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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 11th September 2016

Buses between the airport and city centre operate from 0500h to 2300h daily - details below.

EARLY FLIGHT? CHECK FARO HOTEL LISTINGS HERE AND GET THAT EXTRA TIME IN BED

FARO CITY CENTRE < > FARO AIRPORT

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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.

FARO CITY CENTRE TO THE AIRPORT

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!!

Buses leave from the new open air extension to the bus station, beside the main building. Buy your ticket from the driver.proximo buses

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, 23:00, 23:45

** 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 station.

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 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 like structure.  Beware that ongoing construction work may cause the stop to be moved.

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.

Heading on from Faro?

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.

LAST BUSES TO MAJOR DESTINATIONS : SUMMER TIMES APPLY IN JULY AND AUGUST ONLY
Click place name for complete timetable

Destination
Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
TRAIN Daily
unless stated
Albufeira
1940
1845
2018++
Almancil
2000
1845
NONE
Alvor **
1725
1725
2018$$
Lagos
1725
1725
2018
Loulé
1915
1830
2018++
Olhão
2035
2035
2151
Olhos D'Agua
1915
1845
NONE
Portimão
1940
1745
2018
Praia da Rocha**
1940 (summer)
1725 (winter)
1745 (summer)
1725 (winter)
2018$$
Quarteira
2000
1930 Saturdays
1845 Sundays and Holidays

NONE
Tavira
1930
1930
2151
Vilamoura
1915
1845
NONE
** change bus at Portimão
++ station is 4km from town

$$ via TAXI from Portimão station

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.

ROUTE 14

Route 14 does not serve the city centre! It 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.

Route 14 operates more frequently in summer to provide additional service  to the airport and beach (Praia de Faro)

Official timetables : Atalaia - Airport - Praia de Faro    Praia de Faro - Airport - Atalaia

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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