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Be enchanted by this lush Portuguese island

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3 hrs 50 mins

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Madeira’s volcanic landscape is apparent as soon as you land on this subtropical island. Closer to northwest Africa than it is to Portugal, the black sand beaches, botanical gardens, forested summits and rugged hiking trails make it ideal for both adventure seekers and those looking for a more relaxing getaway. Whether you’re after scenic evening cocktails or swimming with dolphins, Madeira’s diverse range of activities and dramatic landscapes make it one of Europe’s top island destinations.

British Airways flies direct to Madeira Airport (FNC), regularly departing from London. Start your holiday by exploring Funchal, the island’s charming capital. Amble through its Old Town (Zona Velha) and enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant or visit Mercado dos Lavradores to sample the fresh food at this colourful market. Explore the myriad of walking trails, taste the rich Madeira wine, discover the lava pools in Porto Moniz and soak in the beauty of the island’s exotic flora and fauna. Book your flights to Madeira now with British Airways.

Madeira flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Madeira?

The flight from London to Madeira Airport (FNC) is just under 4 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Madeira?

The cheapest month to fly to Madeira is usually January. Peak season on the island is in the summer months from May to September. Winters bring with it cooler temperatures and wetter weather (October to April), making it an ideal time to go on a more adventurous, active holiday. To find the cheapest flights to Madeira, use our low fare finder.

Is Madeira cheap to visit?

Madeira is a very affordable destination, with a diverse range of things to do and see year-round. Eat like the locals for an authentic experience and easily save money on food and drink. Plan a holiday in Madeira in the low or shoulder season for the best deals on flights and accommodation.

Is it easy to get around Madeira?

Touch down at Madeira Airport (FNC) and you’ll be approximately 20km west of the capital city, Funchal. Hop on the Aerobus express service, which runs frequently between the airport and the city centre and takes around 35 minutes. Or take one of the taxis waiting outside the terminal.

Book a car hire with British Airways, and receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support. Collect Avios on every rental.

Why visit Madeira?

This tiny subtropical island in the middle of the Atlantic has so much to offer at any time of year. Known as the island of eternal spring, the lush green botanical gardens, warm weather and dramatic landscapes make it an ideal destination for anyone who appreciates the bounties of nature. The black sand beaches, seaside cliffs and unique network of irrigation canals (levadas) that double as hiking trails make it a serene place where you can be as active or as relaxed as you like. Watch the sun rise from the island’s highest peak, see the spectacular Lagoa Dona Beja waterfall, visit a pristine nature reserve or wander through forests admiring the island’s natural beauty.

Why fly British Airways to Madeira?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Onboard you’ll find clean, sanitised seats, HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Madeira Travel Essentials

Flight time

3 hrs 50 mins

Time zone

GMT +0



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