Madeira Funchal Airport

Madeira Funchal Airport CAR HIRE

location address

Madeira Airport, 9100-105 Santa Cruz


opening hours

MO - SU:

08:00 - 24:00

Public holidays:

08:00 - 24:00

How to find us Outside opening hours

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Nearby Locations

Other SIXT branches in the vicinity of Madeira Funchal Airport

Santa Cruz Airport car hire

Hire a car from Madeira Airport, Santa Cruz (FNL) and you will have easy access to the island of Madeira and to Santa Cruz, Madeira’s second-biggest city which is just a 5 minutes’ drive from the airport. Our SIXT team at FNL will be happy to help you to choose the ideal car. Whether you want to nip around the city in a compact vehicle or tour Madeira in a convertible, the SIXT fleet of high-quality vehicles will have something for you. Make your journey stress-free by adding bookable extras such as a navigation system or child seats to your Madeira Airport, Santa Cruz car hire.  

Santa Cruz Airport car hire

What makes SIXT Madeira Airport, Santa Cruz so special?

Customer Service

A SIXT team member will meet you and take you to your car. 


A range of high-quality vehicles from brands such as Renault and BMW.

Flexible hours

Open every day plus bank holidays offering out of hours returns. 

Great prices

Competitive prices on both luxury models and economy vehicles alike. 

SIXT's location at Madeira Airport, Santa Cruz

At FNL, proceed to the right of the rental car area to find a member of the SIXT team. After baggage collection, follow the signs to the car hire area on the ground floor of the terminal building and make your way to the right-hand side of this area where you will be greeted by one of the English-speaking agents who will help you collect your vehicle. Return your Madeira Airport, Santa Cruz car hire to the P1 parking area. There is also the option to book an after-hours pick up and drop off service for an additional fee. 

Explore Santa Cruz with your car hire

Car hire at Madeira Airport, Santa Cruz will give you the freedom to get into the city in less than 10 minutes where you can explore the 16th century church - the Igreja Matriz or hike part of the Levada dos Tornos. Hire a premium saloon model and drive the half hour to Funchal, the capital of Madeira or think about choosing a 4x4 to drive to the nature reserve at the eastern-most tip of Madeira – Ponta de São Lourenço, just under 20 minutes from the airport. Alternatively hire a car from FNL and drive north to go walking in a subtropical woodland that is home to laurels as well as mosses and ferns. 


Dieter Georg H.

Everything was perfect! Thanks to Diana, who did the onboarding. Great service! Received a fantastic car for the steep roads. Booked via check24. Anytime again.


Not sure why they have so many bad reviews. Maybe the management/employees changed.

I had a great experience as always with Sixt. Pick-up and drop-off where very smooth and car was in good shape. Would recommend.

Peter Pan D.

I booked the car beforehand using my company's platform. The reviews here made me slightly nervous beforehand but there was no issues at all. The check-in was super fast, stark contrast with the long lines at the other side.


As for some reviews here: you can just choose to not take any extras, make pictures of everything, standard procedure. The car itself was exactly as booked, good enough ride for a good stay. Madeira is a pretty mountainous terrain, so it would be advisable to know how to handle a car before renting one

D S.

Great rental experience! Well maintained car, good service.

Mariusz N.


Nice and professional service.

Redd M.

We had a really positive experience using Sixt at Madeira airport in June 2022, particularly at the handover part. Fabinho was super friendly and spoke excellent English - he took care to explain the specifics of the car and wider context of driving in Madeira - also giving some recommendations for walks in the process. Return was quick, easy and the check was fair.