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Also known as Cristiano Ronaldo, Santa Catarina or Funchal Airport, Madeira Airport (FNC) lies eight miles north-east of the capital, Funchal. Drop-off parking is cheap and near the terminal. The Madeira archipelago is known for its year-round sunshine, sea vistas, towering cliffs and exotic flowers, volcanic landscapes and lush vegetation. There’s a full range of accommodation here, with an emphasis on four-star hotels and more limited self-catering, but the island has resisted the temptation of high-rise mass tourism. Get where you need to be with Madeira Airport transfers from AirportCars.

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Some great hotels near Funchal Airport

Book a Madeira Airport transfer to or from a local hotel before flying:

  • PortoBay Serra Golf is just three miles away, meaning Madeira Airport transfers in no time. With four stars and 4.5/5 TripAdvisor rating, this elegant hotel offers lush surroundings, a pool and nearby golf course. The main house dates back to 1920.
  • Four Views Oasis is 4.3 miles away, or 15 minutes from the airport. With a similar TripAdvisor ranking, and four stars, it’s on Reis Magos beach on the Atlantic coast. It’s clean and bright, with mountain views and a pool.
  • Hotel do Carmo is eight miles away or a 20-minute Madeira Airport transfer. Ranking ‘Very good’ with reviewers, this three-star venue in central Funchal is stylish and 1960s-themed, with stunning mountain views.

Transferring from Madeira to a different airport?

Funchal is the only airport on Madeira. But AirportCars also operates transfers on mainland Portugal, including Lisbon, Porto and Faro. We also arrange Tenerife Airport transfers from both South and North flight hubs, as well as Tangier, Agadir and Marrakech airports in Morocco.

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Visit these towns near Funchal Airport

  1. Funchal is 8 miles away and reachable in 20-odd minutes. Madeira’s ridiculously picturesque capital is surrounded by hills covered in orange-roofed houses. Visit Santa Catarina Park, Monte Palace Madeira, the cathedral and market. Stroll down the vibrant Rua de Santa Maria and pop into the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum.
  2. Porto Moniz is 40 miles north-west, or an hour-long Madeira Airport transfer. Known for its natural volcanic pools, this town is ideal for swimming. Additionally, call in at São João Batista Fort, dating from 1730 and currently home to Madeira Aquarium.
  3. Ponta do Sol is 25 miles west along the south coast; reach it in 40 minutes from the airport. In this beautiful village, take in sea views, pastel-fronted buildings, the gorgeous church plus a small palace, Palacete do Lugar de Baixo. Visit the Anjos waterfalls as you head out of town.
  4. Santana is 15.5 miles distant, or 30 minutes by Madeira Airport transfer. The main attraction is the attractive traditional triangular thatched houses with steep roofs, in which many Madeirans once lived.
  5. Prazeres is 35 miles west – be there in 50 minutes from the airport. This pretty village on a terrace surrounded by eucalyptus forests has amazing Atlantic views. See the chapel, herb garden, tea-house and community-run quinta or country house, complete with pigs and llamas.
  6. Câmara de Lobos is 16 miles west, or a 25-minute journey from Madeira Airport. This fishing town with its brightly coloured boats is overlooked by some of Europe’s highest cliffs, the Cabo Girão. Winston Churchill lived and painted locally. Stroll along the cobbled streets and harbour.
Places to visit from Funchal Airport
  1. Madeira Botanical Garden is 10 miles south, or a 20-minute Madeira Airport transfer. A mile from central Funchal, high above the city, you’ll enjoy splendid panoramas plus hundreds of plant species across the exotic gardens. Check out Parrot Park!
  2. Sao Vicente Caves lie 31 miles off on the north coast, or a 50-minute run from the airport. Learn about volcanoes at the visitor centre, walk the complex of volcanic tunnels with a guide and stroll through the nearby gardens.
  3. Funchal Cable Car is around 12 miles south-west; cover them in 20-25 minutes with a Madeira Airport transfer. Enjoy breathtaking vistas over city and island during your 20-minute ride up the mountain, and visit the ornamental Monte Gardens at the top.
  4. Whale Museum, Canical is 6.5 miles north up the coast; get there within 15 minutes from the airport. Based in a small village, it looks at Madeira’s role in the whaling industry and educates visitors about whales through audio sets, interactive areas and headsets.
  5. Madeira Theme Park is nearly 14 miles north-west – a Madeira Airport transfer should take under 30 minutes. Don’t expect Alton Towers, but there’s a playground, maze, windmill and boating lake plus an exhibition centre showcasing Madeira’s history and traditions.
  6. Ponta de São Lourenço Nature Reserve is some nine miles off, so a 20-minute ride from the airport. It’s on the island’s easternmost tip, with volcanic rock formations and hiking trails, plus flora, fauna and wildlife. Enjoy the unique geology and landscape.
Further key information on Funchal Airport

You should experience few problems in terms of disabled facilities; Madeira complies with European access law.

Guide dogs are allowed in the airport (but check with your airline that you can board with your dog.)

For those with a disability or reduced mobility, the MyWay scheme means that along with escalators and travelators, lifts and good signage, there’s escorted boarding and disembarking. Look for the designated meeting point on arrival.

Speak to your airline or tour operator pre-departure to confirm the assistance you need.

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