There is no train connection with Faro Airport. From the city of Faro you can take the train and travel along the rest of the coast, but this service is often slow.
Car and bus
Faro Airport is easily accessible, the exit from the coastal road EN125 is clearly indicated. From the airport there is only one way that leads to the EN125. Most tourist places are accessible within one hour. It takes approximately 20 minutes to Almancil, 30 minutes to Vilamoura, 45 minutes to Albufeira and one hour to Portimão.
The bus goes from the airport to the center of Faro. From the bus station a fast bus (Serviço Transrápido) goes to various tourist places along the coast, the bus leaves, on average, every half hour from the airport in the high season, 07:10-20:40 (weekends and holidays 08:00–19:30).
From June until October there is also a shuttle bus service (Aerobus) to the center of Faro.
Car rental - Faro Airport
There is a large range of car rental companies: Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Rentauto, Sixt and Auto Jardim, the counters can be found in the Arrivals Hall. The prices for renting a car in the Algarve are lower than in North Europe especially if you choose a local company. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis can take at most, four passengers, the rate is approximately €1.00 per kilometer. Some examples of rates are: to Olhao €18.00, to Quinta do Logo €20.00, to Albufeira €35.00 and to Praia de Rocha €70.00. Between 22:00 and 6:00 there is an extra 20% surcharge. If you come out of the Arrivals Hall and walk to the right you will come to the taxis.
Parking lot P1 is by the Departures Hall and P3 is by the Arrivals Hall, these are both intended for short-term parking. Long-term parking can be found at P2 and is behind P1 and P3. The rates are different, at P1 the first 30 minutes are €0.80, at P3 it is €1.30 for the first hour. Long-term parking has a minimum cost of €51.50 for one week.