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Ready to collect on your arrival at Faro Airport


We highly recommend renting a car; it gives you that freedom to explore the incredible coastline, historic castle towns and blue flag beaches. Our local car hire offers the best fully inclusive, budget car hire prices on a wide variety of cars. If this is something you would like to do, contact us and we can make the arrangements.


Book Transfers with your Room

Transfers from the Airport to AltaVista

• Shared Shuttle Transfer stops at up to 4 resorts on the way
• Private Taxis and Minibuses direct to AltaVista approx 1 hour

Price €
Shared Shuttlebus
(2-3 hrs)
Private Taxi
Direct (1 hour)
Private Minibus
Direct (1 hour)
Each personMax 4Max 8
One Way35 suspended90110
Return60 suspended170200

Car Hire

Ready to collect on arrival at Faro Airport – With a/c and power steering – Min age 23y – Min 3 days – No extra driver or mileage charges.

Small family car – 5 door hatchback  – Renault Clio, Opel Corsa, VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 207, Seat Ibiza or similar

Large Estate – 5 door- Renault Megane, Peugeot 308, Ford C-Max or similar

• Waive excess of 900€ for only 20€ (hatchback) payable locally
• Waive excess 1500€ for only 30€ (large estate) payable locally
• Airport car park 10€ payable locally

Price € per day
Off Peak
Apr May Jun Oct
Jul Aug Sep
Nov to Mar
5 dr Hatchback192411
Large Estate468215

Minibus Hire (7 or 9 seater)

7 Seater VW Sharan, Ford Galaxy or Seat Alhambra or similar, fuel type: Diesel, manual, 7 seats and 5 doors.  Sleaker than the old minibus with plenty of space

9 Seater Opel Vivara, Renault Traffic or similar

• A/C - power steering - min 3 days hire - no charge for extra drivers
• Waive excess of 2000€ for only 40€ payably locally
• Airport car park 10€ payable locally

Minibus €
Price p/day
Off Peak
Apr May Jun Oct
Jul Aug Sep
Nov to Mar
7 Seater Large Estate468233
9 Seater Minibus468233

Buses and Trains

Public transport is only for seasoned travellers who know the Algarve. 
Buses check seasonal timetable before flying (approx 6.20€) – Airport to Lagos approx 2 hours
Faro Airport to Lagos          09.30     11.00     16.00       18.25
Lagos to Faro Airport          06.00    07.30     11.45        14.30


Trains check seasonal timetable before flying (approx 7.45€)
Allow for 10- 15 min taxi or bus to rail station – Faro to Lagos approx 1hr 40 mins
Faro Airport to Lagos          First train 07.11         Last train 18.25
Lagos to Faro Airport          First train 06.14        Last train 20.15
From Lagos by taxi (approx 12 mins) to AltaVista or a bus to Espiche + 300m walk

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