Faro City Info

Located in south Portugal, Faro is the capital of the Algarve region. Famous for its unique warm atmosphere and climate Faro is vibrant and full of sandy beaches and seaside attractions. Faro has a contemporary feel and contains and array of hopping, restaurants, historical and cultural sites and reserves of nature. Sunny and warm weather makes Faro great place to visit all year around.

  • San Bras de Alportel (Algarve costume museum): In the museum is possible to observe some of the famous Algarvian costumes and ancient pieces from the Moors era. The museum was built in the 19th century under the Arabian style and is a beautiful piece of architecture.
  • Museu maritime: the museum presents collections of naval ships and model boats and maritime memorabilia. It is also possible to learn local fishing techniques and Carlos Porfirio's work in oil painting. Admission is free and it is open from Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm.
  • Nossa senhora do Carmois Church: this beautiful church is an example of the woodwork in southern Portugal, the church is cover in golden pain and the chapel line was made with the bones from the monks that served in the church.
Airport Info

Faro airport received over 5 million passengers every year. Extremely busy through the summer months Faro airport is the main airport in southern Portugal. The airport has been through several development plans since Portugal joined the EU. Ryanair has announced that will install a hub in the airport in the summer of 2011.

Faro airport is situated 1.6 miles west of the city centre.

Faro airport contain a bureau de change and ATM cash machines. Wi-Fi is available in different hotspot throughout the airport. There are several restaurants, cafeterias and snack bars in the airport. There is also a duty-free outlet. Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz are among the companies represented at the airport.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
There is a taxi stand next to the arrivals area. The average cost to Faro city centre is around €15.00 the fare is more expensive during weekends, holidays and at night. For more information you can email Antral at: faro@antral.pt

By Bus
There are several buses that go to different location if Faro and the nearby towns. Time tables and more information at: clientes@eva-bus.com.

By Train
There are no direct trains to the airport. However, it is possible to catch a bus or a taxi to Faro city centre where there is a train station serving a lot of destinations throughout Portugal.

By Car
The airport can be reached through the A22 (Via do Infante) there are several signs from the motorway A22 explaining how to get to the airport. There are short and long-term parking facilities available at the airport.


8001-701 Faro

T: +351 289 800 800
W: www.ana.pt/portal/page/portal/ANA/AEROPORTO_FARO

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