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Flights to Funchal

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Departure Mon, 24 Jan Return Wed, 26 Jan
LON London
FNC Funchal
return from £145
Departure Mon, 24 Jan Return Tue, 25 Jan
LON London
FNC Funchal
return from £53
Departure Mon, 24 Jan Return Wed, 26 Jan
LIS Lisbon
FNC Funchal
return from £116
Departure Mon, 24 Jan Return Tue, 25 Jan
OPO Porto
FNC Funchal
return from £124
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Popular flight routes to Funchal
London - Funchal
return from £75
Manchester - Funchal
return from £108
Bristol - Funchal
return from £77
Lisbon - Funchal
return from £79
Birmingham - Funchal
return from £89
Porto - Funchal
return from £50
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Trips to Funchal

Funchal travel

Funchal is renowned for its prolific history, diverse culture, wine estates, beautiful gardens and parks, churches and monasteries. The history of the city began in 1424 when the island was split into two zones, one of which is Funchal. It is prized for its geographical location and rich soils making the city an important trading and industrial centre. Although it has been besieged by attacks and foreign domination, which also shaped the local economy, architecture and lifestyle, Funchal managed to rebuild and thrive. The capital is today a major tourist destination and it's not surprising that there are many flights to Funchal transporting travellers to the island to experience and enjoy its attractions. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Funchal!

Things to do and places to see in Funchal

Madeira's capital has loads of things to offer visitors on cheap flights to Funchal from natural reserves and beaches to convents and cathedrals. Admire historic landmarks, explore churches or tour museums. Shop in open-air markets or sample an authentic local meal. In the evening, try the bars and clubs to see what the nightlife is all about. Whether you are just passing for a day or staying longer, Funchal has a diverse range of attractions to keep its guests entertained.

When visiting Funchal, be sure to:

  • See the famed Jardim Botanico or Botanical Garden with its marvellous collection of sup-tropical flora, indigenous flowers and trees
  • Visit the National History Museum
  • Follow the history and culture of Madeira at the Madeira Story Centre
  • Soar to stunning heights by riding the Madeira Cable Car and savour superb 360-degree views of the city, mountains and the ocean
  • Go to the Museu da Quinta das Cruzes, a museum that used to be the family house of Portuguese navigator Zarco who discovered the island in 1419
  • Wander through the serene convent of Santa Clara and check out its cloisters, chapels and bell tower
  • Shop at the colourful Mercado dos Lavradores with its assortment of tempting fresh produce
  • Admire the beautifully landscaped gardens of Quinta do Palheiro
  • Take a look at the ornate interior of Funchal Cathedral with its gilded altar and elaborate altar
  • Examine the treasures of Museu de Arte Sacra or the Sacred Art Museum.
  • Wander through the Old Town, which is like an open-air art gallery characterised by painted doors and roads
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Funchal airports

Madeira Airport or Funchal Airport is the principal airport serving the capital and the island. It has a single terminal to welcome passengers arriving on trips to Funchal. Convenient amenities at the airport include eateries, cash dispensers, lounges, shops and car rental kiosks.

  • Madeira Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Madeira Airport are the following: TAP Portugal, easyJet and Germania.


    Madeira Airport is located approximately 13.2km east northeast of the centre of Funchal.

    Transport options

    Madeira Airport is well-linked to the VR1 motorway. The Aerobus Shuttle takes passengers from the airport towards Formosa Beach and the centre. Public bus numbers 113, 113RS, 20, 208, 53 and 78 make airport stops from Funchal city. In addition to airport shuttle and buses, cabs are readily available at the taxi stand outside of the terminal building.

FAQ's about Funchal

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Funchal at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £50 to Funchal. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Funchal.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Funchal?
The top month to book flights to Funchal is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Funchal flights is September. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Funchal, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Funchal?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Funchal is... December. The next best month to travel to Funchal is August. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Funchal. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Funchal is January.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Funchal from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Funchal include:
  • Easyjet, which flies from London and Bristol to Funchal plus from Manchester.
  • Thomson Airways Ltd, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as East Midlands to Funchal.
  • British Airways, with flights from London to Funchal and Jersey and also from Aberdeen.
Indirect flights from the UK to Funchal include:
  • TAP Portugal, which flies from London and Manchester and also from null.
  • British Airways, with flights from Jersey and Aberdeen to Funchal plus Belfast.
  • Brussels Airlines, which has flights from Manchester and London as well as from Edinburgh to Funchal.
💰 What are the cheapest airlines flying to Funchal?
Looking at the prices of our customers' bookings from Spain to Funchal, your best bet for cheap flights is:
  • Thomson Airways Ltd: average one-way price of £131.51 , with Manchester to Funchal an average of £123.88 and London from £131.99.
  • British Airways (one-way average: £138.21) : this includes an average price from London to Funchal of £138.21 and also flights from null costing null.
  • Jet2.Com: average cost for one-way was £150.28 , with Manchester to Funchal flights costing an average of £125.66 and the price tag from Belfast being £151.09.
🕑 How long before a flight to Funchal should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Funchal, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Funchal departing from over 39 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Funchal at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Funchal’s airport?
Funchal is served by 1 airport[s]. Madeira operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 39 cities, such as London, Manchester and Bristol, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Funchal’s airport from the city centre?
Funchal’s airport Madeira is located 2 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Funchal’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.69 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Madeira , for example, the average price for the ride to Funchal centre is around 2.74 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Funchal. Pick your preferred car type and get from Madeira to Funchal city centre on your own terms.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Funchal?
If you are going to Funchal, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 5.69 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 27.40 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 5.06 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.90 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 1.69 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.21 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.04 GBP
  • - Water: 0.91 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in Funchal?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Funchal is in August, July and September, when the average temperature reaches 23.04 °C, while June, August and July are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 66.87 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Funchal during the months of July, January and February to experience an average of 15.1 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during February, May and July, when the average precipitation in Funchal is 3.05 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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