The Faro Airport, located 6 km (4 miles) outside of Faro, is a regional airport that serves Faro and the southern region of Portugal. Many low-cost airlines (such as Easyjet, Transavia, Air Berlin and Ryanair) provide year round service from many Northern European cities and many other airlines and charter flights provide service to Faro. Direct flights to Portugal fly into Lisbon where you can get connecting service to southern Portugal. If you are planning to rent a car, you can pick one up at the airport, as a number of major companies have service desks at the airport, including Budget, Avis, Europcar, and National, among others. If you aren't planning to rent a car, you can get to the city center in around 15 minute by taxi (about an 8 Euro ride).

There is a bus service two or three times each hour between Faro city centre and the airport from 0500 to 2300 every day. There is no railway station at the airport nor any other scheduled public transport. For all destinations in the Algarve it is first necessary to go into the city.

If you'd prefer a more scenic way to reach Faro from Lisbon, consider taking the  train or bus, both travel options offer a stress-free, reliable, and convenient method to get to southern Portugal.