Faro International Airport in Portugal information
Faro International Airport. Airport code: FAO
is the gateway to the Algarve region in the south of Portugal. It is a relatively small airport containing a single terminal. Currently, there are renovations going on at the airport to enable it handle the ever increasing number of passengers passing through the airport. In 2009 over 5 Million passengers used Faro Airport.
Built in 1966, Faro Airport is located 2.6 km from the center of Faro. Located along the Algarve coast, it is the only airport in the region thus making it a vital point of entry within the area. It is also located close to the A22 toll free highway that offers easy connections to Lisbon and Spain.
The airport is especially busy during summer. This is because of the increase in tourists who throng the area to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. Majority of the Faro Airport traffic uses the airport between the months of May and October.
Transport to and from
consists of airport shuttles, taxis, car hire and public buses. Due to the proximity of the airport to the town, the trip to the center of the town is very short. Many of the hotels around Faro Airport offer free transport to and from the airport for people who have booked in them. Taxis are available to take you to various locations within and around Faro. There are car hire companies within the airport terminal where one can rent a car and use it to move around the area. Unfortunately there is no train service from Faro Airport and these services can only be obtained from Faro town center.
Faro Airport contains several facilities aimed at increasing the comfort of the passenger. These include a bank, ATM machines and bureau de changes in case you require financial services. There are also bars and restaurants where one can get a snack or drink. Shops and duty free outlets are available in case you would like to purchase something. For business, Faro Airport has conference facilities where you can hold meetings.
Faro Airport Contact
Tel: +351 (0) 289 800 800
Fax: +351 (0) 289 818 802
TELEX: 58037 AFRDIR
Faro Airport 8001-701
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