Bus Changes, 1st July - and free travel!



Bus transport is changing in Madeira, with the aim of providing a modern network with integrated ticketing under the name SIGA. Starting on 1st July, on routes historically operated by SAM, EACL and Rodoeste, you'll start to see new white buses with the SIGA branding. HF buses will retain their present yellow livery for now, with an additional SIGA logo. The initial ticketing changes will mostly affect pass-holders as through-ticketing won't be available to start with. Eventually, there will be one ticketing system covering Madeira and Porto Santo, but the changes are being implemented in phases. The Getting Around page has been updated accordingly.

Also, it has been announced in the press that public transport in Madeira and Porto Santo will be free on 1st July. That could go either way...