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Faro Airport

Faro Airport (FAO)


Located just 2.5 miles (4km) from Faro, Faro Airport is a small facility in the Algarve region of Portugal, popular for its coastal holiday resorts.

Faro Airport sees over 6 million passengers each year. Long queues are commonplace at peak times and the airport is busiest during the summer months between March and October.


The airport is 2.5 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 around 5.20am to 00.10pm daily. The journey takes 20 minutes. Buses to other parts of Algarve are available from the city centre. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the terminal building with drivers waiting to take you to other destinations around Algarve. Their vehicles are identified by their black and green or beige colouring.


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


Tel: +351 289 800 800

Car rental

There are a number of car hire companies that operate out of Faro Airport, both local and multinational. These include AurigaCrown, Auto Jardim, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, Sixt and Goldcar.


The airport has several restaurants, bars and shops, cafés, a duty frese store, wifi access, ATMs, bureaux de change, a massage service, a post office and a bank.


There are six different parking areas. These include short term parking and drop offs, varying low cost options, car hire, private coaches and transfers. All six are within acceptable walking distances to the terminals.

Departure Tax



Free wifi is available.

Business Lounges

While not strictly business-orientated, there is a small lounge available with wifi coverage. Located between boarding gates A52 and A53, it is quiet and serves welcoming refreshements. Admission is €25 per person for two hours.

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