You often ask us some questions about Madeira
What is the weather like?
The weather in Madeira is pleasant all year round, so you can spend here a perfect holidays at any time. The winter is not too cold, the summer is not too hot. Welcome to this island of eternal spring. The weather forecast is changeable, please check the local webcams.
How to get here?
There are many direct flights from all over the Europe, e.x. from London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Basel, Vienna, Paris.
There are several variants with the national Portuguese airline TAP Portugal which flies daily from Lisbon or Porto, or the British low-cost EasyJet flies from mainland Portugal.
We usually search using SkyScanner and purchase directly through the airline.
Where to fly from Madeira?
You can fly directly to the Spanish Canary Islands on the island Gran Canaria, to the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores islands and its main island Sao Miguel or the nearby Porto Santo.
All these destinations are operated by the Spanish airline Binter Canarias. Azores Airlines flies to the Azores from Madeira too.
How to get to Porto Santo Island?
An option is a ferry from the port of Funchal with the company Porto Santo Line, which departs in the morning and returns in the evening. You can check timeline or buy tickets here.
Or travel as mentioned above with Binter Canarias.
Source of picture: Porto Santo Island – Wikipedia
Can Madeira be reached by boat or car?
Yes, it is. The ferry previously operated all year round from the Portuguese city Portimao with a stop in the Canary Islands. It is usually in operation from mid-June to mid-September. You can buy a boat ticket with ENM Ferries .
How much cash do I need and where do they accept payment cards?
You need euro cash mainly at the local markets and in bars, buses and taxis. Otherwise, they generally accept all types of payment cards, though sometimes it is only possible to pay using a payment card issued by a Portuguese bank. It is always easy to withdraw cash from an ATM (Multibanco) all over the island.