Faro Airport Duty Free

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About Faro Airport (FAO)

IATA/ICAO Code:
FAO/LPFR
Address:
8001-701 Faro, Portugal
City: Faro
Country:
Portugal
Phone:
+351 289 800 800
Website: http://www.faro-airport.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AeroportoFaro
Arrivals: Faro Airport (FAO) Arrivals
Departures: Faro Airport (FAO) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
37.01440048, -7.965909958
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Faro Airport Duty Free
3.4 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Faro Airport (IATA: FAO, ICAO: LPFR), is an airport serving the Faro area in Portugal. Scroll down or click here to see what Faro Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 11 shops, 4 cafes, and 5 restaurants at Faro Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

It is also known as Algarve Airport, and it was recently renamed Gago Coutinho Airport after the admiral of the same name in honor of the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic in a seaplane. The airport opened in 1965, and it became a hub in 2010 when Ryanair based its aircraft there. Most of the busy time for FAO is during the spring to fall months since it is considered a holiday destination. In 2019, 9 million passengers went through the doors of Faro.

FAO has one terminal that was modernized in 2017 and one asphalt runway. They can handle 30 aircraft per hour and have over 30 gates. They are primarily served by low-cost airlines and budget-friendly travel packages. There is ample long- and short-term parking and ground transportation includes buses, taxis, trains and car rentals.

There are also numerous shopping areas, food and drink establishments and a children’s play area, as well as a police station.

How far away is Faro Airport from from the centre of Faro?

It takes approximately 13 mins to drive the 4.4 mi (7.1 kilometres) between the centre of Faro and Faro Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside FAO airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Portugal.

What are the parking options at Faro Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Faro Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Faro Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 9 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 11 different shops around Faro Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Faro Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Faro Airport include:

ALE-HOP
  • 06:00 - 22:00
  • Arrivals
attitude
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • After Security
Burger King
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.61711)
  • 08:00 - 22:00
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Carlsberg
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.62429)
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • After Security
Carlsberg Sports Bar
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.61708)
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • Arrivals
Costa Coffee
Delta
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • Before Security
Delta Cafe Central
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.61348)
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • Departures
Duty Free Store
  • 04:00 - 24:00
  • Departures
Duty Free Store
  • 07:00 - 24:00
  • Arrivals
Duty Free Store
  • 07:00 - 24:00
  • After Security
Eating Point
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.62754)
  • 05:00 - Last Flight
  • After Security
Mulligans
  • +351 916 146 108
  • 05:00 - Last flight
Parfois
  • 06:00 - 22:00
Paul
  • +351 916 146 108
  • 05:00 - Last flight
  • Departures
Pizza Hut
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.61707)
  • 09:00 - until the last flight
  • After Security
Portfolio
Relay
Soho
  • +351 916 146 108
  • 05:00 - Last flight
  • After Security
Subway
  • +351 289 800 696 (ext.61717)
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Sunglass Hut
Travellers Rest
  • +351 916 146 108
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • Before Security
Victoria's Secret
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • After Security
Victoria's Secret
  • 06:00 - Last flight
  • After Security

Duty Free Allowance at Faro Airport

If you are travelling to Portugal from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Faro Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Faro Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering Portugal from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Faro Airport Reviews

★★★☆☆
Incoming passport control inadequate.
- David Moule

★★★★☆
One of the most beautiful landings/takeoffs ever! Both east and westbound.
- Rodrigo Neves

★★★★☆
Good airport, nothing more ;)
- None None

★★★★★
small but cute airport
- Janne Skogstrom

★★★★★
I'm practically a local should I say now and Faro airport is such a outstanding cute little place I LOVE IT !.The people are really nice and most of them like to have a chat with you .PPPPPPPPPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL<3
- William

★★★★☆
I’m a suspect because I’m local but here it goes. This is a very nice airport, the staff is very helpful and the refurbished ATC Tower gives a nice futuristic look. The people just want to talk to you with is great. The expensive foods/drinks don’t help and the terminal although it is big and clean it is in the need of urgent repairs/works since the 2011 storm that blasted some parts of the roof away. Be prepared for the summer for some massive queues on particular times of the day, fast boarding however with good security. Very beautiful landings and take offs from both sides with the view over Ria Formosa.
- Manuel Brito

★★★★☆
The Lounge at Faro is not particularly overstocked with any food - mostly snacks - cakes and biscuits. Wifi is good though. I'm glad I was able to experience this lounge. It is quite gaudy and the amount of people in it made it feel quite cramped also. The checkin to the lounge was handled very well and they did shout your flight number when the flight was available for boarding.
- Mike

★★★☆☆
Bad terminal infrastructure and bad organization, need urgent improvement and a new terminal. Easy to get to the airport and to depart from there but very bad places to wait for the flight and to rest
- Luciano Bragança

★☆☆☆☆
Faro airport is in disruption due to building work, which continues until 2017. Currently affecting the arrivals area mostly, but the whole building is being 'changed'.
- Mervyn Courtney

★☆☆☆☆
Waited 90 minutes at check-in and almost another hour at the security check. Most Desks were unmanned...
- Steffen
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