If you are travelling from Faro Airport to Albufeira and need to consult transport options, check out our information below on distance and journey times.
The fastest route by car is via the A22 motorway. It takes approximately 37 minutes, toll fees are involved and prices vary depending on the time of the year.
The distance is 46 kilometres and it’s a straightforward journey right into Albufeira.
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Airport transfers can be booked from Faro Airport to numerous destinations throughout the Algarve, including Albufeira.
This is probably the cheapest and most direct option for larger groups and is a door-to-door service.
You will need to get to Faro bus station for buses to Albufeira.
From the airport take Bus Route 16 into Faro; the cost is €2.25 (children €1.50) and it takes 20 minutes.
The bus station is approximately 1.6 kilometres (one mile) from the town centre of Albufeira, so another fare might be involved to get you to your destination, by taxi or bus.
Purchase your bus ticket at the station; the driver does not take your money.
Here is a map of the bus route from the closest Ferrerias train station to the bus station.
The train station in Faro is 150 metres from the bus station.
Note: Albufeira (Ferreiras) train station is seven kilometres (four miles) 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 1.5-kilometre walk to the historic centre).
You can purchase tickets at the train station, from ticket machines or online.
Early-booking discounts are available five-plus days in advance, and the journey time takes between 21 and 40 minutes.
More information, booking tickets and travel alerts can be found here.
Labels and meanings
- AP – Alfa Pendular
- R – Regional
- IC – Intercidades
Taking a taxi from Faro Airport to Albufeira is the easiest way to go door-to-door, and anywhere else, but for longer journeys it’s more expensive.
They operate by a meter, so don’t worry about being over-charged and just ask to go by the shorter route and avoid the A22 (it’s longer via the motorway and you 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 what the cost of the journey is before getting into the taxi.
The usual weekday fare is around €45 (daytime from 6am to 9pm), while the fare for evenings, weekends and public holidays could rise to €55.
Add around 20 per cent more if a six-seater taxi is needed.
Uber: now available 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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