Faro Airport is your official gateway to the Algarve and is just a 15 minute drive from the centre of town. Arrange to collect your hire car at the airport to ensure you don't miss out on any of the sights.
It is worth noting that the main road, the A22, is a toll road. You may need to use it during your travels around the Algarve. The toll can be paid in a variety of ways depending on your chosen car rental provider. Simply click through to booking step one for more information. If a transponder is provided by the supplier, you can opt to have one here. If this is not detailed, you will need to purchase credit for the toll roads from a post office or supermarket in Portugal.
Reasons to Book with Zest Car Rental at Faro Airport
Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to hiring a car at Faro Airport. We’ve simplified the booking process and cut out the waffle. And to make things even better, we don’t charge any amendment or credit card fees either.
We work only with trusted car rental providers in Faro who care as much about reputation as we do. This way, you can rest safe in the knowledge you’ll be well looked after when you arrive.
Sightseeing in Faro
More often than not, the city of Faro itself is often overlooked in favour of the neighbouring seaside resorts but with historic squares and sights, charming cafes and restaurants, and much more to discover, a trip into Faro itself is definitely worth including in your holiday plans. Venture into the Old Town, known as Cidade Velha, where you can visit Faro Cathedral and nearby Bishop's Palace.
Take your pick from plenty of gorgeous beaches such as Praia de Faro just a stone's throw from the city limits. Uninterrupted sand, great wind surfing conditions and its location ensures a bustling atmosphere during the summer months!
If you’ve hired a car, why not take a drive up into the Monchique Mountains and explore the many hiking and mountain biking trails? At 902m, Pico da Fóia is the highest point in the Algarve and just over an hour away by car. It’s well worth the journey and a great environment to escape to for a while.
Day Trips From Faro - Explore the Algarve by Car
Don’t limit yourself to just one town! Hire a car at Faro and make sure you discover more of this wonderful region. Albufeira is one of the most popular resorts in the Algarve and its gorgeous beaches are just 40 minutes away. Both the old town and bustling marina are full of character and make the resort perfect both as the base for your holiday or a day trip.
Journey to Loule, a fabulous market town. Located 22km away, it is definitely worth a visit! The weekly fair is hugely popular amongst tourists and the town also has some great historic points of interest, such as the remains of the Arab Castle.
Whether you've got the kids in tow or you're a big kid yourself, there are plenty of fun days out to be enjoyed in the vicinity. Take your pick from Zoomarine, famed for its dolphin shows, a tree top adventure at Parque Aventura or perhaps even the Aqua Park in Alcantarilha.
Why not head a bit further along the coast to the city of Lagos? Bursting with a great array of beaches, bars and restaurants; it's a 65 minute drive away with a hire car.
With some of the best golf courses in Europe, there's no better time to hit the fairways whether you're a seasoned pro or absolute beginner. Take your pick from courses such as San Lorenzo in Almancil or Lester's Golf in Vilamoura.
Olhao, 25 minutes away, is the largest fishing port in the Algarve; it's great for a stroll along the promenade and the perfect place to sample some local seafood.