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Rent a Camper Van in Faro
Rent your camper van or RV in Faro and soak up the sunshine in the Algarve. Discover a unique city steeped in history dating back to the fourth century BC. Stroll around the charming old town with its cozy alleyways, stunning ornate churches, and the macabre Bone Chapel decorated with the bones of over 1,000 monks. Relax on one of Faro’s three pristine sandbar islands, and visit the Paque Natural de Ria Formosa, a wetland maze of canals, lagoons, and barrier islands, recognized for its incredible wildlife.
Where Can I Pick Up My Rental Camper in Faro?
The roadsurfer rental station in Faro is conveniently located close to the airport and the Faro train station. It’s a quick 15-minute taxi ride from the airport. Alternatively, there are several bus options: From the S. João da Venda stop, it’s a 10-minute stroll to the roadsurfer station. If you’re traveling by train, it’s about a 20-minute walk, or you can take a bus to the stop mentioned above.
Estrada Nacional 125 393-A
Getting to the station
From Faro International Airport (FAO): From the airport, take bus 55 to “S. João da Venda (Além)”. From here, it’s a 6-minute walk to the roadsurfer station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Uber from the airport.
From Faro Central Station (Faro Tribunal): From the station, take bus 59 to “S. João da Venda (Viaduto)”. From here, it’s a 20-minute walk to the roadsurfer station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Uber from the station.
Free on-street parking is available in the area surrounding the Faro station.
Paid secure parking options are available at the Faro International Airport.
Your roadsurfer Benefits
Rent a fully equipped roadsurfer camper van or RV and enjoy the ride with exclusive benefits. Your freedom on the road starts the moment you pick up the keys!
Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs
Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included
Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Faro
After you pick up your camper van or RV, you might want to stock up on some road trip snacks and fuel. If you’re wondering where the best places to get food and fuel are, and where to park in the city, continue reading for our recommendations for a stress-free road trip through Portugal.
Camper Vans & RVs With Ready-To-Go Camping Gear
The great news is you can pack lightly when you rent a roadsurfer camper van in Faro! Our campers come equipped with everything you could want for an epic road trip. Cook up delicious meals with local ingredients using the kitchen box, where you’ll find pots and pans, utensils, and plates, as well as a mug and a French press for your morning coffee by the beach. The included camping table and chairs and the awning extend your home on wheels to the great outdoors, giving you a spot to eat or relax under the sun. Bring your own sheets and comforter, or rent them from us, and if you need any extras, such as a roof rack for your surfboards, check out what we offer in the equipment list on our website.
Best Time of Year to Visit Faro
The weather is warm, sunny, and dry, year-round in the Algarve, so whenever you want to rent a camper van in Faro is the ideal time! If you’re planning a winter escape, make sure to check that the campgrounds on your route are open ahead of time as some do close for the season. Planning where to camp in advance is recommended for the summer when the region is at its busiest. If you visit in spring and fall (April-May and September-October), you’ll find far fewer crowds and still plenty of sunshine.
Cultural events like festivals, concerts, and performances happen year-round in Faro and the surrounding area, so check out what will be happening when you’re there.
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Faro
When you rent a camper van in Faro, you’ll need to fill it up with fresh water at the beginning of your trip and empty your grey water before you return it. This can usually be done at campgrounds, but if you need somewhere close to the roadsurfer station, here are two options:
- Area de Servico da Quinta da Palmeria, R. da Palmeira 29, Albufeira – 30 minutes west of the roadsurfer station
- Intermarché, Quelfes, 8700-221 Olhão – 25 minutes east of the roadsurfer station, in the car park you will find a small station to fill and empty water. There are also laundry facilities here.
Gas Stations Near Our Faro Station
Before you return your roadsurfer camper van, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at one of these convenient gas stations near our location here:
- BP – E.N. 125 – Pontes de Marchil, 8000-000, Faro
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Parking in Faro
If you’d like to park in Faro to explore the city, there is an RV-friendly parking lot at the Continent grocery store (please see the address below). We highly recommend avoiding driving further into the city center, as the streets are narrow and busy.
- 5 Rua Professor, Antonio Pinheiro e Rosal, 8005-334 Faro
Paying tolls in Portugal
Highways in Portugal are all toll roads. They are either equipped with booths to pay on-site or electronic.
Payment on-site: You can pay the toll conventionally at the exit of most roads. Please pay attention to the signs marked with a “V” (Via Verde) on green background, as those are reserved for people with transponders, and you should not drive on these roads if you don’t have one.
Electronic toll roads: Our camper vans with Portuguese plates are already registered on the electronic toll system. You can check your outstanding payments on this website by inputting the plate number. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 48 hours until it appears in the system. Alternatively, payments can be made at post offices and shops marked with “Payshop” flags.
If you are driving to Portugal from another country, it is important to register the car on the Easytoll system. As soon as you enter Portugal, you will pass through a toll booth. There is an entrance for non-Portuguese vehicles on the side where you will receive a receipt with an identification number and your plate number. When you drive through an electronic toll, your plate will be scanned. From then onwards, the process is the same as for the Portuguese plates mentioned above. Alternatively, you can register digitally with Easytoll before you enter the country.
The time you are allowed to spend on toll roads is limited and spending the night at a rest stop is not advisable.
There are also free roads, marked with “EN” but it will take you much longer to get to your destination.
Last-Minute Essentials in Faro
For a one-stop shopping location, in case you need to pick up anything you might have forgotten to pack, head to MAR shopping. It is a 6-minute drive from the Faro roadsurfer station, where you’ll find clothing shops, a Pingo Doce grocery store, an organic food shop, and even an IKEA. In Faro itself, find our grocery store suggestions listed below. There are also plenty of pharmacies in the center of Faro to choose from, and a Decathlon for any outdoor clothing and sportswear you might have forgotten.
- MAR shopping, Av. Algarve, 8135-182 Almancil
- Continente Bom Dia, R. Norton de Matos 20 22, 8005-267 Faro
- Aldi, R. Francisco Assis 1, 8005-549 Faro
- Farmácia Baptista, Forum, 8005-445 Faro
- Decathlon, R. Eng. Nuno Abecassis 2, 8005-548 Faro
Coffee Shops Near Our Faro Station
There are few places to grab a drink and food near the Faro roadsurfer station. You can make the short drive into the center of Faro and pick one of the many local cafes with outdoor seating, or if you need somewhere en route out of the city, there is a Starbucks at the Forum shopping center on the outskirts of Faro.
- Forum Algarve, N125 Km 103, 8009-126 Faro
Campgrounds Near Faro
Imagine falling asleep under the stars to the sounds of the ocean’s waves. Turn those dreams into reality and book a unique camping experience withroadsurfer spots. From peaceful campgrounds in the countryside with panoramic views to beachfront spots great for surfers, you can find the perfect campsite for your road trip starting in Faro.