Portugal. Getting to Faro Airport

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by Jeremias Padilla
updated 3 days ago

Faro Airport is the gateway for people who wish to enjoy this beach destination in South Portugal. Conceived for all types of travelers, transportation options range from economic buses with fares starting at $6.5. Rideshare apps provide a great option particularly if you're traveling in a group where free credit can be obtained by referring your companions. A ride to Faro is approximately $13.

Airport IATA Code: FAO

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What are my transportation options?

Available Transportation Options

  1. bus

  2. taxi

  3. train

  4. car rental

  5. shuttle

  6. rideshare

Not Available Options

  1. tramway

  2. subway

  3. bike rental

Getting to Faro Airport

The Frugal Option, Rideshare Apps.

If you're traveling in a group, creating new accounts for On Demand apps such as Uber, Cabify, Kapten, Free Now, and Bolt will get you free credit if you were referred by someone else rendering your rides much cheaper than any other option. From Faro Airport to Downtown Faro a ride will cost from $5 to $13, if you take into account you can get a credit from $3.20 to $6.40 for referring a friend or using a referral code, you can save big when moving around.

Map from Faro Airport to Faro

The Comfort Option, a Prebooked Ride.

An all inclusive sedan to downtown Faro prebooked with Mozio's local partners My Transfers or BC Travel will cost approximately $13. The driver waits for you for one hour since your flight arrives and the ride takes approximately 15 minutes.

The Speedy Option, Buses from the Airport.

If you prefer to take the bus, Get On (Provided by Eva Transportes) is your option. With rates from $6.5 per person to Albufeira, $10 to Portimao, and $11 to Lagos it remains the best choice if you're on a budget.

Common Destinations from Faro Airport (and how to get there...)

  • Faro: The GetOn service provided by Eva Transportes connects Faro Airport with Faro for 6€. Departures at 10:15am, 11:45am, and 6pm. Prebook a ride with a professional local driver through Mozio with local partner BC Travel or My Transfers starting at $15. Find a Ride with Mozio.

  • Lagos: The GetOn service provided by Eva Transportes connects Faro Airport with Lagos for 10€. Departures at 10:15am, 11:45am, and 6pm. An All Inclusive sedan for up to four passengers will cost around $74 with Mozio's local partner Blue Label Transfers. Find a Ride with Mozio.

  • Albufeira: The GetOn service provided by Eva Transportes connects Faro Airport with Albufeira for 6€. Departures at 10:15am, 11:45am, and 6pm. An All Inclusive Sedan for up to four passengers will cost $34 through Mozio's local provider Ur Transfers. The driver will wait for 45 minutes after your plane's landing with a sign with your name on it at the arrivals area. Find a Ride with Mozio.

  • Vilamoura: Mozio's local partner, Blue Label Transfers, offers you to prebook an All Inclusive Sedan for up to four passengers will cost $27. The driver will wait for an hour after your plane's landing with a sign with your name on it at the arrivals area. Find a Ride with Mozio.

  • Armaçao de Pera: An All Inclusive Sedan for up to four passengers prebooked through Mozio's local partner Blue Label Transfers will cost $46. The driver will wait for an hour after your plane's landing with a sign with your name on it at the arrivals area. Find a Ride with Mozio.

  • Tavira: A prebooked ride with My Transfers through Mozio for an All Inclusive Sedan for up to three passengers will cost $39. The driver will wait for an hour after your plane's landing with a sign with your name on it at the arrivals area. Find a Ride with Mozio.

GetOn Service from Faro Airport

Are Rideshare & TaxiApps Readily Available at TFS?

Available On-Demand Providers

  1. uber

  2. cabify

  3. bolt

  4. freenow

  5. kapten

  6. izzy move

Not Available Options

  1. lyft

  2. grab

  3. gojek

  4. didi

Faro Airport Terminal Maps

Passenger Terminal at Faro Airport

What will you find here?

  • Information Office
  • Car Rental Counters
  • Banking Services and Currency Exchange
  • Police Station
  • Food, Drink, and Retail Concessions
  • Special Assistance for Passengers with Disabilities
Map of FAO airport

Faro Airport Key Information

Serving the popular Algarve region, Faro Airport is the gateway for people who wish to enjoy this beach destination in South Portugal. Summertime is the busiest season of this airport given the affluence of tourism arriving in the vast number of low-cost carriers that operate to this destination. With a capacity to welcome 9 million passengers per year, their newly modernized terminal guarantees a safe and comfortable arrival and departure.

Faro Airport

Faro Airport Information

Faro Airport Website

Complete Physical Address:

Contact Details

Working Hours

  • 6am to 12am

Terminals & Airlines @ Each Terminal

  • While there is just one terminal in Faro Airport, it is split in different levels. The ground floor is split into arrivals (on the west) and departures (on the east). On the mezzanine you'll find restaurants, a smoking lounge, and a police department. The airlines that operate at FAO are: Aer Lingus, Air Nostrum, Air Transat, Sata, BA CityFlyer, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Corendon, easyJet, Edelweiss, EnterAir, Eurowings, Finnair, Icelandair, Jettime, Jet2, Lauda, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian, RyanAir, SAS, TAP Portugal, Transaero, Transavia, TUI, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz.

Airport Services

Stores and Restaurants

In addition to Faro's own Duty Free shop, you'll find a curated selection of shops in varied categories such as Food (Relay, Sweet Colors), Fashion and Accessories (Attitude, Alle Hop, Parfois, Portfolio, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, Victoria's Secret), and a press stand.

A selection of cafes, restaurants, and fast food joints, are available at Faro airport. Cafe shops include Costa Coffee, Delta, Paul, and Soho Coffee Co. For tapas and beer you can hit Carlsberg or Mulligans. Fast Food options include Burger King and Subway. The restaurant choice includes The Traveler's Rest, Rossopomodoro and Eating Point.

Faro Airport Duty Free

Car Parking

There is a general parking with a 10 minute tolerance during which parking is free of charge. After those initial ten minutes, parking is charged at $1.10 every 5 minutes up to one hour. After the initial hour, parking is charged at $3.30 every 5 minutes.

Lounges

The CIP Lounge offers passengers passing through FAO the opportunity to relax and unwind while they wait for their next flight. Located on the first level after clearing security checks. Admission rates for adults are $34.50 and $16 for children. Contact by email faro.lounge@ana.pt or by phone +351 289 800 800 (ext. 61069)

Lounge Area

Baggage Storage

Faro Airport counts with lockers where you can store your luggage situated outside the terminal near the car park P5. The price for a small suitcase is $1.62 per hour (size 351mm X 457mm X 555mm), for medium size luggage $2.70 per hour (size 351mm X 945mm X 555mm) and for large size luggage $3.25 per hour (size 525mm X 945mm X 555mm). The minimum amount of time to rent the lockers is 4 hours. If you lose your receipt you will be charged the maximum fee of $21.50 per day.

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