Fly To Faro, Portugal
Explore the beautiful Algarve by booking your flights to Faro, Portugal with Travelstart. Located on the Southern tip of Portugal, Faro offers visitors authentic Portuguese hospitality. Its distinct Portuguese flavour is enhanced by quaint cobbled streets lined with restaurants serving some tasty local grub. While the city is not as well-known as the likes of Lisbon, Faro offers tourists a unique blend of beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife from its cliffside location.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do require a Schengen Visa to enter Faro and Portugal. Please see our blog about Portuguese Schengen Visa requirements.
- The South African High Commission to Portugal is in Lisbon. Avenida Luis Bívar, 10, 1069-024, Lisboa. Phone: (+351) 21 319 22 00.
See and do
Summer is undoubtedly Faro’s prime season and tourists flock from all over to enjoy its laidback party atmosphere. Festivals such as the Faro International Motorcycle Rally in July have helped Faro’s holiday destination status, and the town’s substantial student population is always there to make sure that the atmosphere doesn’t disappear completely in the cooler months.
Aside from the hip happenings in town, Faro provides the perfect gateway to explore the rest of the Algarve as well as Spain’s south. One of the best ways to see the coast is from a boat and the Rio Formosa cruise that departs Faro and heads to the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve is up there with the best. The 2.5 hour boat trip allows visitors to take in some of the most beautiful scenery of the Algarve and includes a stopover on an island within the nature reserve.
When it comes to the city of Faro, visitors should make time to see the “Centro Historico” or ‘Old Town’. The centre has a majestic mix of Moorish and 18th century Portuguese architecture, and remains largely intact.
Portugal is famous throughout the world for its fantastic cuisine which draws influences from both Africa and India from its colonial past. Fans of seafood should not miss the Adega Nova restaurant which serves a range of fresh seafood in a distinctive Portuguese style.
When it comes to getting around Faro, public transport is both reliable and frequent. Faro is linked to Portugal’s capital Lisbon by the Alpha Pendular which runs twice a day and costs from about 20 Euro’s for a one way ticket. Alternatively a luxury bus service with air conditioning and a stewardess service costs less than 20 Euro’s, taking between 3 and 4 fours to reach the capital. Being one of Europe’s premier maritime destinations Faro is also well connected to the sea with boats departing from its harbour to a range of different places.
Faro Airport – FAO
Food and beverage: Food Court Burger and Grill, as well as Costa for Coffee.
Currency Exchange: Faro Airport has ATM’S and a bureau de change.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should also be reported to your individual carrier. Only luggage lost within the terminal should be reported in the airport itself.
Airport Hotels: The IBIS is the closest hotel to Faro airport.
Car Hire: Auto Jardim, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Hertz, Sixt and Goldcar.
Airport Hub: Faro Airport (code FAO) is a hub for Ryanair.