Faro Airport, Algarve Portugal
Airport Code: FAO
Tel: (+351) 289 800 800
Email: [email protected]
Like neighbouring Andalucia, the Algarve region of southern Portugal is popular for year-round holidays, thanks to its mild, sunny climate. Its centrally-situated capital, Faro, is a popular tourist destination, and its airport is the most important in the Algarve, serving the entire region. It is a modern airport with excellent facilities.
Faro airport offers weekly flights to and from many British cities during the winter months, with frequency rising between April and October. Faro is now one of Europe´s leading low-cost airports. In 2010 it became a hub airports when Ryan Air based 7 of its aircrafts in Faro. In It is ideal for those visiting the Huelva province the Costa de la Luz, the Sierra de Aracena and Rio Tinto Mining in the west of Andalucia
Faro airport which opened in July 1965 saw a new terminal in 1989 and an extension in 2001. 6.4 million passenger movements were recorded Faro airport in 2015, making it the Iberian Peninsula´s sixth-most important airport, with over 30 airlines offering flights to more than 60 destinations. Faro airport undertook a series of improvements to increase capacity from six to eight million from 2010 to 2013.
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Faro Airport Flights and destinations
In the tables below, in the first column are the destinations currently or recently served by direct flights to and from Malaga Airport. In the second column are airlines currently operating the route during the winter schedule season. In the third column are airlines who operated the route last summer updated for next summer as soon as airlines publish their summer schedule. There are often additional flights over Christmas and Easter holiday periods. We also updating the tables as frequently as possible to reflect changing airline schedules.
- ATA Summer schedule - begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Saturday of October.
- IATA Winter schedule - begins on the last Sunday of October and ends on the last Saturday of March.
Links are provided to our affiliate partner airlines websites. In the fourth column is a link to Skyscanner affiliate search for direct and non-direct flights to the destination.
Where can you now fly direct to Faro Airport?
United Kingdom airports with direct flights to Faro, Algarve, Portugal
|UK Airports with direct flights to Faro||Airlines||Airlines||Skyscanner|
|Aberdeen ABZ||-||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Belfast City BHD||-||-||Check flights|
|Belfast International BFS||Easyjet, Ryanair||Easyjet, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Birmingham BHX (Hotels) BHX||Easyjet, Jet 2, Ryanair||Easyjet, Jet 2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Bournemouth BOH (Hotels)||Ryanair||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Bristol BRS (Hotels)||Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair||Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Cardiff CWL (Hotels)||Ryanair||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Doncaster / Sheffield DSA (Hotels)||-||-||Check flights|
|East Midlands EMA (Hotels)||Jet2, Ryanair||Jet2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Edinburgh EDI (Hotels)||Jet2, Ryanair||Jet2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Exeter EXT (Hotels)||-||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Glasgow International GLA (Hotels)||Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair||Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Glasgow Prestwick PIK||Ryanair||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Leeds Bradford LBA||Ryanair, Jet2||Ryanair, Jet2||Check flights|
|Liverpool LPL (Hotels)||Easyjet, Ryanair||Easyjet, Ryanair||Check flights|
|London City LCY (Hotels)||-||-||Check flights|
|London Gatwick LGW (Hotels)||Easyjet, British Airways; Wizz Air||Easyjet, British Airways; Wizz Air||Check flights|
|London Heathrow LHR (Hotels)||-||-||Check flights|
|London Luton LTN (Hotels)||Easyjet, Wizz Air, Ryanair||Easyjet, Wizz Air, Ryanair||Check flights|
|London Stanstead STN (Hotels)||Ryanair||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Manchester (Hotels)||Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair||Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Newcastle NCL (Hotels)||Jet2, Ryanair||Jet2, Ryanair||Check flights|
|Norwich NWI||-||-||Check flights|
|Newquay NQY||-||Ryanair||Check flights|
|Southampton SOU (Hotels)||-||-||Check flights|
|Southend SEN (Hotels)||Easyjet||Easyjet||Check flights|
|Teesside MME (Hotels)||-||Ryanair||Check flights|
Table updated 25-02-2023.
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Buses from the airport to the city centre (EVA Buses, numbers 14 and 16) run from 7am to 8.30pm (7.30pm on weekdays) - turn right outside the Arrivals hall. The buses leave every half hour, and the trip takes around 15 minutes. For further destinations across the Algarve, such as Albufeira, Transol has departures every 45 minutes from 7am to 11.30pm. For more information, check the timetable near the information desk at the meeting point.
Bus to Ayamonte, Huelva and Sevilla by Damas.
Taxis are available outside the terminal building; the fare to central Faro is around 12 euros, Albufeira 40 euros. There is a 20 per cent surcharge for evenings (10pm - 6am) and weekends.
If you want to rent a car, most major international car hire companies, as well as several local ones, have desks in the Arrivals area.
There are three car parks at Faro airport: P1 (Departures) and P3 (Arrivals) are short-term, and P2 is long-term.
The airport has a wide rang of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes; you can eat from 7am to 11pm. There is an information service desk at the meeting point, with cultural and tourist information also available at the ICEP desk in the Arrivals hall. If you need some euros when you get to Faro airport, you´ll find banks and ATMs in both Arrivals and Departures, as well as internet access points, while Arrrivals has a post office and a bureau de change. There´s also a play area for children.
Conference facilities are also available in the airport - up to 65 people can be accommodated, with TV and video.
Faro airport is located 5km west of the city, on the N125.