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Car Rental at Madeira Funchal Airport

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Madeira Airport (Funchal), Madeira, Portugal
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$5.44 per day
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Economy Elite
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$8.78 per day
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Economy
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bravacar
$11.33 per day
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Compact
Citroen C4 Cactus or similar
Citroen C4 Cactus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$14.77 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
MB A-class or similar
MB A-class
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$21.73 / per day
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Compact Elite
Jeep Renegade or similar
Jeep Renegade
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$38.09 / per day
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Minivan
Renault Espace or similar
Renault Espace
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Guerin
$40.69 / per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat 500 Cabrio or similar
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Funchal Drive rent a Car
$41.46 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Country code
351
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5
Madeira Airport (Funchal) Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Madeira Airport! Then drive to the center of Funchal to see historic buildings like the São Lourenço Palace and churches like the Sé Cathedral. Enjoy the local atmosphere and beautiful landscapes at the Madeira Botanical Garden or at one of the city’s many parks. 

Feeling adventurous? How about diving with sharks and rays at the Madeira Aquarium? Or drive to the village of Porto Moniz for a dip in the natural salt water swimming pools. In Funchal, visit Mercado dos Lavradores to buy fresh products from the island’s farmers. And choose a small traditional restaurant to try local delicacies like scabbard fish with banana and codfish in cream sauce.

Funchal’s a great place to visit, but Madeira has even more to offer. So why not get a longer term car rental, extend your vacation, and explore more of the island? Picking up your rental car at Funchal Airport and dropping it off in a different location is possible. Start planning your adventure today!

Madeira Funchal Airport is also known as Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport and Aeroporto da Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Helsinki
  • Bristol

Main airlines

Jet2.com, Germania, Volotea, easyJet, Condor, and TAP Air Portugal

Terminals

The single terminal has three levels and serves both local and international flights. The terminal building is mostly underground.

Location

Madeira Funchal Airport is 21 km (13 mi) east of Funchal, the largest city and the capital of the island. The trip takes about 20 minutes. Motorway VR1 is the main road connecting the airport to the city. All the other famous destinations of Madeira are also within your reach - for example, Calheta is 50 km (31 mi) northwest of the airport and takes about 50 minutes to reach by a rental car while Porto da Cruz is just 14 km (8.7 mi) north and can be reached in 20 minutes.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $35 per day
  • Large cars - from $34 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $77 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 per day

Car rental desks

The car rental park is very close to the airport terminal and can be reached by foot.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a number of shops, three duty-free stores, a couple of restaurants and snack bars, ATMs on all three levels of the airport, a currency exchange, and a first aid station. The 24-hour luggage storage service is on the ground floor. The airport provides assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but you should contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Repsol gas station, located at R. Cano, 3660-601 Santa Cruz da Trapa, can be reached in less than five minutes and is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations near the airport and on the island of Madeira.

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.2
  • Departure and check-in 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.2

Madeira Airport (Funchal) (FNC)

  • IATA: FNC
  • ICAO: LPMA
  • Name: Madeira Airport (Funchal) (FNC)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 25,261
  • Passengers (per year): 3,200,000
  • Distance from City: 8.1 miles / 13 km NE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +351 291 520 700
  • Email: madeira.airports@ana.pt

Top 15 Locations near Madeira Funchal Airport

  1. 71.7 km / 44.6 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Faro Airport from $3.74 per day
    950.5 km / 590.6 miles away
  3. 951.6 km / 591.3 miles away
  4. 973.9 km / 605.2 miles away
  5. 974.3 km / 605.4 miles away
  6. 976.0 km / 606.4 miles away
  7. 978.7 km / 608.1 miles away
  8. 980.0 km / 608.9 miles away
  9. 980.5 km / 609.2 miles away
  10. 1132.3 km / 703.6 miles away
  11. 1198.7 km / 744.8 miles away
  12. 1198.7 km / 744.8 miles away
  13. Car Rental in Porto Ramalde from $30.58 per day
    1199.0 km / 745.0 miles away
  14. 1200.5 km / 746.0 miles away
  15. 1203.7 km / 747.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Madeira Funchal Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Madeira Funchal Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Madeira Funchal Airport
$16.73
January
$19.32
February
$25.69
March
$32.78
April
$65.17
May
$30.78
June
$31.10
July
$34.03
August
$51.91
September
$49.05
October
$64.14
November
$64.14
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Madeira Funchal Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $16.73. You can see that this is 59% cheaper than the yearly average and 74% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $65.17 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Madeira Funchal Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in May the average rental period is 9 days, while in November, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
9
May
9
June
9
July
9
August
5
September
5
October
4
November
8
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Madeira Funchal Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Madeira Funchal Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
170%
January
150%
February
135%
March
124%
April
157%
May
133%
June
158%
July
151%
August
5%
September
6%
October
7%
November
6%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Madeira Rent Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Madeira Rent Peugeot 108 2 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat Punto 5 1 Small cars
Madeira Rent Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Madeira Rent Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Netherlands
Citroen C3
July 20, 2021
Exploring Madeira with a rental is an absolute must. You will get to such beautiful places up in the mountains and down in the valleys where you wouldn’t get without a car or with a tour. Absolutely recommend this to anyone who is visiting Madeira. Just step in the car and go out exploring, and you will be rewarded by this beautiful island!
United Kingdom
Peugeot 2008
July 19, 2021
Make it easier on yourself, def have an automatic due to the number of hills :)
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
July 19, 2021
Great price Good customer service All as advertised when booking
United Kingdom
Fiat Punto
June 7, 2021
Madeira is stunning!
Latvia
Peugeot 108
December 29, 2020
NICE PLACE!
United Kingdom
Citroen C1 2d
November 29, 2020
To explore I would really recommend getting a car so you can explore at your own pace. However we opted for the smallest/cheapest car but it really struggled on the steep hills here - I would HIGHLY recommend upgrading to the next one up from the smallest so you have a little more power to conquer them! Also when driving on the main dual carriageway the turn offs come quickly with no slip road so slow down with plenty of time and know clearly which exit number you are wanting. When joining the dual carriageway you MUST check there are no cars coming - don't just join - this might mean stopping completely until the road is clear. The roads however are definitely far quieter than many places I've driven (particularly when you're off the main roads). Its very hilly/mountainous so you will need some confidence with navigating tighter, weaving roads.
Canada
Citroen C4
November 10, 2020
Madeira was so beautiful and driving around the island was the highlight of the trip!
Canada
Chevrolet Spark
March 28, 2020
Madeira is about exploration and without a car would be a very poor holiday. Some people would prefer expensive bus tours so that would be ok for them but we relished in the freedom of our Panda. Just for nipping out to the store or taking a quick ride on a boring afternoon, or a long day with a mountain hike in the middle. Impossible to be spontaneous without a car. But boy are the mountain roads steep!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
February 8, 2020
Beautiful island best accessed by car
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
December 11, 2019
Rent a car if you really want to explore Madeira. An excellent road network with lots of tunnels linking up the various parts of the island. The roads are generally in very good condition. Mountain roads are narrow but with care you'll be fine.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
October 1, 2019
I would advise if your not confident with hills and slopes to pay little bit extra for automatic as it made my driving around the island a complete pleasure.
Switzerland
Seat Ibiza 5d
September 22, 2019
Nothing can replace the freedom you get with a car in Madeira. you can see the whole island if you so prefer.
United Kingdom
Citroen C1 2d
May 18, 2019
Don't go for basic model but take at least the next group up so that you can power up the many hills successfully without lots of gear-changing - and prayer!
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
May 18, 2019
Madeira many roads very steep and lots of bends
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
April 28, 2019
Madeira is a wonderful island with incredible views from the mountainous interior. The hills can be pretty steep so if you are planning to drive into the interior or explore the island you may wish to invest in a slightly more powerful car than the cheapest available. We opted for the cheapest car and were absolutely fine but in retrospect we probably should have paid for a slightly more powerful car so that the hills were a little less emotional! This is not a poor reflection on Bravacar in any way - they gave us what we paid for - but you should consider spending a few extra pennies.
United Kingdom
Ford C Max
April 27, 2019
Rodavante car hire was a frill free process, no nagging for additional services, map of the island as a basic information, good selection of cars.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
April 2, 2019
Madeira has a lot of hilly roads and for easy driving would suggest something with a good sized engine. If, however, you like a challenge and don't mind frequent gear changes a small car will get you round the whole Island and is easy to park.

Top 19 Suppliers at Madeira Funchal Airport in 2021

Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+351291523689 / +351211451381
9100-105 Santa Cruz, Madeira, PORTUGAL
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
351291522248
CRISTIANO RONALDO AIRPORT,
Rodavante
Exceptional 9.2
+351291524718
9100-105 Santa Cruz
$16 - $102
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+351291524633
AEROPORTO DO FUNCHAL
$17 - $135
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+351255788199
Madeira Airport, 9100-105 Santa Cruz
$14 - $44
Guerin
Excellent 8.6
+351291522248 / +351291522249 / +351291526765
Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo, 9100-105 Santa Cruz
$11 - $83
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+351291524633
AEROPORTO DO FUNCHAL
$11 - $100
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+351291524392
Sovialma Lda, Aeroporto Funchal, 9100-105 Funchal
$16 - $73
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+351291524392
Funchal AirportSovialma Lda
$12 - $59
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
351291522248
Cristiano Ronaldo Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Madeira Rent
Madeira Rent
Excellent 8.5
+351291523355
Aeroporto Do Funchal, 9100-105 Santa Cruz
$17 - $202
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Funchal Drive rent a Car
Excellent 8.5
+351963522450
Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo, 9100-105, Santa Cruz
$34 - $121
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.3
+351291522248
CRISTIANO RONALDO AIRPORT,
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+351291091570 / +351308810777
ER237 100, 9200-225 Santa Cruz
$5 - $112
Bravacar
Excellent 8.2
+351291524016 / +351961435530
Sitio da Terca, Rampa da Varanda 5, 9100-101, Santa Cruz, Madeira
$10 - $22
Rhodium
Rhodium
Excellent 8
351211451595
Goldcar, Aeroporto de Madeira - Funchal, 9100-105 Santa Cruz
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+351291523355 / +351291706071
In Terminal / Desk in arrivals
$18 - $210
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+351211451595
On-Airport. Arrivals Terminal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Surprice
Very good 7.1
+351300509199
Madeira Airport, 9100-105 Santa Cruz, Madeira
$7 - $83
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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