For professional airport transfers, the best choice is to book a Taxi service from Madeira Airport in advance. In fact, to immediately enjoy the holiday atmosphere and lovely climate of this Portuguese archipelago, our tip is to take advantage of a comfortable private transfer to your accommodation or point of interest. Getting comfortably to your destination is always the best way to start a holiday, especially on the small island of Madeira, known for its many steep climb, to be avoided with luggage in tow and the heat typical of the summer seasons.
The island of Madeira, the largest island in the Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to around 250,000 inhabitants and those who visit it always wish to return to enjoy its subtropical climate and breath-taking views. Various nicknames have been attributed to Madeira: among these, "the Pearl of the Atlantic" and "the Floating Garden". In fact the flora on the island is extremely lush. You can find tropical fruits such as papaya or mango, but also rare species of flowers. This particular ecosystem makes it a perfect destination for those interested in botany.
What to see in Madeira
Among the things to visit in this paradisiac island, we recommend the following attractions:
- Funchal Cathedral: accessible by cable car or climbing its endless steps.
- Presidential Palace Garden: a lovely place with free access.
- Santana: a beautiful village with typical colourful houses with thatched roofs.
Madeira-Funchal airport has been operating since 1964. It previously had the reputation as a dangerous airport, due to its very short runway and the fact that, being surrounded by high mountains, it is very difficult for aircraft to land and take off. Fortunately, a few years ago, thanks to the contribution of the European Union, the runway was expanded, thus allowing larger planes.
Situated 16 km north-east of the capital Funchal, this airport has one predominantly underground terminal through which approximately 12 million passengers transit annually.
Connections to the capital are via buses that arrive at the terminal in about half an hour, and public taxis from ranks outside the terminal. However, especially in the summer when a huge number of tourists pour on the island, taking a public taxi at the airport, often after a lengthy queue/wait often turns into a not particularly pleasant adventure.
Distances between Madeira Airport and some points of interest
- Madeira airport - Funchal Cathedral: to reach the capital it takes about 25 minutes choosing the VR1 road.
- Madeira airport - Presidential Palace Garden: these two locations are 21 km apart, to cover which it takes 21 minutes (in absence of traffic or normal traffic).
- Madeira airport - Santana: this colorful village is 23 km from the airport and the journey time is about 25 minutes.
Given the size of the island, the public transport network is quite limited. Despite this fact, buses from the capital, Funchal, reach most places on the island.
Madeira's public taxis are recognisable by their typical yellow colour with blue stripes on the sides. Most taxi ranks are located in the centre of Funchal and the fares are calculated by taximeter.
Considering the terrain with its steep inclines, the ideal solution to reach your destination is to take a private taxi to and from Madeira airport. This way you will arrive at your accommodation (or at the airport for those who book a return trip) having avoided the annoying climbs with luggage in tow and with the certainty of a fixed price, which does not change according to the duration of the trip.
Taxileader.net service at Madeira Airport
Booking this type of service is simple: just fill out the form on our site and a qualified, licenced driver will wait you at the airport, in front of the arrivals terminal ready to take you to your destination.
There are various advantages to our taxi service including knowing in advance the exact cost of the transfer, which is paid either in full online, 5 days before the transfer or with a small online deposit and the balance in cash to the driver This way avoids unpleasant surprises when you pay, which could even ruin the long-awaited holiday. We also charge no additional costs in case of flight delay.
Why choose Taxileader.net?
Our transfers are never shared with strangers, but only with the number of passengers specified on the booking form. This means that the driver will never accept other passengers in addition to those shown on the reservation. In addition, we point out that for those travelling with family or friends, the private taxi is also one of the most economic solutions, even compared to public transport.
For those travelling with small children, you can also request a car seat absolutely free. On making the booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will also include an emergency number, allowing you to speak directly with your driver in case of any problem.