Faro Airport is a gateway to Portugal’s beautiful southern coast. Alternatively known as Algarve Airport, Faro Airport opened in 1965 and became a hub for Ryanair in 2010. In 2016, more than 7.6 million passengers passed through the airport’s doors. Faro Airport experiences its busiest time between March and October.
Faro Airport (IATA code: FAO) is the third-busiest airport in Portugal and a hub for Ryanair. Flights to Faro Airport are provided by international airlines such as British Airways, easyJet and Wizz Air. FAO is an 11-minute drive from the city centre of Faro.
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General Information About Faro Airport
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Get ready for an adventure through southern Portugal and the rest of Europe with flights to Faro Airport.
The third busiest airport in the country is among the youngest in the world, having opened in 1965. Since then, Faro Airport had two major developments: a new passenger terminal was opened 1989, and by 2001 it was enlarged.
Today, FAO easily handles seven million passengers per year. Its main terminal includes all the necessary services, facilities, retail outlets and eateries. Book your cheap flights to and from Faro Airport today for a wonderful holiday experience.
As one of the access points into the country of Portugal, Faro Airport does not disappoint when it comes to welcoming you to this beautiful nation.
Multiple stores are situated throughout the airport’s main terminal. A wonderful inclusion is the outlets selling duty-free products. Items on sale include gifts, crafts, books, news, fashion, accessories, electronics, jewellery, and snacks.
Make sure to follow the baggage restriction at Faro Airport.
FAO includes an inviting selection of eateries, including cafés, sports bars, fast food outlets, restaurants and an ice cream shop.
The Lounge at Faro Airport is available to all passengers regardless of airline or seat class. This comfortable space includes complimentary features such as food, beverages, free unlimited Wi-Fi, TVs, newspapers and magazines.
Other services you can make use of at FAO are:
• Laundry service
• Health services
• Free Wi-Fi
• Currency exchange facilities
• Business facilities
• Baby carriages
• Dressing gowns
• Charging points for mobile phones and laptops
Accommodation near Faro Airport includes:
Hotel 3K Faro Aeroporto
This charming 3-star accommodation package is a 3-minute drive from Faro Airport. Amenities include an outdoor pool, breakfast, pool bar, 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, garden and concierge services. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
This beautiful 4-star hotel near Carmo Church is a 11-minute drive from the airport. It includes a restaurant, bar/lounge, access to the marina, outdoor pool, rooftop terrace, health club, spa services, business centre and airport shuttle. This accommodation offer includes free buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Monte da Quinta Resort
This 5-star luxury Quinta do Lago apartment complex is a 20-minute drive from Faro Airport. Several features are included, such as 2 restaurants, full-service spa, fitness centre, 8 meeting rooms, terrace, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, and an outdoor pool. The complex additionally offers a free children’s club, free buffet breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi.
You can order foreign exchange as early as 60 days before leaving South Africa. Only collections done in person are allowed.
Have these documents ready when ordering/collecting foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• An identity document (ID)
• Proof of your residential address
• A copy of your booking itinerary or booking reference number
• A copy of your e-ticket or physical flight ticket
A Unicode branch is situated on the 1st floor, before security.
Faro Airport includes a wealth of parking options, catering to every budget and every preference. Parking options range from low cost to premium. The bays available at FAO include covered and uncovered options.
You can reserve a parking spot on the airport's website: www.aeroportofaro.pt.
Travelling to and from the airport
Faro Airport Physical Airport: 8001-701 Faro, Portugal
Faro Airport is situated 4 km west of Faro. Travelling to and from the airport is easy, with transport options including buses, taxis, trains, shuttles, rental cars and Uber.