Madeira Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Madeira
Madeira drives on the right and you will be able to rent a car using the photo licence of most countries. Madeira is only 30 miles long so it doesn’t take long to drive the length of the Island, though speeds tend to be slow due to the terrain. Roads are generally in good condition but may be steep, winding and narrow in places. There is a good road (ER101) which runs right round the coast and is a good scenic drive utilising a number of modern tunnels so you never feel you’re on a roller coaster ride of hairpin bends. The interior roads are in similarly good condition but will also cross mountains so don’t expect to get into top gear too often. Drivers are generally courteous and abide by road rules. Funchal is the only place you are likely to experience traffic but even the main town shouldn’t cause you any stress.
Madeira Car Rental
Sixt, National and Hertz have branches on the Island and Madeira is covered on the main broker sites such as Argus Car Hire.
This is a local car rental broker site-
This is the local Sixt Franchise
These are other local options