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Sometimes called Algarve Airport, Faro Airport (FAO) lies 2.5 miles west of Faro, capital of its southern Portuguese region. The drop-off point (charmingly called ‘Kiss and Fly’) is by Departures and free for 10 minutes; pick-ups have a similar arrangement. The Algarve boasts 125 miles of coastline, incorporating unspoilt beaches, honeycomb cliffs and sandbar islands. Expect wonderful restaurants, fishing villages and jaw-dropping natural landscapes. One of Europe’s sunniest regions offers accommodation from chic B&B’s to classy resorts, apartments and boutique hotels. At AirportCars, we arrange Faro Airport transfers across the area.

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Some great hotels near Faro Airport

Pre-book your Faro Airport transfer to or from one of the many local hotels:

  • The Hotel Ibis Faro is within two miles, making for super-speedy Faro Airport transfers in minutes. With two stars, it scores ‘very good’ on TripAdvisor and is comfortable and modern with a pool, terrace and easy access to central Faro and beaches.
  • The Quinta Jacinta Hotel is six miles distant; be there in 15 minutes from Faro Airport. Boasting five stars and an ‘excellent’ TripAdvisor rating, it offers secluded, classically elegant and luxurious accommodation.
  • Casa de Estoi is within seven miles, so easily reachable by Faro Airport transfer. It has four stars, a similar TripAdvisor ranking and its relaxing environment incorporates a pool while having great restaurants nearby.

Transferring from Faro to another airport?

  • Lisbon Portela Airport is nearly 175 miles north, so allow a good 2.5 to three hours for your Faro Airport transfer
  • Seville Airport is some 130 miles east over the border in Spain, with a journey time of at least two hours and 15 minutes
  • Jerez Airport, also in Spain, is further east and 180 miles distant. Expect a transfer time of three hours.
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Popular towns to visit near Faro Airport

  1. Albufeira is 22 miles west, or a 45-minute Faro Airport transfer. The ex-fishing village is now a major resort, with a vibrant nightlife, pleasant marina alongside a waterfront prom plus candy-coloured buildings and sandy beaches. Take a boat trip and go dolphin-spotting!
  2. Alcacer do Sal lies 120 miles north, but it’s worth the two-hour trip. Here you’ll find castles and medieval cobbled streets on the banks of the River Sado. Relax at one of this historical hilltop town’s cafes.
  3. Alcoutim is 60 miles north-east on the Spanish border, meaning a good 60-minute transfer from the airport. Another river town, it’s a hidden Algarve gem, set amongst green hills and offering beauty, tranquility and history. Check out the castle and archaeological museum.
  4. Faro itself is a short hop of a few minutes. Enjoy the main beach, a swathe of sand studded with cafes. Explore the old town and cathedral, the museum and art gallery and be wowed by the whitewashed, azulejo-tiled buildings plus the many lovely churches just outside town.
  5. Lagos is a 55-minute Faro Airport transfer west. It’s famed for its walled old town and cliffs offering sweeping views. There’s a lighthouse and an eighteenth-century church by the Castelo dos Governadores, a castle featuring watchtowers and a baroque façade. Lagos is also a lively resort town.
  6. Olhão is located less than nine-miles east, meaning a Faro Airport transfer of 20 minutes maximum. This bustling fishing port has some of the region’s top seafood eateries. Stroll the waterfront market, admire the whitewashed flat-roofed houses or hike a trail in the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa.
Places to see near Faro Airport
  1. Cape St Vincent is 75 miles west along the coast, or a 90-minute Faro Airport transfer, and the iconic Sagres lighthouse, atop cliffs dropping dramatically to the sea, is a significant landmark. A wild, enigmatic and must-see coastal treasure!
  2. Zoomarine Algarve is 27 miles west and 30-40 minutes from the airport. This marine-themed amusement park has everything from dolphin and seal shows to waterslides, an aquarium, wave pool and beach.
  3. Benagil Caves are 36 miles west along the coast – be here within an hour. Also known as Algar de Benagil, this stunning sea-cave is best experienced by boat. Go early in the morning if you can. It’s also possible to swim or kayak here.
  4. Castle of Alvor is 45 miles away or up to an hour’s Faro Airport transfer. This medieval castle is an important historical monument, and you can enjoy a picnic in the public gardens. Offering shade and toilet facilities, it’s a nice family trip.
  5. FIESA is 33 miles away and reachable within 45 minutes. Held between June and November, the world’s biggest sand sculpture festival is also called Sand City. Each incredibly detailed piece is a unique work of art; some reach 12 metres.
  6. Ria Formosa is a saltwater lagoon and tidal mudflat system around 10 miles or 20 minutes from Faro. There are sandbar islands along its coastal side. It’s home to migrating and wading sea birds, aquatic life and traditional fishing communities. Experience it by boat or on foot.
Further key details on Faro Airport

Established in accordance with EU law, Faro Airport’s free MyWay assistance scheme provides help including mobility equipment, escorts and other support, from check-in to boarding, or on landing. It’s available to anyone with a disability, including those with reduced mobility. Book the service 48 hours before flying. On arrival, use the clearly indicated MyWay phone points.

Assistance dogs are permitted inside the terminal, but, again, talk to your airline pre-departure. Finally, accessible lifts and loo facilities are located throughout the airport.

Faro Airport
8006-091
Faro
Portugal

Tel: +351 289 800 800
Email: porto.airport@ana.pt
Website: www.aeroportofaro.pt

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