How to Reach Recife, Brazil

The Easiest Way to Reach 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


  • 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.

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Modes of Transportation in Recife

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

Average distance: 11.68 km Average time: 48 min

  • Car 36.84%
    Driving 43.29 min Walking 1.43 min Overall average time for 15.5 kms 44.71 min
  • Walking 21.05%
    Walking 38.75 min Driving 11.75 min Bike 5.75 min Overall average time for 7.75 kms 56.25 min
  • Motorbike 5.26%
    Motorbike 60 min Overall average time for 35 kms 60 min
  • Bike 21.05%
    Bike 22.25 min Overall average time for 5.88 kms 22.25 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 15.79%
    Bus 45 min Waiting 23.33 min Walking 6.67 min Overall average time for 8 kms 75 min
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