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Hire a campervan in Faro

Soak up the sunshine in the capital of Algarve and discover a unique city steeped in history dating back to the fourth century BC when you hire a campervan in Faro. Stroll around the charming old town with its cosy alleyways, stunning ornate churches, and the macabre Bone Chapel decorated with the bones of over 1000 monks. Relax on one of Faro’s three pristine sandbar islands, and visit the Parque Natural de Ria Formosa, a wetland maze of canals, lagoons, and barrier islands recognised for its incredible wildlife. You’ll find that Faro feels more relaxed and laid back compared to the other Portuguese big cities, which makes it a great place to rent a campervan and start your exploration of the sunny Algarve.

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Collect your campervan rental in Faro and go

The roadsurfer rental station in Faro is conveniently located close to the Faro International Airport. It’s an easy 15-minute taxi ride from the airport, or there are several bus options; get off at the S. João da Venda stop, and it is a 10-minute stroll from there to the roadsurfer station. If you are travelling by train, it’s about a 20-minute walk from the S. João da Venda (Viaduto) stop.

Faro

Faro

Address

Estrada Nacional 125 393-A
8135-030 Almancil
Portugal

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.

Parking information

Free on-street parking is available in the area surrounding the Faro station.

Paid secure parking options are available at the Faro International Airport.

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roadsurfer campers in Faro

  • 4
  • 4

Surfer Suite VW T6.1 California Ocean campervan

  • 150 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Road House Motorhome with pop-up roof (540)

  • 140 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.

Your roadsurfer perks



Unlimited mileage


Free 2nd driver included


Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure


Roadside assistance


Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included


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Motorhome hire in Faro

If you’ve decided to hire a campervan in Faro, welcome on board! When you pick up your motorhome in Faro, you might be wondering where the best places to get food and fuel are, and where to park in the city. Read on for our recommendations to get your trip started with ease.


Hire a campervan in Faro
Rent a campervan in Faro and camp in the nature
VW campervan hire in Faro

Campervans: Equipped and ready for adventure

When you hire a campervan in Faro you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Faro you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the station. Full details of what’s included and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Faro campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.

Best time to hire a campervan in Faro

The weather is warm, sunny, and dry year-round in the Algarve, so the ideal time to rent a campervan in Faro is whenever you want! If you’re planning a winter escape, make sure to check that the campsites on your route are open ahead of time as some do close for the season. Planning ahead for where to sleep is also recommended for the summer when the region is at its busiest, but visit in Spring and Autumn (April-May and September-October), and you’ll find far fewer crowds (and still plenty of sunshine!). Cultural events like festivals, concert, and performances happen year-round in Faro and the surrounding area, so check out what will be happening when you’re there.

Water tank services near Faro

When you hire a campervan in Faro, you’ll need to fill up with freshwater at the beginning of your trip and empty your grey water before you return your campervan. This can usually be done at campsites, 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.

Petrol stations near our Faro location

To ensure a smooth return process at our Faro location, please remember to fill up with diesel and AdBlue at the end of your trip. You can do both at the nearest BP petrol stations to our location:

  • 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 a motorhome-friendly parking lot at the Continent supermarket (please see address below). We highly recommend avoiding driving further into the city centre as the streets are narrow and busy.

  • 5 Rua Professor, Antonio Pinheiro e Rosal, 8005-334 Faro

Paying tolls in Portugal

Motorways in Portugal are toll roads. They are either equipped with booths to pay on-site or are electronic toll roads:

  • 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 campervans with Portuguese plates are already registered on the electronic toll system. You can check your outstanding payments on this website by inputting the number plate. 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 from outside of Portugal, 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 number plates. When you drive through electronic toll roads, your plate will be scanned. From then onwards, the process is the same as for the Portuguese number 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 the travelling time might double if you choose them.

Last-minute essentials near our Faro location

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 six-minute drive from the roadsurfer rental station, where you’ll find clothing shops, a Pingo Doce supermarket, an organic food shop, and even an IKEA! In Faro itself, find our supermarket picks listed below. There are also plenty of pharmacies in the centre of Faro to choose from, and a Decathlon for any outdoor clothing and sportswear you’ve 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 location

There are few places to grab a drink and a bite to eat near the roadsurfer station in Faro. You can make the short drive into the centre 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 centre on the outskirts of Faro.

  • Forum Algarve, N125 Km 103, 8009-126 Faro

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