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About Flights to Funchal

Summary info about Funchal flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Return Price


Fastest flight time

52h 10m

Operated By

2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Funchal from Australia in the last 72 hours is $941 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Funchal Madeira).
The best return flight price to Funchal from Australia in the last 72 hours is $1,839 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Funchal Madeira).
The fastest flight to Funchal from Australia takes 52h 10m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Funchal Madeira).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Funchal, including British Airways and Lufthansa.

Cheapest flights to Funchal airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Funchal airports from your nearest city or airport


Sydney (SYD) to Funchal (FNC)

Typically, flights to Funchal from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Funchal Madeira, which has an average price of $2,526

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO FUNCHAL FROM SYDNEYFebruary23% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Funchal costs on average just $1,782 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO FUNCHAL FROM SYDNEYAugust52% more expensiveIt costs about $3,518 for flights to Funchal from Sydney in August
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO FUNCHAL FROM SYDNEYMay724% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Funchal from Sydney in May than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Funchal?

Flights to Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, from Australia can take between 27 and 33 hours. If you choose to fly from Perth Airport, your journey will usually take around 27 hours including two stopovers. Flying from Sydney Airport to Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira, usually takes around 30 hours and will also involve two stopovers. You can also fly from Melbourne Airport in around 33 hours, depending on the number and length of stopovers. Flights from Melbourne to Madeira usually include three stops on route. It is also possible to fly to Funchal, Madeira, from Brisbane, with three stopovers on the way, to reach your destination in about 33 hours.

There are no direct flights available from Australia to Funchal, Madeira. When you fly out of Perth Airport, you will usually change planes in London and then again in Lisbon before you continue on to your destination. When you book Funchal flight deals from Sydney Airport, you will often stopover in Dubai Airport first and then stop again in Lisbon before touching down. On flights from Melbourne that include three stopovers, you will likely be required to stop in Abu Dhabi and then again in Madrid and Lisbon before you land in Funchal, Madeira.

The best deal found on momondo in the last two weeks was a flight to Funchal from Lisbon for $67. This is 73% cheaper than most flight deals to Funchal. To find the cheapest price to Funchal from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

In general, February is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Funchal. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $1,782. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of February, then book flights to Funchal from Australia during March instead. Flights to Funchal in March, while not as cheap as those in February, still average around $2,013.

The cheapest day to depart from Australia to Funchal is on a Monday. Travellers who choose to depart for Funchal on a Monday will often find tickets for as low as $2,357. Flights from Australia to Funchal on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around $2,827. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

In the morning is the cheapest time of day to fly from Australia to Funchal when you can find flight prices for as low as $2,195. Flying to Funchal in the morning is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around $2,756. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Those flying to Funchal could potentially find better pricing at Porto Santo Airport (71 km from Funchal city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.

The cheapest airport near Funchal is typically Porto Santo Airport, with an average price of $249/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Funchal flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Funchal found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
3 Dec.
SYD05:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
50h 00m
3 stops
FNC07:00Funchal Madeira
5 Feb.
FNC10:00Funchal Madeira
33h 50m
2 stops
SYD19:50Sydney Kingsford Smith
British Airways
30 Nov.
SYD11:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 55m
2 stops
FNC17:25Funchal Madeira
6 Feb.
FNC07:15Funchal Madeira
31h 40m
2 stops
SYD14:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
22 Nov.
42h 25m
3 stops
FNC04:10Funchal Madeira
29 Nov.
FNC03:45Funchal Madeira
36h 30m
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
30 Nov.
SYD06:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
35h 45m
2 stops
FNC18:00Funchal Madeira
8 Feb.
FNC10:00Funchal Madeira
29h 40m
2 stops
SYD15:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
British Airways
3 Dec.
SYD11:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 45m
1 stop
FNC16:15Funchal Madeira
4 Feb.
FNC12:45Funchal Madeira
50h 10m
2 stops
SYD14:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
British Airways
3 Dec.
SYD11:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 45m
2 stops
FNC16:15Funchal Madeira
2 Feb.
FNC07:20Funchal Madeira
31h 35m
2 stops
SYD14:55Sydney Kingsford Smith

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Funchal

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Funchal, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
30 Sep.
SYD08:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
54h 15m
3 stops
FNC14:40Funchal Madeira
Multiple Airlines
30 Sep.
SYD02:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
52h 10m
2 stops
FNC06:10Funchal Madeira

Which airlines fly to Funchal?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Funchal

Which airlines fly to Funchal?

There may be other airlines that fly to Funchal from Australia, but the most popular among our users are Emirates, Lufthansa, British Airways and Qatar Airways. These airlines should offer flights to Funchal on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in Australia.

Emirates Flights to Funchal

22 Emirates flights head to Funchal on average each week. Most will be flying from Lisbon Humberto Delgado to Funchal, the most popular route that Emirates operates to Funchal. Prices vary based on when and where you fly from - the cheapest Emirates flight to Funchal found in the past 3 days on momondo was $1,938, departing from Brisbane. Emirates is the most popular choice on momondo for this route and has been scored 8.6/10 by 122 of our users.

Qatar Airways Flights to Funchal

Qatar Airways flies to Funchal 3 times per week usually, making it a popular airline to fly with, particularly when heading to Funchal from London Heathrow. Qatar Airways (rating: 7.9, 328 reviews) varies in price depending on when and where you want to fly to Funchal from. The best Qatar Airways ticket price found on momondo to Funchal was from Sydney Kingsford Smith ($1,782 return).

Airports near Funchal

Below you will find all the airports in Funchal along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from the Funchal, Madeira, airport?

There are plenty of convenient options to get you from the Madeira Airport to your destination in Funchal, Madeira. Firstly, you can take the airport shuttle bus that leaves regularly from outside arrivals. The shuttle bus will also wait for up to an hour if passengers booked on this service are on delayed flights. The shuttle bus connects the airport with several local tourist destinations and hotels in the Formosa Beach area and the city centre. There are also various local buses along this route that can be caught from the airport. Buses on Route 113 connect with Agua de Pena in the Machico district, and the Number 20 takes passengers in the direction of Santo Serra. It is also possible to hail a taxi from the rank outside the ground floor level of arrivals.

Popular routes to Funchal

Most frequently searched flights to Funchal along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Melbourne to Funchal Flights
Fastest flight time35h 50m
Cheapest price$3,197
Brisbane to Funchal Flights
Fastest flight time42h 25m
Cheapest price$1,947
Sydney to Funchal Flights
Fastest flight time28h 45m
Cheapest price$1,994

Visa requirements for visiting Funchal

You will need a valid passport to enter Portugal from Australia. However, you do not need a visa unless your stay in Portugal will be longer than 90 days or unless you plan to work or study in the country.

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Best things to do and see in Funchal

Funchal, Madeira, is a popular tourist destination and a great place to enjoy Portugal’s warm, subtropical climate. Funchal is situated in Madeira’s archipelago region and has beaches, coastal walks and views of the surrounding Mediterranean. The area is also ringed by mountains, and visitors can travel to the famous Pico de Arieiro peak. Tourists will also enjoy the Monte Palace. The Monte Palace is a museum surrounded by tropical water gardens that contain a variety of exotic plants. Inside, there are three floors of exhibits that feature artefacts and artworks from all over the world. Funchal also has a cable car that takes visitors up the hillside that the Monte Palace sits on. This journey offers open views of the surrounding area and is a great, quick way to get up the hill to see the botanical gardens. Another well-known local spot is Blandy’s Wine Lodge and Vineyard. Madeira wine is made here and tourists can enjoy a tour and samples of the produce.

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