Faro Airport (FAO)
Car Hire / Rental
The Algarve is perfect driving country and a car is often the best way to get about if you plan on visiting several resorts and villages. Trains run the length of the Algarve, but don't reach all areas. Therefore hiring a car from one of the eight major car hire companies at Faro Airport (FAO) is a good idea.
Vehicles in Faro and throughout Portugal always drive on the right. Driving licences from most countries are usually accepted and rental cars include unlimited mileage and collision insurance within the price. However, it is always advisable to check what the actual insurance covers before driving away, together with the brakes and tyre tread.
You will find the car hire desks conveniently located in the Arrivals area of Faro Airport. There is an excellent choice of vehicles available at reasonable rates, although it is best to book your car ahead of time to ensure the best price.
Speed limits in Faro, Portugal
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Motorways / highways: 120 kph / 75 mph
Car Rental, Driving around Portugal and Faro
Petrol in Portugal is known locally as 'gasolino' and diesel as 'gasóleo'. It is easy to find petrol station along most main routes in and out of Faro, and also within the city itself.
Driving around Faro and the Algarve is not difficult and the N125 stretches along the coastline, making it easy to reach many nearby pretty villages. Motorways outside of Faro are all toll-free and include the A22 / E01 (Via Infante de Sagres) to the north.
Faro Airport (FAO) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Faro Airport (FAO):
- Auto Jardim
- National / Alamo
Faro Airport (FAO) Car Rental