Madeira is totally doable without a car, so if like me you don’t drive, you’re going to be pleased with how decent the bus system is for seeing plenty of the island. For the bits that are harder to achieve by bus, there are plenty of minibus private tours, but more on that later..
Do you need a car to get around Madeira?
Getting Around Madeira: Hire Car
If you’re hoping to see a lot of the island in the time you have, then hiring a car is a great option. … First things first, I would only recommend driving yourself around the island if you are: 100% confident as a driver. Used to challenging roads and conditions.
Where can I stay in Madeira without a car?
Madeira Hotels and Places to Stay
- Hotel Funchal. View Hotel. …
- Hotel The Cliff Bay. View Hotel. …
- Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club. View Hotel. …
- Estalagem Ponta do Sol. View Hotel. …
- Enotel Golf Santo da Serra. View Hotel. …
- Monte Mar Palace Hotel. View Hotel. …
- Solar De Boaventura. View Hotel. …
- Hotel Riu Palace Madeira. View Hotel.
Is there Uber in Madeira?
Uber is now available in Funchal
Uber Taxi, the cheaper and more secure way of travelling has arrived in Madeira. All you need to do is download the app (works both on Android and iPhone) and you’re off.
How do you get around Funchal?
Base yourself in Funchal and get around by bus
- RENT A CAR.
- Definitely the most convenient way how to explore the island. …
- BASE YOURSELF IN FUNCHAL AND HIRE A TAXI DRIVER.
- BASE YOURSELF IN FUNCHAL AND BOOK DAY TOURS.
- BASE YOURSELF IN FUNCHAL AND GET AROUND MADEIRA BY BUS.
- There are three kinds of buses:
Is Madeira expensive to visit?
Madeira isn’t expensive at all, you can find low cost accommodations and also low cost places to eat all around the island (avoid touristic areas in Funchal, there are more expensive). For 10 days stay and if you love Nature and Trekking i advise you to make some Walks on the Levadas, Jeep Tours and also Canyoning.
What is the best month to go to Madeira?
For the highest temperatures the best time to visit Madeira is between August and September although the sub tropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year and winter months are equally popular with visitors. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 27 C and an average low of 21 C.
How much spending money do I need for a week in Madeira?
Past travelers have spent, on average, €27 ($32) on meals for one day and €7.89 ($9.37) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Madeira Islands for a couple is €83 ($98). So, a trip to Madeira Islands for two people for one week costs on average €1,067 ($1,267).
Can you drink the tap water in Madeira?
On the island of Madeira, water is abundant and all of it is drinkable and of excellent quality. On the island of Porto Santo, water is desalinated and can also be consumed without fear.
How much is a taxi from Madeira Airport to Funchal?
The price of a journey by taxi between Madeira Airport and Funchal is approximately € 30. But be advised, it’s better to agree on the price beforehand. In most cases, taxi drivers charge € 1.50 for each luggage item. Caniço and the hotel district Caniço de Baixa can be reached by taxi for an amount of € 20.