The information has been obtained from printed
timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is
given in good faith.
Everything is correct to the best of my knowledge as of 12th November 2015
Buses between the airport and city centre operate from 0500h to 2300h daily - details below.
The ONLY scheduled public transport at Faro
Airport are local buses, routes 14 and 16
For ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS in the Algarve, go to Faro railway station or Faro bus station (the local buses stop outside both) and then take the 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.
Separate tickets are needed for local and long
distance journeys. Please allow plenty of time at Faro bus station
when buying a ticket.
You cannot buy train or bus tickets on line for for local journeys in the Algarve.
Cash fare is €2.22 - pay the driver
The local Proximo (urban bus) route 16 runs from
the Bus Station to Aeroporto
(Airport) and Praia de Faro. Route timetable and diagrams on the official website here.
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!!
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
Departures on route 16 DAILY except as noted at : 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 8:30++,
9:00**, 9:30++, 10:10, 10:50++, 11:15, 12:00++, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 15:05,
16:35, 17:45, 18:30, 19:30, 20:00++, 20:40, 21:40++, 22:05,
** Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only ++ Not on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays runs weekdays 1st July - second Sunday in September ONLY
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 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
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!. 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
Journey time is 15 - 20 minutes. Journeys in BOLD type run daily from 1st July until the second Sunday in September, otherwise on weekdays only
Departures on route 16 DAILY except as noted at 5:20, 6:20, 7:30, 7:35++, 8:30, 9:05, 9:35++, 10:05, 1040$$, 11:05++, 12:05, 13:35, 14:00++, 14:30, 15:05, 16:10, 17:10, 18:10, 19:10, 20:05, 20:35++, 21:15, 22:15++, 22.35**, 23:20, 00:10.
** Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only, does not run 1st July - second Sunday of September $$ Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only 1st July to 12th September ++ Not on Saturdays, Sundays and 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.
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
Buses stop near the railway station
about 1 minute before the time at the Bus Station. Ask the
driver to tell you when you reach that stop, as it is not all
that obvious. The first time you might see a train you are in
fact some distance from the station entrance.
Buses also stop outside the Forum Algarve shopping centre, across the road from a bus stop for services towards 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 the local bus takes you into town and some time later your bus to Albufeira etc will take you back the same way. Buses stop at the Forum Algarve about 15 minutes after leaving the airport.
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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