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Flights from Liverpool to Madeira

With flights from Liverpool to Madeira taking just 4 hours with, there is no reason not to visit Portugal’s most exotic and enchanting island. With its year-round subtropical climate, spectacular scenery and rich history, this volcanic island off the coast of Morocco is a holidaymaker’s dream. 

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Why you should go to Madeira

Madeira has a completely unique character. Its lush mountainsides and valleys are bursting with greenery, from laurel forests to banana groves and vineyards. Made rich by its sugar cane industry, the island is punctuated by small irrigation channels called levadas that now make a handy network of walking trails crisscrossing the terrain. Get the perfect view across the island from its highest peak, Pico Ruivo, or take to the seas for boat or catamaran trips where you can whale and dolphin watch.

Madeira is a paradise for foodies too. From the famous Madeira wine, to the delicious local cheeses, to an array of fruit including sweet pineapples and finger bananas, you will find plenty to tantalise your palate.

The capital, Funchal, is steeped in history and home to luxurious hotels and a range of attractions. Explore its centuries-old cathedral, visit its museums and indulge in a decadent afternoon tea.

When to go to Madeira

Madeira is a joy to visit throughout the year. Known for its eternal spring and mild seas, you can visit during any month and expect warm weather and plenty of sunshine. Temperatures are at their highest during the summer months of July and August, and this is when the island tends to be at its busiest. It is also a visitor favourite at the end of December thanks to its impressive New Year’s celebrations. 

Where to stay in Madeira

You won’t struggle to find accommodation to suit you on this island. Madeira offers something for everyone. Many hotels are located in the heart of the action in Funcal, offering stunning sea views, generous swimming pools and lush grounds. As well as Funchal, other popular spots for visitors include the likes of Canico and Calheta. Find your perfect Madeira accommodation with Jet2holidays.

What to see and do in Madeira

You’ve booked your cheap flights to Madeira from Liverpool. So, what should you put on your holiday itinerary? Here are some attractions you won’t want to miss:

  • Tobogganing in Funchal

Gaining speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour, Funchal’s famous toboggans are a definite visitor favourite. Simply sit back in one of the traditional wicker basket sledges and two men clad in traditional Madeiran white clothing will push and guide you along the route weaving through the city’s steep streets.

  • Botanical gardens

Overlooking Funchal, Madeira’s botanical garden is home to a dizzying array of plants. Bursting with colour, this ever-changing display showcases everything from giant Madeira geraniums to magnificent cacti.

  • Rock pools at Porto Moniz

Madeira is dotted with large rock pools along its coastline, but the best have to be in Porto Moniz in the north of the island. These rock pools have been shaped with concrete to make them smooth-sided and perfect for swimming in. With the ocean waves breaking nearby, and sometimes lapping into the pools themselves, this is the ideal place to feel the raw power of the Atlantic. 

How long does it take to fly to Madeira?

Flights from Liverpool to Funchal, Madeira (FNC) take just 4 hours and the time zone is GMT+1.

Once you have booked your flights to Madeira, you can check out the facilities available here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. From restaurants and shops to our Aspire Premium lounge, there is plenty to keep you entertained before you board your flight. You can also book secure and convenient airport parking just a short walk from the terminal, and why not make your trip through the airport even smoother with Fast Track security passes?

If you’re flying into Liverpool from Madeira, take a look at the Transport section of our site for details on onward travel options and to see our Car Rental options.

What currency do they use in Madeira?

The currency used in Madeira is the Euro (EUR).