Sleeping in Airports

CIP Lounges
Faro Airport

If you are an economy class traveller, you can wait for your flight in the comfort of one of two CIP Lounges at Faro Airport. Below you will find helpful information such as: lounge locations, hours, services, and lounge access for economy class travellers.

Lounge Location

There are two locations (Schengen and non-Schengen)

  • Schengen Departure Area, Airside, 1st Floor.  Directions: After passing through security, follow the signs for “Gate A”/”Other Destinations”, the lounge will be located between the airport shops and restaurantsImportant: During the winter season (Nov – Feb), Schengen passengers have access to the Non-schengen CIP Lounge as this lounge location is closed.
  • Non-Schengen Departure Area, Airside, after Duty Free Shopping Area.  Directions: After passing through security, follow the signs to the Boarding Gates, walk through the Duty Free shopping area and the lounge will be on the left.  Important: During the winter season (Nov – Feb), schengen passengers have access to this lounge location.

Services & Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beverages (alcohol)
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Disabled Access
  • Flight Information Monitor
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Television
  • WiFi

This lounge does not have any sleep facilities.


  • Schengen – The lounge is open 6:00AM – 11:30PM (Mar – Oct) • Closed (Nov – Feb)
  • Non-Schengen – The lounge is open 6:00AM – 11:30PM (Mar – Oct) • 6:00AM – 10:00PM (Nov – Feb).

Lounge Access & Rates

Pay at the door

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The walk-in rates are €30.00 per adult or €15.00 per child (ages 3-12) .

Lounge Passes

Due to the coronavirus situation, we are not currently offering pre-paid lounge passes. With the uncertainty of flight schedules and the possibility that you may experience an involuntary schedule change or cancellation, the non-refundable nature of these passes within 24-hours prior to arrival makes it something that we do not feel would be a benefit for you.  If the lounge is open, we are suggesting that travellers pay at the door.

Membership Programs

Information not available.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  We are not representatives of the lounge featured on this page.  Fees for some lounge services and facilities may apply.  All information, including amenities, hours and access information, are subject to change at any time without notice.   To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, click here.