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Cheap Flights to Madeira
|Most 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||£161||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£87||From London to Funchal|
Cheapest prices for Madeira flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Madeira?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
£97 - £395
19 - 26 °C
5 - 134 mm
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.
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 flights 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?
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.