How to get around?

How to get around?

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have a wide range means of transportation, which will lead you wherever you wish to. These are buses and taxis as public transportation and rent-a-cars, boat and plane. Public transportation: Public transports are an interesting and cheap way of getting around Madeira and Porto Santo. Although travel agencies organize bus excursions, regular bus service takes visitors and locals all around the island at low cost. Taxis are also a great choice, due to the fact that they provide an economic and reliable service. Madeira has an efficient bus network with many bus routes all over the island but sometimes only a few buses a day run to the most distant points. The main bus service in Madeira Island is Horários to Funchal which covers the city, the surrounding area and also some country routes. It’s recommended to get a 7 days ticket that allows you unlimited travel in all Funchal routes. This company takes you to Funchal and surrounding area, Camacha, Santo da Serra, Poiso, Ribeiro Frio, Faial, Santana, São Jorge, Cabanas, Arco de São Jorge, Curral das Freiras. For further information access www.horariosdofunchal.pt. Rodoeste is the bus company that goes to the West of the island (red colour buses). Rodoeste takes you to Câmara de Lobos, Cabo Girão, Campanário, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Canhas, Madalena do Mar, Arco de Calheta, Calheta, Estreito de Calheta, Jardim do Mar, Paúl do Mar, Prazeres, Ponta do Pargo, Achadas do Cruz, Porto Moniz, Seixal, São Vicente, Ponta Delgada, Boaventura, Arco de São Jorge, Encumeada, Serra de Água. For further information access www.rodoeste.pt. Another one goes to the East part of Madeira. It’s called S.A.M. and their buses are green. S.A.M. takes you to Caniçal, Santa Cruz, Machico, Santo da Serra e Porto da Cruz. In case of any doubts please access www.sam.pt. Rent-a-cars: Renting a car is also one of the best ways to explore and discover Madeira and Porto Santo Islands. There are many car rental companies all over the islands. Tourists can also rent a car in our website at http://www.madeirarural.com/rent-a-car/?lingua=eng. Boat: In order to reach Porto Santo Island, tourists can either go by boat or by plane. The Porto Santo Line ferry only takes 2:30h to connect Funchal to Porto Santo. Plane: The journey by plane is fastest. It will only take 15 minutes to reach the island. The connections are made through Madeira Airport (FNC). Come and visit Madeira Island!


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