to access local flight and airport information, but anything else will involve logging in or signing up with a provider like Vodafone.

Business Lounges

The airport has a conference room that can accommodate up to 65 people with audio-visual equipment.


Faro Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.