Parking at Faro airport

Leave your car safe before travelling in one of the three public parking lots inside Faro airport perimeter, next to the terminal. See the location of each car park and compare prices for short and long stay parking. Low cost fees for extended periods providing you with a comfortable and affordable solution to park and fly.

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Car parking options

Faro airport provides passengers and visitors with car parks near the terminal for various travelling scenarios. For dropping off or picking up someone at the airport, there are two short stay parks for departures and arrivals - park P1 and park P2 respectively, also ideal for short trips. If you will be away for longer and want to leave the car safe until your return, you can use the long stay parking facilities at park P3, the only low cost car park within the Faro airport perimeter.

To meet the needs of the general public, private transport companies and car rental businesses, Faro airport is equipped with 6 car parks in total, each with its own purpose. They are all easily identifiable by a simple and clear signage system pointing the direction to the desired park as you drive into the airport. The following section lists all the car parking facilities at Faro airport, their function and location inside the airport.

Faro Airport - entrance to Kiss & Fly park - departures

“Kiss & fly” stopping area departures

Quick stop area for dropping passengers and luggage next to departures. To avoid abuse and congestion, free entrance is only allowed for 10 minutes.

Park P1 - departures

Park P1 departures

Public car park for short stay parking next to the departures area. Intended to drop off passengers before flight departure or for short trips from Faro airport.

Capacity: 300 parking spaces

Park P2 - arrivals

Park P2 arrivals

Public car park for short stay parking next to the arrivals area. Intended to pick-up passengers after flight arrival or for short trips from Faro airport.

Capacity: 300 parking spaces

Park P3 - short stay

Park P3 low cost

Public car park for long stay parking with low cost tariff. Ideal for travellers at Faro airport that will be away for longer and want to leave the car safe until their return. Park P3 is the only long stay car park within the Faro airport perimeter.

Capacity: 314 parking spaces

Park P4 - car hire

Park P4 car hire

Parking space for local car hire companies that operate without a representation desk inside the terminal. The park has a customer support desk shared by several suppliers, where passengers with pre-booked car rentals pick-up and return their vehicles.

Capacity: 424 parking spaces

Park P5 - private coaches

Park P5 private coaches

Parking lot with access reserved for the larger vehicles of private transportation companies. This is where coaches and buses from travel operators wait for passengers arriving at Faro airport.

Capacity: 35 parking spaces

Park P6 - transfers and private taxis

Park P6 transfers

Park reserved for shuttle and transfer companies operating private taxi services. After welcome reception by the driver at the arrivals hall, passengers will be guided to their transfer vehicle parked here.

Capacity: 145 parking spaces

Location of the car parks - map

The following figure illustrates the location of all the car parks inside Faro airport. Public access parks P1, P2 and P3 provide close to 1000 parking spaces in total for passengers and visitors. All parks at Faro airport are paid and apply short or long stay rates depending on the location.

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Map with Faro airport car parking layout next to the terminal
  • P - departures “kiss & fly” stopping area
  • P1 - departures short stay parking
  • P2 - arrivals short stay parking
  • P3 - long stay parking - low cost
  • P4 - park for local car rental suppliers
  • P5 - park for coaches and tour operators
  • P6 - park for transfer companies, shuttle and private taxi services

Stopping rules next to departures and arrivals

Curbside parking next to departures and arrivals area is expressly prohibited at Faro airport. Rigid rules were created in order to improve traffic flow and security in all terminal accesses.

Departures: to encourage drivers to rapidly drop-off passengers, a new “kiss & fly” stopping area with a control gate was introduced next to departures. Every vehicle can stay 10 minutes for free in this area. After the second entry in this parking space during each 24h period, additional entries will be progressively charged immediately regardless of how long the vehicle stays inside.

Arrivals: for those who want to pick up passengers next to the arrivals hall, they should use the P2 park that also allows 10 minutes free and applies the same rules on the number of entries during each 24h period, as the departures area.

Kiss & Fly stopping area - departures Prices for the “Kiss & Fly” park in the departures area to drop-off passengers - 10 minutes free.
Park P2 - arrivals Prices for the P2 park in the arrivals area to pick-up passengers - 10 minutes free.

Short stay parking

Faro airport provides two short term parks close to the terminal for quick access - park P1 next to the departures area and park P2 next to the arrivals area. These parks have higher rates and their use is most appropriate and convenient for scenarios such as dropping off or picking up passengers at the airport. It is also suitable for short trips. You can also leave your car in these parks for longer periods but the P3 park is the cheapest option for long stay parking.

Entrance to car park P1 - departures Entrance to short stay park P1 next to the departures area
Entrance to car park P2 - arrivals Entrance to short stay park P2 next to the arrivals area

Prices for parks P1 & P2

These two parks apply short stay fees. Overall they have the higher prices but are also the car parks closest to the terminal, allowing for a faster and more convenient access to the departures and arrivals areas. Parks P1 and P2 cost 0,85€ and 0,70€ respectively for each period of 15 minutes. These values also correspond to the minimum amount to pay even if the parking time does not reach 15 minutes. For the first 24 hours the maximum charged value is 10€. For the subsequent days the park is charged 1,50€ per hour with a daily limit of 10€.

  • Restrictions: parks P1 and P2 are restricted to vehicles with a maximum height of 2,70 m; access is not allowed for vehicles weighing over 3500 kg, with a capacity over 9 pax or for vehicles with attached trailers.
  • Payment methods: cash, debit and credit card (Visa).

Short stay car parking prices at Faro airport - P1 and P2

Park P1 Park P2
Minimum price, first 15 minutes 0.85€ 0.70€ (1)
Subsequent 15 minute periods 0.85€ 0.70€
Maximum daily price, first 24h 10€ 10€
Price per hour after first 24h 1.50€ 1.50€
Maximum daily price after first 24h 10€ 10€
(1) First 10 minutes are free. After the second entrance to the park during each 24h period, additional entries will be progressively charged automatically regardless of how long the vehicle stays inside.

Additional information

Park P1 Park P2
Walking time to departures area 1 min 2 min
Walking time to arrivals area 2 min 1 min
Surveillance yes yes
Sun protect cover no no
Capacity 300 slots 300 slots

Long stay parking

The P3 car park inside the airport perimeter is located at just 400 meters from the terminal and applies low cost fees for long stay parking when compared to parks P1 and P2. Intended for passengers departing from Faro airport and looking for a quick way of leaving their car safe and closer to the airport. Ideal for those who prefer to drive their own car to and from Faro airport. Park P3 is often used by foreigners living in the Algarve, giving them the possibility to travel with the peace of mind of knowing that their vehicle stays safe until their return.

Park P3 entrance - long stay parking Entrance to long stay P3 park inside Faro airport - low cost fees
Parking spaces at park P3 Long stay parking spaces at Faro airport

Prices for park P3 - low cost

Although possible to park your car for an extended period of time in all of the three public parks at Faro airport (P1, P2, P3), the P3 park - 5 minutes walk to the terminal - represents the best option for long stay parking. A 24 hours parking period costs 5€, dropping to 4€ per day after the first 14 days and to 3€ per day after 30 days.

  • Restrictions: access to the P3 park is not allowed for vehicles weighing more than 3500 kg, with a capacity over 9 pax or for vehicles with attached trailers.
  • Payment methods: cash, debit and credit card (Visa).

Long stay car parking prices at Faro airport - P3

Park P3
low cost
Minimum price, first day 5€
Price per hour after first 24h 1€
Maximum price per day, first 14 days 5€
Maximum price per day from the 15th day until the end of 1st month 4€
Maximum price per day from 1st day of 2nd month 3€

Additional information

Park P3
Walking time to departures area 7 min
Walking time to arrivals area 5 min
Surveillance yes
Covered no
Capacity 314 slots

Other parking options near the airport

The need for parking nearby airports originated around the world numerous companies in the car park business and Faro airport is no exception. In addition to the official car parks within the airport perimeter, there are other options to consider, such as the service provided by the company Park & Fly, just 5 km from the airport. In addition to affordable parking rates, they perform a short mechanical check-up and and a car wash before return - all included on the park price. The customers transport between the parking place and Faro airport is also provided by the company and included in the price. Around the Faro airport area you might find other companies providing similar services.

Alternative to parking at Faro airport

Especially for parking periods longer than 48 hours, requesting a private transfer to the airport tends to be cheaper than leaving the car parked at the airport. Parking prices start at 5€ per day and can easily exceed the value of a private transfer from your address to Faro airport and vice versa. For prices and more information about this private transportation refer to the section on transfers between the airport.