- 1 How long is the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo?
- 2 How do you get from Porto Santo to Madeira?
- 3 How long do you need in Porto Santo?
- 4 Can you see Porto Santo from Madeira?
- 5 What is the best month to go to Madeira?
- 6 Is it worth going to Porto Santo?
- 7 How long does it take from Madeira to Porto Santo?
- 8 How much is the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo?
- 9 How long does it take from Funchal to Porto Santo?
- 10 Do you need a car in Porto Santo?
- 11 How do you get around Porto Santo?
- 12 Is there a ferry from Lisbon to Madeira?
- 13 Are there beaches in Funchal Madeira?
- 14 How safe is Madeira?
- 15 How do I get from Porto Santo to Funchal?
How long is the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo?
There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Madeira Islands and Porto Santo Island operated by 1 ferry company – Porto Santo Line. The Funchal to Porto Santo ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 30 minutes.
How do you get from Porto Santo to Madeira?
There are several ways but none are straightforward.
- Fly to Lisbon and get the direct flight to Porto Santo.
- Fly to Lisbon, then to Funchal and then take a 20 minute flight from Funchal to Porto Santo.
- Many charter airlines fly directly to Funchal.
- There is also a regular ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo.
How long do you need in Porto Santo?
Porto Santo is the northernmost and easternmost island in Portugal’s Madeira archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. The only significant settlement on the island is the town of “Vila Baleira”. The island is about 9km long, and the main industry is tourism.
Can you see Porto Santo from Madeira?
Discover the beautiful island of Porto Santo, 43 kilometers off the northeast coast of Madeira, on a full-day tour from Funchal. Cross the ocean by boat and then journey around the island by 4WD jeep. Get panoramic views of the coast and interior.
What is the best month to go to Madeira?
The best time to go to Madeira for warm weather and comfortable temperatures is in spring or autumn. It’s still very warm and you’ll have at least nine hours of beautiful sunshine to enjoy per day.
Is it worth going to Porto Santo?
So is Porto Santo worth visiting? Yes, but only if you have time to do it right and only if you really want to relax and take it easy. If you’re looking for an action-packed island adventure, this isn’t the destination for you. If you want to relax and do very little, Porto Santo is a great bet.
How long does it take from Madeira to Porto Santo?
How long does it take to get from Madeira to Porto Santo? It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Madeira to Porto Santo, including transfers.
How much is the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo?
As the ferry is designed for Portuguese customers the prices onboard are surprisingly reasonable. The price of the one return ferry with transfer is €59.44/€48.60 (high/low season), and the 1st class tickets, which have their own lounge, better views and snacks, costs €83.64/ €73.66 (high/low season).
How long does it take from Funchal to Porto Santo?
The Funchal Porto Santo ferry route connects Madeira Islands with Porto Santo Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Porto Santo Line. The crossing operates up to 8 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Do you need a car in Porto Santo?
You don’t need a car on this island. Almost everything is on the south side of Porto Santo where the main 9-kilometer beach is. Taxi’s run up and down this strip or you can walk to and from a restaurant or a beach.
How do you get around Porto Santo?
The main hub for bus transport on Porto Santo is beside the petrol station at the coast-end of Rua João Gonçalves Zarco. There’s always a bus waiting to meet the ferry, and take you from the port into Vila Baleira for €1. Apart from that, just six buses chug around the island, along the coast and inland.
Is there a ferry from Lisbon to Madeira?
Sadly, the ferry between the mainland and Madeira stopped running in 2012 because of a port tax dispute. Since then, there have been no public ferries that run between Lisbon and Madeira, so unless you charter a private boat or travel as part of a tour there is no way to reach the island by water.
Are there beaches in Funchal Madeira?
This beach is of historical importance to Madeira, and particularly to Funchal. Located west of the Funchal Parish, about 10 minutes from the heart of the city by car and 25 minutes on foot, Formosa Beach is the only public beach that lies along the promenade that runs between Funchal and Câmara de Lobos.
How safe is Madeira?
Considered one of the safest destinations in Europe, based on recognized proven criteria, the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM) was able to combine safety and leisure, providing its visitors with a peaceful and comfortable vacation or business visit, thus justifying the epithet of the World’s Leading Island
How do I get from Porto Santo to Funchal?
The most popular way of getting to Porto Santo is by ferry, from Funchal on neighbouring Madeira. The boat usually leaves daily from Funchal (in the harbour, near Loo Rock) at around 8h00, and return around 18h00, though there are occasional variations according to season, and on Fridays to accommodate weekend traffic.