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Transfer Options from Faro Airport to Vilamoura

Vilamoura is a popular resort town located in the region of Algarve. Its only airport is Faro Airport, however, there are no direct public transportation options between the two cities. Thus, rendering taxis and private transfer companies the easiest option to get from Faro airport to the town of Vilamoura.

That being said, there Bus 16 travels from the airport to Faro’s main bus station a few times a day. From there, travellers can take the EVA bus to Vilamoura, costing a total of €6.35. If you wish to take a more direct transportation option to Vilamoura, you can take a local Faro Airport taxi or private transfer, which takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately €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.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €30 30min 24/7
Bus €12.90 60min 06:30–19:15

How to get from Faro Airport to Vilamoura by taxi

It is easy to recognise official taxis in Portugal as the vehicles are black or dark blue with a light green or blue rooftop. In addition to this, taxis carry signs indicating the type of transfer they offer as well as their current prices.

With that in mind, the estimated cost of a trip from Faro Airport to Vilamoura town resort is €30, taking around 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Faro Airport to Vilamoura

Although taxi fares from Faro Airport fluctuate depending on numerous factors, your trip to Vilamoura should cost you between €30 and €35.

*Keep in mind that factors such as the type and size of your taxi vehicle, the time of day you’re travelling or if you are travelling on a public holiday may affect your final fare.

To ensure a fixed fare with no extra costs, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups and enjoy plenty of extra benefits.



Trip Duration

30 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?

Since Faro Airport is quite small, getting from the baggage claim to the taxi rank is very easy. Once out of the arrivals terminal, the rank is just across the road, to the left.


Taking a taxi from Faro Airport is generally considered to be the most convenient transportation option to popular destinations such as Vilamoura. Moreover, the taxi industry in Portugal is well known for its quality services and friendly drivers, ensuring a pleasant and stress-free trip around the city.

Editor’s Note

Due to the small size of Faro Airport, taxis might not always be available during early hours of the day. Nevertheless, you can always hire a taxi from the airport's taxi desk.

Useful Tips

The unique colour of all licenced taxis in Portugal, makes them recognisable, thus it is easier to avoid scammers.
It is important to know that when hiring a taxi from the airport additional fees may apply, such as: a €3.25 initial charge, €1.60 for luggage and €1.60 if you are transporting pets.

How to get from Faro Airport to Vilamoura by bus

Despite the short distance between Faro Airport and the town of Vilamoura, no direct buses operate the route.

However, travellers that would like to use public transportation, can first take Bus 16 from the airport to Faro station. From there, you can take a connecting EVA bus to Vilamoura. The most popular and frequent EVA line to Vilamoura is Bus 9. The tickets cost €6.45 in total and the travel time is approximately 60 minutes.

How much is the bus from Faro Airport to Vilamoura?

A one-way bus ticket costs €2.25 on Bus 16 and the EVA bus costs €4.20. The total cost of the buses from Faro Airport to Vilamoura is €6.45.

You can purchase your EVA tickets at the ticket counters at the airport and bus station or from the ticket machines. Bus 16 tickets can be bought on board directly from the driver.



Trip Duration

60 Min

There can be a waiting time of 15 minutes for bus No 16 and up to 1 hour for the EVA bus.

Value for Money

Buses to Vilamoura are available from 06:30 to 19:15.

Where do I get it from?

The No 16 bus station can be found on the left side of the arrivals terminal.


Even though taking two connecting buses after a long flight can seem tedious, the cost for both bus rides is significantly cheaper than taking a taxi or a private transfer. If you are travelling on a budget, this option is perfect for you.

Editor’s Note

There are 3 different bus stations at Vilamoura resort. However, the most central and most common one is the Marina station.

Useful Tips

It is highly recommended to check the bus schedules ahead of time as they are subject to change without notice.
In Portugal, you can ask your bus driver to drop you off wherever you wish, on condition that 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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Faro Airport to Vilamoura resort?

The average taxi fare from Faro Airport to Vilamoura is €30. Factors, such as the time of day and traffic conditions can further affect your final fare. For the peace of mind of fixed-rate fare with no extra costs and a trusted service you can rely on, pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

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

Bus 16 will cost you €2.25 and the EVA bus tickets are around, bringing the price to a total of €6.45. Tickets can be purchased using the ticket machines at the airport or 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, which takes around 30 minutes by car.

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