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.
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.
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
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.
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.