Cheap flights to Faro
A hugely popular destination for sun seekers from all over Europe, Faro is the best-known town in Portugal’s Algarve region. With its classic Iberian white-washed good looks, café culture and glorious weather, it offers everything you need for that classic Portuguese vibe.
When to book flights to Faro
Spring and summer last a long time in the Algarve and, blessed with one of the warmest climates in Europe, it rarely gets anything like cold here.
Each season has its advantages, with the long hot evenings in summer contrasted by cooler and more comfortable temperatures in the spring and autumn. The many golf courses in and around Faro are also open all year round, so you can visit at any time for a couple of rounds.
How to find the best flight deals to Faro
There are ways to boost your chances of getting a great deal.
Firstly, if you can be flexible on dates, then you may find that even cheaper options are available. Select the ‘Show Flexible Dates’ option to see what else is available.
The airport is close to the A22 road and the 14 and 16 bus routes connect it with other destinations in the Algarve, with a regular service running throughout the day.
The railway station is located about nine miles away but there are always plenty of beige or green and black taxis available to take you to your hotel or accommodation.
Which airlines fly to Faro?
Direct flights to Faro, Portugal are available from a number of different carriers.
- Thomas Cook
How to get to and around in Faro
You can book car hire from the airport with Expedia if you want the freedom that having your own vehicle offers.
You can also travel around the town and explore more of the region by bus. And there is main train line running east to west across the Algarve, with a station in Faro. Tickets can be bought in advance online or at the station on the day of travel.
What are the must-sees in Faro?
The well-preserved Old Town can be explored in the harbour area. Walk the cobbled streets and admire the 18th century Moorish inspired architecture and white-washed walls of the buildings. Take a boat along the Ria Formosa, a huge nature reserve stretching into Spain, or simply hang out on the long Praia de Faro.
If you’re in a macabre mood, the eerie Capela dos Ossos in the Carmo Church is decorated with the remains of more than a thousand former monks.
More tastefully you can dine out on some of the fresh seafood, caught that very morning down by the harbour, on offer.
Golf is hugely popular, with a choice of courses around Faro and across the Algarve. And, of course, if you don’t really feel like doing anything, then you’ve come to the right place. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the sunshine.