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At the Funchal Airport we recommend the following car hire offers

from 16 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Peugeot 208
10 Days from 10.02 - 20.02.2025
Example vehicle
from 16 £ per day

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. VW Up
10 Days from 10.02 - 20.02.2025
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from 19 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Renault Clio
10 Days from 10.02 - 20.02.2025
Example vehicle

Hire a Car at the Funchal Airport

If you have planned a round trip by hired car across Madeira for June, you can look forward to a varied summer holiday. Drive with the hired car to one of the charming villages, go hiking or enjoy the sun on the beach. With your own hired car from Madeira Airport, you can reach all your desired destinations independently of public transport.

Hire a car at Funchal Airport in Madeira

Blick auf den Flughafen Funchal, Madeira

View of Funchal Airport

A hired car from Funchal Airport (FNC) is ideal for exploring the Atlantic island of Madeira on your own. Madeira attracts with a fascinating nature and extraordinary landscapes. The best way to travel on Madeira is by hired car. You can pick it up directly after your arrival at Funchal Airport and are therefore flexible and independent at all times. You can find the car hire companies based at the airport easily and conveniently with and book your desired hired car online. Experience the island independently and flexibly with a hired car from Funchal Airport.

Experience summer in Funchal on Madeira

Traditioneller Tanz in Madeira

Traditional dance in Madeira

Look forward to the perfect summer in Funchal, Madeira. Pleasant summery temperatures are waiting for you. With a hired car you can drive flexibly to your individual desired destinations and make the summer your highlight. Take long walks through the enchanting landscapes of Madeira or relax on the beach. If you take a convertible as a hired car, you can enjoy the warm temperatures even better. Especially in July and August some events and festivals in and around Funchal await you. Do not miss the following highlights:

  • Madeira Wine Rally
  • Black Scabbard Fish Festival
  • Monte Festival

The right car hire at FNC Airport

The car hire companies at the airport carry the latest models of cars to make your trip as pleasant as possible. Recognized companies, local and international, offer a safe and reliable driving experience. Choose from a wide range of vehicles. You will find your reserved hired car right outside the terminal. With a hired car you can travel independently and flexibly on Madeira Island.


Car hire at Funchal Airport

At Funchal Airport in Madeira, you will find the following car hire companies directly after your arrival:

  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Sixt

Information about Madeira Funchal Airport

Madeira FNC Airport, also called Funchal Airport, is the international airport of the Atlantic island of Madeira, which belongs to Portugal. It is located in the east of the island, directly at the city of Santa Cruz and 13 km northeast of the capital Funchal, after which it is sometimes colloquially named. It mainly handles flights to European metropolitan regions due to the importance of Madeira as a leisure destination and is crucial for air freight to and from the Madeira archipelago. It is the fourth largest airport in Portugal.


Airlines Destinations
Austrian Airlines  Wien
Condor Stuttgart, Hamburg
EuroWings Düsseldorf
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Nikki Munich, Zurich

The transport links of Funchal Airport


The Aerobus runs from FCN Airport to Formosa Beach and stops at numerous hotels along the way. The journey time to the final stop Formosa Beach is approximately 45 minutes. From there you can also continue to Funchal in 20 minutes.

The City Bus

There are daily bus connections from the airport to many different destinations in Madeira. You can find the timetable at the airport and online. As a guide: a trip from the airport to Funchal costs €3.35.

Shopping and eating at Madeira Airport

You will find cafés, international and Portuguese cuisine, an ice cream parlor, a tapas bar and a Pizza Hut at the airport. At the airport you can buy gifts, fashion and accessories, sports and soccer equipment, travel goods and delicacies.

Explore Madeira sights by hired car

Markthalle in Funchal, Madeira

Market hall in Funchal

Korbfahrt in Funchal, Madeira

Basket ride in Funchal

Botanischer Garten Madeira

Botanical Garden Madeira

  • Visit the market hall in Funchal and enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables and many other products.
  • In the old town "Santa Maria" in the eastern part of the city, there are many old buildings in the magnificent architectural style "Emanuelism", which was typical for Portugal at that time.
  • Don't miss the chance to ride down the narrow streets of Funchal with a basket sledge. This is fun for the whole family!
  • A visit to the Madeira Botanical Garden is also definitely recommended. Here you can relax and enjoy a picnic.
  • If you want to hire a car to go on your own, you should not miss the aquapark in Santa Cruz.
  • The sea swimming pool in Porto Moniz on the other end of the island can be reached from FNC in less than an hour by hired car.
  • Another tourist attraction is the lava cave "Grutas e Centro do Vulcanismo" in Sao Vicente. It can be reached from the airport in 45 minutes by hired car from the car hire company.

Explore Portugal's mainland by hired car


Häuserfassaden in Porto

House facades in Porto

If you travel by plane from Funchal Airport in Madeira to Portugal, you can start your road trip in PortoPorto is the second largest city in Portugal and is often referred to as the "Capital of the North". It is one of the oldest European cities and delights its visitors with a variety of art and culture. If you hire a car, be sure to visit the Clerigos Tower, the Palacio da Bolsa and the Zona Ribeirinha.


The next destination on your road trip is Lisbon. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and attracts countless visitors every year. And no wonder: Lisbon awaits you with a multitude of fantastic sights. The Cristo Rei statue, the Torre de Belém and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos monastery are just a few of them, which you can easily reach with a hired car.

Lagos & Faro

Lagos, Portugal


Your trip continues via Lagos to Faro. In Lagos, dreamlike beach sections in the middle of bizarre rock formations as well as a fascinating old town are waiting for you. Starting from Lagos, you can go on a discovery trip with your hired car along the beautiful Algarve coast and explore the untouched and almost deserted bays. Finally you will reach Faro, "the gateway to the Algarve". Stroll through the streets and alleys and enjoy some Portuguese delicacies.

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
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849 Experiences of our customers at the Funchal Airport

Rating of Elisabeth A.

“We had a very nice contact. The process was smooth and uncomplicated.”

Rating of Wolfgang F.

“The care was very personal.”

Rating of Michael T.

“We arrived on schedule outside the opening hours. Then our flight was delayed and the luggage was lost, thus we took much longer at the airport. The employee checked by phone and waited patiently and did not let us down. High pra...”

Rating of Udo D.

“Everything went very quickly and correctly. After two days, a control light of the car (exhaust system) was flashing. The car was then exchanged at short notice. Return also went quickly....All good!”

Rating of Philip P.

“Fast and uncomplicated processing on site. The car corresponded exactly to the offer. Gladly again.”

Rating of Rainer B.

“On site, the staff knew about everything (also not always usual). This was the fastest and most straightforward drop off and pick up we have ever had....”

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Funchal Airport

How much does it cost to hire a car at Madeira/Funchal Airport?

View over Madeira

Hire a cheap hired car at Madeira Airport

A hired car at Madeira Airport costs 16 £ per day. For a week you can get a hired car from 109 £. ACE Rent A Car is the cheapest supplier at Madeira Airport. You can get an SUV from 174 £ per week.

Can I book a hired car at Madeira/Funchal Airport without a credit card?


A hired car without credit card is available at Madeira Airport from 31 £ per day. The payment will be made either by direct debit or through your Paypal account.

Which insurance coverage should I choose for a hired car at Madeira Airport/Funchal?


Basically we always recommend you to choose the fully comprehensive insurance without deductible. In addition, all our offers include the legal liability insurance. If you want to drive in the mountains on Madeira, we recommend an underbody insurance. Optionally, you can still insure yourself against glass and tire damage as well as roof damage. 

How do I quickly get to the car hire counters at Madeira/Funchal Airport?

Street on Madeira

Return your hired car at Madeira Airport

Upon arrival, simply follow the signs to the car hire counters in the main terminal. The car hire counters are located very close to the baggage claim area. For extra speed, have your driver's license, ID card or passport and voucher ready.

What do I have to consider when returning the hired car at Madeira/Funchal Airport?


Plan enough buffer time for the return of your hired car to your return flight. Depending on the selected refuelling regulation, you must fill up your hired car accordingly before return. Have everything documented in the protocol when you return the car.

The return of the hired car can also take place uncomplicated outside the opening hours. Leave the vehicle keys in the safe provided for this purpose.

How much does it cost to cancel a hired car?


Up to 24 hours before the rental, the cancellation is free of charge during the opening hours of Driveboo.

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