What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Madeira?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Madeira Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Funchal, Madeira's capital?
Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a historic town best known for its beautiful floral displays and charming cobbled streets. Take in the gorgeous backdrop of mountains by day, and by night enjoy a variety of stylish tapas bars, chic cocktail bars and nightclubs. The main language spoken in Funchal is Portuguese, but a lot of people speak English very well.
What is the flight time to Madeira?
The approximate flight time to Madeira is 3 hours 55 mins.
What is the weather like in Madeira?
The high season is between July and August, and the low season is between November and February. The island boasts hot, dry summers but with cooling winds that keep the temperatures more comfortable in the summer months.
Why should I visit Madeira?
Often called the Garden Isle, whilst visiting Funchal you’ll find some of the world’s most amazing floral displays. The Madeira Botanical Garden does not disappoint. Based in layers on a steep hillside overlooking the harbour and its dedication in preserving the island’s indigenous and endemic plants, makes it a must-see whilst you travel. There’s even the famous Flower Festival that takes place every year, two weeks after Easter.
Check out the Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer's Market) and pick up some fresh produce. A bustling scene of fresh fish, local vegetables and exotic plants. Get there early to experience the market at its best.
Funchal is the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo, hailed as ‘the best player in the world' – that is what it says on the plaque underneath his giant statue by the picturesque marina. The perfect photo opportunity if you're a football fan.
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