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Faro Airport

Faro Airport is also known as Algarve Airport and it can be found in Portugal. It is 4 km away from Faro which is the capital of Algarve district. It is estimated that around 5 million passengers used this every year especially during summer months when tourists are arriving in this part of Portugal to experience the best summer vacation. Summer is the busiest season for the airport. This is considered as a unique airport that is why many tourists choose to arrive at this airport. Tourism in this part of Portugal is growing, so authorities are doing their best to improve airport facilities to serve their passengers better. They also want to increase the capacity of the airport to 6 to 8 million passengers a year.

Faro is the capital city of the country and the most popular among Algarve region. There are lots of popular sites in Faro such as archeological museums, cathedrals, Roman ruins and the fishing village called Albufeira. If you will arrive at Faro Airport, then these are the must see places that you should not miss. The place can offer Mediterranean climate that is perfect for relaxation.

As you choose this airport as your starting point for your vacation, then it is imperative for you to learn everything about the airport, so you can start you vacation right without any hassle. When it comes to airport transport, you will find great selections of buses and taxis that can take you anywhere you want to go from Faro airport. But if you want great experience for your holiday to Faro, then car rental service is highly recommended. You can either book for car hire service at the airport or before your arrival.

Getting around the Airport

As you roam around the airport you will find out that there are 36 boarding gates as well as 60 check-ins desks around. This makes it easy for passengers to find the information that they need about their flight. It is good to know that there are 10 car rental companies located within the airport vicinity.

Parking at Faro Airport

There are three different areas where you can park at Faro Airport. you will find that prices for each parking areas differs depending on the distance of the parking to the airport terminal, but all parking areas are close to the terminal. If you find airport parking costly, then you can also choose to look for offsite parking that is located minutes away from the airport. Most of these offsite parking services can offer shuttle service for the convenience of their clients.

Parking P0 / P1 – Classic

This parking is next to terminal 2 and it is walking distance to the airport. With just two minutes of walking you can reach the airport terminal.

Parking P2 - Low Cost Plus

This parking area can offer quality and affordability, which is 3 minutes walk away from the airport terminal.

Parking P3 - Low Cost

This is known as the best price parking space within the airport, it is just 8 minutes’ walk going to the airport terminal. If walking is not a problem for you, then this is the best choice if you want budget friendly parking space. This is also your best option if you need long stay parking.

Transport Option

If you do not want to rent a car at Faro Airport, the there are possible options for you. First is the taxi service. There is a taxi rank at the airport where you can get a taxi in front of the terminal. You can go to the taxi rank or call the taxi service anytime since they are available 24 hours. This is one of the fastest way to get to the airport and it can take you for a ride to Faro for 10€. Another possible option is bus service. You will find one bus line from Faro Airport to the city center. Once you are in Faro, then you can take other lines going to diverse villages located in Algarve. Airport bus takes around 20 minutes of travel time before you reach Faro.

Airport Information

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37° 0’ 52" N
Longitude (DMS):
7° 57’ 57" W
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2,490m (8,169ft)
45m (148ft)