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Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Entry ticket

Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Activity provider: Botanical Garden Cable Car

From US$ 9.50 per person

Admire the views of the city of Funchal, the mountains, and the sea as you ride on the Botanical Garden cable car. Ride over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira and visit the village of Monte on top of the mountains surrounding Funchal.

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  • Ride the Funchal Botanical Garden cable car, with a choice of a single or round-trip ticket
  • Take in stunning views of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea
  • Travel between the important attractions of Monte village and the Botanical Garden
Full description
Climb aboard the Botanical Garden cable car and ride to the mountains surrounding the city of Funchal. Botanical garden cable car is situated between 10-12 minutes (by car) from Funchal city center. Start out near the Botanical Garden, located about 3 kilometers from the center of Funchal. The Botanical Garden was created in 1960 and quickly became one of the major attractions on the island of Madeira. The cable car will take you over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira, passing forest-covered mountains. Take some spectacular photos of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes. Your trip ends at the village of Monte, at an elevation of 1,025 meters above sea level. Monte is a small village that was initially a health resort for the upper classes in the early 20th century. Today it is one of Funchal’s main attractions and the site for trying a toboggan ride down the hill. Depending on the option selected you can end your journey in Monte or take the cable car back to the Botanical Garden. The cable car was designed and operates in accordance with the most strict European and international security standards, ensuring that you can focus on enjoying the ride.
  • Cable car ticket (1-way or round-trip, depending on option booked)
  • Botanical Garden admission ticket
  • Toboggan ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the ticket office, which is located at Largo Das Babosas (Monte), or at the botanical garden cable car station.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that your cable car ticket doesn't include access to the Botanical Garden, however you can easily get your admission ticket on the spot
  • If you have a round-trip cable car ticket you should validate the ticket on both directions on the
  • same day
  • Children under 15 years of age should be accompanied by an adult
  • After the tickets are issued refunds are not possible (except in the case of severe weather conditions, technical malfunction, or energy failure)
  • The Botanical garden cable car ride is only to/from Monte to the Botanical Garden. It is not located in the Funchal center, so you should go by bus (31A or 29), taxi or by car instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 354 reviews

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This was a cable car ride up the canyon near the botanical gardens and tropical gardens. Some people we have spoken to didn't realise there was more than one cable car in Funchal. It travelled over the river running down to the bottom with waterfalls and great views it was a very good experience. The cable car travelled from THE BOTANICAL GARDENS CABLE STATION UP TO MONTE but NOT The MONTE TROPICAL GARDENS CABLE STATION that is nearby. I pre-purchased the trip online and it cost roughly £24 for two return tickets. Good value. To get to the Botanical Gardens Cable Station you can get a bus at the bottom either 29, 31 or 31A for just €1.95 per person one way. The taxis are a rip off they charge upto €25 to take you up to the Cable Station from the Port. Or about €15 near the bus stops. When we got to Monte there were some smashing little bars overlooking the city. Please be aware if you want to go into the Botanical or Tropical gardens prices are additional. Unsuitable for disabled.

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March 23, 2023

Easy GYG booking process, easy to exchange voucher for ticket. Cable car operating normally despite high winds and operators all efficient. Booked mid January so fewer tourists around and little queuing( I had thought that booking was for Funchal to Monte which is separate charge. Might be worth stating this more clearly)

March 23, 2023

There are 2 cable cars in Mederia. If you get the 31a bus from from main bus stop on the prom for €1.95, exchange guide ticket for cable car ticket ( you also bypass queue if you have guide ticket) great views, great service, great adventure to then come down on the toboggan

March 23, 2023

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