After landing and collecting your bags you come through into the arrivals hall on the ground floor. It's a long terminal building with arrivals at one end and departures at the other, with a few shops and cafes between them.
If you have a hired a car simply take the first door on the right to head outside, once outside you can see the car hire area on the right. There are some road works going on at the moment so you may be routed through a marked out walkway through to the company you need.
Follow the same route (first door on right) for the taxis and buses. Remember that the buses only go into Faro City center, to reach any tourist resorts you would need to change buses once you are "in town". There is not a train station at Faro Airport...again the train station is in Faro city center. If you are meeting someone then its best to meet them at the coffee shop (Delta Cafe) directly in front of where you come through into the arrivals area. There is also an outdoor area (weather permitting).
Trolleys are available in the baggage claim area and in the car parks. If you have heavy luggage there is a porter service available upon request. For those of you requiring assistance there is a service at all Portuguese airports called "My Way". You need to book through your airline the assistance you require and once at the airport there are several MY WAY meeting areas that have a telephone etc for when an assistant is not actually there.
There is also a porter service available upon request from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance and payment is in cash only. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a left luggage area at Car Park 2 if you do need one. ..outside, across Car Park 1 and over to Car Park 2 - the left luggage lockers are automatic and just behind the cashier's office.