Faro International Airport(FAO) is an international airport located 4 km(2.5 miles) away from Faro in Portugal. It is also known as Algarve Airport. It is very busy during the summer because of all the tourist coming to visit beautiful Faro, the southernmost city in the country.
If you driving to the FAO Airport, type the following address into your GPS device for directions:
Faro International Airport
Airport Code: FAO
8001-701 Faro, Portugal
Faro is the capital of Algarve region with various historic monuments, such as Arco da Vila, the Municipal Museum, and Faro Cathedral from the 13th century. Another reason for visiting Faro is the number of beautiful small islands easily accessible via ferry: Tavira Island, Culatra Island, and Barreta Island with beautiful sandy beaches.
In order to see everything this holiday destination offers, you have to find reliable Palma Airport transfers, Rideshare Companies, Taxi Transfer, Rental Cars, or Public Transportation. We found all the information you need; see below for rates, locations, and phone numbers.
Faro Airport Transfers
Finding a ride in a foreign country can be very stressful, and we recommend booking a ride in advance to avoid all the hassle at the airport. An affordable way to get from Faro Airport to Albufeira, Lagos, or any other destination, is via an airport shuttle.
There are many companies offering Faro Airport transfers; we’ve listed the best ones below.
Faro Shuttle Bus offers dependable Faro transfers from the airport to your hotel or any other destination. They are the only company offering airport services every hour of every day. You can choose between shared and private rides. Their Shuttle Express offers affordable transportation with no more than 5 stops along the way.
Check their rates from FAO in the list below:
Praia da Luz
After making a reservation, you’ll receive an e-mail transfer confirmation which you have to print and bring with you. Upon your arrival flight, go to the Tour operator’s area(inside the Arrivals lounge) and look for the Stand #7 with the sign FaroShuttleBus. The staff will take you to your bus.
For additional information, call +351 914 812 953 or visit their website.
Polotur - Faro Airport Transfers Service can provide you with top rated service from Faro International Airport. Their professional drivers will take you directly to your destination, and you will get a free child seat if needed.
Since their shuttle service is private, the prices are higher:
Use their website to make a reservation or call +351 282 498 287 if you need additional assistance.
Yellow Fish Transfers company offers private Faro Airport transfers that have got great reviews so far. They allow extra luggage, offer free baby seats and own a vehicle fleet of 100 cars. Check their rates listed below(which include all fees and tolls):
After booking your ride, you should get the booking voucher within 5 minutes. Upon your flight arrival, go into the Arrivals hall, turn left, and walk past the shared shuttle counter. The driver will wait on the right wearing a yellow polo shirt and holding a sign with your name.
Use their website or download the Yellowfish Transfers app for more information.
Rideshare Uber / Lyft
Uber is the only rideshare company available in the Algarve region, and it can take you from Faro Airport to the city center for a great price. This is one of the most affordable Faro Airport Transfers. Download the Uber app and book your ride within minutes.
We’ve listed the lowest estimates to the most popular Algarve destinations. Check them below and compare the prices to find the most suitable ride.
Uber Faro Airport:
to Faro City Center: 7-10 €
to Olhão: 13-18 €
to Vilamoura: 21-29 €
After making a reservation, you will receive all the information about where to find your ride and how to recognize the vehicle.
Faro Airport Taxi
If you’re tired of waiting for shuttles or eager to get to your hotel/beach resort as soon as possible, grab a regular taxi cab. It will swiftly take you to the accommodation where you can finally start your vacation.
You can easily find a taxi rank in front of the terminal main building, or you can order one by phone(call +351 289 827 203). There are many vehicles so you won’t have a problem with finding one for you. However, you should choose black and green or white-beige vehicles - those are the official Faro taxis.
Taxi fares from the airport to Faro can be from 10 € to 25 €. Approximate fares to some other popular Spanish locations are as follows:
to Albufeira: 29 €
to Portimao: 38 €
to Vilamoura: 21 €
Discover all popular tourist attractions and pristine beaches in the city of Faro by yourself using a rental car. To find the companies at the airport, follow the signs to the international ones. You’ll see the facilities outside the terminal, at the P4 park, with a few more agencies on the other side.
The companies offer a wide range of comfortable vehicles; you can find the contact information in the following list:
Avis / Budget
+351 289 810 120
+351 289 889 447
+351 925 404 999
Guerin / Enterprise / Alamo
+ 351 289 800 883
Hertz / Thrifty
+351 219 426 300
+351 289 247 595
Choose a company and call them for additional assistance. Also, check what each company offers before you rent a vehicle; for example, if the fuel is included in the price or not.
Bus lines 14 and 16 are available every day to take you from the Faro Airport to the city center, and vice versa. If you want to go to some other destination, you can find several regional and national connections, as well as the train station, in the city.
This is one of the best Faro Airport Transfers when it comes to the price, and the buses depart daily from 5 AM to 12 AM. The one-way fare for adults is only 2.30€.
Even though there’s no railway connection between Faro airport and the city, you can use the bus 16 to go to the train station. The nearest one is only 6 km away; it is a very reliable transfer to many destinations in the area.
If you need a faster way to get to the Faro train station, you can grab a taxi at the airport. The fare for this trip will be 9.40€, and you’ll be at your destination within 10 minutes.
The capital of the Algarve region has a very pleasant Mediterranean climate - winters are mild with occasional rains and summers are hot and sunny. It is a great place for those who don’t like cold winters and rainy summers. The hottest month is July and the coldest one is January; but even during winters, the temperature is rarely below 10°C.
Check our list of average weather temperatures in Faro for every month of the year:
A Different Ride for Each Budget
Shared Ride Shuttle service is the most economical way to and from the airport yet very convenient and efficient.
Book a private car, van or limo when you need direct, exclusive service to and from the airport.