Getting Around in Porto Santo

The main island taxi rank is beside the petrol station on Avenida Dr Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior, at the end of Rua João Gonçalves Zarco, but you can call a cab anytime on +351 291 982 334. Drivers will also take you on half-day tours of the island. There is a 20% surcharge to prices on weekends and on public holidays.
Driving on Porto Santo is safe and easy.
The main hub for bus transport on Porto Santo is beside the petrol station at the coast-end of Rua João Gonçalves Zarco. There’s always a bus waiting to meet the ferry, and take you from the port into Vila Baleira for €1. Apart from that, just six buses chug around the island, along the coast and inland. There’s one running on average every hour, with a timetable posted up on the car rental kiosk near the taxi rank on Avenida Dr Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior. This is also the departure point for a tour bus that takes you on a two-hour drive around the island (daily at 2pm).
Taxi drivers will take you on half-day or day tours of the island for around €30. There’s a local bus that will take you on a two-hour island drive (daily at 2pm), leaving from near the taxi rank on Avenida Dr Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior.

In summer, a six-seater horse-cart with a canopy and curtains makes a romantic way to travel along the coast. It usually waits for the ferry, or you can pick it up on the promenade.

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