Faro International Airport (FAO) is located about 4 kilometers from the city of Faro, Portugal. The airport serves both domestic and European destinations but most of the traffic occurs during the summer season, from March to October. The airport annually serves up to 8,680,000 passengers.
How to get from Faro Airport to Faro
There are several ways to get to and from Faro Airport, including public transport and private options.
There are two bus routes operated by Proximo company connecting the Faro Airport and the city centre. Lines 14 and 16 travel to the city centre and vice-versa. Bus number 16 has more frequent departures than bus number 14, up to every half an hour from morning to late evening hours and it stops in the city centre. One-way bus ticket cost about 2.5€ and can be purchased directly on board. The ride takes around 20 minutes, depending on the traffic. Delays are possible in peak-season.
If you prefer a comfortable ride over a crowded public transport, we recommend you to take a taxi operating 24/7. You will find taxi parking outside the Terminal building. The fare from the Airport to the Faro city center is around 10-15€ and expect to be charged more if you carry several luggage pieces. Travel time is 15 minutes. They usually carry up to 4 people and for more passengers, you can order by phone and request a larger vehicle.
Another way to travel to Faro is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Faro Airport to your accommodation in the city.
You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car at Faro Airport
For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. At Faro Airport you’ll find the following car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Renting a bus at Faro airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Faro Airport accommodation
There are no hotels at the airport, but there are several hotels nearby.
Faro Airport FAQs
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
There are public bus lines operating from the airport to the city of Faro from morning to night hours, but in case you miss the bus, you can always take a taxi which are at your disposal 24/7.
- Is there a free WiFi service available at Faro Airport?
Yes, there is free WiFi available throughout the airport terminal.
- Can I exchange money at Faro Airport?
Yes, there are currency exchange services and ATMs at the airport.
- I am continuing my journey outside Faro. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
There are no direct connections to other places, so you will have to reach the city of Faro first and then continue with your journey.