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Re: How to get to Madeira on a budget?

Alexandra_ra ” 15 Feb 2019, 01:24

Sorry, I don’t understand. And on prices and conditions of such flights I will answer you tomorrow. Right now I have to leave urgently.

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Re: How to get to Madeira on a budget?

eednew ” 15 Feb 2019, 06:34

Naturally, different options and perspectives were considered. There isn’t one that overlaps Fineira’s offerings with a normal connection for those dates.

Even dialing in segments 10 euros cheaper would require an overnight stay.

softblood wrote (a) 15 Feb 2019, 00:38: So how much does it cost on average for such dog-sled trips compared to full-service companies with luggage and some kind of feeding?

I’m considering such options at two to three times the price difference.

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Re: How to get to Madeira on a budget?

russakowalena ” 15 Feb 2019, 15:16

softblood wrote (a) 15 Feb 2019, 00:38: By the way, from Helsinki also occasionally shoots the same TUIfly very cheap, which is very budget for residents of St. Petersburg, all winter came across their charters for 60-80 euro RT. True, they appear as a rule the day before or a couple of days, but against this background, with a backpack is quite realistic to do all the movement to Madeira and back for 100 euros from St. Petersburg)).

Here I agree that for Spb cheaper charter from Helsinki is difficult to find another option. Usually you can buy cheap charter in about 2 weeks, but you have to have a subscription to the necessary flights. I did it twice for 50-60 euros for a week.

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Re: How to get to Madeira on a budget?

softblood ” February 15, 2019, 16:38

russakowalena wrote (a) 15 Feb 2019, 15:16: You can usually already buy a charter cheap weeks in advance, but you have to have a subscription to the right flights

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Uh-oh, is it still possible to subscribe to them? Can you tell me briefly how?

Re: How to get to Madeira on a budget?

russakowalena ” February 15, 2019, 16:56

I signed up on my country’s TUI page, on the Finnish one I think it’s similar. Piratez etc also check and publish, but obviously it will be faster yourself.

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Re: How to get to Madeira on a budget?

Alexandra ” February 15, 2019, 23:34

softblood wrote (a) February 15, 2019, 01:20: How much on average to get from Kiev to Madeira in money, rubles, grivnas, euros, using the budget, charters, etc., if the spring, summer, not late fall and without trampling for 12 or more hours at airports and transit overnight stays?

To your question:

1. We would fly to Madeira only in winter.

2. From Ukraine there are no direct flights to Madeira, so a priori, in any case, you have to fly with at least one connection, which I do.

3 It does not matter for me what airline I fly with – low-cost, charter or, as you put it, “full service”. Any one of them can have a normal price from time to time. The main thing that met three criteria: – no more than one transfer – I do not want to fly for the space price – a normal connection.

4. 4. What is a normal connection for me: – It is when I arrive to the connecting city in the morning, walk around in the afternoon, and in the evening fly to the destination; – Or if the connecting city is new and interesting to me, I stay there for 1-3 nights, walk, get acquainted with the city, and then fly to the destination. Both of these options I love. – Docking for only a few hours and not at night.

5. And now specifically about the cost and conditions of our two flights from Kiev to Madeira.

Flight one. December 2016. Dates from 10.12.16 to 22.12.16. Kiev – Amsterdam – Funchal – Amsterdam – Kiev = 256.50 euro/person. Departure from Kiev in the morning by KLM. We arrive in Schiphol, leave things in the luggage room. The train for a miserable time we get to Amsterdam, 6 hours of it with pleasure Huguem (I love Amsterdam). Then the same day we fly to Madeira with TAP and in the evening the same day we’re already in Madeira. Back the same way. In the morning we took off from Funchal, in the afternoon we had a walk in Amsterdam, and in the evening the same day we are in Kiev.

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The second flight. For New Year 2019. Dates from 28.12.18 to 14.01.19. Kiev – Hanover – Funchal – Hanover – Kiev = 255 euro/person. (Could be for 160 euro/person – the price then further dropped) Departure the morning of 28.12.18 from Kiev. Two nights in Hannover. I bought so consciously and deliberately, because after reading here on the forum report about Hanover decorated for Christmas and New Year, I wanted to stay there for a few days. 13.01.19 departure from Madeira, one night in Hanover, and the next evening 14.01.19 we are in Kiev.

For you “dog sledding”?! And from my point of view, it’s a great, not expensive, not exhausting one-way flight from which I got just what I wanted.

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Madeira: How to get there cheaply

Consider all the ways to reach Madeira island from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Vilnius and Helsinki. Here you can compare prices and choose the cheapest option.

Portugal receives tourists from the Russian Federation. The easiest way to get to the island of Madeira. For convenience, we give pre-dedicated prices for stays and flights. Information about visas and flights may not be up to date, check with official resources. Take a look at the list of open countries.

The article consists of five parts:

  1. A breakdown of options on how to fly inexpensively to Madeira from Moscow.
  2. Examining ticket prices for departures from St. Petersburg and other Russian cities.
  3. Compound flight to Madeira: first to Lisbon, and then from there to the island itself.
  4. The cheapest way to get to Madeira is to fly with low-cost airlines from the Baltic States and Finland. Saving about 50% of the cost of regular tickets.
  5. Conclusions and tips.

These prices are quoted for roundtrip tickets (unless otherwise indicated) in Russian rubles and duplicated in euros at the current exchange rate (1 euro ≈ 64 rubles). Prices in the specific examples are current at the time of publication.

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How to get from Moscow to Madeira

There are no direct scheduled flights from Russian cities to the island of Madeira (Funchal).

As a rule, the best option to fly from Moscow to Madeira is to fly on Air Berlin with a connection in Berlin. Tickets cost from 22-25 thousand rubles. During Air Berlin promotions, tickets can be even a little cheaper. An example from Aviasails:

Moscow Funchal Tickets

Sometimes it’s cheaper to fly on joint Air Berlin and British Airways flights, but then another connection is added (in London) – you can save about 1-2 thousand rubles, but it’s hardly worth it.

russian funsal air tickets

The tickets to Funchal from Moscow for TAP Portugal flights usually cost around 30-35 thousand rubles (about 500 euros), but from time to time the airline conducts special offers, in which case the tickets may cost less. TAP Portugal flies to Madeira through Lisbon, but sometimes a cheaper option is a combined flight: by Lufthansa from Moscow to Munich, then by TAP Portugal from Munich to Lisbon, and from there to Madeira, the return flight with a connection in Lisbon.

EasyJet flies from London (Gatwick) to Madeira from March to mid-October, there are flights from Moscow to London all year round. Tickets for all flights from Moscow to Funchal usually cost from 350 euro (23 thousand rubles), but if you are lucky with the discount you can get cheaper. Take into account that you will have to pay for the luggage with EasyJet. So it`s not always convenient to use the official EasyJet website – besides it you can use Aviasails search. Example of EasyJet tickets from Moscow to Madeira via London:

funsal tickets Madeira

How to get to Madeira cheap

Madeira. Photo: Rota das Estrelas / / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

From St. Petersburg and other Russian cities

The best price for tickets to Madeira from St. Petersburg is usually on Lufthansa + TAP Portugal flights via Frankfurt am Main or Munich and Lisbon. Tickets for these flights may cost 26-28 thousand rubles (about 420 euros), which is not cheap, and from the two planes do not go anywhere. So St. Petersburgers have a much easier way to get to Madeira – on low-cost flights from the Baltic States or Helsinki, which can be easily and cheaply reached by bus. More about that below.

Tickets to Madeira from Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don and other Russian cities are much more expensive – from 35-40 thousand rubles.

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Madeira. Photo: Justas Samalius /

Lisbon – Madeira: how to get there

From Lisbon to Funchal

The cheapest way to get to Madeira from Lisbon is on EasyJet low-cost flights. Round-trip tickets to Madeira are not difficult to find for 70-100 euros, and even cheaper during the promotional period.

If you book several people at once, the airline will significantly reduce the price for each ticket booked. Sometimes round-trip tickets can be purchased for only 35-40 euros. Do not forget that this price is the price without luggage, which the lowcost airline has to pay separately: luggage up to 20 kg costs 34 euros, more – more expensive.

The example of tickets for June for 4552 rubles (≈70 euro):

Madeira tickets

And here’s an example of tickets for the same dates, but when booking for three people (as you can see, the price for each ticket separately decreased by 600 rubles (almost €10). The tickets cost 3950 rubles (about €60). For reservations for two people the discount will be about 7-8 euros. So fly together – it’s cheaper.

Madeira Lisbon tickets

From Russia to Lisbon

It remains to fly from Moscow to Lisbon on a budget. The task is simple – it is an inexpensive destination, and you can find tickets for a good price quite often due to the fact that there is competition between airlines.

It is not difficult to find tickets to Lisbon from Moscow and St. Petersburg from 12-14 thousand rubles. Low prices can be found in the airlines Air Moldova, UIA, Air France and others. During promotional events and sales, the price can be even by 1-3 thousand rubles less. Example of tickets:

Cheap Lisbon Tickets Moscow

Yes, this combined way to get to Madeira is more difficult, but the program successfully integrates a visit to Lisbon. To visit an additional city in one trip and save money, isn’t it great?

How to fly to Madeira

A boat trip to the dolphins and whales in Madeira. Photo: PortoBay Hotels & Resorts / / CC BY-ND 2.0.

How to fly to Madeira cheapest

Lowcosters to Madeira from the Baltics

The cheapest way to Madeira for residents of Russia, Belarus and the Baltic States is to fly from airports in Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas or Talynn on low-cost airlines with multiple (1-2) transfers in European cities. More information about this scheme for budget travel in Europe is available here.

There are a lot of options for flying through different cities, and by which airlines – you have a big choice: depending on the prices and the cities you’re interested in.

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Here is an example of a very budget way to Madeira (one way) with flight from Riga via Eindhoven (Wizz Air – #1) and Lisbon (Ryanair – #2, EasyJet – #3). The cost of all flights is only 90 euros (5800 rubles) – just fantastic!

cheap low cost low cost tickets to madeira

As you see, all the flights are joined together so that you can get from Riga to Madeira in one day, while connections take no more than 2 hours. If desired and possible, in each of the intermediate cities you can stay for a day or two.

  1. From Riga you can also fly via London and Lisbon (Wizz Air + EasyJet); Paris and Lisbon (Wizz Air + Ryanair + EasyJet).
  2. From Vilnius – via Milan and Lisbon (Ryanair + EasyJet); via London and Lisbon (Wizz Air + EasyJet).
  3. From Kaunas you can fly via London and Lisbon (Ryanair + EasyJet); just via London (Ryanair + Monarch Airways); London and Porto (Ryanair + Transavia); Dublin and Porto (Ryanair + Transavia).

These are the most budget-friendly ways to get to Madeira and back within 180 – 250 euros (11.5 – 16 thousand rubles). You can think of dozens of other options for every taste and purse.

Cheap trip to Riga, Vilnius and Kaunas is easy. The most obvious solution is LuxExpress buses, which regularly sell tickets with discounts from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Minsk. From Moscow, you can sometimes get to Vilnius on Transaero flights very cheaply – for example, for 3852 rubles (round-trip).

So, we can conclude that you can get to the Madeira Islands very cheaply – even for 12-13 thousand rubles (about 200 euros) if you use low-cost airlines and buses. Don’t forget that almost all low-cost airlines charge for luggage separately.

How to fly to Madeira

Faja dos Padres in Madeira. Photo: ben_salter / / CC BY-ND 2.0.

Lowcosters from Helsinki

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Madeira is two ways: via Copenhagen on Norwegian flights or via London (first on Norwegian, then on Monarch Airways). For all flights you would pay about 300 euros (about 19 thousand rubles). If desired, the way to the island of Madeira is possible by other ways with the capture of a larger number of cities: for example, from Helsinki to Nice by Norwegian, and then from Nice to Lisbon and from Lisbon to Funchal on EasyJet.

This option will probably be suitable only for the inhabitants of St. Petersburg and the North-West, because the savings compared with flights from Moscow is minimal.

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