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Faro Airport Departures

Getting ready to board a flight from Faro Airport? Holiday Extras can help you with all the information you need to ensure a seamless departure from Portugal's major airport.

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Departures at Faro Airport - FAQs

Are there long queues at Faro Airport?

Faro Airport is a popular destination for numerous airlines, especially during the summer months when tourism in the Algarve is at its peak. Therefore it can get busy and queues can form at security screening.

How long do I need to be at Faro Airport before my flight?

Faro Airport recommend you arrive 3 hours before your flight. This allows you enough time to get through security screening and passport control.

How many departure gates does Faro Airport have?

Faro Airport has 60 check-in desks and 36 Boarding Gates.

Does Faro Airport have any other names?

Faro International Airport is the only name for the airport. In Portugal you will see it signposted as Aeroporto de Faro. It's IATA code is FAO.

Faro Airport Departures Overview

Faro Airport Departures Terminal Information

Faro airport has a single passenger terminal with both domestic and international sections.

Airlines that serve faro Airport include:

Airline Name Airline Code
Aer Lingus EI
Air France AF
Air Nostrum YW
Air Transat TS
British Airways BA
Brussels Airlines SN
Condor Flugdienst DE
easyJet U2
Edelweiss Air WK
Enter Air E4
Eurowings EW LS
Lufthansa LH
Luxair LG
Marabu MAB
Norwegian DY
Ryanair FR
SAS Scandinavian SK
Smartwings A.S. QS
Swiss International LX
TAP Portugal TP
Transavia TO
TUI Belgium TB
TUIfly Germany X3
TUI Thomson UK BY
Volotea V7
Vueling Airlines VY
Wizz Air W6

Faro Airport Terminal Travel Information

The airport has just one passenger terminal serving both domestic and international destinations. The terminal is modern and well-equipped with facilities for travellers, including shops, restaurants, car rental services, and currency exchange counters.

Faro Airport is situated about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) west of Faro, the capital city of the Algarve region. It is the primary airport serving the southern part of Portugal.

The airport is well-connected to the surrounding region by road. There are several transportation options available, including taxis, rental cars, and buses that can get you to the airport from various destinations in the Algarve and beyond.

Bus: Numerous daily bus routes connect Faro Airport and the city center in both directions.

Taxi: Taxis are available throughout Portugal, they operate 24/7 and typically accommodate up to four passengers. If you require a larger vehicle, you can request one when booking. Depending on your route, additional toll charges may apply. The average fare between the airport and Faro city is approximately €10.00.

Train: A taxi or buses can connect you from the train station in the Faro city centre to the airport.

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