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..
How do you get around Madeira?
Getting Around in Madeira
- By Bus — The cheapest, albeit slowest, way to get around Madeira is by bus. …
- By Taxi — The going taxi rate is about 90€ per day, but three or four passengers can divide the cost.
Is it easy to drive in Madeira?
Driving in Madeira
Madeira has a dual carriage motorway with many impressive, highly engineered tunnels taking you through and under the huge mountains that were once extremely terrifying to manoeuvre around. This has made driving in Madeira a much easier prospect than it once was.
What do I need to drive in Madeira?
In Madeira, you need to drive on the right-hand side. Driving licences: Madeira is part of the EU. Check with your local government if your driving licence is accepted. Alternatively, you may need to apply for an international driving licence prior to your arrival.
Is it dangerous to drive in Madeira?
It’s not that dangerous, it might appear, but you still need to take it seriously. Don’t think that you’re an excellent driver simply because you have years of experience behind the steering wheel. We’re not writing all that to scare you. Driving in Madeira can truly be a lot of fun.
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.
Can you drive around Madeira in a day?
Since Madeira is such a small island, you can get around the island in a day. That’s the reason why most of the tourists stay in Funchal and do day trips from there. I did it differently which I will describe soon.
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. 428 Reviews. …
- 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. 2,376 Reviews.
How long does it take to drive across Madeira?
1. Re: How long to drive around the island on the coastal road? Probably 90-120 minutes, but it makes more sense to stop.
Are there speed cameras in Madeira?
There are no speed camera’s (yet). Madeira has many roundabouts. No problem of course, but Madeirans often forget to use their signal lights… Keep an eye out for approaching traffic.