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How to get a ride from Faro Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Faro Airport tips
Faro Airport wifi
Free wifi is available to all passengers at Faro Airport. To connect, switch on your device and look for the VINCI Airports wifi network. Then enter a valid email and follow the prompts onscreen.
Faro Airport currency exchange
FAO Airport has a currency exchange office where passengers can exchange money for the local currency. ATMs are also available throughout the airport.
Faro Airport parking
Faro Airport has long-stay and short-stay parking options, all of which are located close to the terminal. There is also a Kiss and Fly area for dropoff and pickup.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at Faro Airport?
Uber is available at Faro Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable ride to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Uber Faro Airport pickup location?
Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change, so to find your Uber Faro Airport pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a trip.
- How much are Uber prices for FAO Airport?
Rates to and from Faro Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber app for trip prices.
- How long will it take to get a pickup through Uber?
When you go to request a ride, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
Faro Airport visitor information
FAO is the 3rd-largest airport in Portugal, welcoming over 8 million passengers each year. Faro Airport is located on the south coast of Portugal, within the popular tourist destination of the Algarve. The town of Faro is situated about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Faro Airport, a journey that takes approximately 12 minutes, making Uber a great choice for a quick and convenient transfer. The resort of Albufeira lies 45 kilometers (28 miles) to the west, an Uber trip of just 40 minutes.
Faro Airport terminal
Faro Airport has one terminal and offers direct routes to and from destinations both domestic and international. Airlines operating from FAO Airport include:
- Aigle Azur
- Air Nostrum
- Air Transat
- BA CityFlyer
- British Airways
- Corendon Dutch
- Enter Air
- Jet Time
- SAS Scandinavian
- TAP Air Portugal
- Thomas Cook
- Wizz Air
- XL Airways France
Faro Airport restaurants
FAO Airport has a large selection of cafes and restaurants, so you’ll likely be able to find just what you need, whether that’s a large meal, a light bite, or just a snack to take on the plane. FAO has several cafes serving sandwiches, pastries, cakes, teas, coffees, juices, and other hot and cold drinks, and there are restaurants serving a range of international cuisines. If you wish to relax with an alcoholic beverage before your flight, there are bars serving beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails.
Faro Airport shops
Faro Airport duty-free offers a large range of well-known brands and products at affordable prices, including perfume, aftershave, sunglasses, cosmetics, fashion accessories, confectionery, beers, wines and spirits, cigars, and tobacco. Passengers can peruse more shops at FAO for items including jewelry, sportswear, men’s and ladies’ fashion, toys and gifts, and travel accessories.
Faro Airport lounge
Faro Airport has a lounge available for passengers who wish to escape the busy Departures hall and begin their journey in style. Services in the lounge include coffee, tea, and other hot drinks, plus alcoholic and soft beverages, sandwiches and snacks, wifi, television, and a selection of international newspapers and magazines.
Services at FAO
Families traveling with young children can make use of free strollers to help them travel around the airport, while baby-changing facilities are located before and after security. There is also a workspace where passengers can work, charge mobile phones, and relax while waiting for their flight. Special assistance is on offer for passengers with reduced mobility. This should be requested through your airline or travel operator at least 48 hours before your flight.
Faro Airport hotels
FAO Airport doesn’t have a hotel located on-site, but several can be found in the Marchil and Montenegro areas, near the airport. The city of Faro has a large selection of accommodation options, from budget rooms to luxury suites, all a short Uber trip away. If you wish to make the most of the nearby coastline, there are a few hotels near Praia de Faro beach, a 5-minute Uber trip from FAO Airport.
Points of interest near Faro Airport
Faro is the main city of the Algarve region and is known as the gateway to southern Portugal. It has an ancient walled Old Town and a vibrant nightlife, and it’s located close to several beaches. Interesting things to see and do in the area include:
- Arco da Vila gateway
- Faro Cathedral
- Faro Municipal Museum
- Milreu Roman ruins
- Praia de Faro beach
Find out more about FAO here.
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