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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Gatwick to Funchal

Favourite airline: British Airways
45 % of bookings on this flight route are made with British Airways, easyJet and TUI Airways.
British Airways
22 %
18 %
TUI Airways
5 %
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Direct flights are more expensive
Direct flights on this route are £46.00 more expensive on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 50min
24h 20min
27h 30min
The favourite connection is non-stop
46 % of all bookings on the route London Gatwick to Funchal are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
03h 50min, from £194
46 %
1 stopover Lisbon
10h 00min, from £167
26 %
1 stopover Porto
24h 20min, from £148
24 %

Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Funchal

Picturesque coastal capital

Funchal is the picturesque capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. Set on the Atlantic coast against a mountainous backdrop, it is a popular destination for leisure visitors. Its attractions include the historic old port area as well as many modern restaurants and hotels.

Best seasons to visit and what to see

The city's subtropical climate means it is a great place to visit all year round, with mild temperatures of about 15 degrees in January and 23 in August. However, the prime season is from June to November, when you can plunge into the sea at temperatures above 20 degrees. The warmest months are August and September. If you visit in February you can enjoy all the excitement of carnival, while other special occasions are the sugar cane harvest in April to May and Assumption Day on August 15, when there is a procession to "Nossa Senhora do Monte. The wine festival in late August is another draw for visitors.

Key points before you visit

Both in Funchal and across Madeira, the cost of living is low in comparison to prices in London and other UK cities. A budget meal could cost around 7 EUR. There is free wifi at many locations in the city. Residents of Madeira often have a strong accent when speaking Portuguese. However, many people on the island also speak English.

Local information on transport and where to stay

If you fly into the Airport Santa Catarina, it's possible to travel by Aerobus to Funchal for around 8 EUR return, with a single fare costing about 5 EUR. The public bus costs about 3 EUR one-way, or you could take a taxi. These are metered and there are surcharges for weekends, nights and carrying luggage. A ticket to ride on buses all week will cost about 22 EUR, or alternatively many visitors hire a car. Drivers should be aware that the roads are steep with many bends, and outside Funchal there are long distances between petrol stations. A three-star hotel could cost ca 26 EUR for a night's stay, while the charge for a four-star room is about 62 EUR per night.

Flight information London Gatwick - Funchal
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Gatwick - Funchal
  • Flight duration: min. 03:45 / max. 03:55
  • Distance: 2458 km
  • Flights per week: 20
  • Return flight duration: min. 03:40 / max. 03:50