How to get to the Algarve

Due to its peripheral location, the Algarve enjoys good transport connections, both internally with the other Portuguese cities and externally with the rest of the world. Various national airlines have regular flights to the Algarve, making Faro a busy international airport.

The Algarve also benefits from a good road network, composed of motorways, trunk roads, and a range of secondary roads, making the journey comfortable and efficient whether traveling by bus or driving in a rented car.

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Rail transport is another alternative for visitors to the region. The Portuguese rail service (CP – Comboios de Portugal) has a vast network of trains to places all over the country.

Source: Visit Algarve


Arriving at Faro

By road:

– From the north: A2 – Autoestrada do Sul (exit at the last toll at Paderne); or take the IC1 if you want to avoid the motorway, and follow signs to Faro
– If you are already in the Algarve: A22 – Via do Infante or the EN125.

By coach:

Rede Expressos and Eva Transportes also provide connections to other places in the Algarve.

By rail:

– From Faro Station there are regular connections to other cities in the country by Alfa (express), Intercidades (intercities), Inter-regional and Regional trains.

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By air:

The Algarve International Airport is about 4km from the centre of Faro.

Faro Airport
Tel.: +351 289 800 800 (General)
Tel.: +351 289 800 801 (Flight information until midnight)
Tel.: +351 289 800 617 (Flight information after midnight)
Ana Aeroportos

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Traveling from and to the airport

At Faro airport, you will find several options to get to and from Faro city center. Learn more >>

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