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Transfer Options from Faro Airport to Lagos

Although Faro airport is southern Portugal’s main airport, it lacks direct public transportation to nearby cities. Getting from Faro airport to Lagos would first require to take the No 16 bus to the town of Faro and then get an Express or Interurban connection to Lagos. A one-way bus ticket from the airport to the main bus station in Faro costs €2.25 on the No 16 bus, and then €3.85 on the Interurban or €5.50 on the Express bus to get from the bus station to Lagos. However, if you prefer a more direct trip from the airport to Lagos, you can take a Faro airport taxi. Taxis in Portugal calculate their fees using a taximeter, which is based on the time and distance travelled to your final destination. To get from the airport to Lagos, your taxi fee should cost between €85 and €105 for a regular sized car and take around 1 hour to reach your destination.

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How to get from Faro airport to Lagos by taxi

All official Faro airport taxis are easily recognisable as they are black with a light blue or green rooftop. Furthermore, they carry classic rooftop “Taxi” signs and all vehicles should clearly display their prices. The trip from Faro airport to Lagos takes around 1 hour, in normal traffic conditions and costs between €85 and €105, depending on different factors. Most vehicles at the airport are 4 seater cars, though larger cabs can easily be hired from the taxi desk.

Taxi fare from Faro airport to Lagos

Additional charges may apply when travelling from Faro airport to Lagos, such as the distance to your final destination, the type and size of the vehicle, tolls, the time of day and traffic conditions. Taking all of this into consideration, your trip to Lagos should cost around €85.



Trip Duration

1 hour

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at Faro airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the official taxi rank outside of the arrivals terminal exit doors at Faro airport.


The taxi industry at Faro airport holds an outstanding reputation when it comes to all around quality service. Furthermore, there is no other direct means of transportation when travelling from Faro airport to Lagos, rendering taxis as the only option. In addition to this, your hour long taxi trip to Lagos will be in the greatest comfort as most taxi drivers drive luxury vehicles.

Editor’s Note

If you wish to call a taxi from Faro airport, you can call the national taxi central, available 24/7: (+351) 707 277 277.

Useful Tips

For long trips like Faro airport to Lagos, it is recommended to book a private transfer in advance. Private companies usually offer lower fixed prices for long distance trips.
It is important to note that there is an additional charge of 10% when travelling during the holiday season. Prices can further fluctuate depending on the time of day.

How to get from Faro airport to Lagos by bus

Unfortunately, there are no direct public transportation options from Faro airport to Lagos. However, there are two connecting bus routes if you wish to travel to Lagos by bus. You would first have to take the No 16 bus from the airport to Faro main station, and from there, take a connecting bus, either the Express or the Interurban bus, to Lagos. If you chose to take the Express bus, the total trip should take around 2 hours.

How much is the bus from Faro airport to Lagos?

A one-way ticket on the No 16 bus from Faro airport to Faro bus station costs €2.25, a one-way Interurban bus ticket costs €3.85 and an Express bus ticket costs €5.50 from Faro to Lagos. You can purchase your tickets at the airport ticket counters and ticket machines.



Trip Duration

2 hours

There can be a waiting time of 15 minutes for bus No 16 and 1 to 2 hours for the Express bus.

Value for Money

Buses to Lagos are available from 08:00 to 19:40

Where do I get it from?

The Faro airport bus station can be found in front of the arrivals terminal, at parking No 2.


Despite having to take a connecting bus at the main station in Faro, it is a great option if you are travelling on a budget, as the tickets are a fraction of the price of a taxi, however, travel time to get from the airport to Lagos is twice as long.

Editor’s Note

When travelling from Faro bus station, you cannot buy your bus tickets directly from the driver. You will have to purchase your tickets at the ticket counter or automatic machine. However, it is important to note that the ticket office can get very busy during high season.

Useful Tips

The bus station is located 1 km north of the centre of town, thus travellers need to walk an extra 5 minutes to get to the central district of Lagos after arriving by bus.
There are allocated seats on the Express bus; your seat number is shown on your bus ticket. Moreover, there is no maximum luggage allowance on the Express bus.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Faro. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Faro airport to Lagos?

The average taxi fare from Faro airport to Lagos is €100. Factors, such as the time of day, public holidays or traffic conditions can further affect the taxi fare.

How much is a bus ticket from Faro airport to Lagos?

You will have to take two connecting bus trips when travelling from Faro airport to Lagos; both tickets combined cost €7.75. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines or from the ticket counter next to the bus station at the airport.

How far is Faro airport to Lagos?

Faro airport is 91 km away from the town of Lagos; the overall trip takes around 1 hour by car.

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