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London is a major departure point for low-cost Algarve flights to Faro Airport.
Budget airlines Monarch and easyJet – as well as Norwegian Air and British Airways – operate direct routes out of Gatwick.
British Airways also flies non-stop from Heathrow and London City to Faro, and you can pick up cheap flights to the Algarve from Stansted with Ryanair, British Airways and Eurowings, a German low-cost airline.
There are more low-cost options on offer from Luton with easyJet and Monarch, while easyJet flies from Southend too.
You won’t be stuck twiddling your thumbs on the plane for too long either, as it takes an average of two hours and fifty minutes to fly between London and Faro in the Algarve.
Hail from the Midlands? It couldn’t be easier to fly to the Algarve, with Ryanair and Jet2 operating routes out of East Midlands Airport, and non-stop flights from Birmingham with Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair.
Heading further north, easyJet and Jet2 offer cheap flights to Algarve’s airport from Newcastle. Jet2, Thomas Cook, Ryanair and Monarch all operate out of Manchester. Liverpool and Leeds are equally well connected thanks to easyJet, Ryanair, Monarch and Jet2 - and in 2017, a new Thomson route from Leeds Bradford to Faro will offer an even greater range of choice. Expect your Algarve flight from these destinations to take around three hours and ten minutes.
Ryanair and Jet2 fly out of Edinburgh, while Ryanair flies from Glasgow Prestwick.
Skipping over to Northern Ireland, it’s possible to fly from Belfast to the Algarve with Aer Lingus, Jet2 or easyJet.
Other British airports with direct Algarve flights in 2017 include Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Cardiff.
Find out how to get from Faro airport to your holiday destination on our how to get around the Algarve page.
With so many low cost airlines serving the Algarve, Faro is easy to reach on a budget.
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Avoid school holidays if possible, particularly summer and Easter, when flights fill quickly and Algarve flights to Faro Airport are much more expensive.
With Algarve flights so quick, plentiful and cheap, it’s rare for Brits to reach the region in any other way.
If flying really isn’t your thing, though, there are a few alternatives on offer, including an epic two-day train ride via Barcelona and an even longer drive. Both options are more expensive than flying, particularly when you add in the cost of travelling by toll roads between Calais and the Algarve.
Perhaps a more attractive (although pricier) route into the region is a cruise. Most voyages depart from Southampton, with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines offering an 11-night Spain and Algarve cruise. It might not be the fastest way to reach southern Portugal’s golden beaches, but it’s certainly the most opulent.