We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Yellow Bus Tours Funchal

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Rua Simplicio Passos de Gouveia Loja 21B, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 291 764 764
09:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Let Yellow Bus Tours be your guide to the best that Funchal has to offer....

Let Yellow Bus Tours be your guide to the best that Funchal has to offer. Travel to all of the most interesting tourist sights by open-top bus and discover the city at your speed with our 24-hour passes. Our tours are hop-on, hop-off which means you can take any bus you want whenever you want for the duration of your ticket.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 20.57*
and up
Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 3 in 1
More Info
USD 26.28*
and up
Madeira Northwest Coast Half Day Tour from Funchal
More Info
USD 16.00*
and up
Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 516 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 145
  • 131
    Very good
  • 67
  • 36
  • 12
Great route, good orientation, photos galore

We got a 24hr ticket (E14) in the afternoon and took the whole central route for orientation and then used it again the next morning to visit the view point and get back into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra G
Add Photo Write a Review

516 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 391: English reviews
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Audio Equipment broken or missing, long wait for buses, narrative out of synchronization with actual location, insufficient number of Stop Buttons on the bus, one needed to stand and move about on the bus whilst bus was in motion to have the driver stop.

Thank nsew999
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Funchal tour lasts about 90 minutes. It has headphones with commentary in various languages. A reall good introduction to the town. Includes a trip to a great vantage point and the west of the town with all the big hotels.

Thank wibster2000
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased out tickets for our hop on and off trip around Funchal and weren't disappointed. As usual with red bus, they were on time every time and we had their clear map pointing us in the right direction. Drivers were a bit grumpy though but as long as they got us there in one piece who cares?

Thank Paula G
Level Contributor
64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a 24hr ticket (E14) in the afternoon and took the whole central route for orientation and then used it again the next morning to visit the view point and get back into Centro. The information is a bit sparse but at least the music in-between stops is a mixture of traditional and modern Portuguese tunes. The driver drove... More 

Thank Alexandra G
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very convenient way to see Funchal and, at 18 euros for three different tickets, it is good value. The bus was clean and comfortable but the service could be better. In a marked contrast to the helpful lady in the ticket kiosk, the driver was surly and unwelcoming. There was no indication about the commentary headphones and... More 

Thank Moctezuma542
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open top buses travel one way round Funchal. Great to get down into the marina, port area and town centre. Also to get round to the Forum shops, attractions and a lovely fishing village where you change buses to go up to the glass platform. We bought a 5 day ticket and got our money's worth on the two routes.

Thank Barbara B
Hexham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a three in one 48 hour ticket and unfortunately lost the ticket half way through our second journey. Yellow Bus Tours got us back to Funchal without our ticket and also replaced the ticket free of charge with no questions asked so that we could continue our sightseeing journeys. Saved the day!

Thank Stephen F
Philadelphia, New York
Level Contributor
1,265 reviews
693 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we take hop on hop off buses, we like to stay on for the entire ride and then go back to places that we find most interesting. So, this is what we did. The city itself is nestled in a great natural amphitheater, facing the Atlantic Ocean with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. It is a lush green city,... More 

Thank annarc6
Level Contributor
173 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked the Yellow bus tour at the Hotel. There are a few options of this and other buses too and different tours. As we were only there for a couple of days we did the Funchal Tour. We took the bus to the cable car stop. Got off and went up and down in the cable car and took... More 

2 Thank Katie L
Telford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When visiting Funchal and you are thinking of taking a trip around the capital you have a few options available. You can hire one of the numerous taxis on offer take a local bus or if you are very brave you can hire a car. I found one of the best ways and a reasonably affordable option was the open... More 

1 Thank Tilley T

Travellers who viewed Yellow Bus Tours Funchal also viewed


Been to Yellow Bus Tours Funchal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yellow Bus Tours Funchal and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Yellow Bus Tours Funchal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?