Travelling from Faro airport to Albufeira and need transport options check out our information below on distance and journey times.
The fastest route by car is via the A22 motorway and takes approximately 37 mins, toll fees are involved and prices vary for time of year.
The distance is 46 km and a straight forward journey right into Albufeira.
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If your hotel does not offer a shuttle service visit our transfers page for more information on shuttles.
Airport transfers can be booked from Faro Airport to numerous destinations throughout the Algarve and includes Albufeira.
This is probably the cheapest and most direct option for larger groups and will be a door to door service.
You will need to get to Faro Bus Station for buses to Albufeira.
From the airport get BUS ROUTE 16 into Faro, cost €2.25 and takes 20 mins.
Please take note that buses only operate about very 90 minutes from the airport to Faro.
Faro to Albufeira
The bus station is approx 1 mile from the town centre of Albufeira and another fare may be involved to get you to your destination, taxi or bus.
Purchase your bus ticket at the station, the driver does not take your money.
Here’s a map of the bus route from the closest train Ferrerias to bus station.
The train station in Faro is 150 meters from the bus station.
Please Note: Albufeira (Ferreiras) train station is 4 miles 7 km from the town and trains can be infrequent.
From Ferreiras station it’s a 10 minute taxi ride (€10-15) to Albufeira or a local bus to Albufeira bus station (which is still a 1.5km walk to the historic centre).
You can purchase tickets at the train station, ticket machines or online.
Booking early discounts available 5 plus days in advance and the journey time takes between 21 – 40 mins.
More information, booking tickets and travel alerts can be found here.
Labels and meanings
- AP – Alfa Pendular
- R – Regional
- IC – Intercidades
- N/A – Price not available at the moment
Taxi from Faro airport to Albufeira is the most easy way to go door to door and anywhere else but for longer journeys more expensive.
They run by a meter, so forget about beeing ripped off and just ask to go through shorter way and avoid A22 (it is longer via the motorway and pay the tolls, but it’s quicker).
The drivers know what they are doing and they will find any holiday location you need.
This service is private and door to door.
Ask the taxi driver the cost of the journey before getting into the taxi .
The official Faro Airport guide shows taxi price to Albufeira
- €45 (weekdays, daytime)
- €55 (after 8 PM weeekdays, all day Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)
Add around 20% more if a six seater taxi is needed.
Remember prices are just an average and could be less to Albufeira, Olhos d’agua – 40€ or could be more to Albufeira marina 65€.
Uber: is now in this region of southern Portugal and will be cheaper than taxis.
Fly Bus: see their website for further information.
Faro Taxi: see their website for more information.
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