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Cheap Flights to Madeira

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 £336 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £51 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 Madeira related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Madeira 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 Madeira and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Madeira flights by month

January
£95
February
£113
March
£129
April
£153
May
£151
June
£174
July
£207
August
£257
September
£201
October
£191
November
£101
December
£91
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Madeira is December. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Madeira?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - FNC
Price
£91 - £393
FNC
Temperature
19 - 26 °C
FNC
Rainfall
5 - 134 mm

Peak season:

A Portuguese archipelago situated north-west of the Canary Islands, tourists take cheap flights to Madeira for its subtropical climate and natural beauty. Quieter than its Canary Island neighbours, Madeira offers walks through lush forest, coastline cruises and the exploration of small villages. It also has a diverse wildlife and is home to some rare species. If you’re after a pumping nightlife or family beaches you may be disappointed, Madeira is traditionally an island that attracts the more mature traveller. Funchal, the capital, has a 500 year history and is easily explored on foot. Most tourists visit Madeira during the summer when the weather is warmest. Summer temperatures are generally comfortable but heat waves can occur. Christmas, New Year’s and Easter are busy periods, book your accommodation and flights to Madeira a few months in advance if travelling during these times.

Off season:

November to February is the off season and the coldest and wettest months to visit but temperatures are still only a mild 16°C. Prices for hotels and flight tickets are markedly reduced in low season so it is the best time to visit for a budget holiday.

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

Avoid summer in Madeira if you’re wanting a cheap holiday. Everything is more expensive during summer and there are more tourists to contend with. October and November are often good times to visit, the weather is still warm and ideal for sightseeing. Any time outside of summer will give you opportunities for the cheapest flights to Madeira, lower hotel prices and pleasant weather.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Madeira?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Madeira?

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

How long is the flight to Madeira?

Flights from London to Madeira: 3 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Madeira: 4 hours.

Flights from Birmingham to Madeira: 3 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Edinburgh to Madeira: 4 hours 05 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Madeira?

Low cost airline Easyjet services Madeira Airport (FNC) and operates flights several times a week from London Gatwick. British Airways and Monarch are also London options with one flight a week. Monarch, Easyjet and Jet2 all fly out of Manchester to Madeira once a week, and Monarch flies from Birmingham twice a week. Edinburgh has two Easyjet flights to Madeira a week.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Madeira Airport (FNC) is situated on the east coast of the island 12 miles from Funchal. Its unique runway is famously supported by a series of stilts and extends into the ocean. Once your flight has landed the quickest way to reach the city is to take the Aero-bus, a frequent express service that takes 20 minutes and only costs a few Euros. Alternatively taxis are available outside Arrivals. A rental car service has a desk at the airport and can also be booked online before you arrive.

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