Facilities & Services

There are a large range of facilities and services at Faro Airport


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Faro Airport Gateway to the Algarve

Discover more about Faro and the Algarve before you arrive:


Compared with important air travel hubs such as London Gatwick (40 million passengers per year) or Manchester (23 million passengers per year), Faro is a much smaller airport. However, further development is planned to increase its capacity to accommodate the ever growing demand for flights to the Algarve.

The Algarve is Portugal’s most popular holiday destination and definitely worth a visit. Developed since the 1960s, Portugal’s sunshine region now offers a wide choice of tourist resorts, leisure entertainment and holiday activities, and the area is well known as a first class golfing destination.

The Algarve’s beautiful beaches stretch along both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Operated by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA, Faro Airport is the only airport serving the Algarve, its nearest rivals being Seville (SVQ) and Lisbon (LIS), both of which are more than 200 km and a 2+ hour drive away.

Faro Airport is a popular destination for holidaymakers from all over Europe and further afield but it particularly attracts travellers from the UK and Ireland, Holland, Germany and France.

Faro is served by British Airways as well as a host of low cost and charter airlines including Easyjet, Ryanair, Flybe, and Thomson Airways.

In terms of local transport, Faro Airport is ideally situated close to the A22 motorway, a major artery that runs along the length of the Algarve from Lagos in the west to the Spanish border in the east and beyond. There are no trains but car hire is easily available, as are taxis and buses.

On this website, you’ll find a comprehensive traveller’s guide to all the facilities and services available to passengers travelling through Faro Airport.

Whether you’re looking for places to eat, where to shop, book your car rental or find out about local buses and taxis, we’ve put together a valuable source of information to make your journey to the Algarve as pleasurable as possible.

Use this guide to help you navigate Faro Airport quickly and easily with all the information at your fingertips. You’ll find a comments section on every page of this website, so if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll do our very best to provide a helpful answer.

Have a pleasant flight!