Faro Airport is perfectly positioned to explore the Algarve, Portgual's sun-soaked southern coastline. The region’s biggest resort, Albufeira, is not far away. It’s a town of cliff-backed beaches with a lively strip of bars and clubs. Further west is even more scenic – enjoy river boardwalks in Alvor or the elegant marina in golfer’s haven Vilamoura.
Historic and atmospheric, Faro is situated along Portugal's south coast and is the capital of the Algarve region. The Atlantic Ocean laps the city's beaches, and the Spanish border is less than an hour's drive away.
How long is the flight from the UK to Faro?
Belfast to Faro - 3 hours 10 minutes
Birmingham to Faro - 2 hours 55 minutes
Bristol to Faro - 2 hours 35 minutes
East Midlands to Faro - 3 hours
Edinburgh to Faro - 3 hours 25 minutes
Glasgow to Faro - 3 hours 25 minutes
Leeds Bradford to Faro - 3 hours 10 minutes
Liverpool to Faro - 3 hours 5 minutes
London Stansted to Faro - 2 hours 55 minutes
Manchester to Faro - 3 hours
Newcastle to Faro - 3 hours 20 minutes
How many airports does Faro have?
Faro Airport (FAO), also known as the Algarve Airport, is the only international airport operating in the city.
How far is Faro Airport from central Faro?
If you're visiting Faro, it's a quick ten-minute journey from Faro Airport, which is just 4km west of the historic centre. Those staying in Albufeira can expect a 40-minute journey, while Vilamoura is 25 minutes away.
Get discounts, destination updates and inspiration straight to your inbox!*
Meal for two
Average flight time
Albufeira is the number one choice for beach breaks on the Algarve. It has a unique coastline of gorgeous golden sands crowned by cliffs and caves. In its centre, there’s a mix of the authentic and the exciting. You’ll find both beautiful churches and lively bars in the Old Town.
For a fun day out, head to Zoomarine on the outskirts of Albufeira. It has dolphins and sea lions, with an on-site waterpark and funfair too. Aquashow in Quarteira features waterslides and rollercoasters, while the Family Golf Park offers mini-golf with a Roman theme in Vilamoura. Slide and Splash is another top choice!
Alvor is one of the most scenic resorts on the Algarve. Enjoy a stroll along its boardwalk, which passes over sand dunes, ancient salt pans and sprawling marshlands. Explore the Old Town by night to take your taste buds on a journey too. In Faro itself, mix old-world cobbles, whitewashed churches and cool boutiques with marina-side sardines and local wines.
Upgrade to a package holiday
On a Jet2holiday to the Algarve, you’ll get your hotel, return flights, 22kg baggage and transfers included. Get ready for Blue Flag beaches, buzzy bars and beautiful natural scenery.
Experience a touch of luxury in the Algarve when you choose an Indulgent Escape. Your five-star hotel, return Jet2.com flights, 25kg baggage and private transfers are included. Not forgetting those special little extras…
Passengers aged 13 and under must travel with a guardian aged 16 and over. If the accompanying guardian is travelling on the same flight, on a separate booking, please select Continue. To change your flight, please select Go back.
Specific rules may apply to entry to certain destinations for passengers aged 17 and under who are travelling without their parent or legal guardian. Please check fco.gov.uk for current requirements.