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Flights to the Algarve land at Faro Airport. This is the only airport in Portugal's southernmost region. There are other options for flying to the Algarve, although they're slightly less convenient. Read on for more information about Algarve airports, transfers and airlines or book flights to Faro now.

Nearest Airports to Algarve

There’s one airport in the Algarve, Faro Airport, and two alternative airports within 200 miles of the Algarve. Lisbon Airport is in the north, just outside the Portuguese capital, while Seville airport is across the border in Spain. Both are quite far from the Algarve, so should really only be considered if there are absolutely no cheap flights to Faro during your trip dates.
The Algarve is a big area, spanning 100 miles from east to west (with lots of holiday hotspots in between). For simplicity, we’re calculating distances to Faro: the region’s capital.

Distance from Algarve Driving time (approx)
Faro Airport 3.9 miles 11Mins
Seville Airport 131 miles 2Hrs 15Mins
Lisbon-Portela Airport 171 miles 2.5Hrs

Which airport is best for you when flying to Algarve?

As Faro Airport is actually in the Algarve, it’s probably the best option. There are other things to consider when choosing an airport to fly to: for example whether or not there are direct flights from your nearest airport, and whether or not your favourite airlines fly there. You should also think about cost, which is why we recommend comparing flights to all three airports before booking your trip.

Top 3 Airlines Fly direct from…
Faro Airport Ryanair

EasyJet

ThomasCook Airlines

London

Manchester

Liverpool

Bristol

Birmingham

Seville Airport EasyJet

Ryanair

British Airways

London
Lisbon-Portela Airport EasyJet

British Airways

TAP Portugal

London

Edinburgh

Manchester

Bristol

Liverpool

Getting from the airport to the Algarve

Another important thing to consider is how much it’s going to cost and how long it’s going to take to reach the Algarve after arriving at the airport. The table below shows approximate prices and travel times from Faro, Lisbon and Seville Airports.
Again, we’re showing distances to Faro as it’s the capital city of the Algarve. Actual transfer costs and prices will vary depending on whether you’re visiting Praia da Rocha, Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Lagos, Vilamoura or one of the other Algarve destinations.

Car

Faro Airport
11Mins

Compare car hire at Faro Airport to find up-to-date prices.

Seville Airport
2Hrs 15Mins

Compare car hire prices at Seville Airport.

Lisbon-Portela Airport
2.5Hrs

Compare car hire at Lisbon Airport.

Taxi

Faro Airport
15Mins

€16*

Seville Airport
N/A
Lisbon-Portela Airport
N/A

Bus

Faro Airport
20Mins

€2.40*

Seville Airport
3-4Hrs 40Mins

€24*

Lisbon-Portela Airport
3Hrs 30Mins

€22*

Train

Faro Airport
N/A
Seville Airport
N/A
Lisbon-Portela Airport
4Hrs

€30*

*Prices subject to change