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a VirtualTourist member asked on Aug 28, 2013

Madeira Island

Buses schedule and routes


Can you please help me consulting on the buses routes and schedules (or maybe taxi fares) on Madeira? I will be travelling to the island in September. I am travelling with my fiancee on a romantic trip and we would like to visit a few gorgeous places.

These are the Jesus Christ statue, the Cabo Girao cliff, the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse and a ride on the Cable car with visiting the Tropcial garden. Our driving experience is less than 1 year, so we are unable to rent a car.

Could you please help me and explain how can we get from our hotel to the desirable places? We have booked Vidamar Resorts hotel on Estrada Monumental.

First we would like to go to see the Jesus Christ statue, then get to the Cable Car and see the famous Garden there. After that we would love to visit one of the europe's highest cliff - Cabo Girao. And last but not least, we want to see the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, have a meal there and then return to the hotel on Estrada Monumental in Funchal.

I appreciate your help!

4 Answers

answered on 8/28/13 by
a VT member from Puerto Princesa

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I have never been to Madiera but this link provides information on public transport.

answered on 8/28/13 by
a VT member

Thanks, but the link does not give any information about the buses number and routes

answered on 8/28/13 by
a VT member from Puerto Princesa

Just click on the underlined Urban, Interurban and night service and you will find that it mentions routes , times etc

answered on 8/28/13 by
a VT member from Vienna

There is a very good hop-on hop-off-bus in Funchal and it will take you for a daily fee of 12 euros or so - I have done it in May 2013.
It takes you to the cablecar and from there you get to the famous Botanical gardens.
In one of the stops that we had, we could also see these "Highest cliffs" in a distance, BUT did not exactely go there, but turned around before we got there.
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