Prince Faisal was born in 1943. He is the eldest son of Prince Bandar. His mother is Wasmiyah bint Abdul Rahman Al Mu'ammar. His brother Mansour is an air force officer. Prince Faisal obtained a bachelor of arts degree in history at King Saud University in 1969.
Faisal bin Bandar is a former military officer. In 1970, he served as the director of the organization and administration department of the Defense and Aviation Ministry. He began to serve as the director of the training department of the Communication Ministry in 1974. Then he appointed assistant deputy governor of Asir Province in 1978 and his term lasted until 1981. He was named as deputy governor of the same province in May 1981. He was the governor of Al-Qassim Province from May 1992 to 29 January 2015 when he was named as the governor of Riyadh Province. He replaced Turki bin Abdullah as governor of Riyadh Province. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud Al Saud became the governor Al-Qassim Province on the same date.
On 20 April 2016 he was awarded the unusually high dignity of heading the delegation welcoming USA president Barack Obama to Riyadh.
Prince Faisal was considered close to the late King Abdullah.
Faisal bin Bandar is also member of the Allegiance Council since its formation in 2007.