Funchal
Porto Santo
Ferry to Porto Santo Island
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Funchal Porto Santo Ferry

The Funchal Porto Santo ferry route connects Madeira Islands with Porto Santo Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Porto Santo Line. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Funchal Porto Santo sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Madeira Islands to Porto Santo Island page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo?

    The ferry crossing time from Funchal to Porto Santo is approximately 2h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo?

    Funchal to Porto Santo ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo is £123. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Funchal to Porto Santo?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Funchal to Porto Santo and this is
    • Porto Santo Line
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Funchal to Porto Santo?

    Book ferries from Funchal to Porto Santo through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Funchal to Porto Santo with
    • Porto Santo Line
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Funchal to Porto Santo with
    • Porto Santo Line
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Porto Santo Line
  • How far is Porto Santo from Funchal?

    The distance between Funchal to Porto Santo is approximately 43 nautical Miles.

Funchal Guide

Funchal is the largest city and the capital of Portugal's Autonomous Region of Madeira. The name Funchal, was applied by the first settlers that landed on its shores due to the abundance of wild fennel where, as tradition goes, the primitive burg was built. From the Portuguese word "funcho" (fennel) and the suffix "-al", to denote "a plantation of fennel". Tourists are attracted to Funchal for numerous activities such as diving in the crystal-clear waters, surfing the waves, boat trips, swimming with dolphins, taking day long excursions along the coast and through the eucalyptus smelling mountain woods, paragliding on the coast, enjoying spectacular rounds of golf on the famous courses or simply to just enjoy a snack at the numerous cafes and outside garden venues.

Which is better Funchal or Porto Santo?

Both Funchal and Porto Santo are beautiful destinations in Madeira, Portugal, but they offer different experiences.

Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a vibrant city with a rich history, stunning architecture, and a lively atmosphere. It offers a wide range of cultural attractions, such as the Funchal Cathedral, the Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers' Market), and the Madeira Wine Museum. Funchal is also known for its beautiful gardens, including the famous Monte Palace Tropical Garden and the Botanical Garden. Moreover, the city has a vibrant nightlife scene with various bars, clubs, and restaurants.

On the other hand, Porto Santo is a smaller island located about 40 kilometers northeast of Madeira. It is known for its long sandy beaches, which are considered some of the best in Portugal. The main attraction of Porto Santo is its 9-kilometer golden sand beach, where visitors can relax, swim, and enjoy water sports. The island also offers activities like hiking, golfing, and exploring the nature reserve of Pico do Castelo.

Ultimately, the choice between Funchal and Porto Santo depends on personal preferences. Funchal is ideal for those seeking a lively city atmosphere with cultural attractions, while Porto Santo is perfect for beach lovers and those who prefer a more relaxed and tranquil environment.

How many days in Porto Santo is enough?

The number of days to spend in Porto Santo depends on the individual's preferences and interests. However, a recommended duration would be around 3 to 5 days to fully explore the island and enjoy its attractions. Porto Santo is a small island in Madeira, Portugal, known for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and natural beauty.

During a 3 to 5-day stay, visitors can relax on the golden sandy beaches, such as Porto Santo Beach, which stretches for 9 kilometers and offers a peaceful and serene environment. They can also explore the rugged cliffs and rocky landscapes of the island, such as Pico de Ana Ferreira, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Additionally, Porto Santo offers various outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. Visitors can explore the island's nature trails, experience the unique flora and fauna, and enjoy the pleasant climate.

Furthermore, the island has historical and cultural attractions to visit, such as the Christopher Columbus House Museum, which commemorates the famous explorer's stay on the island. There are also charming villages to explore, like Vila Baleira, the main town of Porto Santo, with its traditional architecture and local restaurants. In conclusion, spending 3 to 5 days in Porto Santo allows visitors to enjoy the island's beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, historical sites, and local culture. However, those with specific interests or seeking a more relaxed vacation may choose to stay longer or shorter depending on their preferences.


Funchal to Porto Santo Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Porto Santo Line 08:00 10:30 2 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
Porto Santo Line 19:00 21:30 2 hours 30 minutes Sat
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