Portimao is one of the eight municipalities in the Western Algarve area. It is subdivided into several civil parishes including Portimao itself that stays about 64 Km from Faro Airport. Transfer time takes approximately 1 h 05 min, depending on the exact location of your hotel in Portimao and traffic conditions. This page provides insightful information and prices regarding the two most common transport options from Faro Airport to Portimao, 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 Portimao.
Hotels in Portimao
We provide private taxis at Faro airport for hotel transfers, transport to holiday villas or any given address in Portimao. Next follows a list of hotels and resorts in Portimao with the most frequent airport transfer requests:
Transport options from Faro Airport to Portimao
Travelling to the Algarve soon and searching for ground transportation from Faro Airport straight to your holiday accommodation in Portimao? Because there are no train nor public bus connections from Faro Airport to Portimao - only possible from Faro city centre, 8 Km away from the airport - basically you have two options: arrange for a private taxi transfer to Portimao or take a regular public taxi to Portimao. 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.
|Nr. of Passengers||Private taxi transfer||Public taxi|
|up to 4 PAX||65€||80€|
|5 to 8 PAX||80€||95€|
|9 to 16 PAX||150€||not possible|
|16 to 24 PAX||356€||not possible|
|25 to 49 PAX||440€||not possible|
|Public taxi prices represent an estimate of the final total value. Private taxi transfer prices are fixed for any given address in Portimao.|
Private transfers vs. public taxis to Portimao:
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 Portimao - meet & greet service with fixed rates for the entire Portimao 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 Portimao, highlighting side-by-side the main differences between each service, please refer to the private vs. public taxis comparison table.
Public taxis: Faro Airport ⇄ Portimao
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 Portimao 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 Portimao 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 Portimao.
|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 Portimao||80€||95€|
Public taxis to Portimao - be aware that:
The estimated total cost assumes a taxi journey under normal traffic conditions.
The above taxi fares to Portimao 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 Portimao.
Private taxi transfers: Faro Airport ⇄ Portimao
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 Portimao. 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 Portimao 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 Portimao - 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.
Hotel transfers: Portimao
Private taxis from Faro airport straight to your hotel in Portimao - 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 Portimao:
|Faro Airport to hotel / resort||up to 4 PAX||5 to 8 PAX||9 to 16 PAX|
|Flamingo Residence Aparthotel||65€||80€||150€|
|Jardins do Amparo||65€||80€||150€|
|Oasis Parque Country Club||65€||80€||150€|
|Oceano Atlantico Apartments||65€||80€||150€|
|Studio 17 by Atlantic Hotels||65€||80€||150€|
|Tivoli Marina Portimao||65€||80€||150€|
|Villa Moments Guest House||65€||80€||150€|
Transfer prices to the Portimao area
|Faro airport taxi / transfer to||up to 4 PAX||5 to 8 PAX||Travel distance / time|
|Portimao||65€||80€||64 Km / 65 mins|
|Alvor||65€||80€||75 Km / 55 mins|
|Morgado do Reguengo||65€||80€||72 Km / 74 mins|
|Penina||65€||80€||68 Km / 63 mins|
|Praia da Rocha||65€||80€||73 Km / 56 mins|
|Praia do Vau||65€||80€||75 Km / 60 mins|
Other destinations in the Portimao area
Within the Portimao municipality there are other known locations where your accommodation might be located.