TRAVELLING MADEIRA BY BUS
Exploring Madeira Island can present challenges when it comes to transportation.
If you’re comfortable with narrow and winding roads, the most favourable option is undoubtedly renting a car and traversing the entire island.
However, there are instances where booking a tour can be the best choice.
For example, a 4×4 tour (off-roading is not heavily involved) can conveniently take you to the most renowned attractions without the hassle of driving yourself.
Another alternative is to rely on the bus system, although it can be even trickier than driving.
Some areas have limited bus services, so it’s crucial to remember the timetable when purchasing tickets.
To assist you with this endeavour, here is some valuable information that may come in handy:
Funchal Urban Service Timetable
(Within and around Funchal)
On-board: 1.95€ Passes (Valid for):
1 day: 4.50€
3 days: 11.50€
5 days: 16.50€
7 days: 21.50€
15 days: 22.50€ (Requires photo)
30 days: 30.00€ (Requires picture)
Horários do Funchal – Interurban Service
Curral das Freiras, Camacha/Santo da Serra/Santa Cruz, Porto da Cruz/Santana/Arco São Jorge
Starting from Funchal, cost varies based on the number of zones crossed, averaging at 5.35€
Horários do Funchal – Urban + Interurban Service
Giro 24: Valid for 24 consecutive hours on any HF bus
(SW, W and NW)
Ticket Price: Starting from Funchal, cost varies based on the number of zones crossed, averaging at 6.00€
(SE, E and NE)
Ticket Price: Starting from Funchal, cost varies based on the number of zones crossed, ranging from 4.00€ for one way or 7.20€ for a return trip
Ticket Price: Starting from Funchal, the cost is 2.00€
Return: 8.00€ (valid for 1 year)
There are three guides available, all provided by Horários do Funchal, that contain all this information: