The information has been obtained from printed
timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is
given in good faith.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BUS TRAVEL BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND OTHER ALGARVE TOWNS CLICK HERE
Buses between the airport and city centre operate
daily from approx 0500 to midnight - details below.
EARLY FLIGHT? CHECK FARO HOTEL LISTINGS HERE AND GET
THAT EXTRA TIME IN BED
Travelling with a lot of luggage or very large
bags? These are ordinary city buses with very little space for
Adult cash fare is €2.35 - pay the driver. There is
no discount for seniors except residents.
The local Proximo (urban bus) route 16 runs from the Bus Station
(outdoor annex) to Aeroporto (Airport) and Praia de
Faro. Route diagram and official timetable on the official
website here. Picture of the Próximo station
- note an ATM there. There is a small air-conditoned waiting room
Journey time to the airport is 20 minutes. Buses used have
on board wifi so you do not need to off line for even a moment!!
These buses can be VERY busy and crowded. If you must be at the
airport at a certain time, I advise being at the stop in Faro bus
station 10 minutes at least before the departure time.
Journeys in BOLD type run daily from 1st July until
second Sunday in September, for the rest of the year they run on
weekdays only. First bus to Faro beach (Praia de Faro) is the
0700. Arrival there is 5 minutes after the airport.
Departures on route 16 DAILY except as noted at : 5:00,
6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 8:30++, 9:00**, 9:30++,
12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 15:05, 15:50, 16:35, 17:45, 18:30, 19:30, 20:00++, 20:40,
Sundays and Holidays only, does not run in summer
++ Not on
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays except in summer ; 1st
July - second Sunday in September. $ - Not on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays
If you are unlucky with the bus times, there is a taxi rank at
the Bus Station. A Taxi to the airport will cost you about €10.
Buses from the airport also stop
outside the Railway Station about 1 minute after leaving the bus
station. The stop at the station is across the square to the
right as you exit the station, in front of a tall apartment
block. However I recommend you walk the 2 minutes to the bus
station and board there. At busy times the bus will leave the
bus station full and may not stop to pick up on the way.
Buses also stop outside the Forum Algarve shopping centre, across the road for the bus stop for services from Loulé, Quarteira, Vilamoura and Albufeira. If you are tight for time and don't mind crossing a busy road, you can make your connection here. Otherwise your bus takes you into town and some time later your bus to the the airport will take you back the same way. Buses stop at the Forum Algarve about 5 minutes after leaving the Bus Station.
Proximo Bus 16 that is NOT going to Praia de Faro, unless
you want to go straight to the beach!. Destination is
normally shown as Terminal or Avenida. The bus stop is outside the
Airport terminal Departures area, to the left of the arrivals area
as you exit the terminal building, under the concrete roof like
Journey time is about 20 minutes. Journeys in BOLD type
run daily from 1st July until the second Sunday in September,
otherwise they run on weekdays only.
Buses leave Faro beachh ( Praia de Faro) 5 minutes before the
time at the airport, first bus is at 0725. Last bus from Praia de
Faro is at 2230.
Departures on route 16 DAILY except as noted at 5:20, 6:20, 7:30, 8:30, 9:05, 9:35++, 10:05, 1045$$, 11:05++, 11.35, 12:05, 12:50$,13:35, 14:00++, 14:30, 15:05, 16:10, 17:10, 18:10, 19:10, 20:00, 20:35++, 21:15, 22:15++, 22:35, 23:20, 00:10.$$ Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only ++ Not on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays runs daily in summer if in bold type. $ - Not on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays
Again, if you are unlucky with the bus times there is a taxi rank
to the right when you are outside the terminal. A taxi to the
train or bus station will cost about €10.
There are only THREE (started with four earlier
this year, obviously too many for the available business) direct
buses daily (coaches to UK readers) between Lagos, Portimão,
Albufeira and Faro Airport - information here
Tickets are not sold on any website. At the
airport you pay the driver.
At the other places you buy tickets at the bus station ticket office before boarding the bus.
There are also coaches (long distance buses) to and
from Huelva and Seville in Spain. For details please see this page.
For journeys to Spain, you CANNOT buy tickets at the airport. You must therefore obtain them on line at the relevant company website before travelling.
For ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS in the Algarve or at other times, go to Faro railway station or Faro bus station (the local buses listed above stop outside both) and then go by train or another bus.
Faro city centre map showing location of bus and rail stations. Diagram of urban bus routes in Faro here - external link.
Please allow plenty of time at Faro bus station
when buying a ticket, which you do inside at the ticket office.
You cannot buy train or bus tickets on line for for local journeys in the Algarve.
On arrival at the Faro Bus Terminal from the airport, you must
buy your next bus ticket at the ticket window inside the building.
Allow at least 10 minutes for this, as queues are often long and
there is always someone in front of you with a complex
transaction. You CANNOT buy tickets on line for these journeys.
Faro railway station is 150 metres from the bus station in the
same street. Buses to and from the airport stop outside the
TRAINS AND BUSES TO MAJOR DESTINATIONS : SUMMER TIMES APPLY IN
JULY, AUGUST AND THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER ONLY
Click place name for complete timetable
||1725 / 1800
||1745 / 1800
1845 Sundays and Holidays
|** change bus at Portimão
++ station is 4km from town
No bus at Loulé station, easier
by bus from Faro.
%% these buses leave from
the stop in the street OUTSIDE
the bus station building.
Some buses to Albufeira, Olhão
and Tavira do also, CHECK when
|@@ - station is 6km from town. Bus
available but not right into town centre
$$ via TAXI from Portimão station
## 2330 except Fridays and Saturdays and
not in July, August or December; runs
at 0030 Friday / Saturday night and
Saturday / Sunday night all year; runs every
night in July and August. May not operate 24th
and 31st December, information unclear.
|1800 - This is the fast 'Get on' airport bus which calls at the airport 15 minutes after
leaving Faro bus station. Fares are higher than with other buses.
Detailed times here.
Click here for a summary
of major bus connections at Faro
For train information, click here
For a list of all the timetables on the site, click here
For an alphabetical list of places in the Algarve, click here
For some important general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here
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