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Vale do Lobo is just a 20 minute drive from Faro airport, with direct flights from most major European cities in under 3 hours - it is also possible to fly to Seville or Lisbon and experience other parts of Spain or Portugal during the drive to Vale do Lobo.
Faro airport is a modern, single terminal airport with the normal range of facilities and a separate purpose built area for Car Hire, as below.

Car Hire

Faro Airport has the full range of the international car hire companies including:

There are also a range of other Car Hire companies which friends have suggested offer very good rates (although we have not used them) such as:
Zit Autos – – 00 351 289 315 559
If you prefer to catch a taxi from the airport and then hire a car when you in Vale do Lobo there is a Budget Car Hire office by the main Vale do Lobo reception - the contact details are: telephone = 00 351 289 392 264; fax = 00 351 289 392 265; email =;


You can also book a private taxi transfer from Faro airport to Vale do Lobo using the online booking option on the Faro Airport website: There is also the normal taxi rank at the airport if you prefer not to pre-book.
We use two local companies with English speaking drivers who we have found to be excellent:

The typical fare to Vale do Lobo for pre-booked transfers with these two companies is 30 to 35 Euros (in 2008).


Car Hire