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João Pessoa

Getting there & away




From the bus station (3221 9611; Rua Francisco Londres) there are services to many destinations, including Fortaleza (R$80 to R$120, 10 hours, two daily), Natal (R$21 to R$31, 2½ hours, eight daily), Recife (R$16 to R$21, two hours, 26 daily, 6am to 7:30pm), Salvador (R$122, 16 hours, 7:30pm except Saturday) and Sousa (R$54, six hours, up to six daily).

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Presidente Castro Pinto Airport (3232 1200) has flights to Rio, São Paulo and the major cities of the Northeast and the Amazon, plus some charter flights from Europe.

BRA Centro (3222-6222; Rua Corálio Soares de Oliveira 541); airport (3232 2520)

Gol (airport 0300-789 2121)

TAM Tambaú (3247 2400; Av Senador Rui Carneiro 512); airport (3232 2002)

Varig (airport 3232 1515)

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