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Cheap flights found on Fly.com within the past 48 hours (per person, including taxes and fees)

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Origin Destination Price R/T Dates Airline
Manchester MAN     to     Faro FAO £44 02/13 - 02/17 Ryanair
Manchester MAN     to     Faro FAO £62 04/20 - 04/27 Ryanair
Manchester MAN     to     Faro FAO £111 05/22 - 05/29 Ryanair
Manchester MAN     to     Faro FAO £111 06/11 - 06/18 Ryanair
Manchester MAN     to     Faro FAO £155 12/22 - 01/02 Ryanair

Gateway to southern Portugal

Faro is the capital of the Algarve region of southern Portugal. Once a Roman settlement, and later occupied by Moors for over 500 years, Faro played an increasingly important role in the local administration of the Algarve. After being snatched from Moorish rule by the Portuguese King Alfonso III in the 13th century, Faro continued to flourish and became the capital of the region after a 1755 earthquake laid waste to much of the former capital, Lagos. For most people Faro is best known as the location of the regional airport. Flights to Faro airport take thousands of British holidaymakers to the Algarve every year, although most never spend enough time in the city to appreciate its many favourable attributes, instead heading off to resort towns such as Vilamoura, Albufeira and Vale do Lobo.

Why Go?
More than just an airport, Faro is a cultural gem in the heart of the Algarve. Enjoy dining out in some of the local restaurants in Faro to sample some of the locally caught fresh seafood. If it all becomes too cultural for you, the Algarve has more lush golf courses than you can shake a 9-iron at.

When to Go?
As with most European destinations, Faro is hottest between June and September, but spring and autumn temperatures are also very mild. There is very little rainfall in Faro during the summer, but obviously flights and accommodation are more expensive. Flights to Faro are available off-season and you should have very little trouble finding a Faro flight any time of year. Spring is a particularly pleasant season in the Algarve due to the blossoming citrus and almond trees.

How to get there?
There is certainly no shortage of direct flights to Faro from the UK, as it is the main airport hub for the Algarve region. Fly to Faro from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Bournemouth, London Gatwick, East Midlands, Cardiff, Newcastle, Exeter, Edinburgh, Glasgow and quite a few others! Faro flights are available from charter airlines such as Thomas Cook and Thomson, as well as a number of low cost carriers including easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and bmibaby.

Must see
Despite being almost burned to the ground in 1596 by the Earl of Essex, Faro still has several historical sightseeing opportunities, particularly in the old town or Cidade Vehla. The most well-known attraction in Faro is the macabre Igerja do Carmo, a chapel with walls decorated by the bones and skulls of more than 1200 monks. The Ria Formosa National Park is just a short distance from Faro and there are first century Roman ruins to be found in the sleepy village of Estoi to the north. Head down to the local markets to pick up handmade embroidered goods, local wines and ceramics.

Airlines that fly Manchester to Faro nonstop

Airline ▼ Flight No. Depart Arrival Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Valid
Aer Lingus 207 01:25p 08:15p 09/07/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 1391 12:00p 07:10p 29/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 1395 01:55p 07:10p 29/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
Brussels Airlines 2184 06:15a 01:40p 03/11/2016 - 05/11/2016
FlyBE 860 06:55a 11:50a 10/09/2016 - 29/10/2016
FlyBE 860 07:00a 11:25a 06/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
FlyBE 7211 08:50a 05:20p 06/08/2016 - 29/10/2016
KLM 1082 10:50a 07:00p 06/11/2016 - 01/01/2017
KLM 1082 11:10a 06:20p 03/09/2016 - 29/10/2016
KLM 1084 01:45p 08:20p 23/12/2016 - 30/12/2016
Lufthansa 949 06:15a 12:25p 13/09/2016 - 27/10/2016
Lufthansa 949 06:20a 02:20p 24/09/2016 - 29/10/2016
Lufthansa 949 06:25a 03:25p 12/11/2016 - 26/11/2016
Lufthansa 941 08:50a 02:20p 05/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
Lufthansa 941 09:15a 03:25p 12/11/2016 - 26/11/2016
TAP 323 05:15p 11:55p 03/10/2016 - 25/10/2016
TAP 323 06:10p 11:20p 22/11/2016 - 27/12/2016

Frequent flyer mileage calculator

The distance between Manchester and Faro is approximately 1163 miles.