Faro travel guide

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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 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Faro has to offer.

When to visit Faro

Faro in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 69
1 night at 3-star hotel
Faro in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 69
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

Plane

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.

Train

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$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Porto, expect to pay about C$ 38 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.

Car

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 Klass Wagen and Sixt, among others, in Lisbon.

Bus

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$ 19. From Lisbon, the ticket costs about C$ 16 for a journey of 306 km. The most popular bus station is Faro Av. Prof. Dr. Adelino Da Palma Carlos, 13C, located 1.1 km from downtown Faro. Faro Faro Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.7 km from the city centre.

Plane

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.

Train

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$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Porto, expect to pay about C$ 38 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.

Car

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 Klass Wagen and Sixt, among others, in Lisbon.

Bus

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$ 19. From Lisbon, the ticket costs about C$ 16 for a journey of 306 km. The most popular bus station is Faro Av. Prof. Dr. Adelino Da Palma Carlos, 13C, located 1.1 km from downtown Faro. Faro Faro Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Faro

FAOFaro

Airlines serving Faro

Lufthansa
Good (4,688 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (951 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,574 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,607 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,279 reviews)
Air France
Good (979 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,598 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,441 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,925 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (226 reviews)
Finnair
Good (864 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (818 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,716 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (766 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (194 reviews)
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Where to stay in Faro

Average rates range from around C$ 145 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 226 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Sol Algarve by Kavia and ibis Faro Algarve.

Where to stay in popular areas of Faro

Most booked hotels in Faro

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 372+
Aquashow Park Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 205+
Real Marina Hotel & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 220+
Ap Eva Senses
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 238+
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 272+
Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 134+

Renting a car in Faro

Renting a car in Faro costs C$ 40 per day, on average, or C$ 120 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at Faro.

Expect to pay C$ 2.60 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$ 31.12 and C$ 41.49. The most frequently booked car type in Faro is Compact (Seat Arona or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Mitsubishi Colt or similar) are, on average, 83% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Faro costs C$ 40 per day, on average, or C$ 120 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at Faro.

Expect to pay C$ 2.60 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$ 31.12 and C$ 41.49. The most frequently booked car type in Faro is Compact (Seat Arona or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Mitsubishi Colt or similar) are, on average, 83% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Car rental agencies in Faro

Hertz

Hertz

Avis

Avis

Sixt

Sixt
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