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Cheap Flights to Madeira Islands
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop|
|Average price||£213||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||£72||From London to Funchal|
Cheapest prices for Madeira Islands flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Madeira Islands?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - FNC
£101 - £406
19 - 26 °C
5 - 134 mm
When is the best time to book flights to Madeira Islands?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Madeira Islands, you should look to book at least 50 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 Madeira Islands?
The cheapest day to fly to Madeira Islands is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Madeira Islands flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.
How long is the flight to Madeira Islands?
Flights from the United Kingdom to Madeira Islands, Portugal range from about 4h-13h. Your flight will be on the shorter end of the spectrum if you’re flying out of London, from which you can enjoy direct and short layover flights alike. If you’re flying from as far north as northern England or from Scotland, your flight will likely be on the longer end of the range, due to both geographical location and the lack of direct flight routes.
Where can you get direct flights to Madeira Islands from?
You can enjoy direct flights to Madeira Islands from London Gatwick Airport via easyJet and British Airways, with several direct flights available daily. From other parts of the UK, including Manchester, Bristol, and Edinburgh, you can choose from several daily flight options with just one stop to Madeira Islands. If your flight does have stopovers along the way, these will likely occur in cities including London, Bristol, Dublin, Lisbon, and/or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
How do you get from Madeira Islands airport to the city centre?
When you travel to Madeira Island, you’ll fly in via Madeira Airport, also known as Funchal Airport (FNC). Funchal is the island chain’s only city, with holidaymakers generally staying here, or in other popular spots like Porto da Cruz and Machico. Madeira Airport is about 17km from Funchal city centre, and can easily be reached by bus, which will take about 30 minutes and cost about £4.50. To Porto da Cruz city centre from Madeira Airport, it’s about 14 km, and you can get there via taxi for about £56 and about a 20-minute ride. From the airport to Machico, the most popular form of transport is also by taxi, with the 15-minute, 7km ride costing you about £16.80.
What are some things to do in Madeira Islands?
Madeira Islands are known for its superb weather, beautiful scenery, and exciting attractions. If you’re staying in Funchal or plan on spending a day there, be sure to visit Monte Palace Tropical Garden to explore Buddhist temples, gorgeous flowers and trees, and unique works of art, all in one massive outdoor space. Santiago Fortress, in the Funchal Historic Centre, is a still-standing fortress erected in the early 17th century to protect the city from pirates. If you’re visiting Porto da Cruz, be sure to spend time at its numerous golden sand beaches, a perfect way to unwind whilst on holiday. Golfers will rejoice when they encounter Santo da Serra Golf Club in Machico, a stunning 27-hole range overlooking the bay. From Machico you can also take whale and dolphin watching cruises for an experience you’ll never forget.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Madeira Islands?
British citizens travelling to Madeira Islands, Portugal need a valid passport to fly into the country but do not require a visa for their journey.