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Last Updated: 30th June, 2023

Rent a car to explore the island of Madeira. Airport Car Hire have the Best Car Hire deals in Madeira from the leading car rental companies which include Hertz, Avis, Goldcar, Rodavante, Guerin, Sixt, and Europcar. Whether you choose to pick up you car rental at Funchal International Airport or Funchal city center you can be assured of a quality car hire at best prices in Madeira

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The island of Madeira is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal the second is the Azores. As it is a territory of Portugal, Madeira uses the Euro currency and is part of the European Union.

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Madeira Airport Information

Airport Name: Funchal International Airport
Address: 9100-105 Santa Cruz, Madeira, Portugal
City: Madeira
Country: Madeira
Telephone: +351 291 520 700
Time Zone: GMT
Driving Directions to Madeira Airport
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Taxi service: Available in front of terminal
Train service:
Bus service:
Car Hire: The car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall
Information Desk: Located in the arrivals hall

Flight Destinations from Madeira Airport

Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Dresden, Düsseldorf, HamburgLeipzig/Halle , Munich, Nuremberg, Zürich
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Lauda Air Vienna
Axis Airways Nantes
ArkeFly Amsterdam
Binter Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Cimber Sterling Copenhagen
Condor Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart
EasyJet Bristol, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted
Europe Airpost Montpellier, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Finnair Helsinki
Hamburg International Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Bilbao , Valencia 
Jet2.com Manchester
Jetairfly Brussels
Luxair Luxembourg
Niki Vienna
Palmair Bournemouth
SATA Air Açores Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Porto Santo
SATA International Copenhagen, Dublin, Jersey , Lisbon, Madrid , Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Stockholm-Arlanda , Zürich
SBA Airlines Caracas
TAP Portugal Caracas, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, Porto
TAP operated by Portugália Lisbon
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth , Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton [begins 3 May, seasonal], Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [begins 3 May, seasonal]
Thomas Cook Airlines Glasgow-International , London-Gatwick , Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) Brussels
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Billund , Copenhagen , Helsinki
Transavia.com AmsterdamFrance Paris-Orly
Travel Service Prague
TUIfly Basel/Mulhouse , Cologne/Bonn , Frankfurt , Hanover , Stuttgart

Madeira See & Do

Funchal is the capital of the island, many visitors consider Funchal as the gateway to the spectacular scenery of Madeira. Described as a floating garden, Funchal is a city of many charms. Covered with exotic vegetation, Madeira is an important natural ecological reserve, with two thirds of the island protected. With its magnificent bay, mountain peaks, old-world charm, stunning climate and delicious wines, this beautiful city has been an important stop off for ocean travellers for centuries. Thankfully, it has retained its original charm and continues to be an important tourist destination for those seeking natural beauty, rest and relaxation.

Must see attractions in Madeira

Funchal Old Town is home to quiet streets and impressive 15th and 16th century historic buildings. Head to São Pedro for the Franciscan convents of São Francisco and Santa Clara, Santa Maria for interesting monuments and traditional charm, and Sé for the Town Hall, Notary’s Palace, Assembly Rooms and cathedral. To learn in greater detail about Madeira’s past, try the Madeira Story Centre and the City Museum. The Modern Art museum houses a decent art collection, while the Sugar Museum details the importance of this commodity in Madeira’s history.

Take a guided boat trip to spot whales and dolphins in the beautiful waters, or charter your own boats for some high seas adventure. For the adventurous and active, take advantage of the great climate and natural beauty and have a go at scuba diving, sea fishing, water skiing, surfing and sailing. If you prefer to stay on land, the lido promenade is a focal point of the city, offering breathtaking views over the sea and towards Cabo Girão. Along the promenade there are public swimming pools, sporting activities and restaurants, making it the perfect spot for some sunset dining. Make sure you also take the opportunity to sample some of the local Madeira liqueurs.

Take one of the many cable car rides for spectacular scenery and easy access to some remote, yet beautiful areas. Make sure one of your chosen destinations is Monte, where you can visit the Catholic pilgrimage site of Nossa Senhora do Monte, an impressive church with beautiful, lush gardens. But be prepared for a jaw-dropping 2km traditional wicker toboggan ride back to Funchal through the streets. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Recommended scenic drives in Madeira

Collect your hire car at Funchal Airport International Madeira and take a 30-minute drive to Eira do Serrado for gorgeous views over Nun’s Valley at a height of 1,026 metres above sea level. Visit Pico dos Barcelos to see the amazing sugar cane fields and breathtaking views over the island of Madeira.

Take a short drive to the subtropical laurel forest for shady walks and beautiful natural surroundings. For more natural history, head to The Volcanism Centre in São Vicente, a lovely village on the north coast where the formation of the island began; now home to volcanic caves and stunning gardens. See also the pristine waters of the Garajau Natural Reserve, an ecological nursery designed to protect Madeira's coast. Another important reserve to visit is at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, home to rich vegetation, a wide variety of bird species and occasional sea lions..

Hotels Near Madeira Airport

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Quinta Splendida Wellness

Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden is located in Caniço on the Island of Madeira. The estate is set in 30.000 square meters of landscaped botanical gardens with over 1.000 species of different plants, tempting the guests to take a walk and relax taking unforgettable holiday experiences back home. The main building is a restored 19th century Manor House, rich in antiquities and paintings. The accommodation is situated in spacious cottages around the gardens and the pool. From the outdoor pool, you can enjoy fantastic views across the Atlantic to the nearby nature reserve Ilhas Desertas.

The Ocean Gardens Hotel

The Ocean Gardens Hotel is situated about 10 minutes from the city centre, with a magnificent view over the bay of Funchal. The Hotel has 47 well-decorated rooms, classic in style, being twin rooms, double bed or single, all equipped with double glass windows, air conditioning (heat and cold), phone, mini-bar (on request), safe , cable TV (30 channels) , gardens, outdoor swimming pool with salt water, sauna, Jacuzzi and free parking. The Hotel offers two bars and a private breakfast room with a panoramic as well as an International À la Carte Restaurant with Portuguese specialties and Regional cuisine also with a view over the bay of Funchal. The Ocean Gardens Hotel is situated about 15 minutes from the airport and more or less 10 minutes from the centre of Funchal and provides a daily Courtesy Bus into the centre of Funchal and back.

Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel

Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel is situated in front of the spectacular promenade that stretches from Lido to Praia Formosa, the resort offers spectacular views to the ocean. 92% of the rooms are sea views and offer the commodity you would except from a luxury hotel in an obtrusive and relaxed manner.

Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel in Funchal Madeira has an unique location with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and amazing views of bay of Funchal.

Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Vila Gale Santa Cruz boasting a tranquil setting not far from Funchal’s centre, this hotel combines modern décor with old-fashioned hospitality, making it the perfect choice for your holiday on Madeira. Only a short drive from the airport, Vila Galé Santa Cruz radiates an elegant atmosphere. Pay a visit to the spa (access fee) and spend hours of relaxation in the Roman and Turkish baths. In the meantime, your children are looked after by the attentive staff in the kids club.

The MELIÃ MADEIRA MARE is a modern and elegant 5 stars hotel with a contemporary design project that will enhance the availability of quality accommodation options for both business and leisure travellers to Madeira Island. The hotel encompass 220 exquisitely appointed guestrooms including 16 Premium Suites all with own kitchens, 8 Master Suites with own kitchenettes and 2 Executive Suites. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and boasting magnificent sea views, the hotel is conveniently located a few meters of the sea, in close proximity to the small pebble beach, “Gorgulho and offers direct access to the seaside promenade. The hotel tastefully furnished contemporary guestrooms, all with own verandas and complete bathrooms, will be equipped with individually controlled.

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