How to reach
Faro International Airport
Faro International Airport is connected by direct flight with the most important European cities and all the main low cost air companies as Ryanair, Easy Jet, Germanwings, etc. are flying here daily.
More information for your flight to Faro here:
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From Faro Airport to Faro City by Bus
The bus nº 16 is the best option as public transport to travel from Faro airport to Faro city centre.
The nº16 connects Faro city with the Praia de Faro (Faro beach) and stops midway at the airport. This means that half of the buses that stop at the airport are going in the wrong direction. If the bus displays “Praia de Faro”, it is heading to the beach and not the city centre.
A single ticket costs €2.25, there are no return tickets and the ticket is purchased from the bus driver. If you only have large bank notes (€20 or higher), it is advisable to exchange the large note in the airport shops).
The bus journey from Faro Airport to the City Center (last stop is the Bus Central Station) takes only 15 minutes. During the summer season there are 26 daily bus departures from the airport, with the first service at 5:20am and the last service at 00:10am (midnight). The published timetable is displayed at the bus stop. There are departures every 30-50 minutes, and the latest timetable can be seen on the Proximo website at:
A taxi transfer from the Airport to Faro
A taxi transfer from the airport to Faro city centre will cost between €12-15, same price to reach the ATM venue.
There will be an extra fee for luggage when it is placed in the boot of the taxi.
UBER taxi service is available too.
In Faro the bus station is the final stop of the bus 16 route. The bus stops in the newly constructed “Proximo” bus station, which is for local buses. To walk to Faro city centre and the historic centre turn right when exiting the bus station and from here to reach the ATM venue you need to walk just 15 minutes.