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Madeira Airport

General information

The island Madeira is, together with the islands of Porto Santo, Ilhas Desertas and Ilhas Selvagens, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. The main airport of the Portuguese archipelago is Madeira Airport.

In March 2017 the airport was named after Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best footballers in the world was born in Funchal in 1985. Besides, Madeira Airport offers one of the most spectacular approaches in the world by plane.


Where is Madeira Airport situated?

Madeira Airport is located east of the capital Funchal. The terminal and parking spaces of Madeira Airport can be reached via exit 22 of the road VR1.

How many terminals does Madeira Airport have?

The airport has one modern terminal, with outside a great view of the sea.

Airport Map



The distance from Madeira Airport to the centre of Funchal is 19 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Funchal.

From FNC Airport to Funchal City centre by Car
19 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Madeira Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Madeira Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Funchal is about € 30.-. Book your taxi at Madeira Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From FNC Airport to Funchal City centre by Taxi
19 km
25 min
€ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Madeira Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Madeira Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Madeira Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Madeira Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Madeira Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Madeira Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Madeira Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Eurowings
  • TUI Airways
  • Jet2
  • Condor


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Madeira Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club, Santa Cruz

Boasting 400 meters of private sea front, this 5-star property offers spacious rooms all with balcony and views of the Atlantic and the Deserted Islands.


Vila Gale Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in a tranquil area of Madeira, Vila Galé offers deluxe accommodation with a wellness centre. It features an infinity pool, beauty treatments and nearby golf facilities.


Dom Pedro Madeira, Machico

Situated on the island of Madeira, the Dom Pedro Madeira is located on the beach of Machico Bay. It has a spacious seawater pool and offers rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Hotels in Funchal

Looking for the best hotels in Funchal? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Golden Residence Hotel, Funchal

Featuring panoramic views of Praia Formosa, the largest pebble beach in Madeira, the Golden Residence Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a wellness centre, and modern accommodation with private balconies.


Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino, Funchal

Overlooking the Bay of Funchal, this well designed hotel provides luxury accommodation within Santa Caterina Park. There is a spa with pools for relaxation and a casino and discotheque for entertainment.


Hotel Sirius, Funchal

Hotel Sirius features a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of Funchal’s picturesque city centre. It has free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and offers spacious accommodation with private balconies.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Madeira Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Admire the views of the city of Funchal, the mountains, and the sea as you ride on the Botanical Garden cable car. Ride over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira and visit the village of Monte on top of the mountains surrounding Funchal.


Madeira: Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Funchal

Look for whales and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean on a 3-hour catamaran cruise from Funchal. Enjoy guaranteed sightings or get a 2nd cruise for free. Sail along the south coast of Madeira, and hoist the sails if the winds are favorable!

Tour & transport

Funchal 3 in 1: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the lush landscape of Madeira and the sights of Funchal at your own pace with a 2 or 5 day ticket for the hop-on, hop-off bus. Go to the picturesque village of Câmara de Lobos and the cliffs of Cabo Girão in the “Pearl of the Atlantic.”


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