Madeira is the biggest island of an archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Funchal is the chieftown with 250,000 inhabitants. Madeira has various nicknames: "the pearl of the Atlantic Ocean", "the floating garden", in fact people who have visited it, tend to go back there thanks to its many wonderful places, views, and above all its climate. The flora on this island is extremely lush. You can find tropical fruits like papaya or mango, but also very rare species of flowers and plants. This particular ecosystem makes it a perfect destination for those interested in botany.
Among other things to visit in this paradise, we recommend: the beautiful villages with thatched roof houses; the Funchal cathedral, which is accessible by cable car or by climbing its endless steps; and the Presidential Palace Garden, an enchanting place, that is fare free, which is good, of course!
Madeira-Funchal Airport has been operating since 1964. It has the sad reputation of a dangerous airport, because of its very short runway and the fact that, being surrounded by high mountains, it is very difficult for planes to land and take off. Fortunately, a few years ago, thanks to the contribution of the European Union, it was decided to extend the runway, allowing also large aircrafts. This airport has only one terminal with a yearly traffic of about 12 million passengers.
Because of the size of the island, public transport is quite poor. In the capital town Funchal, you can find urban and suburban buses that travel anywhere on the island. However, given the configuration of the land, with steep gradients, the ideal solution to reach your destination is to use a private taxi there in Madeira. In this way you can fully enjoy the beautiful scenery offered by the island with its rich and luxuriant vegetation.
This service is easy to use: just fill in a form on our website. An experienced driver, fully licensed, will wait for you at arrivals, inside the airport, and will take you to your destination. This kind of service has several advantages, first of all, knowing in advance the exact cost of the transfer, which can be paid in cash to the driver. In this way, unpleasant surprises will be avoided at the time of payment. We stress the fact that there are no additional costs in case of flight delays.
Another positive fact is that our transfers are never shared with strangers but only with the passengers entered in the reservation form. This system is much cheaper than public transport, where you have to pay individual tickets. For those traveling with young children, you can have a childseat absolutely for free. As soon as you have made the transfer reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Also an emergency telephone number, which allows you to speak directly with your driver in the event of any problems, will be sent to your email address 48 hours before the transfer.