Despite the fact that Faro airport is the only major hub of Portugal's southern Algarve region, it's public ground transportation system is considered very poor since the airport offers only a single bus line to Faro town. In other words, traveling directly from Faro airport to Albufeira is only viable using a taxi or a private car. However, people looking for an inexpensive transportation method can use the Express or Interurban bus from Faro town to Albufeira. Bus tickets cost: 2.25€ for Line 16 from the airport to Faro and 3.85€ / 5.50€ for the Interurban and Express bus respectively from Faro to Albufeira. Faro airport taxis to Albufeira cost around 45€ and the trip takes 40 minutes on a normal day. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Faro at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.