Madeira’s Airport is conveniently serviced by multiple airlines, with different flight routes, providing Madeiran tourists, flight prices to suit any budget.
Funchal is the capital of Madeira Island and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal. The location offers centuries of history and access to a number of diverse, beautiful cities along the island, such as Funchal, Porto Moniz, São Vicente, Câmara de Lobos, Santana and Calheta. From great seafood to historic churches and beautiful mountain routes, Madeira is renowned for its wine, food, flowers and the unique Laurissilva Forest, which a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Visitors flying into Madeira will want to make the most of their time on the island and there is plenty to see and do. From relaxing days spent by the Atlantic Ocean to exploring the mountain via the man made water channels called ‘Levadas’ and enjoying stunning sea views, there's so much to enjoy on this volcanic Portuguese island.
Hotels in Madeira range from the luxurious to the more affordable. Whether it's the five star hotel or the more affordable apartment, Expedia has a range of options, tailored, to suit your needs. There are hundreds of budget hotels in Madeira so you can be sure you’ll find the best value for money, whether you’re here for the beaches, the history or the verdant, mountains.
Flying to Madeira from UK Airports
With Expedia travellers can choose the cheapest flights to Madeira from a range of quality airlines (including EasyJet, Monarch and British Airways). Direct flights to Madeira from UK airports generally have flight times of about four hours. Direct flights can be found from all major airports in the UK and there are no visa requirements for European nationals. For those arriving from outside the EU, visa requirements may vary.
Arriving in Madeira Airport
Madeira Airport is located on the eastern side of the island in Santa Cruz city, and is the hub for national and international air traffic to the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. The airport has a single terminal, serving thousands of passengers every year.
Madeira has great public transport links. The ‘via rápida’ offers direct connections with Funchal city as well as to other parts of the Island. The Aerobus runs between the airport and Funchal and the journey takes about 45 minutes. Taxis are available day and night, taking you from Madeira Airport to any destination on the Island and can be picked up just outside the airport.
If you really want the freedom to travel, car hire in Madeira with Expedia is affordable and convenient. The car journey from the airport to Funchal city centre is straightforward and takes around 25 minutes.
Find cheap flight tickets to Madeira and you will be eligible to save even more on combined car rental and hotel bundles in Madeira too. With the ease and convenience of Expedia, there's no reason not to enjoy this beautiful archipelago of Portugal.