Madeira’s public transportation system includes buses (locally known as “horários”) that connect Funchal to various parts of the island. Taxis are also widely available but can be more expensive. Renting a car is a popular option for visitors who want to explore the island at their own pace. Keep in mind that Madeira’s roads can be narrow and winding, so make sure you’re comfortable driving in such conditions.
Make your own way or if there are too many great things to see, follow the lead of a guided tour.