Madeira Airport Car Rental

Madeira Airport Basics.....

The Madeira Airport (FNC) which is also recognized as the Funchal Airport is located by the city of Funchal. First opened in 1964, it caters to international and national flights to and from Madeira Island.  The airport handles roughly 500,000 passengers a year and passengers walk from the airplane to the terminal, because there aren't any air bridges. The airport terminal is also mostly underground.
Aeroporto da Madeira5

Madeira - Funchall Airport Car Rentals and Driving Guide.....

You have many cars to choose from these car rental companies at the airport.  These include Alamo, AutoEurope, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Honk, National, Sixt and Zoom.  Each car rental company has an agent situated on the ground floor in the arrivals area of the airport.

Funchal is the number one destination for car rental customers flying into the Madeira Airport.  To get to Funchal, you will want to exit onto the ER101 (some folks call this the 'coast road' of the island).  Drive on the ER101 for about 15 km until you exit onto the R. da Ribeira de João Gomes.  This is a weird little exit that takes you thru two tunnels (see picture below) and finally curves around South towards the city of Funchal.  Don't panic here.  Just take it slow and watch for all the signage.  After exiting onto R. da Ribeira de João Gomes, continue South for a couple of more km's.
Funchal Tunnel

Hotels Near the Madeira Airport
Estalagem Albatroz - Very close to the airport and rated as a 5 star resort, the Albatroz is a favorite among many visitors.  They have a 1300 foot long private beach, tennis court and two outdoor pools.  All rooms have great views, free Wi-Fi, hand painted tile panels and the bathrooms feature double sinks with slippers and bathrobes included.  There's much to do on the property.  You can play and relax by the pool, play tennis or even a round of golf at the nearby golf course a mile away.  The hotel restaurant serves local dishes as well as a Mediterranean menu. The atmosphere is great, with ocean views that can be seen in the restaurant or even out by the pool bar area.

Dom Pedro Baia Club - The hotel rooms have many features, including great views of the ocean, modern bathrooms, work desk, telephone, satellite TV and some rooms have balconies. The property has a huge seawater pool that is a favorite among guests.  The restaurant serves international and fresh seafood, while you are overlooking the bay while dining.  The piano bar has live entertainment on a nightly basis.  Massage therapy services are available and there is an outdoor pool exclusively for children. Of course free Wi-Fi is available on the property and you have access to snorkeling, diving and windsurfing.

Enotel Hotel Do Santo - The property is situated on a four acre forest with a fitness center and pool. It's located in the center of Madeira and is only a couple minute walk from golfing. All rooms have cable TV, air conditioning, warm and rustic furnishings, safe, and some with private balconies.  Breakfast is served daily using seasonal foods and the restaurant serves local specialties at lunch and dinner. The bar has great views of the golf course as you enjoy snacks and drinks. Other amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool.

Amenities at the Madeira Airport.....

Madeira Airport does cater to the tourist and there are adequate shops and dining to make your stop over at the airport pleasant and enjoyable.  Wireless Internet is available throughout the airport for your convenience.

You can find everything from flowers, handicrafts, embroidery, children's fashions, sunglasses, luggage and leather products as well as magazines, personal items and souvenirs.  Shops Include:
  • Relay
  • News Agents     
  • Welcome Café
  • Coffee Shop
  • Just For Travelers
  • Duty Free
  • Quisosque Delta Café
  • Candy Shop
  • Café do Aeroporto
  • Bordal Embroidery Store
  • Ourivesaria do Aeroporto Jewelery
  • Madeira Wine Company
  • XT Game
  • CD's, DVD's e Jogos
  • A Segurelha Traditional Cakes
  • I Santi
  • Just Luxury
  • Football Corner
  • Café Buondi
  • Sun Planet Sunglasses

Things to do in Your Madeira Airport Rental Car.....

Madeira is an archipelago and considered an autonomous region of Portugal along with the Azores. It is a very popular year round vacation spot with almost 1 million visitors every year. It's popular for it's landscapes, wine, flowers, embroidery and also their New Year's celebration that has the biggest fireworks show on the planet. Funchal Harbor is the main cruise line port with many cruise stop overs.

The Funchal Port (see picture below) is considered a free trade zone and has attracted many businesses because of the tax advantages and other benefits. It has become very popular among companies that are local as well as international. Tourism is big in Madeira contributing 20% of the income to the region. In fact Port Santo is completely devoted to tourists.
the port of Funchal, Madeira

Types of Rental Vehicles at the Madeira Airport.....

Various types of rental cars exist at the Funchal Airport.  These certainly include the normal economy type vehicles such as little Peugots or small Fiestas or Focus's.  But in addition to these the Funchal Airport also hires out larger luxury cars like the Mercedes sedans or 7-seater minivans as well.  Also, don't forget the add-ons.  You can reserve items such as GPS's or children's car seats when booking your car with Eurocar Rental.  

Finally, we want you to know how much we appreciate your visiting our site.  We certainly hope you learned something about renting a car at the Madeira Airport.
Source: Madeira Airport Homepage

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