Funchal cable car


The Funchal-Monte cable car is the most famous cable car in Madeira and offers breathtaking views of Funchal Bay. With a journey time of around 20 minutes you reach the summit at 550m altitude, where you can enjoy the view and take incredible photos. The cable car has a fully covered cabin with large windows that allow passengers to admire the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of the cabin.

Where is the town of Monte?

The place "Nossa Senhora do Monte" was founded in 1565. Due to its privileged location, the place offers an impressive view of the bay of the city of Funchal. Monte is about 9 km from the center and 550 m above sea level.

  • There is space for 6 people in the gondolas and getting in and out is easy. You can enjoy a great view over the roofs of Funchal and the beautiful bay.

    • Open: from 09:00
    • last boarding 5:45 p.m
    • Travel time: 15 to 25 minutes each way
    • Route: Funchal - Monte - length 3200 meters
    • Operation: 364 days a year (only December 25th is closed)
    • Passengers per gondola: Minimum capacity 4 people - maximum capacity 6 people

Funchal cable car prices

  • One-way journey: €12.50
  • Round trip: €18.00
  • Children (7-14 years): One way: €6.50 and return: €9.00
  • Children up to 6 years: free

Downtown Funchal

Directions to the cable car valley station in Funchal

Use the route planner to find your way to the cable car in Funchal.

The valley station in Funchal is located in the Garden of Almirante Reis, in the historic district of the city. The mountain station at Largo das Babosas in Monte. 

Combining the cable car with a visit to the botanical garden 

You can then take a second cable car from Monte to the botanical garden. From the mountain station of the cable car in Monte it is only a few meters to the cable car, which takes you to the botanical garden.

Walking from Monte to  botanical garden cable car
Walking from Monte to botanical garden cable car

Information about the cable car to the botanical garden can be found on this website >>>>>

Combination of the cable car with the basket sledges

Departure from Monte to Funchal Traditional Basket Sledges

The descent from Monte to Funchal with the basket sledge is a very special experience.