Favourite airline: Ryanair
Most travellers looking for flights on the route from London Stansted to Funchal decide to book with Ryanair.
Ryanair
52 %
Jet2.com
33 %
easyJet
3 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 6 months before departure and save up to 33 %.
179 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £22.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
04h 00min
06h 35min
11h 20min
£115
£137
£482
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 38 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
04h 00min, from £115
38 %
1 stopover Lisbon
06h 35min, from £137
34 %
1 stopover Porto
06h 25min, from £172
24 %
Return from £115.00
A return flight costing only £115.00 is for example available departing on 08/11/19 and returning on 11/11/19.

£115
Cheap
£115
Expensive
£472

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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