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London to Funchal flights

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Departure Wed, 09 Dec Return Sat, 19 Dec
LON London
FNC Funchal
return from £87
Departure Thu, 31 Dec Return Thu, 31 Dec
LON London
FNC Funchal
return from £96
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.12 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.9 GBP
Last checked on 03 December 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
36%

Trains in Funchal are 36% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Funchal
£1.78
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
61%

A meal in Funchal is 61% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Funchal
£5.84
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
3%

A taxi fare in Funchal is 3% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Funchal
£2.92
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
58%

Coffee in Funchal is 58% cheaper than in London.

London
£3.01
Funchal
£1.25
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Funchal airports
  • ( Madeira (FNC)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
K Distance: 1553 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Funchal

How long is the flight from London to Funchal?

The duration of a direct flight from London to Funchal is 3 hours and 50 minutes. Some special deals on airfares might include changes in flight paths with 1-2 stops in European cities, prolonging the flight duration to 6-9 hours including of layovers.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopover is Lisbon, Portugal's capital where travellers can catch a domestic flight to Funchal, Madeira. Return flights to London may also include short layovers in Porto.

What documentation do I need to fly to Funchal from London?

Residents of the European Union (EU) including the UK are not required to hold a visa when entering Funchal or Lisbon. A passport is also not necessary. A national identity card is adequate as a travel document.

Is there a time change from London to Funchal?

There is no time difference between London and Funchal.

Which airlines fly from London to Funchal

There are several airlines that offer departures from London to Funchal.

  • British Airways, the national airline of Great Britain.
  • TAP Portugal, the flag carrier of Portugal with headquarters in Lisbon.
  • Jet2, a British charter and budget airline.
  • EasyJet, a low-cost British airline.
  • Lufthansa, the biggest German airline.

How to find cheap flights from London to Funchal

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When are the best times to fly from London to Funchal

  • May to August are the driest and warmest months if you are looking for a seaside holiday. The temperatures at this time are in the mid 20s with visitors enjoying water-based activities.
  • April to June and October to December offer the most comfortable temperatures ideal for walking, hiking, cycling, or sightseeing.
  • January, February, and October are the busiest months whilst November is the cheapest time to go.

Airports in London

Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STN), and London City Airport (LCY) are the airports that operate flights to Funchal.

Useful Information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from London City.

How to get to the airport

  • By train – head to Paddington Station and take the Heathrow Express or use the Piccadilly Line on the underground.
  • By taxi – allow at least 50 minutes of travel time due to the traffic.
  • By bus – take a National Express coach service to Heathrow.

Services: free Wi-Fi, lounges, shops, restaurants and cafes, chapel, and family facilities.

Useful Information about Gatwick Airport

The distance between London City and Gatwick Airport is 30 miles.

How to get to the airport

  • By train – catch the train to the airport from London Bridge or Victoria stations.
  • By taxi – allow at least one and a half hours to reach the airport where travel time is highly dependent on the traffic.
  • By bus – the National Express coach services are available in Victoria and Hammersmith stations.

Services: 90 minutes free Wi-Fi, restaurants, duty free shops, currency exchange, lounges, hotel, and parking.

Useful Information about Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is about 40 miles outside of central London.

How to get to the airport

  • By train – go to London Liverpool Street and get a Stansted Express ticket.
  • By taxi – travel time is at least 1 hour and 10 minutes depending on the traffic on the M11.
  • By bus – the National Express coach services have 15 pick-up points in central London.

Services: up to 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, restaurants & cafes, duty free shops, currency exchange, car rental, and meeting rooms.

Useful Information about London City Airport

The airport is less than 9 miles from central London.

How to get to the airport

  • By train – use the Docklands Light Railway from the Jubilee Line on the underground.
  • By taxi – usual travel time is 30 minutes, but could be more depending on the traffic.

Services: free Wi-Fi, food outlets and bars, shops, lounges, currency exchange, and parking.

Airports in Funchal

Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 is the only airport in Madeira’s capital.

Useful Information about the Madeira International Airport

How to get to Funchal:

  • By taxi – around 25 minutes to the centre.
  • By shuttle – the Aerobus leaves from the arrivals area and drops passengers at Formosa Beach.
  • By bus – public buses leave from the airport to different parts of the island.

Services: unlimited free Wi-Fi, shops, lounges, restaurants, currency exchange, and cash points.

What to do and visit in Funchal

  • Visit the renowned Madeira Botanical Gardens and admire stunning views.
  • Browse through the offerings at the Mercado dos Lavradores, a vegetable, fruit, flower, and fish market.
  • Stop by at the Quinta das Cruzes, a museum with private chapel and gardens.
  • Wander along the Zona Velha, Funchal’s quaint Old Zone.
  • Sun soak, shop, dine, or sample the nightlife on Praia Formosa.
  • Book a Levada walk, wine or dolphin/whale watching tours.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Funchal

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Funchal during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Portugal may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from London to Funchal?
The average price to go from London to Funchal is of 125.86 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Funchal at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Funchal is 87£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Funchal expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Funchal costs an average of 2.93 GBP, 2% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 36% less in Funchal: 1.78 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 5.85 GBP in Funchal, 61% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 58% cheaper in Funchal, with an average of 1.25 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Funchal?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Funchal are July, June and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Funchal?
The best time of the year to go to Funchal when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Funchal from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, January and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Funchal.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Funchal?
The total flight time between London and Funchal is of around 03:59 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,492 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Funchal compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Funchal's temperatures can go up to 25.59 ºC during the hot season, with 1.6 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 12.82 ºC in Funchal, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Funchal have an average of 1.6 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Funchal?
The main airport route flying between London and Funchal is: Gatwick (LGW) to Madeira (FNC). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Easyjet. British Airways. Thomson Airways Ltd. Alternatively, you can find London - Funchal flights between Stansted (STN) to Madeira (FNC) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Jet2.Com.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from London to Funchal?
Airlines with direct flights departing from London to Funchal are Easyjet, British Airways and Jet2.Com.

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