Getting there & away
If coming from the south, the journey, though indirect, will be a lot quicker if you route through Salvador.
Real Express (3334 1112) buses for Salvador (R$38, six hours) leave two to three times daily. Buses stop in Feira de Santana (R$28, 4½ hours), where connections can be made to just about anywhere, but are not always well timed.
Lençóis is 13km off Hwy BR-242, the main Salvador–Brasília route. There’s a gas station 22km east of Lençóis on Hwy BR-242, in Tanquinho. The nearest station to the west is around 30km away. There’s an improvised fuel station in Lençóis, which is usually open.