There are various ways to reach the capital of the Algarve, and the best is a taxi service from Faro airport. By choosing a private transfer service, you have the certainty of receiving hospitality directly inside the airport, punctual withdrawals, comfortable means and generally safe transfers. All this is offered at a fixed price, which remains blocked from the time of booking. Faro is the most important center of the Algarve, with about 65 thousand inhabitants, it is considered the most chosen Lusitanian region by tourists. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is separated from the latter by a lagoon. Of Arab origin, it is also a fishing port.
Faro attracts thousands of visitors every year thanks to its beautiful beaches, protected areas and cobblestone streets of the old town, which is the background of small views where time seems to have stopped. The visit of the city could start from its marina and then enter the more lively area, made up of typical shops, restaurants and bars.
What to see in Faro
The capital of Algarve offers a lot in terms of places to visit. In addition to the enchanting historic center, a must for visitors to Faro, we recommend:
- Cathedral: destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt in a mix of different styles.
- the Ria Formosa natural park: a wonderful puzzle of lagoons, white beaches and islets full of vegetation.
- the Maritime Museum: houses a large collection of miniature boats, ideal for modeling fans.
The only airport here is 7 km west of the city, in the town of Montenegro. It was built in the 60s and nowadays its passenger yearly traffic is around 5,500,000. Tourists mainly come from Germany, UK and Holland, that is why this airport is connected with North Europe by major low cost airlines.
Faro Airport ranks second among the Portuguese airports and among the services offered there are shops, cafes, lifts and toilets for disabled passengers and even a post office.
The airport is connected to the center by a bus that leaves every 30 minutes during the high season. A ticket for a single ride costs € 2.25 and arrives directly at Faro bus station. In addition, during the summer an Aerobus is available, a shuttle that connects the airport with the city center.
Public taxis, although cheap, can charge a maximum of 4 passengers, a big disadvantage for those travelling in groups.
From Faro airport it is also possible to reach the most famous holidays resort of the Algarve, that is Albufeira, by bus and train.
Approximate Taxi cost from Faro airport
|Faro Taxi||1-5 people||6-8 people|
|Faro airport - Cathedral||from 24,50€||from 31,50€|
|Faro airport - Ria Formosa natural park||from 25€||from 32€|
|Faro airport- Maritime Museum||from 25,50€||from 32,50€|
Distances between Faro Airport and some points of interest
- Faro airport - Cathedral: choosing the fastest route, you will cover 7 km in just 15 minutes (without traffic).
- Faro airport - Ria Formosa natural park: the distance between these two places is about 15 km, to cover which, it takes 23 minutes.
- Faro airport - Maritime Museum: very little is needed to reach the museum; it is in fact only 6 km from Faro airport and the journey time is 10 minutes.
As for the city's public transport network, they essentially cover the connections between Faro and the surrounding area. For example, you can take a train to the town of Tavira and from there by boat reach the Ilha de Tavira, absolutely fantastic.
You can find taxi companies in Faro, however, they only operate shuttle transfers between the airport and the city center.
Taxileader.net service at Faro Airport
Those who want to relax in this region so lush, all they have to do is book a private taxi transfer to Faro using the appropriate form on our site. This type of service has advantages from all points of view. First of all you immediately know the amount to be paid in cash to the driver. Secondly, the transfer will not be shared with anyone else who is not part of your group of friends or family. So leisurely you will meet your driver at the exit of the terminal, recognizing it thanks to the sign bearing the name entered on the booking form. A further advantage lies in the fact that the driver already knows where to accompany customers, as he has all the details of the booking, which will greatly facilitate all those who do not speak a single word of Portuguese.
Why choose Taxileader.net
One more reason to decide to rely on Taxileader.net is that in our booking form you can also select one or more car seats for children absolutely free. In conclusion, compared to public transport, travel by private car allows a significant saving of time and money, especially when travelling in groups and you can divide the total sum between the various passengers.