Transport

Airport Transfer

I have used this service 4 or 5 times on golf trips and found them excellent. All clients who have used the service also found them excellent. You can contact them directly Paul and Susan Taylor taylorsinportugal@hotmail.com Paul & Sues contact details are +351 916 890 051 or 916 558 764.  A taxi costs 35.00 EUR for up to 4 people or a mini-bus costs 50.000 EUR for 5-8 people. If you want a transfer - please them your flight number and arrival time along with a contact mobile number. The taxi driver will have your name on a board inside the terminal. You pay the driver directly. Please also mention that you are a client of John Caplice (Ponta Grande Resort).

Car Hire

For Car hire, http://www.rentacar-algarve.co.uk/rates.htm this company give the best rates I have come across. They will also give you an additional 5% discount of their internet price! Just fill “Ponta Grande 5% Discount”. You can collect car at airport or if you wish they also deliver free of charge to the Ponta Grande Resort. You can use the car for your return trip to the airport which is a very straight forward trip – 40 minutes approx.


Directions From Faro Airport

From the Airport - follow signs for Portimão until you see sign for Albuferia. When you are in the Albufeira area, follow signs for Albufeira Marina – you should pass the new marina on your left (the Ponta Grande is only 5 minutes from the new marina). Follow signs for Sao Rafael - (when you have left the main road - the Ponta Grande is on your right as you drive up a hill (it’s at the top). 

Faro Airport to Ponta Gande

If you like a detailed Google Map direction, use the following :-

Directions to Ponta Grande Resort, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal (Ponta Grande Resort)

Starting from Faro Airport

1 Head west - go 463 ft
2 Turn left toward N125-10 - go 0.5 mi
3 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N125-10 - go 1.8 mi
4 Slight right onto the ramp to Loulé/Lisboa/Portimão - go 0.4 mi
5 Merge onto IC4 - go 1.6 mi
6 Slight right at Estr. IC4/IC4 - go 3.0 mi
Continue to follow IC4
7 Merge onto A22 via the ramp to Portimão/Albufeira/Lisboa - go 16.9 mi
8 Take exit 9 toward Albufeira/Guia - go 0.2 mi
9 Merge onto Estr. IC1/IC1 - go 0.5 mi
Continue to follow IC1
10 Take the ramp to Ferreira/Albufeira - go 0.4 mi
11 Merge onto IC1 Acessos/N125 - go 0.4 mi
Continue to follow N125
12 Take the ramp - go 0.2 mi
13 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N395 - go 1.9 mi
Go through 1 roundabout
14 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Av. Dos Descobrimentos - go 0.5 mi
15 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Av. Dos Descobrimentos - go 1.1 mi
Go through 1 roundabout
16 Turn left toward Estr. das Sesmarias - go 499 ft
17 Take the 1st right onto Estr. das Sesmarias - go 0.4 mi
18 Slight right to stay on Estr. das Sesmarias - go 0.3 mi
19 Turn right - go 59 ft
Arriving at Unknown road
Total: 48.8 km - about 44 mins