Travel to Madeira
Flying to Madeira
Portugal's national airline, TAP Air Portugal (www.flytap.com), operates services to Funchal from Lisbon. Airlines running direct flights from the UK to Madeira include British Airways (www.ba.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com) and Monarch (www.flymonarch.com). Flights are at their most expensive during the peak months of July to November.
Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo AirportCode
Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport is located in the town of Santa Cruz, 16km (10 miles) to the northeast of the island’s capital, Funchal.Telephone
291 520 700.Address
9100-105 Santa Cruz
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Porto Santo AirportCode
From London - 3 hours 50 minutes; New York - 11 hours (including stopover in Lisbon).
Travelling to Madeira by Rail
Driving to Madeira
Getting to Madeira by boat
The major port is Funchal, now almost exclusively used by cruise ships and pleasure craft. It used to be the main container port for the Island, but a modern commercial port has been built in Caniçal especially for commercial traffic.
Cruise ships regularly put into Funchal throughout the year. Their arrival tends to saturate local tour operators, especially for levada walks.
Ferry services from Madeira to Porto Santo usually leave daily from Funchal at around 0800, and return around 1800, though there are occasional variations according to season and on Fridays to accommodate weekend traffic.