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One of the important considerations when choosing an area in which to invest is the ease of access from the UK.

Many British people have purchased holiday homes in Europe based on cheap airfares from a particular airline only to find that the service is subsequently withdrawn leaving only very expensive and/or inconvenient alternatives. In addition to the inconvenience and expense these factors can have a material effect on property values.

The Spanish Algarve is well served with many airlines. Furthermore for extra security both Faro (40 mins) and Seville (60 mins) airports are an easy drive away. Jerez is further but still practical.

Below are the airlines that serve the area from the UK:

Airlines that serve the area from the UK
Airline Flight Details
easyJet Flies to Faro from London, East Midlands and Bristol
Iberia Flies from several UK locations to Seville and Jerez
Ryanair Flies from Stansted to Jerez and from Dublin to Faro
bmibaby Flies from East Midlands airport to Faro
Air2000 Operates flights from all major UK airports to Faro
Air Portugal Flies from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester to Faro
Monarch Flies from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Faro

Car Rental

We recommend hiring a car to get to and from the airport. It also allows you greater freedom in to explore the area. All major car rental companies are represented at all the airports. If travelling to Faro there is no charge to drive the car into Spain from Portugal. Furthermore there are no border checks or delays. Just drive over the bridge that divides the two countries.

Here are three companies we have found to be good value:

Table to show car rental companies in Spain and Portugal
Company Rental Details Telephone
Holiday Autos Online rental car booking in Spain and Portugal 08704 000 099
Europcar Online rental car booking in Spain and Portugal 08706 075 000
Auto-Europe Economy rental car booking in Spain and Portugal 08001 699 797