Flights from London Gatwick to Funchal

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

Favourite airline: TAP Portugal
98 % of bookings on this flight route are made with TAP Portugal, easyJet and easyJet Europe.
TAP Portugal
55 %
easyJet
41 %
easyJet Europe
2 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 6 months before departure and save up to 17 %.
179 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
Cheap flights on this route are operated on Sunday.
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £14.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 55min
25h 00min
15h 40min
£133
£119
£217
The favourite connection is non-stop
36 % of all bookings on the route London Gatwick to Funchal are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
03h 55min, from £133
36 %
1 stopover Porto
25h 00min, from £119
29 %
1 stopover Lisbon
16h 10min, from £126
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

Outbound and return from £118.92
Flight duration min. 03:45 / max. 03:55
Return flight duration min. 03:40/ max. 03:50
Distance 2458 km
Flights per week 20
Departure airport London Gatwick (LGW)
Arrival airport Funchal Madeira (FNC)
Destination country Portugal
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