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Location information for Madeira

Car hire in Madeira

Having a car in Madeira is an absolute must for those who want to explore the island fully. Situated way off the Portuguese coast, it is pretty rugged and boasts a dramatic shoreline together with a nice climate. Other highlights include the colourful flowers in the spring, the tasty year-round Madeira wine, and the impressive New Year fireworks display. Compare cheap car hire in Madeira with us to get the best deals online.

Major airports and ports

Due to its remote setting, most people fly into Madeira International Airport, which is off to the northeast of the capital Funchal. Flights come in mainly from Portuguese and Spanish cities, although there are a few services from other select European centres. Ferries run weekly from Portimao in southern Portugal to the Port of Madeira, and cruise ships sail here from Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Transport

Bus travel is the main form of public transport, but the island is hilly and connections take a long time. It is far better to pre-book Madeira car hire before travelling so you will have the freedom to drive around in your own time. The roads are in good condition and visitors can drive right around the island, taking in some magnificent sea views. The drive to Porto Moniz is particularly stunning!

Driving tips

Motorists drive on the right in Madeira and the speed limit is quite low due to the many sharp bends and drop-offs. Everyone must wear a seatbelt, and tourists need to be at least 21 years of age to rent a car here. Drive steady on mountain roads and try to avoid travelling at night.

Places to visit

Funchal has some nice buildings that can be toured on foot, but the capital is not car friendly. Nearby Camara de Lobos is pleasant, but motorists should be sure to head out to western Madeira to take in the stunning coastline, and to the Pico do Arieiro mountain village in the centre. Those that have time can also take in the more remote north coast with car rental in Madeira.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    Bravacar

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
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