Faro Airport, Algarve Airport

Faro Airport Information

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Faro Airport is the only airport along Portugal’s popular Algarve coast and in relative terms it’s quite a small provincial airport. Having said that, there has been significant growth in passenger numbers at Faro Airport over the years and this year there was an increase of 14.4% (on 2016 numbers) with over 8.7 million passengers passing through Faro Airport.  The biggest markets for growth came from travellers from the UK, France and Spain.

The airport is located just 4 kms from the main city area and although it is small, Faro City is certainly worth a visit and is often (sadly) overlooked by many visitors to the area. Most people tend to head east along the Algarve to the main resorts of Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.

Faro is the airport everyone uses for the Algarve, but if you fancied a bit of a driving holiday you could also have a look at these airports:

  • Lisbon Airport
  • Porto Airport
  • Seville Airport (Spain) or
  • Jerez Airport (Spain)

We absolutely love driving around Portugal and Spain, the roads are fantastic and very rarely will you be stuck in traffic.  There´s just so much to see and do which you just won’t experience unless you have your own car or go on an organised tour.

Faro Airport has around 28 Airlines that use the airport, 10 restaurants and cafes  and 14 stores including Duty Free Shops, Ale-Hop and Parfois.  Remember there are no trains at Faro Airport, only buses, taxis, private transfers or car hire.

Latest Faro  & Faro Airport News

The ANA App – if you are a regular flyer at Faro, you may want to download the Faro Airport App. It can tell you your check in desk, baggage carousel, weather,  track flights and lots more.

Easyjet will commence flights from Faro to Berlin with the first flight leaving August 2nd 2018.

There is a fantastic new Mar Shopping Centre which has opened in Loulé where you will also find the latest IKEA store.


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Weather Forecast

Tuesday 02/20 0%
Mostly clear. Low 10C.
Tomorrow 02/21 0%
Sunny. High 18C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday 02/22 0%
Mainly sunny. High around 15C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.


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