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Madeira Taxi

Competitive price for your Funchal Taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Madeira Taxi

Funchal is the stunning capital city of Madeira. Backed by rolling hills, with picturesque beaches lining the coast, Funchal is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation. However, Madeira is a large archipelago of islands, so getting around can be a little tricky. That’s why we recommend taking a fast and comfortable Madeira taxi for your transfers. You can easily hail a taxi in the street, walk to one of the many taxi ranks, have your hotel call a phone dispatch Funchal taxi company for you, or book your transfers in advance.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
30 €
40 €
20 MIN
20 €
26 €
40 MIN
10 €
14 €
12 MIN
taxis lining up on the side of the road by a busy pavement

How Much is a Taxi in Funchal?

Madeira taxi rates must follow strict regional regulations. All licensed taxis are bound to these official rates and must use officially calibrated taximeters to calculate their fares. The time of day and day of the week will change the cost of your fare, but Funchal taxi rates are calculated as follows:

On weekdays:

Base fare day (06:00 to 21:00): €3

Base fare night (21:00 to 06:00): €3.60

Price per km: €0.47

On weekends:

Base fare day (06:00 to 21:00): €4

Base fare night (21:00 to 06:00): €4.80

Price per km: €0.56

There are also extra charges for things such as keeping your driver waiting (€0.25 per minute) or transporting large luggage items (€1.50 per piece).

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How to get a Madeira Taxi

Taxis in Funchal are available all over the island. You can hail one in the street by holding out your arm or walk to one of the many taxi ranks located all over Madeira. Major hotels, airports, the harbour and main streets and squares all have their own taxi ranks. Most hotels in Madeira also have local taxi drivers they recommend, which they can call on demand for you.

If you’re travelling from outside of the city centre, you can also call one of the phone dispatch Funchal taxi companies to come and pick you up. Some of the top taxis in Madeira to call are:

Rádio-Táxis Madeira: +351 291 764 476

Taxi Miguel Pereira: +351 918 399 115

Madeira Travel Taxi: +351 917 462 001

Benefits of Booking your Funchal Taxi with Welcome Pickups

During peak season or bouts of bad weather, trying to hail a taxi in the street can be extremely difficult. During these times, waiting for a phone dispatch taxi can also result in very long wait times. Instead, why not book your Funchal taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups and avoid wait times. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, English-speaking drivers, unbeatable prices and fully personalised transfers in Madeira.

Madeira Taxi Tips

  1. Make sure your driver resets the taximeter to the correct base fare before you begin your ride.
  2. The cost of your Madeira taxi will be higher at night and on the weekends.
  3. Tipping your Funchal taxi driver isn’t expected, but if you enjoyed your ride, it’s always appreciated.
  4. There’s an extra charge for large luggage items when travelling in all Madeira taxis.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Funchal

Madeira taxis aren’t wheelchair accessible as standard. However, a few companies have fully wheelchair-accessible vehicles that they can dispatch on demand. For example, Your Taxi Madeira has accessible vehicles with a wheelchair ramp and extra space for other passengers. You can book a wheelchair accessible taxi in Funchal with them by calling +351 918 585 030.

Funchal Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taxis in Madeira are usually very well regulated and safe. However, there can be occasions when you may experience a rude driver or overcharging. If this does occur, you should try to contact the associated taxi company directly by phoning the number found on the side of the car or inside the taxi. If you felt unsafe at any time during your journey, you can report this to the local Funchal Traffic Police by calling +351 291 208 430.

Frequently asked questions

Are taxis expensive in Funchal, Madeira?

Taxis in Funchal are fairly priced compared to other European cities. Funchal taxi drivers charge using a taximeter based on the distance you travel. The day rate is €3 for the base fare and €0.47 per km. The night rate (21:00 to 06:00) has a base fare of €3.60 and €0.47 per km. On the weekends, the base fare is higher, at €4 during the day and €4.80 at night, with a price per km of €0.56. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, you can pre-book your Madeira taxi with Welcome Pickups.

How do I call a taxi in Funchal?

There are numerous phone dispatch Funchal taxi companies you can call to request that a driver picks you up. Some of the most popular ones are Rádio-Táxis Madeira (+351 291 764 476), Taxi Miguel Pereira (+351 918 399 115) and Madeira Travel Taxi (+351 917 462 001).

Are Madeira taxis reliable?

Yes, Madeira taxis are generally very reliable and safe. However, if you do experience any issues during your ride, you should call the company you’ve travelled with and make a complaint directly. Be sure to note your driver’s ID number, the taxi number and the time and date of your journey before calling.

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