How long is the bus journey from Machico to Funchal, what is the cost, and where can I pick up the bus in Machico?
The route is served by SAM buses. This is the website (which does have a Google translation)
It looks like it goes about every 20 minutes from early morning but there only appears to be 1 on Saturdays and none on Sunday, but I must say I don't find the site very easy to use. Cost possibly around €5 euros.They have a desk in Funchal near the Cable car and they are very helpful there, also your Hotel will be able to give you a timetable. Journey is bout 45+ minutes
Sorry I can't be more accurate with times and cost. There may be other visitors reading this forum (or locals) who can be more accurate.
€5 is spot on for around trip.We caught the bus in Machico on the main road near the roundabout.You cant miss it.Would not touch local transport at weekend.To hit & miss.Chance of not getting back.Like flowercity says,about every 20 to 30 mins in the week.
You can find Madeira's buses at www.tjwalking-madeira.com/busguide.pdf . password tjwalking
Normally an hour to Funchal but there's an express bus , half hour. see bottom of that long bus list
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