Faro has an international airport with connections to many European cities. There are train and bus connections to Lisbon (3 hours) and Oporto (6 hours). Sevilla, in Spain, is 2 hours by car. Download a Map of Algarve.
The closest airport is Faro Airport (FAO). You can get direct flights to Faro Airport or via Lisbon from most places.
The airport is 6 km from the city center at 6,5 km. To get to the city centre and back to the airport you can get a bus number 16 or taxi.
Bus 16: the bus fare is 2.20€ one way for a 15 min trip. It can be bought from the bus driver and the bus runs from 5.20 am to 00.10 am. The stop is located to the left after exiting the terminal, near the short stay car park, the bus stop is in the opposite direction to the taxi rank.
Taxi: The taxi transfer from the airport to Faro city center will cost about 15€. There will be an extra fee for luggage.
Uber: Uber - Uber operates in Portugal and can be called using the usual app. Uber cars are identified by a small TVDE sign normally on the front or back window .
With the National Railway (Caminhos de Ferro de Portugal) services one can travel from Faro to Lisbon in 3 hours and from Faro to Oporto in 5 hours. For further information about schedules and destinations, please www.cp.pt. The main cities in the Algarve have train stations and are served by the regional train line. Faro train station is localized at the city center.
Another option is to use the bus that connect Faro to the rest of the country as well as Europe. A bus from Lisbon to Faro takes around 3 hours. The bus terminal station is located in the city center. For further information about schedules and destinations, please click:
A network of motorways connect Faro to Lisbon (A22, A2), and Andalusia (A22; to Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba), in Spain. Tolls must be paid on motorways. In the A22 when entering the Algarve from Spain valid ticket must be purchased at the electronic booth. Check here how. For car rentals in Portugal this is not an issue. Free parking spaces available at the conference site.
From the Faro city center to the conference site:
The conference takes place at the Penha campus of the University of Algarve, within a walking distance from the Faro city centre.
Taxi - these are available in several places in the downtown area, and can be arranged the hotel (or call +351 289 895 790/5). Get map of Faro here.
Uber - Uber can be called using the usual app.
STAY & EAT
There are several options for accommodation in Faro and its surroundings, ranging from hostels to 5-star hotels. Apartments are available through AIR B&B. Algarve is a touristic destination and we suggest accommodation is booked as soon as possible .
The organization and the University of Algarve have a few options for accommodation in the student's halls of residence. The number of places is limited and confirmation of availability may be slow. Please contact SAS firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and inquiries and use the code below. Book as soon as possible and at most until July 15.
Book early to find rooms and reasonable rates.
Participants can have special rates in some of the hotels listed below. Use the code CECE2020 when booking in hotels A, C, D, E, G, and H for discounts. Book early as these discounts are limited and valid only until end of April.
A- STAY HOTEL FARO***
R. de Portugal 17, 8000-281 Faro
(+351) 289 898 080
price: see website
B- HOTEL BEST WESTERN DOM BERNARDO***
R. Gen. Teofilo da Trindade 20, 8000-356 Faro
(+351) 289 889 800
C- FARO BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Rua do Bocage, 66, 8000-297 Faro
(+351) 289 037 300
D- HOTEL FARO****
Praça D. Francisco Gomes, Nº2 8000-168 Faro
(+351) 289 830 830
price: single 130-160 €; double 140-175 € breakfast incl.
E- HOTEL EVA****
Avenida da República 1, 8000-078 Faro
(+351) 289 001 000
price: single 130-150 € ; double 140-160 € breakfast incl.
Limits of town - up to 5 km
F- HOTEL IBIS
Rua António Aleixo 204, 8005-174 Faro
(+351) 289 893 800
G- HOTEL 3K
Estrada Do Aeroporto, N125 10, 8005-146
tel: (+351) 963 880 047
price: single 89 €; double 99€ breakfast incl.
Out of town - up to 10 km
H- REAL MARINA HOTEL & SPA*****
Av. 5 de Outubro, 8700-307 Olhão
tel: (+351) 289091300
price: single 119 €; double 129 €; extra bed 29€ breakfast incl.
A free shuttle service to and from the conference site will be provided by the organization for this hotel.
I- POUSADA PALÁCIO ESTOI
R. de São Jose, 8005-465 Faro
tel: (+351)210 407 620
Restaurants & Bars
Faro offers many different options for dinning. In the downtown area you can find bistros, cafes, fast food places, family restaurants, tapas but also several places for fine dinning with author's cuisine.
Follow the links for comprehensive reviews of where to eat in Faro.