The most convenient way to get to Madeira is by air. From Lisbon and Porto the flights are regular. The region has only two airports, Madeira International in the municipality of Santa Cruz and the other on the island of Porto Santo.
Choosing a cruise ship to reach Funchal is another possibility. However, the service follows a timetable which must be taken into account when planning your trip. The region also has a regular ferry service between Funchal and Vila Baleira on the island of Porto Santo.
To explore the island, you can rent a car, use a taxi, public transport or the service of Tuk Tuk Madeira. This is a company that covers tourist routes using a motorised tricycle with a cabin for the transport of passengers or goods, like the famous models in southeast Asia. If you like an adrenaline rush, accept a ride from the basket cars for a fantastic steep descent between Monte and Funchal.