Direct flights from Stansted to Faro take just under three hours, and due to the strong availability of flights there should be no need to take a connecting service. Flights tend to depart early in the morning or in the evening, with return services available late-morning or in the afternoon.
Faro enjoys a welcoming climate, meaning it’s ideal for visiting all year round. The summer months push towards an average of 25ºC, which only drops to 12ºC in the winter, while rain is very rare during the hottest time of year.
The airport lies just a couple of miles west of Faro, which is the capital of Portugal’s Algarve region. There’s just one bus line that links the airport to Faro’s city centre, which takes around 20 minutes to complete the journey. The service runs from 5am to 11pm every day, with tickets costing fewer than two euros.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day from the taxi rank outside the main terminal building, with a ride into Faro costing around 10 euros. Hiring a vehicle is very popular among travellers to the Algarve region, due to the freedom afforded to those looking to explore the local area. There are a number of car rental firms based at the airport, including Avis, Europcar, Goldcar, Guerin and Hertz. These are all located just outside the terminal building; open until midnight seven days a week.