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Getting to Faro Airport

Over five million passengers make use of the airport every year, and it is a hub for Ryanair, also known as the world’s favourite low-cost airline carrier. Driving by car to Faro Airport is relatively easy, as there are a number of prominent roads nearby, and leading directly to the terminal building. Directions to Faro airport are easy to follow as well.

Faro Airport is strategically located between Northern and Central Europe, and at the Southwestern point of the continent. The airport serves an immediate catchment area of over 395,000 people, as well as up to 541,000 inhabitants when including the Huelva region just beyond the Spanish border, and the whole of the Algarve region. Faro Airport is particularly nearby the areas of Fonte do Touro, Almargens and Sao Brás de Alportel. Other areas also include Quinta Do Lago, Cova Da Onca and Olhao. Further up the coast is the town of Lagos, popular for its beaches and historical sights. Faro airport is easily accessible by car, and also nearby the city’s train station.

In terms of road access, Faro Airport is nearby the A22 toll free highway, which connects all areas in the Algarve, and also leads directly to Lisbon and Spain. The main N125 runs the length of the coastline, right past Faro Airport. The airport grounds lie to the south of Montenegro and Gambelas. Motorists with a GPS navigation system can find Faro Airport with the following co-ordinates:  37°00′52″N 007°57′57″W.

Directions from the North to Faro Airport

Motorists traveling from northern and central areas of Portugal can use the N2 to reach the airport. Once reaching the N125 highway, turn right, and head north-west. A few miles of traveling on this highway will lead you to the exit on the left for Faro Airport. The airport is also well signposted as the ‘Aeroporto de Faro’, from all roads and turn-offs nearby.

Directions from the West to Faro Airport

The highway of the N125 can be used from this direction as well. Motorists should head east, and turn right towards Monte Negro. Pass the exit for Monte Negro, and in a south-westerly direction towards Faro Airport. Motorists traveling from the west can also use the IP1, which is a slightly quicker route.

Directions from the East to Faro Airport

Motorists traveling from the east will travel west on the N125 highway, until reaching the turn-off for Monte Negro. Motorists will also bypass the city of Faro. Pass Monte Negro after turning left for this area, and head south-west for Faro Airport.

Passengers and visitors traveling by car to Faro Airport should keep in mind that the coastal highway of the N125 can become very busy during peak driving hours, and especially during the summer. Plenty of time should therefore be allowed for driving to the airport, as well as for finding suitable parking spaces nearby the terminal. Adequate parking facilities are available at Faro Airport, including short-term, long-term and reserved disabled parking options. Passengers arriving at the airport will also find all the essential facilities they require, which include banking and currency exchange services, cash machines, postal services, duty free outlets and regular shops, a conference center and numerous cafés, snack bars and restaurants. The conference room at Faro Airport seats up to 65 delegates, and provides basic office facilities as well. The single terminal building at the airport is equipped for the needs of disabled passengers, with adapted toilet facilities, ramps and lifts and additional help if requested.

For those who do not wish to drive their own cars to the airport, bus services and Faro Airport taxis are available. Buses run from the main bus station in central Faro to the airport, approximately every half an hour to an hour, and taxis can be called to collect you from any location. There is no train station at Faro Airport, but if you are arriving at the Faro Railway Station, the bus will take you to the airport. During the busier summer months there is an additional bus service known as the Aerobus, which runs the same route as the regular local buses.