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Disabled Travel

In general, airlines, ferries, adapted buses and shops are accessible for everyone, but some advance planning will still make it easier for you to get around.


Travelling with disabilities

Funchal was recognized with a "special mention for its commitment to accessibility in a difficult geographical context" and received the "Access City Award 2017" from the European Commission.

If you’re flying to Madeira, the airline can help you reserve seats with enough space, while ground staff can help you on and off planes. Please contact the airline and airport at least 48 hours in advance to notify them of your needs.

You can get to the airport in Madeira or Porto Santo by bus or adapted taxis and they are wheelchair accessible and equipped with lifts or ramps. Toilet facilities normally available also.
If you have special needs for your journey to the airport, please contact the company you’re travelling with in advance.

Public buses "Horários do Funchal" nº 1, 2, and 4 are accessible to wheelchairs with a folding ramp.
You can also rent a private minibus by contacting the local company "Horários do Funchal" by calling +351 291707570.

All taxis accept folding wheelchairs. For non-folding wheelchair, you can contact the taxi company (+ 351 291764476) or AITRAM Taxis (+351 291765760).
Please address this issue in advance so that they can arrange an appropriate vehicle.

Most of Hotels in Madeira have accessible rooms. The width of the doors varies between 76 and 90 cm. They have adapted toilets, with a chair and grab bars, as well as a walk-in shower or recessed shower base.

There are a wide variety of restaurants prepared to serve people with disabilities and available with adapted toilets.
Please contact the restaurant in advance addressing your concerns and for reservations.

Check out our Plan your Trip suggestions, where you will find routes to discover the main attractions in Funchal and places to visit around Madeira which are wheelchair accessible in its vast majority.
You can explore the island at your own enjoyment and pace.