Flights into Madeira
Portugal's national airline, TAP Air Portugal (www.flytap.com), operates services to Funchal from Lisbon. Airlines running direct flights from the UK to Madeira include British Airways (www.ba.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com) and Monarch (www.flymonarch.com). Flights are at their most expensive during the peak months of July to November.
From London - 3 hours 50 minutes; New York - 11 hours (including stopover in Lisbon).
Airport Code: FNC. Location: Madeira Airport is located in the municipality of Santa Cruz, 13.2km (8.2 miles) to the east of the capital Funchal.
Porto Santo Airport
Airport Code: PXO. Located 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Vila Baleira on Porto Santo island.
Getting to Madeira by Sea
The major port is Funchal, now almost exclusively used by cruise ships and pleasure craft.
Cruise ships regularly put into Funchal, throughout the year.
Ferry services from Madeira to Porto Santo usually leave daily from Funchal at around 0800, and return around 1800, though there are occasional variations according to season, and on Fridays to accommodate weekend traffic.