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Faro airport car hire

Airport Code: FAO

One of Europe's leading low cost hub airports, Faro Airport is popular with tourists on holiday in the Algarve as well as the entire southwest Iberian Peninsula. Located 2.6 km west of Faro, Portugal, you can easily get to the city from the airport with a car hire Faro Airport.

Faro has a reputation as being a party beach town for much of the year; however it is a great base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve in the off-season and experience all that southern Portugal has to offer.

Visit in the winter and be delighted by this beautiful and peaceful corner of Southern Europe spotted with the white-washed colonial towns and Moorish-influenced architecture. Make your way from the airport to your hotel and of course to the beach with your own private Faro Airport car hire.

For car rental in Faro Airport you can find counters for main car hire companies in the Arrivals Hall, at Faro Airport. These car rental companies include:

  • National/Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Sixt__
  • Auto Jardim
  • Rentauto

Book your Faro car hire vehicle in advance and get the cheapest deals on 7 seater, 9 seater, luxury car and all types of rental car for collection in Faro Airport.

For cheap car rental in Faro, Portugal book in advance with us. The best way to tour Faro is with your own rental car, this allows you to move around more comfortably and avoid the hassles of public transportation. Our book engine on the right will find for you the cheapest car hire offers in Faro Airport.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Faro, Portugal

Airport Code: FAO

Telephone: (0289) 800 800

Distance: Faro city || 2.5 Miles / 4.5 km / 10 minutes by rental car from Downtown Faro

Address: 8001-701 Faro, Portugal

Timezone: GMT+1

Population: 58698


Capela dos Ossos

This very interesting cultural monument may seem a bit macabre for some, but the religious intention behind it is nothing of the sort. Visit is chapel decorated with the skeletal remains of over 1,200 former monks in the Igreja do Carmo church.

Centro Historico

Take a walk through the old city, or Cidade Velha, and enjoy the well preserved cobblestone streets around the harbor and the 18th century Portuguese and Moorish-influenced architecture. Park your car hire Faro near the harbor and stroll back in time in an area virtually untouched by modernity.

Faro Jewish Heritage Centre

The only remaining vestige of the first post-inquisition Jewish presence in Portugal, the site served as a burial place for a thriving 60 family community. The Faro Jewish Heritage Centre features over one hundred Sephardi style graves with beautifully engraved slabs.

There is also a museum housing many objects linked to the history of Jews in Faro, such as the facsimile copy of Gacon's 1478 Pentateuch in Hebrew - the first book ever printed in Portugal!

Day Trips

Rio Formosa

Spend the afternoon on a boat ride into the Rio Formosa, part of a nature reserve that stretches along the tip of Portugal into Spain. The average two and a half hour trip includes a 40 minute stop-over on an island. Park your Faro car hire at the jetty by the Centro Historico and take in the nature and wildlife of Portugal.

Praia de Faro

Faro car hire

Located just past the airport, this beach is several kilometers long and almost never seems crowded, even in the height of summer. Here you can find beach-side stalls selling crafts, snacks, or a decent lunch and the beach also has public lavatories, but no showers.

Local towns near Faro

With a cheap car rental Faro you can save on your tour of all the delightful smaller towns and villages around the city. Spend a day or two driving through the beautiful country, catch a town festival depending on the time of year, or just explore the other local beaches. Some of the notable local towns include Lagos, Silves, Tabira, and Sagres.

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Faro, Portugal

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Arkefly
  • Austrian
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • EasyJet
  • Flybe
  • Germanwings
  • Jetairfly
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • Monarch Airlines
  • Norwegian Airlines
  • Palmair
  • Ryanair
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