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Cheap Flights to Funchal

Popular in December High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price £297 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £68 From London to Funchal
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Funchal related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Funchal along with the rest of Portugal. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Portugal has suspended all incoming international flights until at least June 15, except for flights bringing back Portuguese nationals and long-term residents with Portuguese residence permits. State flights, emergency flights, hospital/medevac flights, humanitarian/repatriation flights, United Nations flights may still enter the country, as may flights arriving from Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Sao Paulo (GRU) and Rio De Janeiro (RIO) airports only), Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Flights including a technical stopover where passengers do not disembark may also still enter Portugal. Travelers arriving in Portugal may be required to undergo a body temperature scan upon arrival. Travelers arriving in Madeira must self-isolate for 14 days and fill an online health form 24-48 hours prior to their journey. Effective July 1, travelers with a negative COVID-19 test issued within 72 hours of their departure will be exempted from the quarantine requirement. Travelers arriving in the Azores are subject to medical screening and quarantine, unless they have a negative COVID-19 test issued within 72 hours of their departure from an accredited laboratory.. If you are looking to book a trip to Funchal and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Funchal flights by month

January
£103
February
£109
March
£138
April
£144
May
£160
June
£173
July
£224
August
£324
September
£244
October
£201
November
£124
December
£102
Currently, December is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Funchal. Flying to Funchal in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Funchal?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - FNC
Price
£102 - £475
FNC
Temperature
19 - 26 °C
FNC
Rainfall
5 - 134 mm
Flying to Funchal in December is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Funchal then August is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Funchal?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Funchal, you should look to book at least 45 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Funchal?

The cheapest day to fly to Funchal is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Funchal?

Funchal flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

When to Fly?

The months of April through to September are the best times to take a flight to Funchal. The weather is at its finest during this period and the abundant local flowers are in full bloom. Every April, the city plays host to the famous Madeira Flower Festival, where the streets burst into life with colourful carnival floats and dancers.

Carnival in Funchal is another must-see event with two parades, colourful costumes and samba dancers. The city is flooded with crowds of revellers, live music and carnival joy. Be aware that this is the busiest time in the city and hotels fill up quite quickly so make sure you book well in advance to secure not only cheap flights to Funchal but great deals on hotels as well.

November, January and February is when you can find the cheapest flights to Funchal. This is the rainy season here, so be prepared for a number of downpours, sometimes torrential.  

City Overview

Once your flight to Funchal lands you will find dramatic mountain scenery providing a stunning backdrop, Funchal is one of Europe’s most picturesque cities. The capital of the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira, Funchal is renowned for its relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and abundance of world-class eating establishments. Indeed, the city’s burgeoning social scene has come to the fore in recent years, with upscale restaurants, chic bars and vibrant clubs bringing a cosmopolitan touch to the streets once the sun goes down.

During the day, Funchal offers relaxation and activity in equal measure, all under the cover of a cloudless blue sky. Stretching out on one of the four black sand beaches located in the area is a popular pastime here. For those who like to be a little more active, there are plenty of water sports such as surfing and diving on offer, in addition to opportunities to swim with dolphins or spend the day at sea in the company of the local whales.

The island of Madeira itself is justly famous for its lush, verdant landscape and the stunning array of flowers which bring glorious colour to the overall scenic vista. Funchal plays its part in Madeira’s scenic splendour, its many magnificent gardens providing the perfect surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing stroll in the afternoon sun, before enjoying a drink outside one of the cafes which line the cobbled streets of the old town.    

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Getting around Funchal

The compact nature of Funchal makes it easy to get around the city centre on foot. Most of the buses which operate in the city leave from the waterfront area. Tickets can be purchased on board the bus or, alternatively, travel cards can be obtained from the main transport office. There are a large number of taxis operating within the city, charging quite favourable fares in comparison to some other European cities.

Getting to the City

The airport which serves flights to Funchal, Madeira Airport (FNC) is located in the suburb of Santa Cruz, just over 8 miles (13 km) from the city centre. Travelling from the airport by road, the city can be reached via the ER101 highway which runs along the coast. A regular bus service links the two locations, in addition to plentiful taxis and personal shuttle services which can be booked in advance.

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