The ferry service between Madeira and continental Europe has been resumed! Great news for those scared of flying or those dreaming about exploring Madeira in their beloved car or motorcycle: The ferry service to Madeira from Portugal (mainland) is back.
Is there a car ferry from Portugal to Madeira?
There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Madeira Islands and Portugal operated by 1 ferry company – Porto Santo Line. The Funchal to Porto Santo ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Do you need a car to get around Madeira?
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..
Is there a ferry from Lisbon to Madeira?
Sadly, the ferry between the mainland and Madeira stopped running in 2012 because of a port tax dispute. Since then, there have been no public ferries that run between Lisbon and Madeira, so unless you charter a private boat or travel as part of a tour there is no way to reach the island by water.
How do you get from Portugal to Madeira?
Unfortunately there is no railway system connecting the island of Madeira with the rest of Portugal. Other than catching a flight, the only way to actually reach this destination is via a ferry or boat to the island. There are more than a few commercial ferries travelling to Madeira and back during season.
How much is the ferry from Portugal to Madeira?
Ferry to Madeira – ticket prices
Prices of tickets for tourists and non-residents are unfortunately not as attractive: 85 euro per adult, 42.50 per child between 4 and 11 years- old. Children under 4 travel free of charge. A two-person cabin costs 187.05 euro/person, and a four-person cabin 124.80 euro/person.
Are there mosquitos in Madeira?
Madeira is a subtropical island that differs from other locations with similar climates in a very special way. The island has virtually no pests and is free of dangerous insects and bugs. Wild animals are limited to rabbits and birds. There are no snakes and no swarms of irritating mosquitoes!
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?
The best time to go to Madeira for warm weather and comfortable temperatures is in spring or autumn. It’s still very warm and you’ll have at least nine hours of beautiful sunshine to enjoy per day.
Why is Madeira Airport dangerous?
The runway is supported by 180 columns, each about 70 meters tall. A voiceover explains that the location of Madeira Airport is subject to “heavy turbulence, wind changes” and is “sheer close to the ground due to the surrounding hills,” thus making it “one of the most dangerous” runways in the world.
Is Madeira a safe place to live?
Madeira Island is an extremely safe place. Crime rates are very low. In the newspapers, there are few reports of crimes, and the first page usually reports facts that are sometimes even comical and contain little relevant news.
Is there a ferry from Porto to Madeira?
There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Porto Santo Island and Madeira Islands operated by 1 ferry company – Porto Santo Line. The Porto Santo to Funchal ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 30 minutes.