Getting Around

Within the capital city Funchal, it is easy to get around using public transport. Buses cover the city as well as out into the surrounds. Although they are the cheapest, they are also the slowest, so rental cars are best for day trips. Guided tours are also offered to tourist attractions outside the city. Lastly, taxis are available throughout Funchal.


Madeira Airport

The airport is located eight miles (13km) from the city of Funchal.

Madeira Airport (FNC)


The airport is located eight miles (13km) from the city of Funchal.

Getting to the city

The Aerobus travels between the airport and Funchal. Schedules may change so it is advisable to look up timetables before organising your journey.

Buses are available every day with routes that reach across the island. Research these routes for times and destinations.

The taxi rank at Madeira Airport is on the ground floor outside the arrivals gate.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car rental companies operating out of Madeira Airport include Avis-Budget, Europcar, Goldcar, Guerin, Hertz, Rodavante, Sixt and Madeira Rent.


All parking lots at Madeira Airport have access to pedestrian routes leading to the terminal. Prices begin at €0.40 per 15 minutes and €18 per day. These may change depending on location, length of parking and proximity to terminal. A loss of receipt will incur cost of €65.