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
British airlines X  
Sata X X
Thomson/Tui   X
First Choice   X
Thomas Cook   X
By boat:
Only cruise ships go to Madeira
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.
Europeans need an identity card; Americans and Canadians a visa and a passport.
  Telephone number Address
British Consulate (00 351) 291 22 38.30 Rua Da Alfandega
1-2, 9000-059 Funchal
Madeira Island



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.


Country Phone Code

00 44 + phone number

North Ireland

00 28 + phone number


00 353 + phone number


00 1 + phone number


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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