Funchal airport: Madeira Airport (Funchal) (FNC)

Madeira Airport (Funchal)

Until recently Madeira Airport had a very short runway which made it a difficult airport for pilots. The runway was extended in 2000 with the support of the European Union. More than two million passengers use Madeira Airport per year.

Address

ANAM
Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea da Madeira
9100-105 Santa Cruz
Madeira
Portugal

Airport codes

IATA airport code: FNC
ICAO airport code: LPMA

Transport

Local transport

Train

No trains operate in Madeira.

Car and bus

The airport is near Santa Cruz, 16 kilometers from Funchal. There is one road that goes from the capital to the airport (Via Rápida), travel time is approximately 15 minutes. On average, every hour, a bus leaves the airport to Funchal, Machico and Caniço. Aerobus has a connection between the airport and Praia Formosa which is free for passengers from TAP, for other travelers the cost is €4.00.

Car rental - Madeira Airport

In the terminal there are counters for car rental companies: Auto Jardim, Avis, Hertz, Drive, Europcar and Rodavante. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. A ride to Funchal costs approximately €25.00, to Garajau €17.50 and to Machico €10.00, there is an extra charge of 20% at night and on Sundays and holidays.

Airport Parking

There are five parking areas at the airport. For P1 you pay €0.60 for the first hour, then €1.00 per hour. P2 costs €0.50 per hour or €11.00 per day. For areas 5, 6 and 7 you can park for free for the first 45 minutes, then €0.30 per hour or €3.00 per day.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport, but there are hotels in the hotel district of Funchal (west of the city). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The airport has a modest range of bars, restaurants and shops, this includes the Aldeasa Duty Free Shop in the Departures Hall, you can purchase local products there, including wine.

On the top floor (Level 3) you have a beautiful view of the airplanes from the restaurant.

Baggage

The police station next to the terminal also functions as the office for lost and found items (tel: +351(0)291 520 889). On the ground floor you can deposit baggage, the price is €1.50 per day.

Information

The Madeira Airport Information Desk can be found in the Arrivals Hall on Level 1. There is an office from the Tourism Bureau on the ground floor (tel: +351(0)291 524 933) and a reservations counter from Madeira Rural for booking accommodation in the countryside (tel: +351(0)291 520 868).

Business

Madeira Airport has two VIP lounges, one on the ground floor and one on Level 1. The airport offers personal escorts to and from the airport, the most comprehensive service costs €100.00 for two personal assistants for a group of a maximum of ten people.

Disabled facilities

There are adapted elevators and restrooms in the terminal for the disabled, but other than these there are limited services. There are no lifts to help disabled passengers in and out of the airport.

Other services

There is wireless internet access in the airport. There are two banks, a money exchange office and ATM's, there is also a post office in the Arrivals Hall.

Contact

Contact

Address

ANAM
Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea da Madeira
9100-105 Santa Cruz
Madeira
Portugal

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +351(0)291 520 700
Fax: +351(0)291 520 761
Email: anam@anam.pt

Airport codes

IATA airport code: FNC
ICAO airport code: LPMA

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