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Departure Mon, 02 Dec Return Thu, 12 Dec
STN London
FNC Funchal
return from £87
Departure Mon, 02 Dec Return Mon, 09 Dec
MAN Manchester
FNC Funchal
return from £92
Departure Sat, 23 Nov Return Sat, 30 Nov
JER Jersey
FNC Funchal
return from £310
Departure Tue, 12 Nov Return Sat, 07 Dec
LIS Lisbon
FNC Funchal
return from £66
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Travelling to Funchal

Funchal Attractions

With a charming old centre laced with twisted narrow streets presided by a backdrop of rugged green mountain peaks and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Funchal is a break worth making. Its warm climate, delicious cuisine, ambient street-life and elegant promenades make it an excellent place to visit year round. The city has a rich mosaic of historical points of interest, and a cable car that whisks visitors to the dizzy heights of the mountains for spellbinding views. It is also the ideal jumping off point to visit Madeira's other celebrated sights and picturesque beaches.

Things to do in Funchal

On a holiday in Funchal you can soak up local culture by discovering the city's enchanting old town, go shopping in the markets, take in the historic sights and then head for the hills by cable car for stunning panoramas. After a day spent sightseeing, rejuvenate with a sunset drink in the atmospheric harbourside promenade.

On a trip to Funchal be sure to:

  • Explore the streets and historic monuments in the colourful old town
  • Learn about the Madeira archipelago's history and culture at the Madeira Story Centre
  • Fly over the city by riding the cable car to Tropical Monte Palace for spectacular city vistas
  • Visit the beautiful Santa Clara Convent, built in the 16th century
  • Immerse yourself in the colour and vibrancy of the Mercado dos Lavradores farmer's market
  • See the city's Cathedral, built in the 16th century, which blends Moorish and Gothic architectural features
  • Descend Monte via the adrenaline inducing Monte Toboggan run, still going since the 19th century
  • Take time out in the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, a haven of landscaped gardens and exotic foliage
  • Awaken the senses at the Botanical Garden in the Quinta do Bom Sucesso Estate, one of Madeira's most famous sights
  • Try traditional Madeira-style meat and fish dishes in the old town
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Funchal Airports

Funchal Airport, more commonly known as Madeira Airport, is an international airport close to Funchal city centre. It mainly handles flights to other European destinations and has one terminal.

  • Funchal Airport

    Top Carriers

    Several airlines operate flights to Funchal including: TAP Portugal, which has been recognized as one of the Top 15 airlines in the world, according to eDreams Best Airlines study 2016, easyJet and Transavia.

    Location

    Funchal Airport is located in Santa Cruz, approximately 8 miles from Funchal city centre.

    Transportation

    There are a number of ways to plan your onward journey from Funchal Airport. The Aerobus express bus service can be picked up outside the Arrivals Hall and connects the airport with Funchal city centre and Formosa Beach. Alternatively, the local SAM bus runs to the city centre. There are several other bus companies that link up with a range of destinations across the island. Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall, where there is also a choice of car rental agencies if you wish to hire a car.

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