Madeira Island (Funchal) Airport
Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, commonly known as Madeira Airport or Funchal Airport, is considered as the main international airport in the autonomous region and archipelago of Madeira (IATA: FNC, ICAO: LPMA). It is located in the Portuguese Atlantic archipelago of Madeira. It was first operated on July 8, 1964 with a runway of 1600 meters long. The first-ever flight to land there was a TAP Air Portugal Lockheed Constellation with 80 passengers on board. This airport was initially known for being dangerous because of its short runway and it was built on the side of a cliff. Another reason is, there was no land on which to extend the runway. The airport was honored after one of the best football players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Madeira Airport is connected to 48 airports and has capacity for 3,500,000 passengers. The top 5 airlines are that operate in this airport are TAP Portugal, Easyjet, TUI, Transavia.com, and Jet2.com. It serves 30 airlines and 48 direct destinations, mostly European flights. It is owned and being operated by ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal for 24 hours a day.
- 1 Location
- 2 Arrivals and Departures
- 3 Access and Parking
- 4 Contact Information
- 5 Transport
- 6 Hotels
- 7 Airlines and Flights
- 8 Airport Lounges
- 9 Priority Lane Upgrade
- 10 Baggage
- 11 Shopping and Gifts
- 12 Restaurants and Coffee
- 13 Tax Claim/Tax Back
- 14 Duty-Free
- 15 References
- 16 External Links
Madeira Airport is located 13.2 km (8.2 mi) east-northeast of the regional capital, Funchal, after which it is sometimes informally named. It is the fourth busiest airport in Portugal and the main gateway to Madeira islands as it is the only airport on the Portuguese island. It takes approximately 20 minutes by land from the city of Funchal to the airport.
The airport is also described as one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its unique location. It is located near the sea and several runaways end with cliffs and hills. Special training is required for pilots to land in Madeira Airport.
Arrivals and Departures
Arrivals and Departures are the most important information about Madeira Airport, you can use the FlightStat By Cirium website for accurate information.
Access and Parking
Pick up and drop off points for all traffic is situated along the VR1 road.
Madeira Airport has several parking spaces conveniently located within walking distance of terminals. P0 and P1, located north of the VR1 road, are the express parking spaces. P5 and P6 are dedicated for long stay. P7 is the low cost parking space. P5, P6 and P7 is located south of the VR1 road. There is a Park Via parking service as well, which provides parking options outside the airport.
|Duration||P0, P1||P5, P6||P7|
|1 hour||€ 2.80||€ 1.60||€ 2|
|1 day||€ 18||€ 5||€ 6|
|2 days||€ 36||€ 10||€ 12|
|3 days||€ 54||€ 15||€ 18|
|1 week||€ 126||€ 35||€ 42|
|2 weeks||€ 252||€ 70||€ 84|
|3 weeks||€ 378||€ 105||€ 126|
The Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport is owned and operated by the Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA)] - Vinci Airports. The airport can be contacted and reached through Customer Service by email at [email protected] or at (+351) 291 520 700. The official airport website is ANA.pt.
The table displays the several useful desks inside the Madeira Airport:
|Information Desk||Contact Number||Location||Hours of Operation|
|Madeira International Airport Information Desk||(+351) 291 520 700||Arrivals Hall, Level 1||08:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Tourism Bureau||(+351) 291 524 933||Ground Floor, Level 0||09:00 am to 09:30 pm|
|Police - Polícia Segurança Pública (PSP)||(+351) 291 520 889||Near terminal, Level 1||Available 24/7|
|Clinic (for emergencies only)||(+351) 291 520 769||Level 1||Available 24/7|
|TAP Lounge Portugal||(+351) 291 520 700||Airside, Level 3||04:00 am to 10:00 pm|
Public transportation vehicles are available in Madeira Airport. You can get a bus or taxi easily as soon as you exit the airport.
Regular buses run from Madeira Airport every hour to Funchal City for about 25 minutes. The fare starts at € 3.25. Express buses to Praia Formosa takes about 45 minutes of travel and the cost starts at € 5.
Metered taxis are available just outside the airport with a minimum fare of € 4.
|SAM||Bus||(+351) 291 201 151|
|AITRAM||Taxi||(+351) 291 765 760|
Private town car service, such as Uber, is available in Madeira.
|Car Rental Company||Contact Number||Hours of Operation||Important Requirements||Average*|
|Hertz||(+351) 219 426 300||08:00 am to 10:00 pm||International Driving Permit, Insurance||3.0|
|ACE Rent-A-Car||(+1) 866 551 8267||07:00 am to 11:00 pm||International Driving Permit, Insurance||0.0|
|Avis||(+351) 291 524 392||08:00 am to 05:00 pm||International Driving Permit, Insurance||2.7|
|Rodavante Rent-A-Car||(+351) 291 982 925||08:00 am to 12:00 am||International Driving Permit, Insurance||4.2|
|Madeira Rent||(+351) 291 523 355||07:00 am to 12:00 am||International Driving Permit, Insurance||2.8|
|Thrifty Car Rental||(+351) 219 426 300||08:00 am to 10:00 pm||International Driving Permit, Insurance||1.9|
|Goldcar||(+351) 211 451 595||24/7||International Driving Permit, Insurance||1.7|
|Budget||(+351) 291 524 392||08:00 am to 05:00 pm||International Driving Permit, Insurance||1.8|
|Guerin Rent-A-Car||(+351) 291 522 248||24/7||International Driving Permit, Insurance||3.9|
|Sixt||(+351) 255 788 199||08:00 am to 12:00 am||International Driving Permit, Insurance||3.1|
Being located in an island gives Madeira Airport a wide range of hotels and accommodation options. Some of the hotels are known for its amazing ocean views, while others highlight the amazing scenery of the island.
The table shows some of the best hotels situated around the Madeira Airport.
|Hotel||Contact Number||Address||Starting Rate||Distance from airport||*Average|
|Hotel Vila Galé Santa Cruz||(+351) 291 529 000||R. De São Fernando 5, 9100-173 Santa Cruz, Portugal||€ 111.0||1.9 km||4.5|
|Santa Cruz Village Hotel||(+351) 291 520 000||R. do Bom Jesus No. 22, 9100-152 Santa Cruz, Portugal||€ 90||1.8 km||4.4|
|Hotel PortoBay Serra Golf||(+351) 291 550 500||Sítio dos Casais Próximos, 9100-255, Portugal||€ 384||4.7 km||4.5|
|Hotel Enotel Golf Santo da Serra||(+351) 291 550 550||Sitio Dos Casais Proximos, 9200-152 Santo António da Serra, Portugal||€ 62||5 km||4.4|
|Residencial Família||(+351) 291 969 440||Sítio Pé Da Lareira, 22, 9200-088 Machico, Portugal||€ 58||2.3 km||4.6|
|Quinta Santo Antonio Da Serra||(+351) 965 012 959||Estr. Santo António da Serra 477, 9100-255 Santo António da Serra, Portugal||€ 57||5 km||4.6|
|Hotel Solar Bom Jesus||(+351) 291 603 093||Estrada da Ribeira No. 4, 9100-169 Santa Cruz, Portugal||€ 72||2 km||4.4|
|Hotel Vila Bela||(+351) 291 563 381||23 Rua da Praia, Sítio das Casas Próximas, 9225-050 Porto da Cruz, Portugal||€ 57||9.9 km||4.4|
|Quinta Da Cova Do Milho||(+351) 291 552 455||Caminho do Poiso - Santo Antonio da Serra 191, 9100-275 Santo da Serra, Portugal||€ 69.9||4.1 km||4.6|
|Moinho do Comandante||(+351) 916 165 993||Faja do Cedro Gordo - São Roque do Faial Santana, Santana, Portugal||€ 99.83||11.6 km||4.7|
|White Waters Hotel||(+351) 291 969 380||Praceta 25 de Abril 34, 9200-084 Machico, Portugal||€ 49.83||2.6 km||4.3|
|InMountain Country House||(+351) 938 381 299||Caminho do Telegrafo 17, 9125-258 Caniço, Portugal||Call for rates||6.7 km||4.3|
|Casas Valleparaízo||(+351) 962 939 357||Estrada Regional 102, 161, 9135-060 Camacha, Portugal||€ 81.86||17.1 km||4.6|
|Madeira Holiday Villa||Contact via website||Caminho do Cabeço Alto, Ribeira João Gonçalves Santo Antonio da Serra, 9100-249, Portugal||Visit website for rates||8.2 km||5|
|Quinta das Eiras||(+351) 919 868 168||Rua Dos Leais N4, 9225-050 Porto da Cruz, Portugal||€ 66.89||5.4 km||4.8|
Airlines and Flights
Madeira is considered one of the best leisure spots in all of Europe. This makes Madeira Airport as one of the busiest airport in Europe. It mostly hosts flights to European cities.
The table below summarizes some of the flights that Madeira Airport caters.
|Air Europa||Bilbao, Madrid|
|ASL Airlines France||Montpellier, Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
|Austrian Airlines||Seasonal: Vienna|
|Azores Airlines||Ponta Delgada|
|Binter Canarias||Gran Canaria, Porto Santo, Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Marrakesh
|Condor||Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart|
|Corendon Airlines||Seasonal: Amsterdam|
|easyJet||Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Porto|
|easyJet Switzerland||Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva|
|Enter Air||Seasonal charter: Katowice|
|Iberia Regional||Seasonal: Barcelona, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela|
|Jet2.com||Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen|
|Novair||Bold textSeasonal charter: Gothenburg, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Seasonal: Stockholm–Arlanda|
|SmartLynx Airlines Estonia||Seasonal charter: Tallinn|
|Smartwings||Seasonal charter: Lyon, Prague, Warsaw–Chopin|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon, Porto
Seasonal charter: Sal
|Transavia France||Lyon, Nantes, Porto
|TUI Airways||Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: East Midlands
|TUI fly Belgium||Brussels|
|TUI fly Deutschland||Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart|
|TUI fly Netherlands||Seasonal: Amsterdam|
Madeira Airport has a TAP Portugal Lounge that offers premium hospitality to members. It is located in Level 3 Airside, just after the Security Checks and shops. There are signs that leads to TAP Portugal Lounge as well. Only passengers with tickets are allowed inside the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours of stay.
TAP Portugal Lounge offers the following services:
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Disabled Access
- Flight Information Monitor
- Newspapers and Magazine
- Non Smoking
- Refreshments and Drinks
|Lounge||Contact Number||Location||Hours of Operation|
|TAP Portugal Lounge||(+351) 291 520 700||Airside, Level 3||04:00 am to 10:00 pm|
Priority Lane Upgrade
Madeira Airport offers premium services for queueing and faster security check lines through Fast Track. Fast Track saves passengers precious time that can be lost from long queues. However, mandatory check-ins, security checks and boarding procedures are not part of Fast Track premium services as passengers are still required to observe mandatory checks and procedures.
How Fast Track Works?
- Book Fast Track through ANA app or via their website
- Voucher will be sent via email once booking is completed
- Present the boarding pass along with the printed or digital copy of the Fast Track voucher
Madeira Airport provides several luggage services so passengers can store, secure or transport luggage with ease.
Left Luggage is available for passengers who wish to leave their luggage whilst exploring the airport or Madeira Island. Baggage lockers are also available for passengers who do not want to carry their bags around the airport.
|Name||Cost||Location||Hours of Operation|
|Left Luggage||Starts at € 4.0||Before Security Ground Floor, Level 0||24/7|
|Baggage Lockers||€ 2.5 Small bag
€ 2.9 Medium bag
€ 3.5 Large bag
Luggage cars are available all around the Madeira Airport to help passengers transport their luggage. They are located near Baggage Claim for arriving passengers and near the entrance on Level 1 for departing passengers.
Passengers can safely secure their luggage and packages through Safe Bag. It is a luggage protection service that wraps, packs and secures packages for safe transport. Passengers can book online and simply present their booking confirmation at Safe Bag counter.
|Name||Cost||Location||Hours of Operation|
|Safe Bag||Starts at € 7.0||Before Security, Level 1||04:00 am to 12:00 pm / 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm Monday to Friday|
04:00 am to 17:00 Saturday
04:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday
Shopping and Gifts
A wide variety of shops are available inside Madeira Airport.
The table shows the shops inside the airport along with the store hours and contact information.
|Shops||Category||Hours of Operation||Contact Number|
|ALE-HOP||Handicrafts & Gifts||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 291 520 700|
|Attitude||Fashion & Accessories||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 965 924 624|
|Chocolate Lounge||Chocolates & Candies/ Gourmet||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 961 882 022|
|Duty Free Store||Chocolates & Candies/ Gourmet/ Liquors & Tobacco/ Fashion&Accessories/ Perfumes & Beauty/ Watches & Jewels||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 965 924 624|
|Fashion Gate||Fashion & Accessories||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 912 926 152|
|Flowers to Go||Handicrafts & Gifts||06:00 am to 10:00 pm||(+351) 291 520 700|
|Football Gate||Fashion & Accessories||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 912 926 152|
|Gifts2Go||Handicrafts & Gifts||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 918 742 010|
|Pandora||Fashion & Accessories/ Watches & Jewels||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+1) 808 919 091|
|Parfois||Fashion & Accessories||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 220 900 800|
|Portfolio||Handicrafts & Gifts/ Chocolates & Candies/ Gourmet/ Books & News/ Fashion & Accessories/ Watches & Jewels||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 218 422 506|
|Relay||Handicrafts & Gifts/ Chocolates & Candies/ Kids/ Gourmet/ Liquors & Tobacco/ Books & News/ Travel||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 218 413 542|
|Sunglass Hut||Fashion & Accessories||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 962 165 027|
|Sweet Colors||Chocolates & Candies/ Kids||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 961 882 022|
|Travel & Business Gate||Fashion & Accessories/ Travel||07:30 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 912 926 152|
Restaurants and Coffee
Madeira Airport is filled with coffee shops, restaurants and specialty shops where passengers can eat and relax while waiting for their flights.
|Restaurants and Cafes||Category||Hours of Operation||Contact Number|
|Buondi||Coffee & Bakery||07:00 am to 12:00 am||(+351) 965 246 221|
|Burger King||International Food||10:00 am to 10:00 pm||(+351) 932 102 285|
|Clocks||Coffee & Bakery/ International Food||08:00 am to 10:00 pm||(+351) 932 004 205|
|Cockpit||Beerhouse & Small Bites/ Portuguese Food||07:00 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 932 004 205|
|Gelati di chef||Ice Creams||07:00 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 961 882 022|
|Go to Coffee||Coffee & Bakery||06:00 am to 10:00 pm||(+351) 932 004 205|
|Pizza Hut||International Food||07:00 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 932 004 205|
|Saudade||Coffee & Bakery||06:00 am to 10:00 pm||(+351) 932 004 205|
|Specially||Coffee & Bakery||07:00 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 932 004 205|
|Starbucks||Coffee & Bakery/ International Food||05:00 am to 11:00 pm||(+351) 218 422 506|
Tax Claim/Tax Back
Madeira Airport, like any other European airports, has VAT refund desk. A minimum spend of € 61.35 on non-consumable goods are entitled to VAT refund in European Union countries for Non-EU travelers and passengers. Proper documentation, such as tax forms, purchase receipts and passport is required to claim VAT refunds.
- Declare the VAT refundable purchases at Check-in counters.
- Fill out the tax refund document given by Check-in counter personnel.
- Proceed to Customs Desk and present the required documents.
- Proceed to VAT Refund Desk for validation
- Reimbursement will be given after all documents have been validated.
For more information, visit VAT Refund section in ANA.pt.
Madeira Airport has a variety of duty-free stores which offer food, beverages, basic essentials, souvenirs and local delicacies for passengers. Passengers incoming from non-Schengen territories have to pass through immigration to enter. Likewise, passengers from Schengen territories may freely enter after security. There is also a "Pick-up on Return" option to give a convenient way of shopping to passengers. This option is free and will not add to any expenses e.g tax, vat upon claiming.
|Name||Contact Number||Location||Hours of Operation|
|Duty-Free Non-Schengen||(+351) 965 924 624||After Security||07:30 am to 11:00 pm|
|Duty-Free Arrival||(+351) 965 924 624||After Security, Arrivals Hall, Level 1||07:30 am to 11:00 pm|
|Duty-Free Departure||(+351) 965 924 624||Airside, Departures, Level 3||07:30 am to 11:00 pm|
- Madeira Airport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeira_Airport
- Madeira Airport ANA https://www.aeroportomadeira.pt/en/fnc/home
- All About Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/europe/portugal/madeira/madeira-cristiano-ronaldo-airport/
- Parking at Madeira Airport https://airmundo.com/en/airports/madeira-airport/parking/
- Lounges https://www.airport-madeira.com/lounges.php
- Hotels near Madeira Airport https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/Madeira