Faro Airport - gateway to the Algarve

Car hire at Faro Airport

Search and compare car hire prices at Faro Airport from many of the leading car rental suppliers in the Algarve.

If you would like to collect your rental car at an alternative location in Portugal including Lisbon Airport, select the name of the preferred pick-up location in the quote form.

Faro Airport

Faro Airport is located in the Montenegro district on the outskirts of Faro. The airport is around a 10-15 minute drive from Faro city centre and a 30 minute drive from Albufeira if you use the A22 toll road.

For information on transport links at Faro airport including distances to the main Algarve resorts, please see our Faro Airport page.

See our video of Faro Airport Car Park 4 where rental cars are collected and returned, and showing the distance to the main terminal building.

Car Rental Information

Fuel Policy at Faro Airport

Faro Airport Terminal

At Faro Airport and other airports in Portugal, many of the cheaper priced deals offered by car hire companies may have a fuel policy where you have to pay for a full tank and return the vehicle with the tank empty.

The "full-empty" fuel policy generally applies to rental periods greater than 3-4 days.

If you are planning on doing a lot of driving during your holiday in Portugal there can be benefits to this type of deal ... read more about the fuel policy.

For advice about driving on Portuguese roads, including information on the A22 toll road and the various toll payment methods, please see our Algarve driving page.

CDW Insurance

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance provides protection in the event of accidental damage to your rental vehicle (scratches, dents, etc). Most CDW policies have a CDW excess, so it may be worth considering taking out the additional "no excess" cover. See our CDW page for more information.

Car Hire Tips

If you are hiring a car at Faro Airport for the first time, please read our car rental tips and advice for more information before booking. Faro Partners

Our Suppliers

We provide low cost online price comparisons from a number of car rental companies at Faro Airport and other locations throughout Portugal.

Looking for accommodation close to Faro Airport?

If you have an early morning or late night flight to Faro, we have information about a few hotels close to Faro Airport.

Algarve Visitors Information

Renowned for its warm climate, sandy beaches and of course the wonderful food and drink of the region, the Algarve is a sun-drenched holiday destination which offers excellent value for money.

If you haven't visited the Algarve before, we have some suggestions of tourist attractions and a guide to prices in the Algarve.

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