Terms & Conditions

The use of this transfer booking site is conditioned by the acceptance of the following terms and conditions. The person, who placed the booking, takes responsibility for it and accepts all of the following terms and conditions for and on behalf of each member of the party

Responsibility

Where two or more people are included on the same booking, the person who placed the booking shall be deemed to do so on the basis that he/she acts as an agent for both or all members of the party and accepts these booking conditions on behalf of each member of the party.

Reservations

24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year - including holidays. 

Telephone Bookings

When a booking is made by telephone, the booking is subject to, and the client must accept, our terms and conditions.

Price & Payments

Except where You and/or any Passenger agree to changes to the Journey with the Transport Service Provider and/or the Driver, all tolls, congestion charges, taxes and gratuity charges are included in the price quoted on the Website and shown on the Booking. Any additional tolls, congestion charges, taxes and gratuity charges arising out of changes to the Journey must be paid by You or the Passenger, as appropriate.

You and/or the Passengers may be charged if changes are made to your Journey once the Passengers have been picked up by the Driver. Such additional charge will be agreed locally with the Driver and/or Transport Service Provider and paid to us or the Driver at the Pickup Time (by such means as we or the Driver or the Transport Service Provider shall indicate). The Driver and/or Transport Service Provider reserves the right to decline any unreasonable requests to amend the Journey and neither we nor the Driver nor Transport Service Provider shall have any liability to You if You make changes to the Journey that are not acceptable to the Driver and/or the Transport Service Provider.

We will pre-authorise (put a temporary hold on the full amount chargeable for your Booking, but no funds will be debited from your account at that time) when we receive your Booking.

We will take payment in full once we have confirmed your Booking with the Transport Service Provider.

Change a Booking

Should you increase the number of passengers within the party or change the route, before the time of travel, a new re-quote will be needed. The new rate may differ from the rate previously. If an extra vehicle is required, Madeira airport Transfers will advise you on the most cost effective transfer available. Online booking changes are not accepted within a 12 hour period before travelling. Should you wish to make any changes, please contact “Madeira-airport-transfers”

Confirmation Email

Once you've completed your transfer booking, we will email you your booking confirmation, within the next 24 hours which will show your complete itinerary. The confirmation email is your reservation. This must be presented to the driver or representative. In case you don´t receive a confirmation within the next 24 hour please contact us immediately. When transfers are booked ONLINE 24 hours prior to your flight.

Cancellations

FREE cancellation up to 24 hours before pick-up

You may cancel a Booking by either (i) telephoning the number provide on the confirmation email

We have the right to cancel the Booking upon limited or immediate notice in any circumstances, including but not limited to the insolvency of a Transport Service Provider. In circumstances where we cancel due to issues related to the Transport Service Provider and/or the applicable vehicle which was due to be used for the Journey we will use our reasonable endeavours to arrange for the supply of an alternative vehicle, but at periods of high demand it may not be possible. Where we notify You of cancellation of the Booking 48 hours or less before Pickup Time, You will receive a return of all monies already paid by You in respect of the Booking. 

Flight Reschedules & Cancellations

In case of flight schedule changes & flight  cancellations for reasons beyond passenger’s control “Madeira airport transfers” will  rearrange pickups & drop offs accordingly, as soon “Madeira-airport-transfers”  is informed of changes, at least 24 hours prior to arrival or departure to or from resort.

Luggage

Each passenger has an allowance of a suitcase and piece of hand luggage. If you are bringing extra luggage for example; pushchairs, wheelchairs, golf bags or any other out of the ordinary items ; please notify us in the message box in the  booking form or to the  contact page; ensuring that we are aware of the extra luggage. We may have to send a larger car. Generally, there is no extra charge

Failure to notify us will be liable to extra costs. If excess luggage needs additional transportation.

Baby Seats

On Private and Shuttle transfers children or Baby seats are free of charge; they must be reserved at the time of booking the transfer. On Private and Shuttle transfers, infants and children do count as one person as they take up a seat belt place.

Insurance

All our drivers, passengers and Vechicles are fully insured with comprehensive Cover and Licensed by the D.R.T.T. However, whilst every care is always taken, customers' property is carried entirely at their own risk and no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage. Customers are therefore advised to check their own travel insurance.

Waiting Times at the Airport

On Express Shuttle The Maximum Shuttle waiting time for customers at the airport is 40 minutes from the moment they make contact with our airport representative.

On Private Transfers. no waiting around at the airport.

The Vehicle and Driver will wait for the Passengers for up to 45 minutes where the Pickup Location is at an airport.

Transfer Delay

“Madeira airport Transfers” will use every reasonable means to ensure that the vehicle(s) arrives on time  and that it reaches its destination on time. Madeira-airport-Transfers  will not incur any liability whatsoever in the event of any delay due to causes beyond its control.

If for any reason the vehicle for your departure transfer is delayed more than 5 mins from the scheduled pickup time, please call “Madeira-airport-transfers”, name and phone number are provided on voucher or confirmation email.

When you book a Shuttle transport to the airport, we cannot guarantee an exact pick-up time.Shuttle Transfers can be delayed up to 50 minutes

Pickups

You must ensure that, at the Pickup Time and at all times during the waiting times referred, one of the Passengers has with them a telephone (or other similar means of communication) that is switched on and is contactable using the contact number provided during the booking process.

If the Pickup Location may not be easy to locate or apparent from the road, You must provide accurate details to assist the Driver locating the Passengers at the Pickup Location. The additional information should be typed in the 'Comments for the Driver' box in the Website, and should include, without limitation, information about unmarked roads, security gate arrangements or specific access and exit gates.

The Vehicle and Driver will wait for the Passengers for up to 15 minutes where the Pickup Location is at any location other than an airport.

If the Passengers are unable to meet the Vehicle and Driver at the Pickup Time it is essential that You contact the Transport Service Provider as soon as possible to request to rearrange the Pickup Time. You acknowledge and accept that the Transport Service Provider reserves the right to decline any unreasonable amendments to the Pickup Time and/or the Journey.

If the Transport Service Provider is not informed of any desired change in arrangements by the Passengers, it is likely that the Vehicle and Driver will not be at the Pickup Location when the Passengers arrive (and in any event the Transport Service Provider is not obliged to agree to any such change).

Neither we nor the Transport Service Provider are responsible for failed Journeys if the details You have provided in the Booking are incorrect.

As the Transport Service Provider will have allocated a Vehicle and a Driver to a Booking, and the Driver will have incurred time travelling to and waiting at the Pickup Location, and travelling back from the Pickup Location, You acknowledge and accept that in the event of a failed Journey due to:

You will not be entitled to any refund in relation to the Booking and neither we nor the Transport Service Provider shall have any liability whatsoever to You or any Passenger in respect of the failed Journey or the Booking.

Our Liability

If we fail to comply with these Terms, we will only be liable for the loss and damages you incur as a result of our foreseeable breach thereof or our negligence, and only up to the amount of the fee you paid. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that is neither predictable nor consequential. We will not be liable for violations that have been produced by accident, event out of our reach, or following legal or administrative requirements.

Events beyond our Control

Unusual Traffic Levels, War, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, vandalism, industrial disputes, technical problems with transport, closed or congested airports, natural or nuclear disasters, fire, severe weather conditions, accidents causing delays to your transport, compliance with police requests, unforeseen traffic delays, problems caused by other customers, other circumstances affecting passenger safety and any other similar event.

Drunken/Abusive Behavior

We reserve the right to refuse to carry any person who is thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or whose behavior is considered to be abusive  and could pose a threat to the driver, the vehicle or the other passenger(s). 

Drinking & Eating

Passengers are not allowed to drink any alcoholic drinks or eat in our vehicles.

Smoking

We operates a complete NON Smoking Policy in all vehicles used.

Complaints

Complaints - are only accepted if they will be written and given to the driver. No claims are accepted in case of delays before or during the transfer caused by events beyond our control.

Data Protection

All data of our clients are only used to provide a smooth handling of the transfer.The data is not open to anyone else.

Laws and Jurisdiction

Portuguese law will govern these conditions in all respects.

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