Albufeira

Are you planning your big escape to the sun-drenched Algarve? If you’ve booked your stay in Portugal and want to arrange your transfers from Faro Airport to Albufeira, look no further than hoppa. We have just the transport you need to get you to your accommodation.

We can get you back to the airport at the end of your holiday, too. For a smooth journey, allow our transport partners to take you back in time for your return flight.

What’s the easiest way to arrange my Faro to Albufeira transfers?

To arrange your return transfers from Faro Airport to Albufeira, simply follow our easy-to-navigate booking system.

Once you have filled out the key information about your Algarve stay in the search bar above, you’ll arrive at a page that lists all the possible transfer options that match your holiday details.

You will be able to choose from shared shuttle buses or private Albufeira transfers and you can easily make your choice using our quick-look guide to the transport on offer. This covers essentials such as cost, journey times and number of drop-off points.

When you select the transport you want, you will be taken to the ‘Extras’ stage of your booking. Here, you will find the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box, which can be used to let us know any specifics about your trip, for example, if you need special assistance, have a fold-up wheelchair or have a motorised wheelchair and need an adapted car.

Private Albufeira transfer or shuttle bus?

We have plenty of providers who can take you from Faro Airport to your Albufeira accommodation. However, if you are trying to decide between hopping on a shuttle bus or booking a private transfer, it’s worth taking some time to weigh up your options.

Shuttle bus

For a low-cost option, our shuttle buses are reliable and won’t blow your holiday budget. You’ll share the bus journey from Faro to Albufeira with other passengers and waiting times can be up to 45 minutes because your fellow passengers will might arrive on different flights to yours. They’ll be dropped off along the way and your hotel or villa will be one of the scheduled drop-off points.

Private transfers

Unlike the shuttle bus, your party will be the only passengers onboard if you opt for private transport. You’ll be given a scheduled pick-up time, which is included on your e-ticket, so you’ll know when you’ll be meeting your driver when you arrive in Portugal. You’ll all then be taken directly to your accommodation from the airport.

How much luggage can I bring?

Whether you choose to book a shuttle or private transport for your transfers from Faro Airport to Albufeira, we usually expect each member of your group to bring one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage with them.

If you think you will need to choose a larger vehicle or you have any extra luggage requirements, check the vehicle is suitable and remember to let us know in the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box so we can accommodate you.

I’ve booked my transfer – what now?

Now you know how you want to travel, and you’ve completed your booking, we’ll send you an e-ticket. This features important details about your Albufeira transfers, including where to find your driver when you get to Faro Airport, as well as pick-up and drop-off times. 

Your driver will ask to see your e-ticket as proof of your booking – both before you set off for your accommodation and for your return journey to the airport – so we suggest you print it off before your flight.

Where do I go when I get to the airport?

When you arrive at Faro Airport, you will need to follow the instructions in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section of your e-ticket to locate your transfer representative. Usually, the pick-up instructions will direct passengers to the arrivals hall where they will find the hoppa representative holding a signboard displaying either ‘hoppa’ or the passenger’s name.

When you find your transport representative, show them your e-ticket and you will be escorted to the bus or to a waiting area, if you’re travelling by shuttle bus, or directly to your vehicle if you’re travelling by private transfer.

I can’t find my driver

From time to time, our drivers can be delayed due to traffic. If you can’t see them when you arrive at your pick-up point, call the number on your e-ticket for an update.

My flight is delayed

We know that flights can be delayed, or luggage can take longer than expected to arrive. That’s why your driver will wait for you for 45 minutes after your pick-up time.

If you think there will be a hold-up, even if it falls within the 45-minute waiting time, let us know as soon as you can by calling the number on your e-ticket. We might have to send a new driver out to you for delays over the 45-minute mark, so giving us a call will allow us time to reorganise your Albufeira transfer.

Should your delay run over three hours, you’ll need to rearrange your transfers with us then claim through your travel insurance.

Faro to Albufeira timings

Albufeira is the largest resort in the Algarve, offering the perfect combination of sun-soaked beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historic cobbled streets. This mix has been attracting everyone from couples and families to large groups looking for fun since the 1960s.

Around five million visitors head to this coastal city each year and you can be one of them in no time. In fact, we’ll get you to Albufeira’s Blue Flag beaches within an hour of leaving Faro Airport. Transfers from Faro to Albufeira take approximately 50 minutes, meaning you can get your holiday in the Algarve started not long after landing in Portugal.

Heading home: where should I meet my driver?

We’ve made getting back to the airport in time for your flight home easy. Here’s how:

Private transfer passengers

Have you booked a private transfer? You’ll find everything you need to know about getting back to the airport in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section of your e-ticket. This includes the time your driver will get to your holiday accommodation. Aim to be ready 15 minutes before your pick-up time.

If you opt-in to receive SMS messages from us, you’ll receive a reminder by text from us about your pick-up time, too.

Shuttle bus Albufeira transfers

If you’re taking the shuttle bus back to the airport, you’ll receive your pick-up details 24 hours before your flight’s departure time, either by text if you have chosen to receive SMS messages, or online. We’ll update the ‘Get my pick-up time’ information on your hoppa account the day before you’re due to head home.

If you can’t find your pick-up time the day before you fly, call the number on your e-ticket for the details. When you know what time to be at the bus for, we recommend you get to your pick-up point at least 10 minutes before your bus arrives.

If your bus is late or you can’t find the driver of your private transport, call the emergency number on your e-ticket to get an update. 

Hopping on from Albufeira

Collect your luggage

Get your ride

Arrive happy