Faro airport transfers can be arranged to all destinations along the Algarve and beyond though public transport can prove inconvenient for many arrivals. The modern airport lies 4km from Faro town, 6km from Faro bus station and there is a train station 5km away.
For transfers from Faro airport you have the following options:
Without any doubt whatsoever the most convenient way to get to where you’re going is to pre-book a Faro Airport Transfer. With this service you’ll be collected at the airport and delivered directly to your accommodation anywhere on the Algarve. You can book a shuttle bus for your whole family or share the journey if there are just a couple of you travelling. Any size of group can be catered for and private transfers are also available to all destinations. Prices are extremely good value for such a hassle free service especially when compared with the public transport alternatives.
Taxis at Faro Airport
As you’d expect there is a taxi rank immediately outside the arrivals terminal. The fare to some of the resorts is fairly steep. You can arrange taxi transfers in advance with Resorthoppa.
Trains from Faro Railway Station
You could take a taxi from Faro airport to the train station about 5km away then take a train along the coast. Services tend to be infrequent and often unreliable. Check timetables at www.cp.pt (their website is often as slow as their trains). The journey to Lagos takes about 1¾ hours and costs around 10 Euros.
Buses from Faro Airport
There is a local bus service operating between the airport and Faro centre about every hour. The stop is also just outside arrivals. During the summer months a special Aerobus service connects with the town centre. As most arrivals are heading west to Albufeira and further you’ll need to get the bus from the airport to Faro bus station then catch the fast ‘Tranrapido’ bus service along the coast (check www.eva-bus.com for timetables).
This service takes just 40 minutes to Albufeira but the terminal is on the outskirts of the town so you then have to get to your accommodation from there. Normal bus service also run to Albufeira and stop near a lot of the popular hotels but can take longer. You must purchase tickets in advance in Faro bus station. Services are limited at weekends on normal lines. To make sure you don’t miss connections in Faro it’s a good idea to take a taxi to the bus station.