• Madeira | Getting Around | Buses

Public Transport in Madeira includes city, urban and interurban services. That’s the case of the company Horários do Funchal, through which you can easily get in and out of Funchal. Besides Funchal suburbs and Câmara de Lobos, this urban bus service will also take you to several tourist attractions, such as Pico dos Barcelos, Monte or the Botanical Garden. Buses with the ‘TB Horários do Funchal’ sign at the front allow passengers to transport a maximum of 2 bicycles per bus (this is a free service). To move around the city centre choose ‘Linha Cidade 05 and Linha Eco Cidade O5A’, that consists of environmentally friendly electric minibuses adapted to the transport of wheelchairs — a practical option to get to different parts of Funchal centre. For route paths 1 and 2, you just have to hail these buses, as they don’t have fixed stopping points, whereas for route number 3, you must use the stops designated for urban buses (schedule: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; this service is not available during the weekend and public holidays). If you want to go outside Funchal, there are regular interurban buses to Nun's Valley, Camacha, Caniço, Santa Cruz or Santana, to name only a few.

By using SAM and EACL bus services you can go east to Caniço, Santa Cruz, Madeira Airport, Machico, Santo da Serra and Porto da Cruz.

Rodoeste, whose buses stop in Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira brava, Ponta do Sol, Madalena do Mar, Calheta, Porto Moniz and São Vicente, ensures transportation to the west part of Madeira.

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