Last updated on September 30th, 2022 at 11:10 pm
We will write how to get from Faro airport to Albufeira. The distance from Faro Airport to Albufeira city center is 36 kilometers. Click here to book online activities and Faro Day Tour
The travel time by taxi from Faro airport to Albufeira is around 40 minutes and the taxi fare from Far airport to Albufeira will be around €50-60.
The cheapest way from Faro airport to Albufeira is by bus for €7.30 and €5.50 by train that you can book online. The travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Make sure you check the shuttle buses direct from Faro airport to Albufeira starting from €7-15 and 45-50 minutes travel time.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PORTUGAL
There are cheap hotels available for you at a starting price of €20-25. Hostels with dorms start from €10-15 if you want to go down your accommodation budget travel in Portugal. Luxurious hotels in another option for your accommodation in Portugal, the price can range from €90-up.
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FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA
PUBLIC BUS FROM FARO AIRPORT TO ALBUFEIRA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Faro airport to Albufeira is by bus. 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.
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Bus Number 16 From Faro Airport to Faro Bus Station
Bus Number 16 is going from Faro airport to Faro Bus Station. The buses are running every 30-50 minutes from Faro airport to Faro Bus Terminal a few minutes walking distance from Faro Train Station.
Bus Number 16 travel time from Faro airport to Faro Bus Temrinal is 20 minutes but it’s not pass by the beach. Check Bus Number 16 schedule and route!
Bus Number 14 From Faro Airport to Faro Bus Station
Bus Number 14 is going from Faro airport to Faro Bus Station. Bus Number 14 is running less frequently just a few buses running during the day. Check Bus Number 14 schedule and route!
Bus Number 14 travel time from Faro airport to Faro Bus Terminal takes 30 minutes and it’s passing by the beach.
From Faro Bus Terminal you can take buses to other destinations and beaches in Algarve like Albufeira. You can go within walking distance to your hotel or Airbnb 5-10 minutes only.
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 and 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 within walking distance of 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 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 the 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 and you can book online, with Regional Trains for €9.55 with Intercidades Trains for one way and Alfa Pendular €11.40 one way.
The travel time by train Faro to Albufeira is around 35 minutes. The trains are running every 1-2 hours from 7 am until 7 pm.
The total train plus bus fare is around €6 and the total travel time will be around 1 hour 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 a 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 from Faro airport to Albufeira is around 40 minutes.
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 at 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 in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will cost around €30.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM 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 €80 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €20 per person.
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 you 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.
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 the Algarve. It 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 to the village and offers a 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 favorites like Algarve cataplan-cooked seafood stews. The restaurant caters to families offering a wide variety of menus 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 of Portuguese dishes consisting of meat and seafood options.
The menu is full of delicious selections 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 €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 $1.04 USD. When it comes to ATMs 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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