Do you need a car for Madeira?
Madeira is totally doable without a car, so if like me you don’t drive, you’re going to be pleased with how decent the bus system is for seeing plenty of the island. For the bits that are harder to achieve by bus, there are plenty of minibus private tours, but more on that later…
Can I take my car to Madeira?
You can import a right or left hand drive car onto Madeira, but the importation process is complex and time consuming, and the re-registration will require you to have a new vehicle registration plate.
Is driving in Madeira difficult?
It’s easy to drive in Madeira as most roads are in great condition. The motorways are great and easy to navigate. You do need to be an experienced driver to tackle some mountain roads and steeper hills, which is why we recommend renting an automatic car for your own safety and comfort.
How much does it cost to ship a car to Madeira?
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Funchal
|Funchal to (New York port) to Chicago, IL||$675||$2600|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Funchal||$700||$2600|
|Funchal to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$3100|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Funchal||$925||$2600|
How do I import a car to Madeira?
Step by step
- When importing a car into Portuguese territory one must obtain the following documents: registration certificate and the European Certificate of Conformity (COC);
- Upon arriving to Portuguese territory the vehicle needs to be submitted to vehicle inspection;