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Flights to Madeira

Madeira

Madeira, a unique holiday destination where Europe merges with the tropics with a near perfect climate year round. A charming destination thanks to its natural beauty, fascinating landscapes and beautiful flora and fauna.
 

Feature / Location

Diverse terrain that's only 35 miles long and 14 miles wide

Currency

Euro (€)

Weather

Subtropical climate

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Airports

Funchal Airport / FNC

Activities

Swimming, sunrise hiking, dolphin and whale watching

Madeira, is famous for Madeira wine which was previously made by Jesuit Priests and graced the table of America's Founding Fathers. A volcanic island with high cliffs, green and rugged with rustic villages and pebble beaches. The island can be as relaxing or exciting as you want. There is a lot to keep you occupied from exploring local culture, relaxing cafes and more adventurous activities such as the famous Wicker Chair Toboggan run through the streets or hiking the magnificent landscape across the island.

Weather in Madeira

The Madeira Climate is known as Sub Tropical. Madeira weather is very mild and the island is known as the Island of eternal spring. It's never too hot and winters are mild and it rarely gets cold however, January to March are known as the colder months of the year. Due to the Island's location and an abundance of hills and mountains it can be windy but Funchal is usually more sheltered due to its southern slope location. Due to the Island being on the Atlantic, skies are usually cloudy even on a summer's day. August and September are the hottest months on average at 74 °F. For those that crave warmer weather, July, August and September are the best months. Although it rarely rains in the summer it can be cloudy and a little windy at times.
 
 
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  • Feb 4, Sat 16 Light Rain
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  • Feb 6, Mon 16 Few Clouds
  • Feb 7, Tue 16 Few Clouds
  • Feb 8, Wed 14 Light Rain

Direct flights to Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport commonly known as Madeira Airport, FNC is the first stop for all holiday makers coming to the Island. Located 13.2km from the capital Funchal. The Airport has one terminal and all passengers either walk onto the tarmac or are taken by shuttle buses to the aircraft. The terminal offers traditional airport facilities such as restaurants, cafes, shops and duty free.

From the airport it's easy to catch a local bus every day except Christmas Day when services do not operate. The local bus is fairly cheap and schedules can be found on the airport website and services run regularly throughout the day. For your convenience on the Ground Floor level of the terminal there is a taxi rank. Please note that all journeys made between 9pm and 6am, Weekends and any holidays are subject to an increase in price usually around 20% of the normal fare. You will also find that you will be charged an extra €1.50 for your suitcases or any pets. A great way to see the island and an easy way to get to your hotel from the airport is by hiring a car. There are many well-known Car rental companies available at the airport with terminal collections. Top tip: In peak season or any holiday periods always book your car hire in advance.

Destination Airport: Madeira Airport (FNC)  
Düsseldorf - Madeira flight duration   4:50 hours
Hannover - Madeira flight duration  4:20 hours
Cologne Bonn - Madeira flight duration  4:05 hours
Nuremberg - Madeira flight duration  4:15 hours
Munster Osnabrück - Madeira flight duration  4:25 hours

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Madeira

What's the best time to visit Madeira?

It's best to visit in August and September when the weather is warmer.

What's the best way to get around Madeira?

To really make the most of the time, we recommend hiring a car; however, you should only do this if you are a confident driver.

Where can I try the Basket Toboggan ride?

The best way to try the Toboggan is to take the cable car from Funchal to Monte and take the Toboggan ride back down.

What is the currency in Madeira?

Madeira is part of Portugal and the currency is the Euro.

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