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The Portuguese island of Madeira is a stunning place to explore. From Funchal Airport (also known as Madeira Airport) it's just a 20-minute drive, taking the VR1 route, to Funchal itself. This cosmopolitan capital city offers visitors the chance to enjoy fine dining, spectacular beaches and numerous cultural experiences. With your Avis hire car, a world of sightseeing opportunities beckons in Funchal and the Madeira landscapes beyond.
When you touch down at Funchal Airport, our friendly team will be waiting to hand over the keys at the Avis rental desk, located in the Arrivals Hall. Along with the highest customer service, we offer a wide selection of car types including economy cars, people carriers, luxury cars and family estates.
Hire an Avis car and discover Funchal and the rest of Madeira in style and comfort.
Discover the delights of Madeira at your own pace by hiring your car at Funchal Airport. We also have rental offices at Funchal Monumental Lido.
Funchal’s Old Town is a maze of cobbled streets, historic monuments and beautiful buildings. It’s a vibrant area with numerous shops, bars and restaurants.
Many of the island’s beaches have black sand, reminders of its volcanic origin. But there are also long, golden stretches and clear waters that provide ample opportunity for those wishing to try scuba diving or snorkelling.
Beyond Funchal, the island of Madeira is simply beautiful; blessed with dramatic mountains, and landscapes dotted with flora including bougainvillea, lilac jacaranda trees and scarlet poinsettias.
No trip to Madeira is complete without a day at the Grutas de São Vicente. Just a 40-minute drive from Funchal Airport, via the VR1 and ER104, this is the largest cave system on the island. From here you can easily access the beautiful village of Ponta Delgada, nestled between mountains and sea.
Madeira has an abundance of nature reserves, forests and parks. Ribeiro Frio Forest Park is around a 30-minute drive from Funchal Airport travelling on the ER101, VE1 and 103, and offers visitors the chance to enjoy beautiful gardens and nature walks. The Ecological Park, located north of Funchal in Pico do Arieiro, is also worth visiting.
If you’re travelling with children then drive for 25 minutes to Santana and discover Madeira Theme Park. A fantastic entertainment park and exhibition centre dedicated to history, science and the traditions of Madeira.
Is it cheaper to rent a car at the Funchal airport or away from the airport?
There's no major difference in the price of rental cars at Funchal Airport compared with Funchal City. Where you pick up your hire car depends on which rental hub is most convenient for you and your holiday plans.
How do I pick up my rental car at the airport?
Picking up your hire car at Funchal Airport is easy. Head to the Avis car rental desk on Level 0 of the main terminal, and one of our members of staff will take it from there.
Can I rent a car when I get to the airport?
You don't need to book in advance to rent a car at Funchal Airport, but we do recommend booking before your trip in order to get the best selection of vehicles at the best prices. You can also take advantage of our digital check-in service to speed up the rental process. Find out more about Avis digital check-ins here.