Flights from Dublin to Madeira

Flight information Dublin to Madeira

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Average flight time, total distance 2456 kilometres

7h 40min

Most popular airline last month

British Airways


1 airport

This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from Dublin to Madeira

Currently Lufthansa and British Airways offer flights from Dublin to Madeira

Terminal Information – Departing

DublinAirport can be reached from Dublin city centre by car, taxi and public transport. Just 5 miles from the city centre, local buses take just 30 minutes to reach the airport. The 41, 16, 102 and the Airlink 747 all go from the centre of Dublin to the airport also in approximately 30 minutes. Tickets cost from £6* for a single journey. A taxi would take between 25 and 45 minutes and cost from £25*.

Inside Dublin Airport there are a range of eating places in which to buy meals and snacks including an Irish pub, a seafood bar and a selection of fast food places. For shopping there is a newsagent, chemist, gift shop and a duty free area. Free Wi-Fi is available, there are baby changing facilities, a children’s play area, airport lounge, business facilities, cash machines, two hotels on-site and car hire and car parking.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Madeira Airport is located in Santa Cruz just 10 miles from the island’s capital, Funchal. Local buses run hourly between Madeira Airport and Funchal city centre, taking around 25 miuntes and costing just €3.25* for a single fare. There is also an Airport Express bus to Praia Formosa which takes 45 minutes and costs €5*. Taxis and care hire are also available from the airport terminal.

Inside the airport there are cash machines and currency exchange desks, there is Wi-Fi internet available, public telephones, a post office, a number of cafes, bars and restaurants before and after security and a choice of shops including flower shops, jewellers, gift shops, a duty free area and places to buy travel essentials.

Practical Information

You need your passport with you when you’re flying out-with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of DublinAirport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.

We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.

What to expect in Madeira

Madeira is known as ‘the Pearl of the Atlantic’ and for good reason. Madeira’s landscapes are diverse and beautiful, ranging from soaring mountains and turquoise lagoons to tiny fishing villages and silvery soft sandy beaches. As it is close to the cost of West Africa Madeira has taken influences from its neighbour giving it a laid back, exotic feel. There is a staggering array of wildlife from the colourful sea creatures, dolphins and whales that live beneath the crystal clear waters to rare flora that flourishes in the lush forests and rain soaked hills. Visitors can simply laze on the ribbons of soft sand, take to the hills for hiking and exploring or try some scuba diving and surfing. The lovely laid-back town of Funchal overlooks a breath-taking bay and offers some stunning historical sites, cosy cafes and friendly bars nestled along tree lined pedestrian streets and in sweeping tiled squares. There are lively outdoor markets overflowing with fresh produce, super seafood restaurants, botanic gardens and parks and a delightful hodge-podge of traditional architecture that winds high into the hills. Be sure to take the gondola for spectacular views of the sea of terracotta tiled roofs that sweeps down towards that iconic bay.

Madeira lies on the Gulf Stream west of Africa and so has a moderate climate with dry hot summers and wetter but still hot winters. Winters are very popular with tourists escaping to the winter sun. March to May is the best time to visit one of the world's most beautiful Botanical Gardens. Madeira is still very cheap to visit with a meal for one in a restaurant costing from €5*. A beer costs from €2* and a coffee from just €1*. There are great local places to eat cheaply and a choice of accommodation from budget B&Bs to luxury hotels.

*Prices subject to change

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.