If you are travelling from Faro to Vilamoura, we have a selection of travel options and information to help you.
The fastest route by car is via the IC4 motorway and it takes approximately 32 minutes. The distance is 24.8 kilometres via this route and no toll fees are incurred. Travelling via IC4 and N125 takes a little longer: 34 minutes and 25.9 kilometres.
An alternative route with no toll fees is IC4 and Estr. de Quarteira, taking approximately 43 minutes, and a distance of 26.6 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 Vilamoura.
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 Vilamoura.
From the airport take Bus Route 16 into Faro; the cost is €2.25 (children €1.50) and it takes 20 minutes.
Check the times of buses carefully if travelling to Vilamoura Marina at weekends, as there are gaps of around two hours between buses at certain times.
Purchase your bus ticket at the station; the driver does not take your money.
The journey takes around 45 minutes, and the fares start from €4.10 one way and €8.20 return.
Note: Bus times will differ on weekends and holidays; check the EVA Transport website for times and prices. Below is a guide (€4.30 one-way to Ald.Mar stop):
There is no direct service by train to Vilamoura, so consider private or shared shuttle services.
Taking a taxi from Faro Airport to Vilamoura is the easiest way to go door-to-door, and anywhere else, but for longer journeys it is 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 fares will vary depending on the times of day, weekends and holidays. The usual weekday fare is around €30 (daytime from 6am to 9pm), while the fare for evenings, weekends and public holidays could rise to €36.
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.
If travelling to other destinations from Faro Airport, check out our travel options below: