Airports in The Algarve

Faro Airport (FAO)


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.


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.


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


Tel: +351 (0)289 800 800.

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

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