|Popular in||July||High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop|
|Average price||£192||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||£22||From London to Algarve|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Algarve|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Algarve
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Algarve.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Algarve.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Algarve.
Health declaration for Madeira - All passengers disembarking at the Archipelago of Madeira’s airports are recommended to complete the Traveler’s Registration form.
Returning to United Kingdom from Algarve
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Algarve are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Algarve are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - FAO
£53 - £274
16 - 29 °C
1 - 117 mm
The beaches of the Algarve are legendary: Their soft, sandy stretches are met by sparkling waves and punctuated by red, rocky outcrops made for climbing, exploring and rock pooling. Add the Algarve’s glorious Mediterranean climate, fantastic cuisine and friendly, family-oriented people, and it’s little wonder why so many flock to this region of Portugal.
The central area of the Algarve is considered best for families and those who’d like to play a round of golf. Popular resorts include Vilamoura, Albufeira and Portimao. In the east, spots like Tavira and Olhao are prime destinations for couples, while the west is well suited for solo travel. There are some fantastic towns to explore in this corner of Portugal such as Sagres, Luz, Alvor and Lagos. When you reach historic Cape St. Vincent you’re at the most southwestern point in Europe.
The Algarve’s climate is Mediterranean. Temperatures reach 30 C (86 F) or higher in July and August, and the weather typically stays mild between October and January, though most of the rain also falls during these months.
The Algarve is popular year round with spikes in visitors during the European school holidays. July and August, mid-to-late October, Easter and early June are among the busiest times.
November and January through February are low-season times when flight prices and hotel rates are more affordable. This is also the rainiest and coolest time of year, though.
There are buses connecting the towns of the Algarve but for maximum independence, renting a car is your best bet. Faro Airport is the gateway to the area and is located just 4 km (2.5 miles) from the capital city of Faro.