Cheap Flights to Faro

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When is the best time to fly to Faro?

Peak Season:

During the summer, especially July and August, Faro is crammed with tourists who are escaping for some sunny weather. A lot of flights to Faro are booked for half-term breaks during the spring, around Easter and in autumn time. This means the beaches are normally very busy, making cheap flights to Faro can be harder to come by. The night of the 24th and the day of the 25th are the celebrations of Liberation Day, which is full of music and festivities. There are also festivals in the first two weeks September which was when Faro was given a city status. If you are more concerned with the price rather than the events then look outside of these celebrations to find the cheapest flights to Faro.

Off season:

You can discover cheap flights to Faro during spring and autumn, as long as it's not during the half-term weeks. The weather is normally warm and pleasant and there are less tourists around. To have the best chance of finding the cheapest flights to Faro, look to get your flight tickets from between October to early December. It can be quite rainy at times though so make sure to pack clothes for the season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Faro?

The cheapest flights to Faro are normally booked around 7 weeks before departure. If you can book earlier then you can increase your chance of finding cheap flight tickets. Remember that if you're planning to get your flights to Faro during half-term, festivals or within the summer months, the prices will be more expensive the later you book so be sure to get your flights sorted as soon as you can.

How long is the flight to Faro?

Flights from London (All airports) to Faro - 2 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Faro - 3 hours 0 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Faro - 3 hours 0 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Faro - 3 hours 25 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Faro?

The four major airlines that operate between the UK to Faro are Ryanair, Jet2, Thomas Cook and Flybe. If you're flexible with your days you can normally compare them off against each other to find the cheapest flights to Faro. If intend to travel outside of the summer months then consider Ryanair, during the summer they put up the costs of baggage quite a lot which can make the initial cheap price suddenly jump up a lot.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is only 7km to the west of Faro centre, and although there are bus and train options, renting a car is highly recommended for the Algarve area. If you opt not to get a car, there is one bus line which takes around 20 minutes from the airport to the city. The buses run between 05:00 and 23:00 so you aren't usually waiting too long and is usually around €2.00 per ticket. To get a train if you are needing to travel somewhere specific, you need to jump on the bus from outside the airport and get off at the train station. For a minimum of €10.00 you can get a taxi from the airport to the city centre, the price varies depending on the time of day and exactly how far you need to travel.

Faro insider information

Make sure to pay a visit to Ilha de Faro, it's linked by a road to the mainland and gives you the chance to enjoy one of the least crowded beaches in all of the Algarve.

Take a day trip to Tavira, an old town with four great beaches and two golf courses. It makes for a great day out with the family whilst in Faro.

If you go to the top of the tower in Faro, you can see absolutely stunning views of the town and sea. Also, because Faro is on the Formosa Lagoon, there are huge stretches of beach and endless islands waiting to be explored.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 57.63
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 68.71
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 4.26
Large bottle of water
£ 0.20
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1.14
1 litre of milk
£ 0.47
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.11
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 4.96
Cheap meal
£ 6.87
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.98
How much does transport cost in Faro?
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 3
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 18

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