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Discover Faro

Most visitors to Faro simply pass through on their way to the resorts of the Algarve – which is excellent news if you do stop over.

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You get this atmospheric town with its beautiful medieval architecture and stand-out seafood to yourself. Come for the beaches, of course, but stay for this enjoyably unpretentious, pretty historic town and its natural surroundings.

Flying to Faro

Flying to Faro takes you straight to the heart of the Algarve, where you’ll find perfect relaxation spots and some of the best golfing in Portugal. Close to the islands of Ria Formosa, where you can enjoy off-road cycling and hiking and the lagoon islands of Culatra and Barreta, Faro is also perfectly placed to use as a base to explore wild Portugal. Of course, thousands of visitors travel direct to Faro each year to take advantage of the perfect weather and no fewer than six luxurious golfing resorts. Whether you’re after a surfing trip in the sun or simply lounging on the beach, it’s within easy reach with a quick flight from London City Airport. Here’s what you need to know about the route.

Flying from London City Airport to Faro: Q&A

Off to the Algarve, or just wondering if a flight from LCY could save you some travel time over airports further out of town? We’ve answered some of the most common questions about flights from LCY to Faro to give you the essentials at a glance.

How long is the flight from London to Faro?

It’s a three-hour flight from London City Airport to Faro. When you land, you’re just a short distance from Faro city; take a shuttle bus and you can be a central hotel in under 20 minutes. Because this is also the travel hub for the Algarve, you’ll also find buses and transfers easily available for resorts throughout the area.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Faro?

There are several flights per week from London City Airport to Faro throughout the summer season, with departures most days of the week. For specifics, check our timetable page to see flight times for the entire week you’re thinking of travelling.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Faro?

Flying directly from London to Faro will mean you’ll probably be flying with British Airways. You may also find fares for the route available with other airlines, such as TAP Portugal, KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa, but these will be indirect.

Practical information about flying from London to Faro

When you’re flying from London to Faro, you’ll need to pack your passport for border control, and you’ll need to make sure that your ticket includes the baggage you want to take. Faro is a very small city, so you might find it easier to walk if you’re planning to stay around the centre and the old town, rather than hiring a car. However, if you are heading to a resort elsewhere, a car can be a good idea. Plan your car hire with LCY.

What to expect in Faro

Faro is a popular holiday destination with couples and families because of its hot summer weather and shell-covered sandy beaches. It’s also popular for the high-class golfing available by the sea here – Faro tops the list in our post on European golfing hotspots. Cultured and historic, Faro also has plenty of party atmosphere, so you’ll never be short of a place to enjoy a cocktail. It doesn’t take long to reach the true calm of the Portuguese villages and towns that line the coast.