Madeira Island airport (FNC)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Madeira airport (FNC)

Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira Airport, also known as Funchal Airport or Santa Cruz Airport and opened on July 18, 1964, is one of the busiest in Portugal and serves the island of Madeira. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations within Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.

Annual passenger traffic: 2 million passengers went through it in 2021.

Tel: +351 291 520 700. E-mail: [email protected] Information desk on level 1, from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Tourist office on the ground floor, from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm (Tel +351 291 524 933).



The airport is situated in the town of Santa Cruz, in the island of Madeira, 16 km (10 miles) northeast from the city of Funchal.

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What services does Madeira airport (FNC) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (9:00 am to 7:00 pm) and free Wi-Fi access. The TAP Portugal Lounge is located on the third floor and opens from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm; it provides drinks, fax, printers, computers, snacks, TV, press, telephones, air conditioning (access with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass, Diners Club, Victoria Gold or Silver membership, executive or top executive class passengers from TAP Air Portugal, American Express Platinum cardholders, first or business class passengers from Star Alliance airlines, Star Alliance Gold members, through online booking or by paying at the door - €20.00).

Food and Drinks

- Restaurants, coffee shops, icecream store and pizza place before and after the security checkpoint.


- Duty-free items in the Departures area, in addition to shops selling gifts, regional products, alcoholic beverages, sweets, clothing, flowers, accessories, toys, books, press.


- Trolleys in the baggage reclaim area and at the entrance to level 1. Secure wrapping on floor 1, from 4:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tel +351 917 386 826). Lockers and left luggage service around the clock on the ground floor. For enquiries about lost property, head to the airport information service from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm (Tel +351 291 520 700).

Other Services

- Baby care facilities, medical clinic, travel agencies.


Public and private transportation


- The Aerobus service from SAM (Tel +351 291 201 151) connects the enclosure with Funchal city centre (30 minutes) and with Praia Formosa (50 min.), from 8:30 am to 1:30 am. Tickets have a cost of €5.00 and the bus stops at Boa Nova, Campo da Barca, São João, Terminal SAM, Lido and Estrada Monumental.

There are also different lines that offer transportation to several locations around the island for €3.35: 20 - Funchal, Assomada, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz, Água de Pena, Machico, Portela, Santo Serra; 53 & 78 - Funchal, Assomada, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz, Machico, Caramanchao, Portela, Referta, Porto Cruz, Moinhos, Faial; 113 - Funchal, Assomada, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz, Machico, Caniçal, Baía d'Abra; 113RS - Funchal, Assomada, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz, Machico, Moinho Serra, Ribeira Seca; 208 - Funchal, Assomada, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz, Água de Pena, Machico, Maroços, Porto da Cruz, Moinhos, Faial.

Timetables and routes


- The stands are found outside the Arrivals area, on level 0, and the official operator is AITRAM Táxi (Tel +351 291 765 760). The minimum fare is €4.00. Prices are higher between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am and on the weekends.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis/Budget (Tel +351 291 524 392 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +351 291 524 633 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Goldcar/Rhodium (Tel +351 211 451 595 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Guerin/Enterprise (Tel +351 291 522 248 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +351 219 426 300 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
MadeiraRent (Tel +351 291 523 355 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Rodavante (Tel +351 291 524 718 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +351 291 523 355 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)


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Parking services at Madeira airport (FNC)

There are several parking areas inside the enclosure, all with direct access to the terminal. More information: Tel +351 291 520 700 / 702. Fees

P0 & P1 - Short-term parking directly in front of the main building.
P5 - Lot for long stays.
P7 - Low-cost area.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Access ramps, elevators, adapted toilets and designated parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs during their stay at the airport should inform their airline about their needs at least 48 hours in advance.

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Latest updates: March 02, 2022