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Air

Recife’s Guararapes International Airport is at the south end of Boa Viagem, 2km inland, and offers direct flights to/from some 20 Brazilian cities. International destinations served include Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Munich and Panama City.

Bus

Recife’s bus station is the large Terminal Integrado de Passageiros, generally known as the Rodoviária, 17km west of the center. TIP handles all interstate buses and many destinations within the state of Pernambuco.

Buses from Recife

Caruaru

Cost from (R$)

26-28

Time (hr)

2

Company

Progresso (www.progressoonline.com.br)

Fortaleza

Cost from (R$)

165

Time (hr)

13

Company

Expresso Guanabara (www.expressoguanabara.com.br)

João Pessoa

Cost from (R$)

41

Time (hr)

2

Company

Progresso

Maceió

Cost from (R$)

58

Time (hr)

4-5

Company

Real Alagoas (www.realalagoas.com.br)

Natal

Cost from (R$)

83

Time (hr)

Company

Progresso

Rio de Janeiro

Cost from (R$)

490-600

Time (hr)

38

Company

Gontijo (www.gontijo.com.br), Itapemirim (www.itapemirim.com.br)

Salvador

Cost from (R$)

182

Time (hr)

18

Company

Catedral Turismo (www.catedralturismo.com.br), Kaissara (www.kaissara.com.br)

Car & Motorcycle

Recommended car-rental agencies with airport offices include Avis and Localiza Hertz. Foco, across the road just outside, is local and sometimes cheaper.

Sea

The Port of Recife is becoming a popular port of call for cruise liners like Holland America and Oceania. A cruise is an interesting alternative way to visit the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, although they are very irregular and there is some resistance to their operation among locals.