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holiday homes in Europe based on cheap airfares from a particular airline only to find that the service is subsequently withdrawn leaving only very expensive and/or inconvenient alternatives.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:
|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|
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:
|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|