INFORMATION

ACCESSIBILITY:
 
By plane:

 

From the UK, there are several regular and charter flights. Some of them are direct, the others stop in Lisbon or in Oporto.

 

 

Flight airlines regular flights charter flights
TAP X  
British airlines X  
Sata X X
Thomson/Tui   X
First Choice   X
Thomas Cook   X
By boat:
Only cruise ships go to Madeira
 
 
ROAD
 
By taxi:
Taxis are cheap and they offer you a good service. Don't forget to negotiate the prices
For example:     Airport-Funchal: 20€    Funchal-Hotels: 5€     Funchal-botanical garden: 7/8€
 
Rent a car:
Rental cars are also cheap : 25-30€/day, more expensive with international agencies
Take care, in Madeira we drive fast and on the right hand side of the road.
 
By bus:
Excellent network and cheap, everywhere in the island.
 
 
CUSTOMS:
Europeans need an identity card; Americans and Canadians a visa and a passport.
 
Consulate:
  Telephone number Address
British Consulate (00 351) 291 22 38.30 Rua Da Alfandega
1-2, 9000-059 Funchal
Madeira Island

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Money: euro

Banks: from 8am to 15pm, from Monday till Friday

Jet lag: none

Health: No vaccination. Hygiene excellent. Tap water drinkable everywere. Good medical service. Emergency phone number: 112

Safe: You feel safe everywhere. However it's advisable to leave your valuables in the hotel safe. Emergency phone number: 112

Language: Portuguese.

Post: CTT (os correios) opened daily except on Sundays. Postage 57 cts/€ throughout the European Union.

Telephone:

 
Country Phone Code
 
UK

00 44 + phone number

North Ireland

00 28 + phone number

Ireland

00 353 + phone number

USA

00 1 + phone number

Canada

00 1 + phone number

Shops: from Monday to Saturday morning. Commercial centers opened daily.

Souvenirs: Madeira wine, flowers, embroidery, tapestries, basket making...

Tips: At your choice

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