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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: Jet2.com
Most travellers looking for flights on the route from London Stansted to Funchal decide to book with Jet2.com.
Jet2.com
76 %
SAS
24 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 2 months before the flight. Pay only £132.00.
59 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £907.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
2 stops
03h 55min
10h 55min
£260
£1,167
The favourite connection is non-stop
76 % of all bookings on the route London Stansted to Funchal are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
03h 55min, from £260
76 %
2 stopovers Copenhagen Lisbon
10h 55min, from £1,167
18 %

Travel Tips

Enjoy all round sun and much more in Funchal

Well known for it's balmy all year round climate and as a winter sun destination, Madeira's capital Funchal also has one of the worlds prettiest harbours and there's a lively buzz to the place due to the many ships and travellers which stop there. The island is also famous for sugar cane crops.

Madeira's best seasons

Try February, when the Funchal Carnival takes place or April-May for the sugar cane harvest. 15th August is Assumption Day, with a procession to "Nossa Senhora do Monte", which is colourful. There's a wine festival at the end of August too. A mild, subtropical climate all year round sees January temperatures around 15°C, rising to about 23 degrees in August and September. Peak holiday season is June to November, when the water temperature is about 20 degrees.

Useful to know before you go

The Portuguese spoken here is sometimes tinged with a strong Madeira dialect, but English is also widely used. Funchal and Madeira are far more inexpensive than the UK, and typically an average meal will cost about 7 EUR.

Funchal airport transfers

The nearest airport to Funchal is 'Airport Santa Catarina', and to get to Funchal take the Aerobus: 8 EUR return; one-way 5 EUR, or the public bus which is 3 EUR one way. Taxis have meters, and there is a weekend surcharge, nights and luggage. A three star hotel will cost around 26 EUR per night, rising to 62 EUR/night for a four star. 7 day passes are available for buses for about 22 EUR, but many visitors hire a car. However, Madeira, although stunning, has some hair raising, twisting, steep roads, so take care, and petrol stations tend to be sparsely placed outside the cities, but free wifi exists in major cities and some towns.

Flight information London Stansted - Funchal
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Stansted - Funchal
  • Flight duration: min. 03:50 / max. 03:50
  • Distance: 2540 km
  • Flights per week: 4
  • Return flight duration: min. 03:55 / max. 03:55