Faro - Useful Information
Here you will find lots of useful information for your holiday in Faro, in central Algarve, Portugal! See how to get to Faro centre from Faro Airport by transfer, bus or taxi and how much it costs, print off useful telephone numbers to take with you on holiday and see where the tourist information office is. You can also check out the opening hours for the supermarkets in Faro and see the timetable for the tourist train.
Plan your journey from Faro Airport to the city centre with our Faro travel information!
- Faro airport is 7kms from the town. There is a regular bus service to the bus and train stations from right outside the airport and the fare is around 2€.
- A taxi into the town from the airport: 10€ / 12€ for a 4 or 6 seater (6am to 9pm weekdays); 11€ / 14€ (outside of this time and weekends and holidays).
To get to Faro train or bus station (which are close to each other just before Faro marina) either get the bus from the airport (the stop is right outside the 'arrivals' doors) and will cost you around 1.95€, or get a taxi at a cost of around 10€. To check train timetables visit the CP - Comboios de Portugal. (the site is available in English) and select 'Regional and Inter Regional services' to get the timetable for Lagos/Vila Real de Santo António/Lagos.
For bus timetables visit Eva Bus. Again most of it is available in English except the 'frequency' on the tables. (Days of the week: Monday is the 2nd day of the week - '2as'-and Friday is the 6th day. 'Sábado' and 'Domingo' - Saturday and Sunday; 'Feriados' is holidays; 'Diariamente' is daily,). Bus times from the 'aeroporto' to Faro are also listed .
For additional bus timetables visit Frotazul Algarve which covers a limited area of the Algarve.
*We quote Comboios de Portugal (regional) and Eva Transports pricing and prices of the standard taxi firms that work at Faro Airport. Please note that prices may vary.
Faro also has a local minibus network for ease of travel around the city and the timetables are available on the Eva bus website under "Carrreiras Urbanas".
Book Algarve car hire to travel around Faro!
If you want to book Algarve car hire to travel around Faro then it couldn't be easier! Simply collect your car from Faro Airport and the town centre is just a few kilometres away. If you want to explore the Algarve, you can enjoy a straightforward journey along the A22 motorway (a toll road) or down the secondary N125 road.
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