To and From the Airport

Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira Airport Intl (FNC):

Location:22 km/14 Miles NE of Funchal Town.
Website: Madeira Airport

By Taxi:
General: There is a taxi stand outside the main entrance, Arrivals level 0.
Taxi Meters: Taxis from Madeira Airport always operate with a meter. The starting fare on the meter should read €4 during the week. Transport of luggage or animals is charged at €1.50 extra. Before taking a taxi, enquire about the fare. All taxi services charge an extra 20% on weeknights 2200-0700, and throughout the day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Approximate Costs: Fare from the airport to the centre of Funchal is ~€30, but will be more at night or on Sundays.

By AeroBus:
Aerobus to Funchal Town: Route: Buses run to Praia Formosa in Funchal. The bus stop is just outside the airport terminal entrance, slightly to the right as you leave. The shuttle bus takes you into the centre of Funchal town and takes ~45 mins. The driver will happily drop you off on the way if you ask him, so show him a map of where you want to go, but he won't deviate from his route. The Aerobus does run to the Hotels area of town. Route Details: Airport - Boa Nova - Campo de Barca - Rua do Anadia - Avenida do Mar - Av Infante - Estrada Monumental - Praia Formosa.
Timings: From the airport to Funchal town, buses leave at different times on different days.
Cost: One way €5. Round Trip €8. Child (under 11) €2.50.
Contact: Tel +351 291 201 151

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Auto Jardim +351 291 524 023, AVIS +351 291 524 392, EUROPCAR +351 291 524 633, Hertz +351 291 523 040, Rodavante +351 291 524 718 & eSixT +351 291 523 355.



By Public Bus:
Local Buses to Funchal: The following buses run between the airport and Funchal city throughout the day. The combined schedule means buses leave the airport heading for the city Mon-Fri at 0605, 0635, 0710, 0805, 0850, 0905, 1005, 1035, 1055, 1135, 1210, 1255, 1335, 1435, 1520, 1635, 1735, 1805, 1835, 2005 & 2255. Saturdays at 0605, 0705, 0805, 0850, 0950, 1035, 1050, 1210, 1335, 1435, 1635, 1735, 1835 & 2255. Sundays & Holidays at 0705, 0950, 1220, 1330, 1435, 1735, 1935 & 2255. Buses leave Funchal Mon-Fri at 0700, 0715, 0730, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1130, 1240, 1430, 1500, 1630, 1715, 1815, 1915, 2000 & 2045. Saturdays at 0715, 0730, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1130, 1215, 1240, 1315, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1715, 1815 & 1945. Sundays & Holidays at 0730, 0900, 1215, 1240, 1500, 1630, 1815 & 2100. See printed Schedule.
Local Bus #20 to Funchal: Bus 20 runs between the airport, Funchal city and Santo Serra. Some timings require a change of bus at Santa Cruz.
Timings: Buses leave the airport at 0705 (Sat only), 0850 (Mon-Sat), 1035 (Mon-Sat), 1255 (Mon-Fri) & 1520 (Mon-Fri). Buses leave Funchal Town at 0715 (Mon-Sat), 1240 (daily) & 1915 (Mon-Fri). See printed Schedule.
Travel Time: Takes ~40 mins.
Cost: €2.85.
Local Bus #53 to Funchal: Bus 53 runs between the airport, Funchal city & Faial.
Timings: Buses leave the airport at 0635 (Mon-Fri), 1635 (Mon-Sat) & 1805 (Mon-Fri). Buses leave Funchal Town at 1000 (Mon-Sat), 1315 (Saturdays) & 1815 (Sun & Hols). See printed Schedule.
Travel Time: Takes ~40 mins.
Cost: €2.85.
Local Bus #78 to Funchal: Bus 78 runs between the airport, Funchal city, Portela & Faial. Some timings require a change of bus at Santa Cruz.
Timings: Buses leave the airport at 0805 (Mon-Fri). Buses leave Funchal Town at 1630 (Saturdays only). See printed Schedule.
Travel Time: Takes ~40 mins.
Cost: €2.85.
Local Bus #113 to Funchal: Bus 113 runs between the airport, Funchal city & Caniçal.
Timings: Buses leave the airport at 0605 (Mon-Sat), 0705 (daily), 0905 (Mon-Fri), 0950 (weekends & holidays), 1005 (Mon-Fri), 1055 (Mon-Sat), 1210 (Mon-Sat), 1335 (Mon-Sat), 1435 (daily), 1735 (daily), 1835 (Mon-Sat) & 2005 (Mon-Fri). Buses leave Funchal Town at 0700 (Mon-Fri), 0730 (Mon-Sat), 0830 (Mon-Sat), 0900 (daily), 1130 (Saturdays), 1215 (Weekends & Holidays), 1430 (Saturdays), 1500 (daily except Saturday), 1530 (Saturdays), 1715 (Mon-Sa), 1815 (Mon-Sat) & 2000 (Mon-Fri). See printed Schedule.
Travel Time: Takes ~40 mins.
Cost: €2.85.

Car Parking:
Short Term Car Park 0: €0.50 per 15 mins. Daily max €17.
Short Term Car Park 1: €0.50 per 15 mins. Daily max €17.
Long Term Car Park 5 & 6: €0.25 per 15 mins. €4.50 per day.
Long Term Car Park 7: €0.35 per 15 mins. €5 per day.

Notes: There is a tourist information office on the ground floor by the front entrance.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities avilable.
Airport Tel No: +351 291 524 322.
Updated May14 D Stanley. Visited Airport.


Porto Santo (PXO):

Location: In the centre of Porto Santo Island, 1 km/1 Mile from Vila Baleira.


By Taxi:
Typical Fares: Taxi for 4 people: Vila Baleira €4, Porto Abrigo €7.50, Hotel Praia Dourada & Torre Praia €4.50, Hotel Porto Santo €6.50, Residencial Areia Dourada €7, Quinta do Serrado €5.50, Hotel Lua Mara, Vila Baleira & Inatel €9, Calheta €11 & Campo de Golfe €13.
Meter Basis The fare is calculated per kilometre as follows: Taxi For 4 people: Minimum charge €3.95, €0.60 per km. Waiting time €0.20 per minute. Note: At night (2200-0700) and on public holidays and weekends, 20% is added.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Auto Jardim +351 291 984 937, Insular Car +351 291 985 319, Moinho +351 291 982 780 & Rodavante +351 291 982 925 & eSixT +351 291 983 033.

Car Parking: Free outside the terminal.
Airport Tel No: +351 291 980 120.
Updated Apr09



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