If you’re visiting Funchal, you may need to find somewhere to store your suitcases and backpacks for a few hours or even days. This is especially the case if you can’t store your luggage at an Airbnb, either if you arrive early or if your flight isn’t until later on in the day.
Thankfully, there are now a few luggage storage options in Funchal as well as other parts of Madeira. This is thanks to apps like Luggage Hero, Bounce, and Radical Storage, which allows shops, restaurants, and cafes to offer luggage storage at their business premises. All you have to do is load up the app and search for suitable businesses nearby. There aren’t as many options as in other Portuguese cities like Lisbon and Porto, but there should be enough options for you to find something suitable.
Note: When picking a luggage storage location, be sure to check the opening hours. As some are shops or cafés, they may close outside of business hours.
|3 Hours||24 Hours||3 Days||Insurance||Promo Code|
|Luggage Hero||€ 5||€ 8||€ 18||€ 2,500||PORTUGALIST (2 Hours Free)|
|NannyBag||€ 6||€ 6||€ 14||€ 1,500||PORTUGAL5 (5% off)|
|Bounce||€5||€5||€15||$10k||PORTUGALIST5 (5% off)|
As well as the luggage storage apps, there are other places where you could store your bags.
If you’re checking into a hotel, you can normally store your bag for free at reception. This is easier with hotels that have a 24-hour reception. Some Airbnbs will let you store your bags too, but it often depends on when they have other guests checking in and out.
There is a luggage storage service at Funchal Airport (Madeira Airport International Cristiano Ronaldo) and larger items, such as surfboards or bicycles, are also accepted. This is situated on the ground floor of Madeira Airport before security.
Tour company Adventureland Madeira also offers a luggage storage service, which can be hourly or daily. However, At €10-€14 per day, depending on the size of the item of luggage, this works out more expensive than most luggage storage apps.