Faro Airport

Faro Airport, Algarve Portugal

Airport Code: FAO

Tel: (+351) 289 800 800
Email: [email protected]

Like neighbouring Andalucia, the Algarve region of southern Portugal is popular for year-round holidays, thanks to its mild, sunny climate. Its centrally-situated capital, Faro, is a popular tourist destination, and its airport is the most important in the Algarve, serving the entire region. It is a modern airport with excellent facilities.

Faro airport offers weekly flights to and from many British cities during the winter months, with frequency rising between April and October. Faro is now one of Europe´s leading low-cost airports. In 2010 it became a hub airports when Ryan Air based 7 of its aircrafts in Faro. In It is ideal for those visiting the Huelva province the Costa de la Luz, the Sierra de Aracena and Rio Tinto Mining in the west of Andalucia 

Faro airport which opened in July 1965 saw a new terminal in 1989 and an extension in 2001.  6.4 million passenger movements were recorded Faro airport in 2015, making it the Iberian Peninsula´s sixth-most important airport, with over 30 airlines offering flights to more than 60 destinations. Faro airport undertook a series of improvements to increase capacity from six to eight million from 2010 to 2013.

Arrival and Departure times

On this page you will find a list of live arrival and departure times for Faro Airport. More >

Faro Airport Flights and destinations

In the table below listed at the destinations currently or recently served by direct flights to and from Faro Airport by destinations in the UK.

Where can you fly direct to Faro Airport?

In the tables below, in the first column are the destinations currently or recently served by direct flights to and from this airport. In the second column are airlines who operated this route during the last winter schedule season. We leave this schedule here as it will be guide to next winter's scheule. In the third column are airlines operating the route during the curent summer schedule which runs from April to October. Some routes are not operated for the entire summer schedule period.

We update the tables as frequently as possible to reflect changing airline schedules.

Links are provided to our affiliate partner airlines websites. In the fourth column is a link to Skyscanner affiliate search for direct and non-direct flights to the destination.

The airlines change over from Summer to Winter schedules (and vice versa) the same date as the clocks change to or from Daylight Saving Time in Europe. (North America which has a few weeks longer Daylight Saving Time.)

  • IATA Airline Summer schedule - begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Saturday of October.
  • IATA Airline Winter schedule - begins on the last Sunday of October and ends on the last Saturday of March.

Where can you fly direct from Faro Airport?


United Kingdom airports with direct flights to Faro, Algarve, Portugal

UK Airports with direct flights to Faro Airlines Airlines Skyscanner
  Direct Flights
Winter 2022/24
Direct Flights
Summer 2024
All flights
Aberdeen ABZ - Ryanair Check flights
Belfast City BHD - - Check flights
Belfast International BFS Easyjet, Ryanair Easyjet, Ryanair Check flights
Birmingham BHX (Hotels)  BHX Easyjet, Jet 2, Ryanair Easyjet, Jet 2, Ryanair Check flights
Bournemouth BOH (Hotels)    Ryanair Check flights
Bristol BRS (Hotels) Easyjet, Jet2,  Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair Check flights
Cardiff CWL (Hotels) - Ryanair Check flights
Doncaster / Sheffield DSA (Hotels) - - Check flights
East Midlands EMA (Hotels) Jet2, Ryanair Jet2, Ryanair Check flights
Edinburgh EDI (Hotels) Jet2, Jet2, Ryanair Check flights
Exeter EXT (Hotels) - Ryanair Check flights
Glasgow International GLA (Hotels) Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair Check flights
Glasgow Prestwick PIK Ryanair Ryanair Check flights
Leeds Bradford LBA Ryanair, Jet2 Ryanair, Jet2 Check flights
Liverpool LPL (Hotels) Easyjet, Ryanair Easyjet, Ryanair Check flights
London City LCY (Hotels) - - Check flights
London Gatwick LGW (Hotels) Easyjet, British Airways; Wizz Air Easyjet, British Airways; Wizz Air Check flights
London Heathrow LHR (Hotels) - - Check flights
London Luton LTN (Hotels) Easyjet, Wizz Air, Ryanair Easyjet, Wizz Air, Ryanair Check flights
London Stanstead STN (Hotels) Ryanair Ryanair Check flights
Manchester (Hotels) Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair Check flights
Newcastle NCL (Hotels) Jet2, Ryanair Jet2, Ryanair Check flights
Norwich NWI - Ryanair Check flights
Nottingham EMA Jet2 - Check flights
Newquay NQY Ryanair Ryanair Check flights
Southampton SOU (Hotels) - - Check flights
Southend SEN (Hotels) - - Check flights
Teesside MME (Hotels) - Ryanair Check flights

Table updated 17-12-2023.

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Car hire

Hire a car is best way to get around! Travel with ease and enjoy the beautiful views! See the car hire company links below or consult our general Car Hire page

Buses from the airport to the city centre (EVA Buses, numbers 14 and 16) run from 7am to 8.30pm (7.30pm on weekdays) - turn right outside the Arrivals hall. The buses leave every half hour, and the trip takes around 15 minutes. For further destinations across the Algarve, such as Albufeira, Transol has departures every 45 minutes from 7am to 11.30pm. For more information, check the timetable near the information desk at the meeting point.

Bus to Ayamonte, Huelva and Sevilla by Damas

Taxis are available outside the terminal building; the fare to central Faro is around 12 euros, Albufeira 40 euros. There is a 20 per cent surcharge for evenings (10pm - 6am) and weekends.

If you want to rent a car, most major international car hire companies, as well as several local ones, have desks in the Arrivals area.

There are three car parks at Faro airport: P1 (Departures) and P3 (Arrivals) are short-term, and P2 is long-term.

The airport has a wide rang of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes; you can eat from 7am to 11pm. There is an information service desk at the meeting point, with cultural and tourist information also available at the ICEP desk in the Arrivals hall. If you need some euros when you get to Faro airport, you´ll find banks and ATMs in both Arrivals and Departures, as well as internet access points, while Arrrivals has a post office and a bureau de change. There´s also a play area for children.

Conference facilities are also available in the airport - up to 65 people can be accommodated, with TV and video.


Faro airport is located 5km west of the city, on the N125.