If you are travelling from Faro to Portimão, we have a selection of travel options and information to help you.
The fastest route by car is via the A22 motorway and it takes approximately 55 minutes. The distance is 55 kilometres and toll fees are incurred.
An alternative route with no toll fees is via the A22 and N124, which takes approximately one hour 14 minutes, and is a distance of 85.1 kilometres.
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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, including Portimão.
This is probably the cheapest and most direct option for larger groups and is a door-to-door service.
Travelling from Faro to Portimão by bus, you will need to get the bus from Faro (estimated cost €5.50).
You can purchase tickets at the train station, from ticket machines or online.
Note: Bus times will differ on weekends and holidays; check the EVA Transport website for times and updated prices.
Trains from Faro to Portimão (the station is called Lagoa and is in the middle of nowhere) run at highly irregular intervals.
Trains start from Faro around 8am, the last train leaves at 8.50 pm, and there is a huge gap in the early afternoon of over three hours with no trains at all.
Train times are listed below but best to check the CP PT website for fares (these are meant as a guide only) and any travel alerts.
Labels and meanings
- AP – Alfa Pendular
- R – Regional
- IC – Intercidades
This is probably the most expensive option but is a door-to-door service like that offered by the transfer companies.
Faro to Portimão costs around €75, nearer to €110 on evenings, weekends and holidays.
The taxi rank is right outside the arrivals terminal so you will not have to lug around your baggage.
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.
If travelling to other destinations from Faro Airport, check out our travel options below:
Faro to Lisbon
Faro to Albufeira
Faro to Carvoeiro
Faro to Vilamoura