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Transfer Options from Faro Airport to Lagos

Lagos is a popular town in southern Portugal’s Algarve region. It’s known for its walled old town, staggering cliffs and stunning beaches. The town is located 91 km from Faro Airport, which is southern Portugal’s main airport. You have 3 direct transportation options when travelling from Faro Airport to Lagos; taxi, private transfer and bus. Taking a local taxi from the airport to Lagos will get you there in record time and without much hassle. The journey takes around an hour and costs approximately €85.

An inexpensive way to travel to Lagos is by taking the Aerobus 56. The service is direct, runs a few time a day and will cost you just €12, however, the journey time is double that of a taxi, taking about 2 hours to reach Lagos. Alternatively, you can catch a combination of buses; Bus 16 to Faro centre and then an EVA service to Lagos, or you could transfer onto a train in central Faro, taking around an hour and a half and costing less than €10.

To avoid hidden fees, long waiting times or to just treat yourself to a premium experience, you can pre-book a private transfer to ensure competitive prices and a hassle-free arrival in Lagos.

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.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €85 60min 24/7
Bus €24 120min 09:15–19:45

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. Most vehicles at the airport are 4-seater cars, though larger cabs can easily be hired from the taxi desk.

The trip from Faro Airport to Lagos takes around 1 hour in normal traffic conditions and costs approximately €85, depending on different factors.

Taxi fare from Faro Airport to Lagos

Faro taxis calculate fares using a taximeter system when travelling from Faro Airport to Lagos, so your fare will depend on 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.

For a fixed fare with no extra costs, consider booking a private transfer in advance.



Trip Duration

60 Min

*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.


Taxis in Faro and at Faro Airport have a good reputation when it comes to all-around quality service. 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 fluctuate depending on the time of day.

How to get from Faro Airport to Lagos by bus

There are two ways to catch the bus from Faro Airport to Lagos; Aerobus 56 or Bus 16 combined with an EVA bus.

Vamus operates the Aerobus 56 direct service which departs from the airport 5 times a day and takes approximately 2 hours to get to Lagos. However, the service only runs between May and October.

If you’re travelling outside of the summer months, there is no direct service from the airport to Lagos. You would first have to take the No 16 bus from the airport to Faro main station, and from there you can take a connecting EVA bus to Lagos, such as Bus 57.

How much is the bus from Faro Airport to Lagos?

A one-way ticket for the Aerobus from Faro Airport to Lagos is €12.

If you can’t take the direct service, your second option involves buying 2 tickets. Bus 16 will cost you €2.25 and you’ll pay between €3-€6 for the EVA bus ticket to Lagos.

*You can purchase your tickets at the airport ticket counters and ticket machines, as well as online.



Trip Duration

120 Min

The waiting times for the Aerobus 56 can be up to 4 hours and there's a 15-minute waiting time for Bus 16.

Value for Money

The Aerobus 56 is available from 09:15 until 19:45.

Where do I get it from?

The Faro Airport bus station can be found in front of the arrivals terminal, on the left of the main entrance.


The Aerobus service is a great budget option and it’s direct, getting you to your destination in 2 hours. The only downside to this service is that it doesn’t operate during the winter months and even during the summer – it only departs 5 times a day. So if you’re landing between buses, you may have a long wait.

Outside of May to October, your only option is to catch Bus 16 to Faro city centre and then hop on a connecting service to Lagos. Whilst the travel time will be long it’s still a good budget choice if you can handle the changeovers and waiting times.

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 Aerobus service is the main connection from the airport to central and western Algarve, meaning it can get pretty busy, especially in peak season.
If you're heading into Faro first, 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.
If you're catching Bus 16 to town, you can also catch the regional train service from there, getting you to Lagos in around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

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Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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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 €85. Factors, such as the time of day, public holidays or traffic conditions can further affect the taxi fare. For the peace of mind of a fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and enjoy our fully personalised services, 24/7 customer support and the use of our app.

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

The only direct bus service from Faro Airport to Lagos is the Aerobus 56, costing €12 for a one-way ticket.

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.

Is there a train from Faro Airport to Lagos?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a train station at Faro Airport. However, if you’d like to catch the train to Lagos, you can hop on the local bus (Bus 16) to Faro main station. From there, you can catch a regional train to Lagos, taking around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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