Last updated on October 6th, 2021 at 10:01 pm
We will write how to get from Faro airport to Albufeira. The distance from Faro Airport to Albufeira city center is 36 kilometers and the travel time from Faro airport to Albufeira is around 40 minutes by taxi.
The cheapest way from Faro airport to Albufeira is by bus for €7.30 and €5.50 by train. The travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you go by taxi will be around €50-60. Make sure you check the shuttle buses direct from Faro airport to Albufeira starting from €7-15 and 45-50 minutes travel time
You can also rent a car in Faro airport or get a private transfer. Read here Portugal sim card for tourist, how to get from Lisbon airport to Cascais, Faro airport to Lagos and Faro airport to city center.
FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA
PUBLIC BUS FROM FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Faro airport to Albufeira is by bus. The Buses 16 and 14 are running from Faro airport to Faro Bus Terminal every 30-50 minutes starting from 5 30 am until 12 30 am. The bus fare is €2.35 one way for adults and €1.50 for children.
The travel time is around 20-30 minutes depending on your final destination at city center and traffic. You can get the Buses 14 and 16 at the Arrivals at the airport and buy your ticket to the bus driver. Make sure you bring cash and euros.
BUS NUMBER 16
The Bus Number 16 is going from Faro airport to Faro Bus Station. The Bus Number 16 travel time is 20 minutes from Faro airport to Bus Terminal and it’s not passing by the beach. The buses are running every 30-50 minutes from Faro airport.
BUS NUMBER 14
The Bus Number 14 is going from Faro airport to Faro Bus Station. The Bus Number 14 takes 30 minutes from Faro airport to Bus Terminal and it’s passing by the beach. Bus Number 14 is running less frequently just a few buses running during the day.
FARO BUS TERMINAL TO ALBUFEIRA BUS TERMINAL
Once in Faro Bus Terminal you can take EVA Buses going to Albufeira. EVA Buses are running every 30 minutes from Faro Bus Terminal to Albufeira Bus Terminal just 2 kilometers far from city center. The buses are starting from 6 30 am until 7 40 pm.
The bus fare from Faro Bus Terminal to Albufeira Bus Terminal is €4.95 for one way and €9.90 for return ticket. The travel time is around 55 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes depending if you go on the highway.
The total travel time by bus from Faro airport to Albufeira by bus is 1 hour and 30 minutes and the bus fare is €7.30. You can go walking distance only 2 kilometers from Albufeira Bus Terminal or you can get a taxi to move around Albufeira.
Faro Airport to Albufeira By Train (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Faro airport to Albufeira is by train. You will have to follow the steps above going to Faro Bus Terminal with the Buses Number 14 and 16. From Faro Train Station is only 2 minutes walking distance from Faro Bus Terminal.
The main problem of this way of transportation Albufeira-Ferreira Train Station is 7 kilometers far from Albufeira city center and beach area in Albufeira. If you go by taxi will be around 10-15 minutes and the taxi fare is €8-10 or you can take local Giro Buses in Albufeira for €1.40 from Albufeira-Ferreira Train Station.
The train fare from Faro Train Station to Albufeira-Ferreira Train Station is €3.40 one way, with Regional Trains for €9.55 with Intercidades Trains for one way and Alfa Pendular €11.40 one way. The travel times is around 35 minutes by train Faro to Albufeira. The trains are running every 1-2 hours from 7 am until 7 pm. Check here schedule and prices.
The total train plus bus fare is around €6 and the total travel time will be around 1 hours and 30 minutes to reach Albufeira from Faro airport.
SHUTTLE BUS TRANSFER FROM FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA
You can book online your shuttle transfer from Faro airport to Albufeira for only €7-15 cheaper price than a taxi and great option if you are traveling alone and you wish the comfort of getting to your hotel from the airport. The travel time from Faro airport to Albufeira is 45 minutes with Klook, shuttle bus Terravision and Flybus just check online prices and schedule.
BY TAXI FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA
If you go from Faro airport to Albufeira by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 40 minutes and the taxi fare from Faro airport to Albufeira is €50-60. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT FARO AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Faro’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in the city. It will take you 40 minutes to get to Albufeira from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Albufeira. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Albufeira.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Faro. Prices are around €63 and you will be able to fit up to 8 people. It could be €8 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
BEST WAY FROM FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA
The best way from Faro airport to Albufeira if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose by shuttle bus €7-15 since it will be only 45-50 minutes travel time. You can also go from Faro airport to Albufeira by bus and train for €5-7 and the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
If you are traveling in a group or your prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Albufeira.
WHERE TO STAY IN ALBUFEIRA
We chose to stay in Albufeira, Central Algarve when we visited Algarve because it´s halfway between Faros and Lagos. Our choice was Olhos de Agua, a small town with two beaches really close to our apartment. Praia de Falesia and Olhos de Agua are just 10-15 minutes walking distance.
The location is great for going out for dinner since there are a few restaurants that are just also waking distance away. If you want to go by car, Albufeira town is only a 5 minutes drive. Click here to know more about rent in Albufeira and check their Instagram for more updates. Click here you can get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB when you sign up with us!
WHERE TO GO ALBUFEIRA
PRAIA DA FALESIA
One of the many long beaches in Algarve is Praia da Falesia, with shores stretching from Olhos de Água in the east and the beautiful Vilamoura in the west. It is another stunning beach with a truly great vibe, with its wooden steps leading to and from various places in the area. Praia da Falesia can also be reached from the Pine Cliffs resort through a glass lift that takes you to the boardwalk.
It’s one of our favorite beaches for relaxing and is not as accessible as other beaches so there’s always enough space for you to read, swim, sunbathe, surf and just chill.
PRAIA DOS PESCADORES
Fisherman’s Beach is a blue flag beach on the Atlantic south coast of Algarve. It’s is a must-visit beach in Albufeira especially when you are staying in Albufeira’s old town. You can go on for a short walk and you’ll be able to see it’s beautiful golden sand and the cool ocean water. On your stay, you’ll feel at home, locals are friendly and there are plenty of beach restaurants and water sports activities available.
OLHOS DE AGUA
A small fisherman’s village located in the municipality of Albufeira, Portugal. It is one of the beaches that is great for families because of its direct access from the village and offers variety of services. It is a beautiful beach, and in the low tide, you can watch its famous natural springs coming out of the sand known by the locals as “Olhos de Agua” (water eyes).
Travel tip: Olhos de Agua beach is magical to visit at sunset time.
PRAIA DO BARRANCO DAS BELHARUCAS
It begins in the Falesia Beach that extends for 7 km to Vilamoura. It is an unspoiled beach far away from the village beaches. It is a perfect beach for those travelers who want to get away from the crowd and a perfect get away for couples fancying romantic walk. It has road access from Olhos de Agua and there is an available beach restaurant for lunch or snack for visitors.
WHERE TO EAT IN ALBUFEIRA
RESTAURANTE DOM CARLOS
It is a charming little restaurant that offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere and fresh delicious food. The restaurant is a Portuguese fine dining and it’s offering a popular five-course evening meal at €49 alongside with a broad selection of wines. Operated by a husband and wife, it’s often to see crowded, so better if you book in advance.
RESTAURANTE TRES PALMEIRAS
It is a perfect place to try Portuguese favorite like Algarve cataplan-cooked seafood stews. The restaurant caters to families offering a wide variety of menu and is also offering some vegetarian alternatives. It is a little way off from the tourist restaurants of the central area. It is a great chance to experience Michelin-listed Portuguese cuisine at a reasonable price.
It is a charmingly rustic style restaurant with some hints of Algarve’s nautical past. It has a casual vibe and is located a short way out of the city center. This restaurant is Mediterranean inspired and has a full range Portuguese dishes consist of meat and seafood options. The menu is full of delicious selection and is all freshly caught- fish and other delicious fruits of the sea. You can order a meal like Grilled Octopus and many more. There are also array of deserts available.
This one is a local favorite, serving up hearty Portuguese meals in a traditional and family-friendly manner. The Palacete prides itself particularly on its range of hearty steaks and fresh seafood and is great for an intimate dinner or you can also enjoy a night out with your friends. A total of €70 is a price for 2.
It is one of Albuferia’s restaurants that caters exclusively for vegetarian and vegan diners. The restaurant is Asian and international influenced, and it is making space for some reliable Portuguese dishes. It offers a value buffet system. You can eat all the healthy meals in the restaurant for as low as €7.50.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PORTUGAL
A total of €25-30 per day for two people will be your daily budget for food in Portugal. A meal for two can cost for €15. You can have healthy meals for as low as €7.50. You can go down the food budget travel in Portugal cooking on your own and buying food in the supermarket. Pasteis de nata and expresso are great for a quick break in your sightseeing day in Portugal and you will find them for less than €2.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PORTUGAL
Portugal in August is the busiest and most expensive time of the year in the country because this is when locals or tourist choose to take their summer holidays. The best time to visit Portugal is through the months of between March and June if you to experience as much as possible the beauty of Portugal. The winter is from December to March but it’s warm comparing with North Europe.
CASH IN PORTUGAL
Portugal also use Euro as their currency. Rate is €1 is equivalent to $1.16. When it comes to ATM’s you can find many around while they will accept credit card and debit card in most of the hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
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