There are two main access points for those looking to get to Madeira. First of all, Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, located in the city of Santa Cruz, which is the main gateway to and from the region. Secondly, the Port of Funchal, which is on the route of the major international cruise ships.
We should point out that international flights to Funchal from major European cities are quite frequent and affordable. They last, on average, about three to four hours. From Lisbon, the journey takes just 90 minutes.