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Getting to Faro Airport

Getting To Faro Airport

Faro Airport in Portugal is just a 4 km distance from the city centre and the airport has excellent motorway connections to all parts of the Algarve and the rest of Portugal as well as destinations across the Spanish border, such as Huelva and Seville.

Driving directions

Driving by hire car or taxi from the historic Old Town in Faro will only take 15 minutes. From Lisbon it is a three hour drive to the airport (277 km), and from just across the border in Spain, from the popular cities of Huelva and Seville it will take between 2 to 2.5 hour to drive back to Faro.

Getting to the airport is easy with the various motorway and dual carriageway connections surrounding the location: the A22 leads directly to the terminal, the EN 125, IC1, N2, N120, N122 International and N431 (from Huelva, Spain) / A22 (Via do Infante, Portugal). These motorways and dual carriageway connections link most of the important resorts that are close to the airport, namely Vale Do Lobo, Vilamoura, Portimao, Lagos and Quinta Do Lago.

The airport has at least eight different car hire companies with service desks in the terminal’s arrival zones. The parking facilities are located in front of the terminal and passengers with a rental car to return at the end of their contract, should ascertain at the time of collecting their keys and documents, where their rental car should be returned to the compound.

Getting to the airport by Taxi

Depending on the time of day one travels by taxi and the type of taxi one chooses – either 4- or 6-seater vehicle – the cost will be between EUR 9.00 and EUR 11.00 to travel between Far city centre and the airport between the hours of 6.00 am and 9.00 pm and will cost between EUR 10.00 and EUR 13.00 between the hours of 9.00 pm and 6.00 am. There are also several operators offering private shuttle bus services, which work out even cheaper. Taxi drivers will drop off their passengers right outside the terminal. It is possible to book a taxi in advance by email at faro@antral.pt or by telephoning (+351) 289 827 203 for an official taxi operator.

Getting to the airport by Bus and Coach

The main bus terminal is located in the centre of Faro. From the EVA bus terminal passengers can board a number of services that shuttle between the airport and the city centre, as well as connect with coach services that serve other parts of the Algarve and the rest of Portugal. Time table information about the bus lines can be obtained online at www.eva-bus.com or by emailing to clientes@eva-bus.com.

Buses serve the airport and city centre between the hours of 5.00 am and 11.15 pm.

Getting to the airport by Train

The airport does not have its own train station but there is a train station in the city centre. Although trains from Faro station do not link with the Spanish rail network, they do provide a connection between Lisbon and Spain as well as all other parts of Portugal.

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