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Unique and charming Algarve

Faro, the capital of the Algarve region on Portugal's southern coast, is known for its excellent location, rich history, and stunning beaches. The city's history dates to Roman times, which can be sensed in its picturesque walled old town. Here, you can experience real Portugal, where you can relax on the magnificent sandy beaches, surf the waves, or even explore the culture – in beautiful Mediterranean landscapes.

Direct flights to Faro

Finnair flies directly from Helsinki to Faro twice a week from October 2024 onwards. The flight time is 5 hours. Faro International Airport is located 7km west of Faro. You can reach the city centre in about 10–15 minutes from the airport by taxi. The bus journey takes about 20–30 minutes, depending on the traffic — book flights to a city that combines history, culture and stunning landscapes.

Things to do near Faro

If you want to visit other popular destinations on Portugal's southern coast, such as Albufeira, Lagos, and Portimão, the Algarve region has a well-functioning public transport system covering many cities and destinations. You can hop on a bus or train from Faro to Albufeira, Lagos, and Portimão. You can also take a taxi or Uber if you want a more comfortable and faster way to move from Faro to other cities in the Algarve. 

Faro is also the gateway to the Algarve's magnificent archipelago and provides a convenient base for unforgettable island excursions.

Currency – Euro (€)

Electricity – 230 volts, 50 Hz

Tipping – a matter of personal preference if the service is good.

Time zone – UTC/GMT (standard time), UTC/GMT+1 (daylight saving time)

Climate – Mediterranean climate, warm in summer (average temperature around 25–32°C) and cool in winter (average temperature around 10°C).

Water – the public tap water is safe to drink. Drinking bottled water is common.  

Faro International Airport (FAO) 

  • The airport is located 7km west of the city centre.
  • You can easily reach the city centre from the airport in 25 minutes by bus or 15 minutes by car.
  • Always remember to check your airline's departure terminal and check-in times.
  • From Faro Airport, you can travel to the nearby cities of Albufeira, Portimão, and Lagos by bus or car in 35min–1h.

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