Faro airport (FAO)

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Faro airport (FAO)

Faro Airport, also known as Algarve Airport and opened on July 11, 1965, serves the Algarve region, Southern Portugal and the southwest of Spain. It operates with domestic flights and the main destinations in Europe and Canada.

Official Website: aeroportofaro.pt
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 8.7 million passengers went through it during 2017.
Tel: +351 289 800 800. Information desks in the public area and the Departures Hall (6:00 am to 0:00 am). Next to the Arrivals area there is also a tourist office open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (Tel +351 289 818 582).


The airport is situated in the Algarve region, 7 km (4.4 miles) to the west of the city of Faro.

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Car rental offices are found in the public area and operate from 7:00 am to 0:00 am.

Avis/Budget (Tel +351 289 889 456)
Europcar (Tel +351 289 889 447)
Goldcar (Tel +351 289 800 670)
Guerin/Enterprise (Tel +351 289 800 883)
Hertz (Tel +351 219 426 300)
Sixt (Tel +351 289 247 595)


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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (7:00 am to 11:00 pm), postbox, charging stations, mobile phone service and Wi-Fi access free of charge. The CIP Lounge is located on the first floor, by gate A52, and opens from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm; it offers drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi, TV, newspapers and magazines, air conditioning (accessible with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - €30.00).

Food and Drinks- Both before and after the security checkpoint there are restaurants, fast food outlets, bars and cafés.
Shopping- Duty-free articles in the Departures area, accessorios, clothing, sweets, regional products, jewellery, newspapers and magazines, tobacco.
Baggage- Luggage carts available for free in the Departures Hall, the baggage reclaim area and the car parks. Porter service from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Secure wrapping in the check-in area, Mondays through Fridays between 5:00 am and 5:00 pm and weekends from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tel +351 915 736 508). Lockers next to car park P5. For enquiries about lost property, head for the offices of the airport police (Tel +351 289 800 688).
Other Services- Baby care facilities, first aid room, travel agencies.


Bus - Services from Próximo (Tel +351 289 899 700) are available, with a fare of €2.30. Line 14 operates from 7:30 am to 8:20 pm and runs to Praia de Faro, Montenegro, Monte da Ria, Pontes de Marchil, Tribunal, Liceu, Atalaia, Doca, Largo de Camões and Junta de Freguesia; while route 16 travels to Praia de Faro, Junta de Freguesia, Pontes de Marchil, Riamar, Estação de Comboios (train station) and Terminal Rodoviário (bus station), from 5:15 am to 0:10 am. The trip to the city centre takes 20 minutes, and to Faro beach is 5-8 min. More information

Train - At the city centre you can catch services from CP (Tel +351 808 208 208) to several destinations in the Algarve region and the rest of the country.

Taxi - ANTRAL (Tel +351 289 827 203), Auto Faro (Tel +351 918 210 538) and Táxis Pinheiro & Delmira (Tel +351 915 559 294) have vehicles outside the terminal. Journey time to downtown Faro is 15 minutes and the trip has a cost of around €10.00.


Inside the enclosure there are three outdoor parking areas for short and long stays, available around the clock. Across from the Departures Hall there is a passenger drop-off zone (Kiss & Fly) which is free for 10 minutes. Rates and reservations

P1 & P2 - Short-term car parks situated next to the terminal.
P3 - Long-term lot 8 min. away from the main building.


Facilities include lifts, escalators, moving walkways, proper signage, accessible toilets and reserved parking spaces. Notify your airline about your particular needs 48 hours prior to your arrival.