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Cheap flights to Faro

Our cheap flights to Faro in Portugal will take you to the capital of The Algarve, a beautiful and historic town that is distinctly Portuguese. Though Faro is typically used as an entry point for exploration of the surrounding area, places like Albufeira and Lagos, it’s a great holiday destination in its own right.

Wander the cobblestone streets, stop off at outdoor cafes in the Old Town, and appreciate the eerily beautiful Bone Chapel. A flight to Faro transports you into a unique atmosphere, where culture and tradition welcome you with open arms.

How to book a low cost flight to Faro

Each of our UK airports – London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds-Bradford – serves Faro, so you can book a flight from the airport that best suits your location.

Once you’ve found the departure airport you’d like to travel from, choose between return, one-way, and multi city flights. Select your dates, and find the best cheap flight for you.

Where is the airport in Faro

Faro Airport is the main airport for the whole of The Algarve, and is only 2.5 miles away from the city centre. Airport transfers are available via bus, taxi, and car hire. Availability and price will of course depend on where you’re travelling:

  • Bus

    Buses run about every 30 minutes during the day, and it takes about 20 minutes to get to Faro city centre. Tickets cost about £2.

  • Taxi

    You can recognise taxis in Faro by their black and green or black and ivory colour combination. Fares vary depending on the time of day and whether the taxi is idling or moving, along with how much luggage you have. To get to Faro city centre, it will typically cost £10-15.

  • Car Hire

    You can hire a car and pick it up directly from Faro airport to use throughout your entire stay.

How long is the flight to Faro?

The flight time to Faro will vary depending on which airport you fly from in the UK:

Flight time to Faro
London Gatwick 2 hours 45 minutes
Leeds-Bradford Airport 3 hours
London Luton 2 hours 45 minutes
Manchester Airport 3 hours
Birmingham Airport 2 hours 45 minutes

When is the best time to visit Faro?

Faro is a fantastic destination to visit at all times of year, with Monarch flying to the area year-round.

Faro in the winter

High levels of rainfall mean that sunseekers may be best avoiding this period, but those looking for a quiet holiday in a Portuguese hideaway may find that winter is ideal. You can escape the crowds, and the weather is cool enough for exploring the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the city.

Average temperature: 12-14°C, highs of 17°C, lows of 8°C

Faro in the spring and autumn

The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn see the city at pleasant temperatures, and while there is usually some rainfall, the city is alive and thriving in the warm weather. Spring or autumn is a perfect time to visit for anyone who wants to see the best that the area has to offer, but doesn’t want to fight for space on the beaches.

Average spring temperature: 15-18°C, highs of 22°C, lows of 10°C

Average autumn temperature: 16-23°C, highs of 27°C, lows of 12°C

Faro in the summer

Summer is the most popular time of year to visit Faro and The Algarve. Temperatures reach their peak, making for perfect beach days, and rainfall is at an all-time low for the year. With easy access to the gorgeous natural beauty of the entire Algarve, sunseekers flock to the area between June and August.

Average temperature: 21-24°C, highs of 28°C, lows of 17°C

Our Top Tip For Faro

“Tavira is one of the most interesting cities in the Algarve. From the centre of Tavira you can catch the local boat to Ilha de Tavira, an island with beautiful views along the river.” Charlotte, Cabin Crew

Want more recommendations? Find out all you need to know with our top tips.

Highlights in Faro

Stroll back in time in Cidade

Velha Faro’s walled old town (Cidade Velha) is a charming part of the city well worth spending the afternoon in. As you walk up through the Arco Vila, you’ll come to the main square where the grand old cathedral stands. Climb the stone staircase to the top for brilliant panoramic views of Faro.

Dotted around these small, winding streets you’ll find lots of little tavernas serving a variety of dishes from traditional seafood to Portuguese tapas. Faro’s diverse history is explained within the magnificent walls of the Museo Municipal and there’s also a small art gallery displaying the works of contemporary artists from the country.

Relax on Praia do Faro

A 20-minute bus journey out of Faro takes you to Praia do Faro. Here, the lovely white sand goes for miles in both directions and the warm waves make for great fun to splash around in.

As well as the usual beach-related activities, there are places along the sand where you can try your hand at water sports as well as several little cafes to grab some food – grilled sardines are a local favourite and worth a try for seafood lovers.

Sample a seafood cataplana

Named after the cast iron cooking dish it is prepared in, cataplana is a sumptuous seafood stew comprising the freshest ingredients from the nearby sea. Many restaurants in the area serve this delectable dish as it is a local speciality of the Algarve.

World-class golf

The Algarve is best known for its golf courses, and for good reason. As well as their incredible condition, these greens also happen to be surrounded by some truly beautiful views. Vilamoura is said to have some of the best golf in the country, with the Oceanica resort boasting four top-quality courses.

Closer to Faro, you will find the San Lorenzo course which has some of the best surroundings for golf in Europe. Looking out over the Atlantic, these fairways are a part of the Ria Formosa marshland where beautiful pines and birdlife add to the peaceful nature of this green.

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