Faro travel guide

Faro Tourism | Faro Guide

You're Going to Love Faro

With a population of 41,355, Faro is the largest city in Faro, Portugal by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Faro has to offer.

When to visit Faro

Faro in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel
Faro in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Faro in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 7 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 116 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Faro, with an average rainfall of 2 mm.

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How to Get to Faro


When flying to Faro, you’ll arrive at Faro Algarve Airport (FAO), which is located 3 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Faro from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 7h.


Comboios de Portugal is the only carrier operating train routes to Faro. The train journey from Faro to Lisbon takes 2h 52m and costs around C$ 15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Porto, expect to pay about C$ 35 for a 5h 51m trip. Located 9 km from the city centre, Faro Parque Das Cidades is the busiest station in Faro. Another popular train station is Estação Ferroviária de Faro, located 0.8 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Faro is to pick up a car rental from Lisbon, which is about 216 km from Faro. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Ok Mobility, among others, in Lisbon.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Faro, including FlixBus, rede expressos and ALSA. From Seville, the bus ride to Faro takes 249 km and will cost you around C$ 45. From Lisbon, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 314 km. The most popular bus station is Faro Faro Bus Station, located 0.7 km from downtown Faro. Faro Av. Prof. Dr. Adelino Da Palma Carlos, 13C is also a commonly used station, and is 1.1 km from the city centre.

Airports near Faro


Airlines serving Faro

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Aer Lingus
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Where to stay in Faro

Average rates range from around C$ 118 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 168 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Sol Algarve By Kavia and Hostel 33.

Where to stay in popular areas of Faro

Most booked hotels in Faro

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 222+
Aquashow Park Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 98+
Ap Eva Senses
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 195+
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 181+
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 102+
Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 93+
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Renting a car in Faro

Renting a car in Faro costs C$ 50 per day, on average, or C$ 202 if you want to rent it for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 23% more expensive than at Faro.

Expect to pay C$ 2.43 per litre in Faro (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.13 and C$ 38.83.