Madeira Funchal Airport, known between aero fans for its interesting location above a cliff is located approx. 20km from Funchal capital city.
Flights are often delayed due to strong winds in the area. The airport welcomes many flights from both many European cities and the UK.
Airlines operating direct flights from the UK (London – Gatwick): Easyjet, British Airways, with 1 stop – TAP Portugal.
The airport is open 24/7.
Madeira Funchal Airport Transit
Madeira Funchal Airport is used mainly as a holidaymakers' final destination, therefore there are no connecting flights at this airport.
Madeira Funchal Airport Transfer
The fastest way to get to Funchal city is by express bus Aerobus, stopping in the city centre and by the famous Formosa beach.
Buses departure between 4:15 – 0:45 every 30 – 60 minutes. Journey to the city takes approximately 40 minutes.
5 EURcurrently £4.50
Commuter buses running via airport are a cheaper option to Aerobus, however, the journey takes approximately 50 minutes. Ticket fares are sorted by zones.
Lines 20, 23, 53, 113 and 208 stop at the airport on way to Funchal, however, on the way back sometimes they do not go to the airport. Always ask the driver whether he goes to the airport or not.
Official timetables here.
Funchal One way
3.35 EURcurrently £3.02
Machico, Santa Cruz One way
1.3 EURcurrently £1.17
There is a comfortable way to get to selected hotels. A Flibco shuttle bus runs between the airport and selected hotel in city centre and Lido province.
For current timetables, list of stops and purchasing the ticket visit their official website.
On the way to the airport, buses run between 4:15 – 19:00 every hour, from the airport, buses run from 8:45 – 21:15.
9 EURcurrently £8.11
18 EURcurrently £16.22
Accomodation near the airport