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A hugely popular destination with sun seekers from all over Europe, Faro is the best-known town in Portugal’s Algarve region. With its classic Iberian white-washed good looks, café culture and glorious weather, it offers everything you need for that classic Portuguese vibe.
Spring and summer last a long time in the Algarve and, blessed with one of the warmest climates in Europe, it rarely gets anything like cold here.
This means that Faro is almost as popular with winter sun seekers as it is in the high summer season. However, with a great choice of airline providers and regular flights from several UK destinations, you can still find Cheap Flights to Faro at most times of year.
Each season has its advantages, with the long hot evenings in summer contrasted by cooler and more comfortable temperatures in the spring and autumn. The many golf courses in and around Faro are also open all year round, so you can visit at any time for a couple of rounds.
There are regular and affordable Cheap Flights to Faro from a choice of UK airports. Search for flights with Expedia to find the most competitive deals.
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There are numerous Cheap Flights to Faro from London and other UK cities, with several options for flights each day.
Faro Airport, also known simply as Algarve Airport, is located around two and a half miles to the west of the town.
With around seven million passengers passing through its doors each year, it’s a mid-size airport with regular flights coming from the UK and around Europe.
The airport is close to the A22 road and the 14 and 16 bus routes connect it with other destinations in the Algarve, with a regular service running throughout the day.
The railway station is located about nine miles away but there are always plenty of beige or green and black taxis available to take you to your hotel or accommodation.
Direct flights to Faro, Portugal are available from a number of different carriers.
There are many options for onward travel if you’re travelling from London to Faro. The main airport is conveniently located for easy access to the region’s two major roads: the national road N125 and highway A22. The N125 is a free road, but there are tolls on the A22.
You can book car hire from the airport with Expedia if you want the freedom that having your own vehicle offers.
You can also travel around the town and explore more of the region by bus. And there is main train line running east to west across the Algarve, with a station in Faro. Tickets can be bought in advance online or at the station on the day of travel.
The well-preserved Old Town can be explored in the harbour area. Walk the cobbled streets and admire the 18th century Moorish inspired architecture and white-washed walls of the buildings. Take a boat along the Ria Formosa, a huge nature reserve stretching into Spain, or simply hang out on the long Praia de Faro.
If you’re in a macabre mood, the eerie Capela dos Ossos in the Carmo Church is decorated with the remains of more than a thousand former monks.
More tastefully you can dine out on some of the fresh seafood, caught that very morning down by the harbour, on offer.
Golf is hugely popular, with a choice of courses around Faro and across the Algarve. And, of course, if you don’t really feel like doing anything, then you’ve come to the right place. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the sunshine.
British citizens will not need a visa to travel to Portugal and can stay for up to 90 days.
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