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.

When to visit Faro

Faro in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Faro in January
Estimated hotel price
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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 36h 45m.


Train is the most popular train carrier serving Faro, followed by Comboios de Portugal. The train journey from Faro to Lisbon takes 2h 52m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Porto, expect to pay about $44 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 hire from Lisbon, which is about 216 km from Faro. You’ll find branches of Klass Wagen and GREEN MOTION , 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 241 km and will cost you around $18. From Lisbon, the ticket costs about $22 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 the city centre of Faro. Faro Faro Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 0.7 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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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Where to stay in Faro

Average rates range from around $132 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $191 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

Ap Eva Senses
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Hotel 3K Faro Aeroporto
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
ibis Faro Algarve
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Hotel Monaco
Good (7.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Faro

Expect to pay $3.35 per litre in Faro (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $40.09 and $53.45. Economy (Fiat Punto or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Faro, while also 59% cheaper than other types, on average.

Car hire agencies in Faro




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