Faro airport built in 1965 is situated in the South of Portugal in the popular region of the Algarve. Six million passengers use Faro each year I understand the authorities are trying to increase this to eight million. Some come for the sun, others the golf and some the wine and the Portuguese delicious food. Indeed some come for all three. Whichever is the case the majority arrive in the Algarve via Faro Airport. Here they journey on to their various holiday rentals, a luxurious hotel or magnificent golf resorts. In 2010 Faro became a Ryanair hub and since the passenger numbers have exploded with new routes opening yearly.
The airport is located about 4 k west of the city of Faro on a coastal inlet a short drive from Praia do Faro a holiday rental destination well worth a visit. Access to the airport is very good. The exit road gets you on the motorway the A22 within 10 minutes. From there you can head west to the centre of the Algarve. A few kilometres in the same direction you ll come across the exit for the motorway to Lisbon and further north. By turning east at Faro your heading towards the Spanish border and onward to Sevilla.
Numerous car rental companies are located in the airport precinct of the airport. All the big named companies are there as are some smaller companies giving excellent value. Marina Rent a Car is one of my favourites.
Short and long term you have a number of options. Carpark No 3 is long term and you can book online and pay €5 per night. Arrive early occasionally the system fails, not good if you’re late for your flight.
There is also a regular bus service into Faro from where you can get a bus or train to travel east or west.
The Algarve is the perfect destination for your holidays, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate in the several beaches along the rocky coastline and landscape. Is a pleasant and relaxant destination to go with family or friends and make several activities from surf to taste the traditional cuisine. There are many excellent hotels and villas to rent. Worth trying is an apartment in Lagos or a villa in Vilamoura.