Welcome to Faro Airport

The main gateway to the Algarve. Non official guide for passengers arriving and departing from Faro airport. Useful information on how to get from and to the airport. Flights schedule, transportation between the airport, parking options and accommodations nearby. Welcome to the Algarve.

Faro airport roundabout
The iconic and award-winning statues roundabout at the entrance of Faro airport

Compare car rental deals between suppliers operating at Faro airport. Book online to avoid waiting time and to get lower prices.

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Pre-book a private transport between the airport and your hotel. Transfers for small or large groups of passengers. Meet & greet service.

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Find the best hotel deals for the season around the Faro area and throughout the Algarve. Compare prices and book securely online.

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Low cost long-term parking:

  • just 5 Km from the airport (free shuttle)
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  • transport between airport and park included
  • no deposit required
  • insurance coverage
  • provider: Park&Fly
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Arrivals and departures board

Arrivals and departures

Follow the present day schedule of arrivals and departure flights at Faro airport. Live status update and flight information by the minute. Overview of the terminal and guidance for passengers arriving and leaving the airport.

Ryanair plane

Airlines and destinations

Information on major air routes to and from Faro airport. International and domestic flights with direct connection between the Algarve and respective airlines flying into and from Faro airport. Flights between the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and more.

Rental vehicle

Car hire

Search the databases of car hire companies operating at Faro airport and find vehicles at the best prices for each season. Tips and advice for the rental process in the Algarve and how to pick-up and return your car at Faro airport with a pre-booked car rental.

Minibuses for airport transfers


Book a private and direct transfer between Faro airport and your destination in the Algarve. Ground transportation service with personal chauffeur at fixed prices. Includes meet & greet at your arrival and help with luggage - no waiting in lines. Ideal for small or large groups of passengers travelling to the Algarve.

Public taxis at the airport


Learn how to travel by taxi from and to Faro airport. Get an estimate for the cost of a cab trip to all the major Algarve destinations. Location of the taxis rank at the airport and information about the applied fees, types of vehicles, seating capacity and luggage policy. Contacts to call a taxi to the airport and other useful information.

Faro airport bus stop


Information about connections and public bus routes to and from Faro airport. Location of bus stops, prices between the Faro terminal station and bus timetable. Learn how to leave and arrive by bus at Faro airport. Frequent buses and coaches connect Faro city to destinations across the Algarve and the rest of Portugal.

Train in Faro city station


Currently there is no direct rail link available between Faro airport. The nearest railway station is located 6 km away, at Faro city centre. Learn how to get there, the train times and prices on the Algarve train line.

Parking spaces


Before catching your flight, leave your car safe in the low cost parking at Faro airport. Information about the various car parking facilities next to the airport terminal, respective locations and pricing.

Hotel room


Either visiting or waiting between flights at Faro airport, get to know the various accommodation options near the airport and in Faro city. Location of hotels, hostels, guest-houses and inns around the Faro area.

  • FAO IATA code
  • LPFR ICAO code
  • 8M+ More than 8 million
    passengers / year

Faro Airport Capacity and catchment area

Faro international airport is located in the central Algarve, the most southern region of Portugal. It is also known as Algarve airport and represents the main passenger hub and tourist gateway to the region. It's the third largest external entrance of passengers in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto airports.

In November 2017 Faro Airport passed the barrier of 8 million passengers processed in a year. With the new enlargement and requalification works, it is expected that this number will keep rising in the coming years.

Between arrivals and departures, the current infrastructure at Faro Airport can process 24 flights and 2 400 passengers per hour. This capacity will gradually increase to 30 flights and 3 000 passengers per hour over the next four years.

Since it's opening in the 60's, Faro Airport is the only international airport serving the southern Portugal regions of Algarve and Alentejo. Together with Seville airport it also serves the community of Andalusia in the southwest coast of Spain, especially the province of Huelva, 65 km east of Faro.

The airport operates international and domestic flights, mainly tourist oriented and with seasonal peaks. It processes more than 40 000 flights annually and most of the air traffic occurs between March and October, especially during the summer months when thousands of tourists - mainly from the United Kingdom, choose the Algarve and southern Spain for their holidays.

During July and August, Faro Airport averages close to 200 daily flights and serves more than 25 000 passengers a day.

More info

Going to Albufeira? See all the available transport options and prices

Information on buses, trains, public taxis and private transfers to Albufeira (recommended).

Alternatives to Faro airport and how to get to Algarve

If you can't get flight connections to Faro airport for your travel dates, there are two good alternatives for getting to the Algarve: Portela Airport (LIS) in Lisbon and San Pablo Airport (SVQ) in Seville.

“Kiss & Fly” - new parking rules to pick-up and drop-off passengers

All traffic lanes and stopping areas are now better organized and the control of vehicles that try to stop on unauthorized locations is now tighter.