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Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Portugal Festivals - Transport and Car Hire'.

Looking for transport for the summer festivals in Portimão? Find airport transfers from Faro to  Afro Nation Portugal, and Rolling Loud Portugal. Find out about taxis in the area and about car hire in the Algarve.

Getting around in the Algarve is pretty easy. There are multiple options for private and shuttle transfers from Faro airport to your accommodation, as well as luxury transport services. Book in advance for the best rates - most companies offer easy online booking.

Taxis - There are multiple taxi ranks in each resort or you can use an App such as the Taxis Arade app for easy booking and payment. Most taxis are green and black. There are 4-seater as well as larger taxis available.

Car hire is an option if you want to explore the area independently. Find the best car hire rates and save up to 70%.
Read our tips on things to know before hiring car in Portugal.
Check out our tips on driving in Portugal and these top scenic routes.

There are rideshare services operating in Portugal too - the main ones in the Algarve are Uber and Bolt. Cars operating this service are licensed and should have a sticker saying TVDE displayed in the window.

Public Transport in Portugal is generally good value, and while not the fastest way from A to B, it gets the job done. Check out for information or download the Vamus Algarve app.

  • Line 56 - runs from from Faro airport to Albufeira, Lagoa, Portimão and Lagos
  • You can buy a 3 day (€35) or 7 day (€45)  pass which gives unlimited travel on Vamus routes, including the airport route.

Coming to the fabulous festivals in Portimão this summer?
Check out our Festival Guide: Algarve for inspiration and information.


Algarserra Faro Airport Transfers

Algarserra - quality private and group transfers from Faro airport and across the Algarve. Also in Lisbon and Madeira, Portugal. Quality service and value for money with easy online booking. We would like to introduce you to our company Algarserra Lda, which is a major reference in private passenger transportation operating from Faro, Lisbon and Madeira airports. We have a modern fleet of very...

Taxi Arade

Taxi Arade - taxis services in Portimão, Alvor, Lagos, Lagoa and Carvoeiro. Download the App for easy bookings and payment. 24-hour service. Safe, reliable and always available. Golf transfers and airport transfers available too. Taxi Arade is a long-established taxi company operating in the Portimão, Lagos and Lagoa counties. With over 100 taxis in the fleet, there are always taxis available...

Grand Wings Luxury Chauffeur & Concierge

Grand Wings Chauffeur & Concierge Service – luxurious hospitality and transport to make your Algarve experience rise above the ordinary. Airport transfers, private guided tours and concierge services to meet all your needs. Discreet, professional and always welcoming. GW Chauffeurs, based in Portimão in southern Portugal aims always to go beyond the expected, providing top-quality servic...

Auto Rent

Auto Rent – Algarve car hire. Modern fleet, automatic and manual cars with air conditioning. 97% of customers would book again. Auto Rent is a family run, local Algarve business with a global reputation. Hiring a car is one of the best ways to explore the Algarve at your own pace - there are some fabulous scenic drives to enjoy. And Auto Rent is not only one of the longest established car hir...

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