Car Hire at Faro Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you’re planning to party all night in Lisbon, soak up the sunshine on a Sagres beach or enjoy an all inclusive family getaway, you can find the best car hire at Faro Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Faro Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Faro Airport: Budget, Yes Car, Car Hire 4 Less, Amoita Car Hire and Auto Car Hire. All of the desks are inside the terminal, on the ground floor, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Faro Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is no need to worry about finding a place to fill the hire car with petrol before dropping it off as there is a Cepsa garage and shop at the roundabout at the entrance to the airport on the N125-10. Take the second exit at the roundabout to reach it.
Driving around Faro Airport
Faro Airport is about 4km from the centre of Faro and it is a easy to reach the A22 which is the main motorway that runs from the Spanish border, in the east, to Lagos in the west. This means that nowhere in the Algarve is more than 1 hour 30 minutes drive away while most of the major tourist resorts are reached easily within an hour. Note that the A22 is a toll road but payment must be made prior to travel in a Post Office or Pay Shop. This can also be done five days after passing the toll.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Faro Airport.
Overlooking some of the Algarve’s most dramatic scenery the little village of Sagres has a magical faraway feel with friendly locals, charming cafes, fabulous surf and a boatbuilding and lobster fishing heart.
It takes just over an hour to reach the little village of Sagres on the Algarve coast. From the airport, take the A22 toll road from the N125-10 airport road. Follow the A22 to Lagos then take exit one and follow the signs to Sagres for another thirty minutes or so. There is plenty of free on-road parking in Sagres.
Lisbon is a magical mixture of elegant European architecture and majestic mountain scenery. Historic monasteries and soft sandy beaches; winding narrow lanes with mouth-watering wineries and bakeries and nightclubs in dockyards and 18th century mansions make Lisbon quite unique.
It takes approximately two and a half hours to reach Lisbon from Faro Airport. Firstly, take the A22 from the N125-10 airport road. Follow this to the A2 to Av. Pereira de Melo and then exit from the R. Joaquim Anotnio de Aguiar. Follow this for a couple of hours before taking the R Gomes Freire to Camp Martires de Patria to the centre of Lisbon. The centre of Lisbon is hard to park in due to the narrow cobbled roads but there is a network of underground car parks to use.
With a beautiful cobblestone old city, tasty local wines and tapas, fertile green nature reserves and serene whites sandy beaches, Faro is the place from which to soak up the southern Portuguese sunshin. Check out our Faro guide for more ideas.
It takes just 10 minutes to car to reach Faro from the airport. On leaving Faro Airport car park turn right, go around the right hand bend onto the main airport road, the A22. Follow the dual carriageway signed A22 Portimão, passing the car hire return garage on your left. Follow signs to Lisboa / Portimão / Loulé, joining the N125. You will see a sign indicating Portimão 57 Km. Follow this road through three sets of traffic lights. Stay in the left-hand lane and follow the signs for Espanha for all resorts to the east of Faro, or take the turning immediately after to Lisboa/Albufeira/Portimão/Lagos (junction 4) for all resorts to the west of Faro. It can be difficult to find a parking space in the centre. Most of the parking stations near the restaurants and shopping malls charge for parking; however, there is a huge free parking station next to the ship yard from which tour boats leave daily. Many resorts and hotels in Faro have car parking; some free, some charged.