With its sunny climate and warm temperatures year round, it's hardly surprising Lagos is a popular Portuguese Algarve holiday destination. This pretty, whitewashed town and ancient port has a number of beaches, and many UK visitors own holiday homes in the region, meaning there's a vibrant expat community. The closest airport to Lagos is Faro International Airport.
Faro Airport is the closest major hub to Lagos at a distance of approximately 55 miles. The airport handles more than 6 million passengers each year and is a European hub for budget airline Ryanair. Additional, seasonal flights are slotted into the airport schedule during the peak summer season to handle the increased numbers of holidaymakers visiting Faro and the popular Algarve region. Direct flights from the UK to Faro Airport take between two and three hours, and the speediest transfers to Lagos can take less than one hour.
Most flights into Faro Airport originate in the UK, EU countries or Scandinavia. Some of the popular seasonal routes into the airport are from Doncaster Sheffield, Berlin, Southampton and London Stansted. Airlines offering flights into Faro Airport include British Airways, Ryanair, Flybe, easyJet, Jet2 and TUI Airways.
Flying to Faro is definitely the quickest way to reach Lagos and far more relaxing than other travel options for holidaymakers. Regular, scheduled flights from the UK to Faro, alongside additional seasonal flights, mean getting to Lagos is remarkably easy from all areas of the UK and cuts travel times to the bare minimum. Indeed, within about four hours of takeoff from UK airports, travellers can be exploring their holiday destination or sitting in a local bar enjoying a glass or two of chilled sangria!
Lagos is a popular port and offers ferry trips to a number of destinations, including Tangier, Morocco. Some of the hidden, secret beaches that will delight any visitor to Lagos and the Algarve include Fonta da Telha, which can be accessed via ferry to Cacilhas and local bus, or Praia da Arrafina, which is also famed for its wildlife, brilliant surfing and fantastic seafood restaurants.