Faro is a city in the Faro District of the Algarve region & is the southernmost city of continental Portugal. It is the seat of the Faro District and capital of the Algarve region. (Both Algarve & Faro district cover the same territory.)
The toll-free number for the Airport information service is 800 201 201.
FAO Airport is located 7 km west of Faro, and near Monte Negro, and can be accessed from A22 ‘Via do Infante’, N 125-10, or Routes IC-1, N2, N120 & N122.
With 7.6 million passengers in 2016, Faro Airport is Portugal’s second international airport, hub to Ryanair, and served by a multitude of domestic and international, regular and low-cost airlines offering direct flights to a host of European cities and the Azores Islands, with connections around the globe, as well as by seasonal charters.
NOTE: Minimum check-in times for the following flights: inside Schengen zone 90 minutes; non-Schengen inside Europe 2 hours; intercontinental destinations 3 hours.
Self-service check-in kiosks save time!
Internet access is available throughout the terminal. Most of services & amenities are located on the ground level in both pre- and post-security areas.
The ground level is divided into a public area which houses:
- in the center the meeting point, & Information counter,
- at its west side the Arrivals area with rental car counters, food & drink, a bank, currency exchange, Immigration, Customs & Police; beyond Customs are the baggage carousels; and
- at its east side the Departures area with check-in counters and security & passport control
After security check you find food & drink, retail concessions, and direct access to the three gate areas of the departure level: in the Center: Schengen gates C11-C20 & non-Schengen gates D11-020; at right: Schengen gates C1-10; at left: No-Schengen gates D21-30.
Separate boarding gates A & B are reached by escalator: Schengen gates A51-56 and Non-Schengen gates B51-56
A Mezzanine level houses in the secured area Global Blue & Police, a smoking lounge and a restaurant.
* Present and future Airport developments: EURO 33 million terminal finished its expansion and modernization work in October 2017 - increasing its size by over 12,000 sq.meters, and enabling it to process 3,000 passengers per hour. A new flexible lane system can handle 30 passengers per hour. 7 more aircraft parking stands were added (for a total of 37). A new security control area was constructed.
Phone: +351 289 800 800