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 9 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 15 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.
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.