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FARO CITY CENTRE TO THE AIRPORT AND FARO BEACH - PROXIMO BUS ROUTE 16

The information has been obtained from printed timetables and other local sources (like taking the bus) and is given in good faith.

INFORMATION CHECKED AND UPDATED 20th September
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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

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Travelling with a lot of luggage or very large bags? These are ordinary city buses with very little space for huge bags.

Adult cash fare is €2.35 - pay the driver. There is no discount for seniors or children except residents.

FARO CITY CENTRE TO THE AIRPORT AND FARO BEACH - PROXIMO BUS ROUTE 16

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 entrance here - note an ATM there. There is a small air-conditioned waiting room with café.

Journey time to the airport is 20 minutes.  Buses used have on board wifi so you do not need to be off line for even a moment!!proximo
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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 to ensure you can get on.

First bus to Faro beach (Praia de Faro) is the 0700. Arrival there is 5 minutes after the airport. Last bus to Faro Beach is the 2205.

Buses in BOLD type run only in summer - 1st July to second Sunday of September. Buses in RED type do NOT run during that summer period.

Buses highlighted in green run only on weekdays except in summer when they run every day. Buses highlighted in blue run only at weekends and on public holidays.

Departures on route 16 at 0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 0830, 0900, 0930, 1010, 1050, 1115, 1200, 1215 (weekdays only), 1250, 1330, 1410, 1505, 1550, 1635, 1745, 1830, 1930, 2000, 2040, 2140, 2205, 2300, 2345

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.

FARO AIRPORT TO THE CITY CENTRE - PROXIMO BUS ROUTE 16

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 structure.

Journey time is about 20 minutes. Buses leave Faro beach (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 from the airport on route 16 at 0520, 0620, 0730, 0830, 0905, 0935, 1005, 1045, 1105, 1135, 1205, 1250, 1335, 1400 (weekdays only), 1430, 1505, 1610, 1710, 1810, 1910, 2000, 2035, 2115, 2215, 2235, 2320, 0010.

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.

Heading on from Faro?

Going to Spain?

There are currently only two coaches (long distance buses) each week 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.

Going to somewhere in the Algarve?

Currently the only buses at the airport run into Faro city centre for the bus and railway stations. Details above.

For ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS in the Algarve go to Faro railway station or Faro bus station (the local buses 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 bus tickets on line for for local bus 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.

Faro railway station is 150 metres from the bus station in the same street. Buses to and from the airport stop outside the railway station.

LAST TRAINS AND BUSES FROM FARO TO MAJOR DESTINATIONS AS OF 19th JUNE
MOST WEEKEND BUS SERVICE IS NOT OPERATING
Click place name for complete timetable

%% these buses leave from the stop in the street OUTSIDE the bus station.
 
Most buses to Albufeira, Olhão and Tavira do also, CHECK when buying ticket.
At Faro you buy your ticket at the ticket counter before getting on the bus!
Where a change of bus is needed, you buy a separate ticket for the other bus

Destination
Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
TRAIN Daily
Albufeira
1900
1900
2050@@
Almancil%%
1900
1900
2050
Alvor
1725++
1430**
2050$$
Armação de Pêra**
1700
1215
No trains
Lagos
1725
1430**
2050
Loulé
2230
2230
(the previous bus is
at 1930!)

2050
Station is 4km from
the town, no bus

Olhão
1930
1930
2212
Olhos D'Agua%%
1900
1900
No trains
Portimão
1725
1430**
2050
Praia da Rocha
1725++
1430**
2050$$
Quarteira%%
1900
1900 No trains
Tavira
1830
1330 or 1830
2212
Vilamoura%%
1900
1900 No trains
** change bus at ALBUFEIRA
and there is TWO HOURS WAIT
++ change bus in Portimão


@@ - station is 6km from town. Bus
available but not right into town centre

$$ via TAXI from Portimão station.

ROUTE 14 via AIRPORT


Route 14 is a 'peak time' only bus that will take you to Montenegro and the Forum Algarve, then it makes its way around the ring road to Atalaia and eventually to the Bus Station. Journey time Airport - Bus Station is 30 minutes. Route 14 may operate more frequently in summer to provide additional service  to the airport and beach (Praia de Faro). Official timetable- external link in new tab or window

Left luggage in Faro - this facility may be useful as it's near the railway and bus stations - https://www.nannybag.com/en/luggage-storage/faro

I DO NOT KNOW IF EITHER OF THESE ARE OPEN UNABLE TO CHECK PERSONALLY
There is also a kiosk on platform 1 at the railway station open daily in summer.
The bus station has a limited facility open 0900 - 1300 and 1500 - 1900 on WEEKDAYS ONLY. Closed weekends and holidays.

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
Back to the main page here

www.algarvebus.info