Faro in the south of Portugal is the gateway to the Portuguese Algarve and western parts of Spain. Thousands of families staying in holiday rental properties and hotels fly into Faro each year.
This Faro Airport guide includes contact details as well as information regarding airport facilities, public transport and nearby hotels.
Faro Airport Guide (FAO)…..Faro Airport serves Portugal’s popular Algarve region, with regular flights operating to destinations throughout Europe. This Faro Airport guide includes contact details as well as information regarding airport facilities, public transport and nearby self-catering apartment and hotels.
Information: There is an information desk in the public area of the terminal building, which has details of flights, disabled facilities, opening hours and public transport timetables. Tourist information is available from the Portugal Tourism desk in the arrivals hall.
Public transport rail: Rail: Trains (tel: +351 707 210 220; www.cp.pt) run from Faro’s central station to destinations along the Algarve coast, with long-distance services linking the city with Lisbon and other destinations in northern Portugal. Buses connect the airport to the train station.
Terminal facilities Money: There are ATMs in the arrival and departure concourses. A bank branch and a bureau de change are located in the public arrivals hall.
Communication: A post office is located in the public concourse. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport (free for the first 30 minutes) – internet access points for non-Wireless enabled devices are also available. Public telephones are positioned in key areas.
Food: There are several snack bars, cafés and bars at Faro Airport, both airside and landside. These include a burger and grill restaurant and a pizza outlet in the boarding area.
Shopping: There are newsagents in the public area and more in the departures concourse where there is a large selection of shops, from fashion boutiques and gift retailers to a delicatessen selling Portuguese food products. Duty-free and tax-paid outlets at Faro Airport offer a wide variety of goods.
Luggage: There is a lost property desk near the meeting/information point. Lockers are available for baggage storage. Porters are on hand to assist with luggage.
Other: Other facilities at Faro Airport include several travel agencies and a pharmacy.
Disabled facilities: Passengers requiring wheelchairs or assistance should inform their airline at the time of booking. Lifts and disabled toilets are located throughout Faro Airport. Disabled passengers can park in reserved spaces in the car park opposite the terminal building.
Car parking: Short-term parking is located in car park P1 (in the departures area) and car park P3 (in the arrivals area). Car park P2 offers long-term parking and is located behind car parks P1 and P3. Further parking information is available from the parking office.
Car rental: Car hire companies at Faro Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Goldcar and Hertz. Counters for these operators are located in the arrivals area and hire cars are picked up and dropped off at a car park a short distance from the terminal.
There are no hotels at Faro Airport, with most accommodation being either in nearby Faro city centre or spread along the Algarve coastline. Information about self-catering accommodation and hotels is available from the Airport information desk.