Faro travel guide

Faro Tourism | Faro Guide

You're Going to Love Faro

With a population of 41,355, Faro is the largest city in Faro, Portugal by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Faro

Faro in April
Estimated hotel price
$45
1 night at 3-star hotel
Faro in April
Estimated hotel price
$45
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Faro in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 7 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 116 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Faro, with an average rainfall of 2 mm.

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How to Get to Faro

Plane

When flying to Faro, you’ll arrive at Faro Algarve Airport (FAO), which is located 2 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Faro from Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 37h 40m.

Train

Comboios de Portugal is the only carrier operating train routes to Faro. The train journey from Faro to Lisbon takes 3h 00m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Porto, expect to pay about $30 for a 5h 51m trip. Located 0.5 miles from the city centre, Estação Ferroviária de Faro is the busiest station in Faro. Another popular train station is Faro Bom Joao, located 0.6 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Faro is to pick up a car hire from Lisbon, which is about 134 miles from Faro. You’ll find branches of Klass Wagen and BeRent, among others, in Lisbon.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Faro, including rede expressos, FlixBus and ALSA. From Lisbon, the bus ride to Faro takes 195 miles and will cost you around $29. From Porto, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 440 miles. The most popular bus station is Faro Av. Prof. Dr. Adelino Da Palma Carlos, 13C, located 0.7 miles from the city centre of Faro. Faro Faro Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Faro

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Airlines serving Faro

Lufthansa
Good (1,367 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,458 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,902 reviews)
KLM
Good (290 reviews)
Air France
Good (291 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,071 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,654 reviews)
British Airways
Good (936 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (355 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (926 reviews)
Iberia
Good (655 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (626 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (659 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (366 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (74 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,154 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (301 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (201 reviews)
Vueling
Good (260 reviews)
LOT
Good (255 reviews)
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Where to stay in Faro

Average rates range from around $152 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $169 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Sol Algarve By Kavia and Hostel 33.

Where to stay in popular areas of Faro

Most booked hotels in Faro

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$249+
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$341+
Ap Eva Senses
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$159+
Real Marina Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$152+
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$242+
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$149+
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Hiring a car in Faro

Budget, Sixt and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Faro is the AIRAUTO branch at FARO AIRPORT Parking area P4, which is 2 miles from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 38% more expensive than at Faro.

Expect to pay $2.78 per litre in Faro (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $33.33 and $44.44. The most frequently booked car type in Faro is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 21% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.