Airport and Taxis
Taxis in Madeira have a distinctive yellow colour with two blue stripes on the side – they also have the usual “TAXI” sign on top –with a red/green light indicating whether they are in service. There is an official price list approved by the Regional Government and the Regional Taxi Drivers’ Association with set prices for pre-defined routes. You will find this on the back of the driver's or passenger’s seat. Those taxis operating outside Funchal usually work on a kilometre basis without using a meter. Each taxi usually takes a maximum of four persons and if you take extra luggage with more than 30 kg the driver may levy an extra charge (except for wheel chairs or other disabled devices that are free of charge) but this should never exceed 50% of the fare.
We have negotiated a special rate for customers who wish to pre-book a taxi from/to Funchal airport. All our taxi drivers meet you personally at Arrivals with your name on a sign, speak good English, and are familiar with the location of each of our properties. The drivers liaise with our Management Team if they are meeting you at one of our properties – but you do not have to be staying at one of our properties to use these special prices. Please CONTACT US (hyperlink) to let us know your details.
Rates are (max 4 people – no extra charge for luggage):
Weekdays: Airport – Funchal €30.00
Weekends and Bank Holidays: Airport – Funchal €32.00
These rates compare with the standard rate of €35.00. If there are 5 or 6 passengers we need to know in advance and the rates become €35.00 and €40.00
Please let us know if you would like rates for destinations other than Funchal
It is normal to tip – but no more than 10% are expected
Island Tours can be organised using the same taxi drivers – again please CONTACT US (hyperlink) for details