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Getting there & away




Recife’s bus station is the large Terminal Integrado de Passageiros (TIP; 3452 2824), 17km west of the center. TIP handles all interstate buses and many destinations within Pernambuco. You can purchase many bus tickets at outlets in town, or by calling Disk Rodoviária (3452 3990), a bus-ticket delivery service.

Destinations include Caruaru (R$14 to R$18, two hours, hourly, 6am to 8pm), Fortaleza (R$73 to R$93, 12 hours, four daily), João Pessoa (R$15 to R$21, two hours, 31 daily), Maceió (R$30 to R$46, four hours, 11 daily), Natal (R$48, 4½ hours, eight daily), Rio (R$242 to R$257, 38 to 42 hours, three daily) and Salvador (R$93, 14 hours, one or two daily).

Car & motorcycle

These recommended car-rental agencies have airport offices.

Avis (0800-725 2847)

Budget (3464 4030)

Localiza (3341 2082)

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From Recife’s Guararapes Airport (code REC; 3464 4188), there are direct flights to most major Brazilian cities, often on a choice of several airlines, plus Lisbon and Madrid with TAP Portugal and BRA. The following airlines have offices in Recife.

BRA Airport (3464 4655); Boa Viagem (3327 9911; Av Conselheiro Aguiar 1360)

Gol (0800 280 0465; Airport)

Ocean Air (4004 4040, 0300-789 8160; Airport)

TAM (3227 8813; Av Conselheiro Aguiar 1360, Boa Viagem)

TAP Portugal Airport (3341 0654); Boa Viagem (0300-210 6060; Av Conselheiro Aguiar 1472)

Trip (3464 4610; Airport)

Varig (3464 4846; Airport)

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