Just 40 minutes from Faro Airport
Fly to Faro airport, it's the closest one to us, from there it's approx 35 mins drive.
If the flights are looking a bit expensive you can fly to Seville over in Spain it's approx 1-1/4hrs drive from Tavira and, as it is not really a major holiday destination, there's a good chance you may pick up a bargain.
Some of our guests have flown to Lisbon, spent a couple of nights in that lovely city and then driven down from there, it's less than 3 hours to drive.
All the car hire companies Avis, Hertz, Europecar etc... are at the airports and it is really easy to find them, another good site is arguscarhire.com where they offer lots of different companies under one site.
We always recommend that the drivers go through customs first (especially at Faro) and the others bring the bags through to save time, during peak season the hire companies get pretty busy, and lets face it, you could be jumping in the pool while everyone else is still trying to arrange their car!
Ryanair now use Faro as their main hub outside of the UK , so check their flights first wherever you are in Europe.
These airports are serviced by these airlines:
Stansted - Easyjet and Ryanair
Luton - Monarch and Easyjet
East Midlands - Ryanair, Thompson & BMI
Gatwick - B.A. & Easyjet
Heathrow and London City - B.A.
Birmingham - B.A., Ryanair & BMI
and loads more, from Leeds, Newcastle Liverpool, Manchester, Scotland, Ireland, etc.
Germany - Ryanair now fly from many cities across Germany DIRECT to Faro as do Air Berlin.
Seville - B.A and Ryanair fly into Seville from the UK