How to Reach Recife

HOW TO GET TO RECIFE 

  • By Air: Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport receives flights from all important Brazilian cities as well as Panama City, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Madrid, Miami, Lisbon, Porto, Paris, Milan, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Buses 033 and 152 go to the airport from the city.
  • By Bus: Find Terminal Integrado de Passageiros bus terminal in Coqueiral.
  • By Boat: Several cruise lines such as the de Holland America Line, Oceania Cruises Insignia, SeaDream Yacht Club and Royal Caribbean International Splendour of the Sea sail to Recife
  • By Car: Three highways, BR-101 (north), BR-232 (east-west) and BR-408 run to Recife

HOW TO GET AROUND RECIFE

  • By Metro: The MetroRec only covers a limited area of the city. There are 28 stations, on three lines.
  • By Bus: There are over 119 bus lines running in the city, and once you’ve figured out their routes, they are indispensable.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are hands down the best way to get around – fast, reliable, reasonably priced and plentiful.