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The Faro Airport Information Guide blog provides news and updates on Faro Airport, including new flight information and more. Faro Airport Information Guide can help you find out everything you need to know about the airport before you travel. This includes up to date information on all the shops, services, facilities and more.

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    New route to Faro from Easyjet

    If you’re planning a holiday this winter, then you’re in luck. Easyjet have announced 12 new routes from Bristol airport in the UK, including one to Faro! There are also new routes to other top holiday destinations across Europe. The new flights to Faro will begin operation on the 17th of November this year, and… Read more about New route to Faro from Easyjet The post New route to Faro from Easyjet appeared first on Faro...

    If you’re planning a holiday this winter, then you’re in luck. Easyjet have announced 12 new routes from Bristol airport in the UK, including one to Faro! There are also new routes to other top holiday destinations across Europe. The new flights to Faro will begin operation on the 17th of November this year, and will take place four times per week. This will also go up to a total of five flights per week from the 29th of November.

    We’ve put together a full list of all the other new Easyjet flights from Bristol airport. This includes information on when each route starts and how many times per week each route will be operated. Take a look below to find out more:

    • Bristol – Athens (Once per week, starting on the 17th of November)
    • Bristol – Barcelona (Twice weekly, starting on the 22nd of November)
    • Bristol – Belfast International (Once per week, starting on the 22nd of November)
    • Bristol – Corvera (Once per week, starting on the 16th of November)
    • Bristol – Glasgow (Five times weekly, starting on the 18th of November with plans to increase to six times per week on the 29th)
    • Bristol – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas (Once per week, starting on the 23rd of November)
    • Bristol – Lisbon (Once per week, starting on the 24th of November)
    • Bristol – Malaga (Twice weekly, starting on the 18th of November with plans to increase to four times per week from the 28th. This is then set to decrease to three times per week between the 9th of January – 3rd of February 2020)
    • Bristol – Paphos (Once per week, starting on the 27th of November)
    • Bristol – Paris CDG (Five times per week, starting on the 18th of November. This is then set to increase to six times per week on the 29th)
    • Bristol – Tenerife South (Once per week, starting on the 16th of November. This is then set to increase to three times per week on the 26th)

    Looking to find out more about flights to and from Faro airport? Click here to take a look at our fully up to date list on which airlines fly to and from the airport. We also have dedicated pages with live details on arrivals and departures.

     

     

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    More passport control gates at Faro Airport

    The number of passport control gates is set to increase as at Faro airport. This comes as part of plans to reduce waiting times and to improve passport control at airports across Portugal. Faro airport will receive 16 new passport control gates, with 10 more being planned for Funchal airport and one additional gate in… Read more about More passport control gates at Faro Airport The post More passport control gates at Faro Airport appeared first on Faro...

    The number of passport control gates is set to increase as at Faro airport. This comes as part of plans to reduce waiting times and to improve passport control at airports across Portugal. Faro airport will receive 16 new passport control gates, with 10 more being planned for Funchal airport and one additional gate in Porto. Although the full details have not yet been released, it is expected that there will be a total of 49 new generation e-passport control gates being added across Portugal.

    The new passport control gates are equiped “with a faster and more functional operating system able to process passports with biometric data more quickly”

    These new e-gates have already been implemented at Lisbon’s Humberto Delegado airport in July. Since then, the airport has seen waiting times reduced to less than 10 minutes –  a welcome improvement for both passengers and airports alike.

    Isabel Oneto, the Assistant Secretary of Home Affairs stated that “These are the best waiting times since records began. In July the average waiting time for passengers was less than 10 minutes both at the entrances and exits,” She also commented that the success at Humberto Delegado airport was due to an increase of SEF staff numbers. SEF (The Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) is the Immigration and Borders Service operating at airports throughout the country.

    Keep an eye on our website for more news and updates on Faro Airport. We also have plenty of information on everything at Faro Airport, including passenger services, car hire details and more to help you plan ahead.

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    Ryanair plans to close base at Faro Airport

    A recent report has revealed that the low-cost airline, Ryanair, are planning to close their base of operations at Faro Airport. A spokesperson from Ryanair neither confirmed or denied the news, but commented that as previously stated “a number of Ryanair bases will be cut or closed this winter”. “These consultations are taking place with… Read more about Ryanair plans to close base at Faro Airport The post Ryanair plans to close base at Faro Airport appeared first on...

    A recent report has revealed that the low-cost airline, Ryanair, are planning to close their base of operations at Faro Airport. A spokesperson from Ryanair neither confirmed or denied the news, but commented that as previously stated “a number of Ryanair bases will be cut or closed this winter”.

    “These consultations are taking place with our people at affected bases currently. No routes will be affected as they will be served by flights from other bases from November when the winter schedule starts”

    According to the reports, the decision comes as parts of wider cuts that were previously discussed. These are due to lower earnings, as well as concerns over Brexit and the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. These cuts were announced earlier this week by Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive Officer at Ryanair.

    If you are planning on flying to or from Faro this year and are travelling with Ryanair, don’t worry! According to the reports, the airline will not be closing the base until next year. If you are planning a holiday and need any information on the airlines currently operating at Faro Airport, don’t forget to check our dedicated flights page. We also have live updates on arrivals and departures to help you organise your flight.

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    Best way to get around the Algarve

    The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and is home to beautiful beaches, sandy coves and traditional towns that are rich in culture and history. There are many fantastic places to see and great things to do on your holiday. If you are worried about seeing them all, don’t be! Luckily for you there are many… Read more about Best way to get around the Algarve The post Best way to get around the Algarve appeared first on Faro...

    The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and is home to beautiful beaches, sandy coves and traditional towns that are rich in culture and history. There are many fantastic places to see and great things to do on your holiday. If you are worried about seeing them all, don’t be! Luckily for you there are many ways to get around the Algarve. We’ve put together a list of some of the best methods so you can plan your holiday in advance. Take a look below to find out more.

    Trains

    Trains in the Algarve are both comfortable and affordable, and are run by a company called CP. There are many train lines that can take you across the country, letting you enjoy the stunning views along the way. Tickets can be brought at the train stations, but if you prefer to plan in advance you can check prices and timetables on the official CP website.

    Not everywhere in the Algarve is accessible by train, so make sure to take a look at the routes before you visit. If you are travelling from Faro Airport, the official Faro railway station can be found about six kilometres away in the city centre.

    Taxis

    Taxis in the Algarve and elsewhere in Portugal are easy to find and are usually black, beige or green in colour. Like many places across the world, they also customarily have a sign on top that clearly says “TAXI” – so you can spot them from miles away. Taxis can also be found almost anywhere throughout the Algarve, including the airport, shopping areas and city centre. In addition, you can call a taxi company if you need to book in advance.

    Taxi services in the Algarve are cheap and flexible, and Portuguese taxi drivers are considered to be among the best in Europe. Most taxis are designed to carry up to four people and luggage, so if you are travelling in a much larger group you may want to look into buses or transfer services. If you are catching a taxi from Faro Airport, you can find the rank outside the terminal building on the right-hand side.

    Buses

    There are three main bus and coach companies that provide transport across Portugal and the Algarve. These are EVA Transportes, Rede Nacional de Expressos and Renex. If you are looking to travel by bus, you can find the timetables at the bus station, in shops and at some hotels. You can also check routes, fares and timetables on the official company websites.

    If you are travelling from Faro Airport, there are regular bus services to the centre of Faro. These leave from the bus terminal just outside the terminal building on the left. This bus stops at several other locations across the Algarve.

    Transfer Services

    If you are travelling in a large group, you might want to look into the many different transfer services that are available. They are a good option for groups larger than four people, and can take you from the airport to your hotel or wherever you might be staying. There are also plenty of choices, so you can find one that suits your budget with a little bit of digging. Airport transfers can be booked from Faro Airport to many destinations across the Algarve.

    Car Hire

    One of the best ways to get around the Algarve is to hire a car. This is an excellent option for exploring the Algarve, allowing you to go where you want to — and whenever. There is also an incredible selection of car hire companies with a whole fleet of vehicles from leading vehicle rental companies. We have searched through the main car hire providers at Faro Airport to give you the best possible prices. Click here to find the best deal for you.

    If you are looking for more advice on transportation from Faro Airport or how to get around the Algarve, click here to take a look at our dedicated page. We also have handy area guides to help you plan your holiday, including advice on the best beaches and much more.

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    Everything you need to know about Lagos

    Lagos is a beautiful coastal town in the south of Portugal’s Algarve region, well known for its historic tourist towns, beautiful beaches, natural formations and more. There is also an excellent range of hotels and restaurants, and the central location of the city makes it a perfect place to stay while visiting other towns, beaches… Read more about Everything you need to know about Lagos The post Everything you need to know about Lagos appeared first on Faro...

    Lagos is a beautiful coastal town in the south of Portugal’s Algarve region, well known for its historic tourist towns, beautiful beaches, natural formations and more. There is also an excellent range of hotels and restaurants, and the central location of the city makes it a perfect place to stay while visiting other towns, beaches and other attractions throughout Lagos and the Algarve. If you are thinking of travelling to Lagos for your next holiday, keep reading to find out everything you need to know before you go.

    Things to see and do in Lagos

    Lagos Beach

    Whether you are looking for a city break or some time spent enjoying the sea and sand, Lagos has it all. If your preference is for golden sands and beautiful beaches, pay a visit to Meia Praia, the largest beach in the Lagos region – very popular with tourists, especially in the summer months. If you want somewhere a little more private, head to Praia Porto de Mos (the second largest beach in Lagos). It is one of the most visually stunning natural features in the whole Algarve and also home to some of the most stunning rock formations in Portugal.

    The old town is also perfect if you are a fan of history and culture. One of the biggest attractions in Lagos, the old town is home to historic piazzas, churches and cobbled streets and is surrounded by walls dating to the 16th century. There is also the Santo Antonio church, Mercado dos Escravos (Europe’s first slave market), 17th century Bandeira Fort and much more to explore.

    Cost of food, travel and accommodation

    You will already know that hotels across the world can vary wildly in price, depending on where you stay and what rating the hotel has been given. In Lagos, a typical room in a three-star hotel will cost approximately €33 a night. For this price, you will tend to get pleasant, comfortable rooms with double beds, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi and free breakfast – ideal for relaxing after a long day of exploring Lagos.

    If you are looking for something a little cheaper, there are many hostels throughout Lagos where you can stay. They will typically cost around €9 each night for a dorm in a centrally located hostel. If you want a bit more privacy, you can have a private room with twin beds for approximately €30 a night. Many hostels in Lagos offer free Wi-Fi and breakfast, although of course this will not be the same everywhere. Always check before you book your accommodation.

    Food and transportation is readily available all over Lagos. Like hotels, restaurants will vary in price depending on where you go. If you are looking for fast food, snacks or light meals, you can easily find these for close to €7 (or just €2 for a snack). For eager tourists looking to get around the city, you can use the public bus system, or walk to where you are going if you feel up for some exercise.

    How to save money in Lagos

    There are plenty of ways to save money on your holiday… here are a few quick tips to help you out:

    1 – Museums and attractions

    Lagos is home to several excellent museums, most of which tend to charge throughout the week. If you are an avid fan of history and culture, but don’t have the time or money to go during the week, don’t worry: most museums in Lagos are free on Sundays. Take a look online before you go, or give them a call beforehand.

    2 – Look for different forms of accommodation

    Hotels and hostels are usually great places to stay, but if you are travelling in the summer months the prices will often increase. Lagos is a popular tourist destination, so it’s not unexpected for hotels to charge more during summer. If you are looking to save money, why not try alternative accommodation, such as Airbnb or another similar service? Local homes and apartments are usually listed, and often at a cheaper price than hotels in Lagos.

    3 – Restaurant advice

    If you are enjoying a meal out, we have a handy tip to help save you a little money. Bread and olives will often be brought to your table before the meal. Though this may seem like a wonderful gesture, they are not free! You can, of course, say no, saving you money on your bill.

    Are you looking to find out more about Lagos? If so, click here to check out our handy area guide full of information on Lagos and the surrounding area. We have also put together several area guides on fantastic holiday destinations throughout the Algarve to help you plan your holidays.

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    4 reasons to visit the Algarve

    Portugal is a beautiful country with a rich culture, attractive beaches, fantastic food and stunning scenery no matter where you go. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to popular places across the country, including Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve. Tucked away in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve is well-known as an excellent holiday… Read more about 4 reasons to visit the Algarve The post 4 reasons to visit the Algarve appeared first on Faro...

    Portugal is a beautiful country with a rich culture, attractive beaches, fantastic food and stunning scenery no matter where you go. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to popular places across the country, including Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve. Tucked away in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve is well-known as an excellent holiday location for tourists from around the world.

    If you are planning a summer holiday or wondering where to travel next, why not think about taking a trip to the Algarve? We’ve put together a list of just four reasons why you should visit the Algarve, although we can definitely think of many more! Have a look below to find out more…

    1 – Beautiful Beaches

    Ria Formosa Beach Portugal Image

    If you love soaking up the sun or spending time in the sea, then you are in luck. The Algarve region is home to many spectacular beaches with golden sands, as well as some incredible nature reserves and fantastic coastal getaways. Tourists and sunseekers love the beaches all across the Algarve, especially in the summer months when the temperatures are at their finest. If you like a quieter spot away from the crowds, you are still likely to find somewhere that fits your requirements. The beaches of the Algarve share a 115-kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline, with the eastern side being well-known for its quieter ambience.

    If you are interested in finding out more, take a look at our guide to the best beaches near Faro Airport. If you are travelling further afield than Faro, we have also written about some of the great beaches and other sites to visit. Click here to check them out.

    2 – Stunning Scenery

    Atlantic rocky coast view Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

    If beaches aren’t your thing, or maybe you just fancy some time away from the sea, you should travel further inland. You don’t have to go far into the Algarve to see the amazing sights that the area has to offer, including incredible natural parks, verdant hills, valleys, olive groves and beautiful little towns. The luscious landscapes of the Algarve’s countryside will make you fall in love with the region. If you are a fan of wine, or just want to see what the Algarve has to offer, why not take a journey across the Algarve wine route?

    3 – Lovely Towns and Cities

    Old market in Loule Portugal

    The Algarve is home to several historic cities, towns and villages that offer a friendly and unique atmosphere. For example, Loule is one of the most popular places to visit in the central Algarve area. The town itself features a magnificent mix of traditional Moorish architecture, cobbled streets and historic monuments. There are also plenty of places to eat, shop and stay. Tavira is another historic town in the Algarve, not far from Faro and known as “The Venice of the Algarve” thanks to its beautiful renaissance churches and picturesque waterways.

    4 – Culture and History

    Silves castle

    As mentioned above, many of the towns across Faro and the Algarve are home to an incredible array of historic monuments. Portugal as a whole, and specifically the Algarve, has been ruled by the Romans, Moors and Christians, and historical traces remain to this day. Faro is the capital of the Algarve, and is a fantastic example of the region’s rich history and culture. If you are interested in finding out more, click here to take a look at our previous blog post where we highlighted Faro’s interesting historic facts.

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