Faro Airport private taxis  transfers to & from Sao Rafael

Meet & greet service for private transport between Faro Airport and your final destination in Sao Rafael. Exclusive arrival & departure airport transfers on quality taxis, minibuses and coaches with friendly drivers at the best prices. Easy online booking with immediate confirmation and no sign-in required.

  • Official supplier
  • Premium vehicles
  • English speaking polite chauffeurs
  • Meet & greet with luggage assistance
  • Private & direct transport - not shared
  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Free booster & baby seats
  • Diligent & punctual service
  • Excellent value for money
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Sao Rafael, Albufeira

Located inside the Albufeira municipality in the Western Algarve area, Sao Rafael stays about 50 Km from Faro airport and transfer time takes approximately 45 min, depending on the exact location of your hotel in Sao Rafael and traffic conditions. This page provides insightful information and prices regarding the two most common transport options from Faro Airport to Sao Rafael, so you know what to expect upon your arrival at Faro Airport and to help you decide between a regular public taxi or a private airport transfer to Sao Rafael.

Algarve map, Sao Rafael
Algarve map with the location of Sao Rafael inside the Albufeira municipality - approximately 50 Km from Faro airport.

Hotels in Sao Rafael

We provide private taxis at Faro airport for hotel transfers, transport to holiday villas or any given address in Sao Rafael. Next follows a list of hotels and resorts in Sao Rafael with the most frequent airport transfer requests:

Transport options from Faro Airport to Sao Rafael

Travelling to the Algarve soon and searching for ground transportation from Faro Airport straight to your holiday accommodation in Sao Rafael? Because there are no train nor public bus connections from Faro Airport to Sao Rafael - only possible from Faro city centre, 8 Km away from the airport - basically you have two options: arrange for a private taxi transfer to Sao Rafael or take a regular public taxi to Sao Rafael. The first needs to pre-booked online prior to your arrival while the second doesn't but is subject to availability upon your arrival and implies waiting time at the airport taxi rank.

Faro Airport ⇄ Sao Rafael: price comparison between a private taxi transfer and a regular public taxi
Nr. of Passengers Private taxi transfer Public taxi
up to 4 PAX 38€ 54€
5 to 8 PAX 46€ 67€
9 to 16 PAX 120€ not possible
16 to 24 PAX 290€ not possible
25 to 49 PAX 371€ not possible
Public taxi prices represent an estimate of the final total value. Private taxi transfer prices are fixed for any given address in Sao Rafael.

Private transfers vs. public taxis to Sao Rafael:

In general, the private transfer prices are considerably lower than public taxis and you get a more personalized, faster and hassle free transport alternative to Sao Rafael - meet & greet service with fixed rates for the entire Sao Rafael area regardless of the exact address of your hotel or journey duration.

Unlike public taxis, the private transfer service also provides minibuses and coaches for bigger groups with more than 8 passengers. And for those travelling with infants, the pre-booked transfer service is definitely a better choice in terms of children safety equipment on-board the vehicles.

For a more in-depth comparison between public and private taxis between Faro airport and Sao Rafael, highlighting side-by-side the main differences between each service, please refer to the private vs. public taxis comparison table.

Public taxis: Faro Airport ⇄ Sao Rafael

Standard public taxis at Faro Airport, as in the rest of Portugal apply variable fares based on travelled kilometres and taxi idle time. The rate also varies according to the time of day and taxi passenger capacity. For this reason the price of a public taxi from Faro Airport to Sao Rafael shown on this page is an estimate of the final total cost, as it may vary depending on the exact address of your hotel in Sao Rafael and traffic conditions. The following table gives you an idea of the charges applied and an estimate for the total cost should you decide to take a cab between Faro Airport and Sao Rafael.

Faro Airport ⇄ Sao Rafael: public taxi fares / charges and estimated total price
Fare / Charge 4 PAX Public Taxi 8 PAX Public Taxi
Taxi start / minimum fare 3,25€ 3,25€
Taxi fare per km 0,94€ / Km 1,21€ / Km
Taxi fare per idle time 0,25€ / min 0,25€ / min
Use of the taxi boot / luggage compartment 1,60€ 1,60€
Estimated total cost to Sao Rafael 54€ 67€

Public taxis to Sao Rafael - be aware that:

The estimated total cost assumes a taxi journey under normal traffic conditions.

The above taxi fares to Sao Rafael increase by 20% on nightime services between 9PM and 6AM, on weekends and holidays.

Public taxis are in average 20% more expensive than pre-booking a private airport transfer.

During the summer months Faro Airport stays very busy and the waiting time at the taxi rank increases significantly.

Bigger sized public taxis up to 8 passengers are not as frequent as the 4 passenger taxis. So if your travel group is over 4 persons you might end up having to take two separate cabs and pay twice the value to get everyone to Sao Rafael.

Private taxi transfers: Faro Airport ⇄ Sao Rafael

Forget struggling with luggage and the heat in the waiting lines of Faro Airport taxi rank. There's a faster, more comfortable and yet very affordable transport alternative: online booking of private taxi transfers from Faro Airport to Sao Rafael. Meet & greet service carried out by professional drivers on a range of quality, modern transfer vehicles ready for different group sizes and luggage requirements - sedans, vans, minibuses and coaches. Reliable and economical hotel transfers, transport to private villas or any given address in Sao Rafael that will you save you money and precious holiday time in the Algarve. See the section how it works for more service details. We will be very pleased to welcome you at Faro Airport.

Private transfers to Sao Rafael - the best value for money option!

Air conditioning available on all vehicles to deal with the Algarve hot summer temperatures.

Free Wi-Fi available on-board all vehicles.

Travelling with infants? Appropriate safety seats - baby seats or booster seats - will be pre-installed in your transfer vehicle free of charge.

Meet & greet and luggage assistance by professional, courteous English speaking chauffeurs with complimentary wait time on flight delays included.

Luggage items only limited to the vehicle size and no extra charge is applied for using the car boot as it happens with regular public taxis.

  • Low cost taxi transfers

    Low cost taxi transfers

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  • Spacious MPVs

    Spacious MPVs

    • x 4
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  • Roomy, big vans

    Roomy, big vans

    • x 8
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  • Premium minivans

    Premium minivans

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  • Minibuses - people carriers

    Minibuses - people carriers

    • x 16
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  • Small buses / coaches

    Small buses / coaches

    • x 24
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  • Large buses / coaches

    Large buses / coaches

    • x 49
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Hotel transfers: Sao Rafael

Private taxis from Faro airport straight to your hotel in Sao Rafael - not shared and no stops en-route. The best transport option for your arrival and departure airport transfers in the Algarve, especially for those passengers with early morning flights at Faro airport. Transport for your travel group only, charged per transfer vehicle, not per passenger as in a shared shuttle service. Here follows a table with our transfer prices to popular hotels and resorts in Sao Rafael:

Faro Airport ⇄ Sao Rafael: hotel transfer prices - private taxis with fixed fares, all inclusive rates
Faro Airport to hotel / resort up to 4 PAX 5 to 8 PAX 9 to 16 PAX
Maritur Hotel 38€ 46€ 120€
Sao Rafael Atlantico 38€ 46€ 120€
Sao Rafael Suites 38€ 46€ 120€

Transfer prices to Sao Rafael and the Albufeira area

Faro Airport ⇄ Sao Rafael: private taxi transfer prices to Sao Rafael and nearby destinations - fixed fares, all inclusive rates
Faro airport taxi / transfer to up to 4 PAX 5 to 8 PAX Travel distance / time
Sao Rafael 38€ 46€ 50 Km / 45 mins
Albufeira 36€ 46€ 46 Km / 40 mins
Aldeia das Acoteias 36€ 46€ 37 Km / 40 mins
Areias de Sao Joao 36€ 46€ 46 Km / 50 mins
Balaia 36€ 46€ 33 Km / 36 mins
Falesia 36€ 46€ 32 Km / 33 mins
Ferreiras 36€ 46€ 35 Km / 36 mins
Gale 38€ 46€ 46 Km / 48 mins
Guia 38€ 46€ 41 Km / 39 mins
Montechoro 36€ 46€ 35 Km / 37 mins
Olhos de Agua 36€ 46€ 31 Km / 32 mins
Oura 36€ 46€ 36 Km / 40 mins
Paderne 38€ 47€ 35 Km / 37 mins
Pata de Baixo 36€ 46€ 29 Km / 28 mins
Salgados 38€ 46€ 48 Km / 52 mins
Santa Eulalia 36€ 46€ 34 Km / 37 mins
Sesmarias 38€ 46€ 51 Km / 45 mins
Vale de Carro 36€ 46€ 34 Km / 30 mins
Vale de Parra 38€ 46€ 48 Km / 40 mins
Vale Navio 36€ 46€ 30 Km / 33 mins

Other destinations nearby Sao Rafael in the Albufeira area

If not in Sao Rafael, maybe your accommodation is located at one of the other known destinations in the Albufeira municipality.

Paderne ⇄

Vale Navio ⇄