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. 


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.

nicolae d.

The rental process was easy. The company personal was friendly and offered me all necessary Information. The vehicule meet my expectation.

Nicola S.

Thanks a lot Helena for the friendly service! Car was 1A!

Lena B.

The staff is very friendly, speaks perfect English, are calm and explain everything you need to know detailled and nicely. We booked "Intermediate" and got a sporty Audi A3 in white. We asked about the price for full coverage and he suggested we better take it because Madeira was not the kind of place where you don't want insurance and we are more than happy that we took it regarding the streets there. Therefore we got the additional driver for free. Check-out before opening times worked perfectly.

Krisztian K.

On return use exit 22 to access the parking area. The entrance is at the end of the slip-road.

Rupert P.

I read the reviews and yes they tried to upswell the vehicle and yes they added the pre paid fuel without proper and fair discussion, which in hindsight was dishonest of the Sixt rep.


She originally printed out a contract without the fuel and then printed out another with the pre paid fuel and didn’t give me any choice; in hindsight I should have challenged her.


But the vehicle was in good condition, i received a free vehicle upgrade, I haven’t been charged for any scratches (as yet), check out / in was prompt, the staff were courteous and I used 3/4 of the fuel in a week, so all in all I was happy with the service.


Ps - we bought our excess insurance via a third party in advance as per money saving expert.