University of Madeira

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Madeira University
(Madeira, Portugal)

Madeira has few public transport options that visitors can take to travel around the island. Driving a car or renting one is the best way to reach the university and get around the city.

Travel by Air

The Portuguese Airline (TAP) is the most popular carrier that flies passengers from all parts of the country and the world to Madeira. Upon arriving at Madeira Airport, visitors can easily take a car for hire, taxi, or bus service to get to the university and around Funchal.

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From the airport, travelling to Funchal by car usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. Getting to the university should not be difficult because there are many signs along the road that can lead visitors to the campus in no time.

Car Hire and Road Travel

Due to its compact size the island of Madeira is ideal to navigate by car. The island boasts almost 200 km / 124 miles of coastline, but there are few beaches. The circular N101 road follows a route once around the whole island. Nearby the capital, Funchal you'll find many quaint villages such as Camancha and Câmara de Lobos.

Madeira is a popular holiday destination and several well known and reputed international car rental companies are represented in Funchal. To make sure the car you wish is available by the time you arrive it is recommended to pre-book car hire online. There is one convenient online service here on this site providing the most competitive hire rates from firms including National, Sixt, Hertz and Alamo.

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Car Parking

Parking spaces in the university are very limited. Visitors are advised to use the available parking spaces around the city.

Travel by Trains and Rail

There are no trains on the island of Madeira.

Travel by Buses and Coachl

Bus numbers 20, 53, 78, 113, and 156 can take visitors from the airport to Funchal city centre and the university. The total travel time takes 30 to 45 minutes. These buses travel from the airport to the city and back every two hours or so.

Travel by Taxi

Going to the university by a taxi is quite expensive but very convenient. Visitors can hail a taxi anywhere in Madeira. The taxis in the island are usually yellow with two blue vertical stripes along the sides. They operate 24 hours a day and can take people anywhere around the island. They usually charge extra for luggage handling and nighttime travel.

Travel by Ferry

Travelling to, from, and around Portugal by sea is popular because of the waters that surround the country and its islands. There is a regular schedule for ferry travel to Madeira and other parts of the country. All you have to do is buy a ticket at the ferry terminal in advance so that you are assured of a good and comfortable seat.

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