How to Reach Joao Pessoa


  • By Air: The nearest airport to Joao Pessoa is the Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (25 kilometers away from the city) which has direct flights to important cities in Brazil like Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero. You can hail a Taxi here to get to the city or simply rent a car at the airport.
  • By Train: The CBTU Estacao Ferroviaria in Joao Pessoa connects Santa Rita and Cabedelo to the city.
  • By Boat: There is a ferry line through the Paraiba River which connects the city to the northern coasts cities including Lucenaa and Mamanguape.
  • By Bus: The city is connected to the neighboring cities by long distance busses. Recife and Campina Grande is 2 hours away by Bus from the city.
  • By Car: If you are travelling from neighboring cities like Campina Grande and Santa Rita, you can take the BR 230.


  • By Taxi: The most convenient way to see Joao Pessoa, you can easily find a Taxi around the city.
  • Rent a Car: If you have a valid license and can converse in Portuguese well, then exploring the city by a rented car is a good option.
  • By Bus: Busses are available but often tourists avoid them for safety reasons.
  • Rent a Bike/ Bicycle: If you want to explore the nooks and crannies of Joao Pessoa, then renting a bike or bicycle is preferred.
  • Walking: Some of the areas in Joao Pessoa are not considered safe as you can be robbed. If you know which places to avoid, walking can be a good way to see the city.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Joao Pessoa. The most preferred mode of transport in Joao Pessoa is Car.

Average distance: 10.7 km Average time: 32 min

  • Car 50%
    Driving 25 min Overall average time for 12.83 kms 25 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 16.67%
    Bus 20 min Overall average time for 10 kms 20 min
  • Walking 16.67%
    Waiting 30 min Walking 30 min Bus 5 min Overall average time for 5 kms 65 min
Route Distance Time
Campina grande to Joao pessoa 114.69 km 1 hour 54 mins
Ubá to Joao pessoa 1505.43 km 25 hours 5 mins
Brasilia to Joao pessoa 1617.31 km 26 hours 57 mins
Rio de janeiro to Joao pessoa 1645.4 km 27 hours 25 mins
Sao paulo to Joao pessoa 1898.21 km 31 hours 38 mins
Bombinhas to Joao pessoa 2238.05 km 37 hours 18 mins
Worcester to Joao pessoa 4978.21 km 82 hours 58 mins
Herndon to Joao pessoa 5224.44 km 87 hours 4 mins
Okatie to Joao pessoa 5378.56 km 89 hours 38 mins
Winnipeg to Joao pessoa 6583.74 km 109 hours 43 mins
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