There are various ways to reach the beautiful holiday resorts of the Algarve and the best is a taxi service from Faro airport. By choosing a private transfer service, you can be certain of receiving warm hospitality directly from inside the airport, punctual drivers, comfortable vehicles, and generally safe transfers. All this is offered at a fixed price, which is set at the time of booking. Faro is the transport hub of the Algarve, the most favoured holiday destination in Portugal. Faro 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 set against a beautiful background, where time seems to have stopped. A good place to start your visit is from its marina and from there you enter the more lively areas, made up of typical shops, restaurants, and bars.
What to see in Faro
The capital of the Algarve offers a lot in terms of places to visit. In addition to the enchanting historic centre, 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 fauna and flora.
- The Maritime Museum: houses a large collection of miniature boats, ideal for modelling fans.
The only airport here is 7 km west of the city, in the town of Montenegro. It was built in the 1960s and nowadays its yearly passenger traffic is around 5,500,000. Tourists come mainly from Germany, the UK and Holland, that is why this airport is connected with Northern Europe by major low-cost airlines.
Faro Airport is the second busiest Portuguese airport and among the services offered there are shops, cafes, lifts and toilets for disabled passengers, and a post office.
The airport is connected to the centre by a bus that leaves every 30 minutes during the high season. In addition, during the summer an Aerobus shuttle connects the airport with the city centre.
Public taxis, although cheap, can charge per person, up to 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 of all the holiday resorts 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 Nature Park: the distance between these two places is about 15 km, which takes about 23 minutes.
- Faro airport - Maritime Museum: it is only 6 km from Faro airport and the journey time is 10 minutes.
As for the city's public transport network essentially covers 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 to reach the stunning Ilha de Tavira.
You can find taxi companies in Faro which also operate shuttle transfers between the airport and the city centre.
Taxileader.net service at Faro Airport
For those who want to relax without transport worries, all you 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 cost of your journey in advance. Secondly, the transfer will not be shared with anyone who is not part of your group. You will be met by your driver at the exit of the terminal, who will have a sign bearing the name entered on the booking form. A further advantage lies in the fact that the driver already knows where to his passengers are going, as he has all the details of the booking, which will greatly help 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, which are absolutely free. 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.