How to travel to the Algarve.

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How to travel to the Algarve
City of Faro

Faro Airport (Algarve airport).

The main airport in the Algarve is Faro airport right outside the city of Faro. This is the easiest option to fly to as this airport is situated quite central in the Algarve. From here most places in the Algarve are less than a 1 hour drive.


Lisbon Airport.

If you need an insufficient transfer at Lisbon Airport to get to Faro airport, you can also choose to drive to the Algarve from here. It's about a 2 - 2.5 hour drive. If you have the time, I recommend to take the scenic route along the coast. It's beautiful!


It's also possible to take a train down south which takes about 4 hours.


How to get around.

The Algarve is great for driving. Highways are fairly empty and take you trough beautiful scenic routes. Avoid driving in town centers as streets can be very narrow (scratched a few cars already 😥). Places are relatively far apart and with all the beautiful beaches to explore a car is the way to get around. To make it easy for you I already did some field research for you for the best car rentals at Faro Airport.