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Transfer Options from Faro Airport to Vilamoura

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How to get from Faro Airport to Vilamoura

Vilamoura is a popular resort town in the region of Algarve, utilizing Faro airport as the main source of tourists. Nonetheless, the airport does not offer any direct mean of public transportation to Vilamoura due to lack of transportation resources. Thus, rendering taxis and private transfer companies as the easiest option from Faro airport to the town of Vilamoura. On the other hand, the bus line No16 runs multiple times a day from the airport to the main bus station at Faro, where travelers can get on board an EVA bus to Vilamoura. Bus tickets will cost 2.25€ for the No16 and 4.10€ for the EVA bus. Lastly, on average, Faro airport taxis take around 30 minutes for the trip, while fares range around 30€. 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.


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Taxi €30 30min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €25 30min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Bus €12.70 60min 07:35–18:45


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How to get from Faro airport to Vilamoura by taxi

As stated by the Portugal law, all licensed taxis in the country must be colored black or dark blue with a light green / blue roof. In addition the vehicles carry signs indicating the type of transfer as well as the current tariff rate. The trip from Faro airport to the town resort of Vilamoura does not include any tolls, thus the cost is low-priced around 30€ at most. Journeys will normally last 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Faro airport to Vilamoura

Although taxi fares at Faro airport fluctuate depending on various variables, the common rate to Vilamoura should range around 30€ to 35€ for a typical transfer. Most notable factors affecting the total tariff are: traffic conditions, type and size of the vehicle, holiday breaks, as well as the time of the day.


Taxis from Faro airport are generally considered as the most convenient method of transportation to popular destinations such as Vilamoura. Moreover, the taxi industry of Portugal is well know for it's quality services and friendly manners. All in all, beside the somewhat high tariffs on special occasions, you should get a pleasant and relaxing trip.

Editor’s Note

Due to the small size of Faro airport, taxis might not always be available during early morning hours. Nevertheless, a taxi vehicle can always be hired from the airport's taxi desk.

Useful Tips

The unique color of all licensed taxi vehicles makes them easily distinguishable, thus it is easier to avoid scammers.
When hiring a taxi form the airport always consider the following: +3.50€ initial charge, +1.60 for luggage space and +1.60€ for pets.

How to get from Faro airport to Vilamoura by bus

In spite of the short distance between Faro airport and Vilamoura town, people who wish to travel through public transportation must first take the No16 bus line to Faro station, then get a connecting line to Vilamoura using an Eva bus. Ticket prices are 2.25€ for the No16 bus and 4.10€ for the Eva bus. Trips from Faro airport to Vilamoura normally take around 1 hour including waiting time.

How much is the bus from Faro airport to Vilamoura?

Ticket prices for a one way trip: Bus line No16 from Faro airport to Faro: 2.25€ / Eva bus from Faro main station to Vilamoura: 4.10€. Tickets can be purchased only through the ticket counters and ticket machines.


2.25€ + 4.10€

Trip Duration

60 Min.

Bus No16 waiting time: 15 minutes. Eva bus to Vilamoura waiting time: 1 hour.

Value for Money

Buses to Vilamoura are available from 07:35am to 06:45pm

Where do I get it from?

The station for the bus line No16 is located right in front of the arrivals terminal to the left of the exit gates.


Even though taking two connecting buses after a long flight is exhausting, the total cost for the trip using the bus network is significantly cheaper than other available means of transportation such as: taxis and private operators. However, trips might become a bit uncomfortable after a period of time.

Editor’s Note

The resort of Vilamoura offers three bus stations. However, the most central and useful station is the Marina station.

Useful Tips

Always be considerate of the bus schedules because they are subject to change without notice.
You could ask the driver to drop you off wherever you wish, if your destination is close by.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Faro airport to Vilamoura?

The average taxi fare from Faro airport to Vilamoura is 35€. Factors, such as the time of the day and traffic will further affect the taxi fare.

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

Regular one-way bus tickets cost 2.25€ + 4.10€ for adults. Tickets can be purchased through ticket machines and from the ticket counter next to the bus station.

How far is it from Faro airport to Vilamoura?

The total distance from Faro airport to Vilamoura is 25 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 30 minutes.

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