Favourite airline: easyJet
The favourite airline for flights from London to Funchal is easyJet.
easyJet
8 %
British Airways
7 %
Jet2.com
3 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 5 months before departure and save up to 36 %.
152 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Monday
Compared to other weekdays, flights are cheapest on Monday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 21 % cheaper.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
04h 00min
10h 45min
10h 05min
£147
£121
£209
Favourite connection: via Lisbon
When booking flights from London to Funchal 33 % of travellers prefer to fly via Lisbon.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Lisbon
08h 45min, from £178
33 %
Direct flights
04h 00min, from £147
21 %
1 stopover Porto
10h 45min, from £121
20 %
Return from £121.00
For the best flight deal, book the outbound flight on 16/09/19 and return flight on 02/10/19.

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Madeira's charm

The capital of Madeira, Funchal, with its verdant mountainous backdrop, has wonderful architecture in the old town, where you can walk in the local market or the artistic Rua de Santa Maria with its painted doors and sculptures. Enjoy Madeira cake and wine and see the dolphins and whales all in one place!

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Best time for a holiday in Madeira

Madeira has a year round mild, subtropical climate, with lowest temperatures in January at about 15°C, rising to about 23° in August. The warmest period is August and September. June to November is the peak season for holidaymakers. The water temperature is more than 20°. In February it's Funchal Carnival time, with colourful processions. In April/May the sugar cane harvest is celebrated with presentations and food tastings. Assumption Day is on 15th August with the procession to "Nossa Senhora do Monte" Church, celebrating Madeira's patron saint. At the end of August there's the Wine Festival with wine-tastings and demonstrations.

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Tips for visiting Madeira

Portuguese with a strong Madeira dialect and English are widely spoken on the island. The cost of living in Funchal and Madeira is much lower than in London and the UK. A cheap meal costs about 7EUR. There's free wifi in major cities and some towns.

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Getting around Madeira

From Santa Catarina Airport take the Aerobus to the centre at about 8EUR return or 5€ for a single ticket. The local public bus is about 3€ one-way, taking a little longer. Taxis have meters, with surcharges at night and weekends, and for luggage. Accommodation-wise, 3 and 4 star hotels can cost about 26€ and 62€ per night respectively. For getting around in Madeira, 7 day bus tickets are available at around 22€. Many visitors rent a car. It's worth noting that roads can be steep and winding, and petrol stations are hard to find outside Funchal.

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