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Faro Airport provides an excellent range of amenities for travellers


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Faro Airport – Gateway to the Algarve

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Compared with important air travel hubs such as London Gatwick (40 million passengers per year) and Manchester (23 million), Faro is a much smaller airport. However, ongoing 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 renowned as a first-class golfing destination.

The Algarve’s spectacular beaches stretch along 155 kilometres of Atlantic coastline.

Operated by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA, Faro Airport is the only airport serving the Algarve, its nearest rivals being Sevilla (SVQ) and Lisbon (LIS), both of which are more than 200 kilometres and a two-hour-plus 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 and Lufthansa as well as a host of low-cost and charter airlines including EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, TUI and Wizz Air.

Faro Airport has three bicycle assembly areas: one in departures and two in arrivals. With the increasing interest in cycling, and healthy outdoor pursuits, more and more people want to take their bikes with them on holiday. Most airlines now offer this service but make sure you double-check when booking your flight. You can find more information about airlines that allow you to travel with your bike, as well as popular cycle routes, here.

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 will find a comprehensive guide to all the facilities and services available to passengers travelling through Faro Airport.

Whether you are looking for places to eat or where to shop, or how to book your car rental or find out about local buses and taxis, we have put together an invaluable 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 will 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 will do our best to provide a helpful answer.

Have a pleasant flight!

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British Airways Offers Discounted Prices for Algarve Winter Getaways

A special September sale launched by British Airways and British Airways Holidays includes reductions for a diverse range of international getaways, including to the Algarve next January. Running this month until 20 September, the sale offers discounts on travel across the globe, from Europe city-breaks to Caribbean getaways, as well as winter sun trips. In… Read more about British Airways Offers Discounted Prices for Algarve Winter Getaways