Quarteira travel guide

Quarteira Tourism | Quarteira Guide

You're Going to Love Quarteira

With a population of 18,783, Quarteira is a must-see destination in Faro, Portugal. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Quarteira

Quarteira in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Quarteira in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Quarteira in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 7 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 94 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Quarteira, with an average rainfall of 1 mm.

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How to Get to Quarteira


When flying to Quarteira, you’ll arrive at Faro Algarve Airport (FAO), which is located 13 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Quarteira from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 42h 20m.


Comboios de Portugal is the only carrier operating train routes to Quarteira. The train journey from Quarteira to Lisbon takes 2h 52m and costs around $20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Porto, expect to pay about $43 for a 5h 51m trip.


Another option to get to Quarteira is to pick up a car hire from Lisbon, which is about 204 km from Quarteira. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Klass Wagen, among others, in Lisbon.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Quarteira, including FlixBus, Bus and rede expressos. From Lisbon, the bus ride to Quarteira takes 330 km and will cost you around $18. From Porto, the ticket costs about $33 for a journey of 684 km. Quarteira’s bus station is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Quarteira


Airlines serving Quarteira

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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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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Aer Lingus
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Where to stay in popular areas of Quarteira

Most booked hotels in Quarteira

Ap Eva Senses
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hotel 3K Faro Aeroporto
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
ibis Faro Algarve
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Hotel Monaco
Good (7.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Quarteira

Expect to pay $2.95 per litre in Quarteira (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.39 and $47.19. The most frequently booked car type in Quarteira is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Renault Clio Estate or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.