How 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.

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: 11.18 km Average time: 47.82 min

  • Car 36.36%
    Driving 43.5 min Walking 1.25 min Overall average time for 14.81 kms 44.75 min
  • Bike 18.18%
    Bike 22.25 min Overall average time for 5.88 kms 22.25 min
  • Motorbike 4.55%
    Motorbike 60 min Overall average time for 35 kms 60 min
  • Walking 22.73%
    Walking 34.6 min Driving 9.4 min Bike 4.6 min Motorbike 1 min Overall average time for 6.6 kms 49.6 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 18.18%
    Bus 48.75 min Waiting 20 min Walking 5.5 min Overall average time for 9 kms 74.25 min
Route Distance Time
Ipojuca to Recife 38.23 km 38 mins
Santos to Recife 921.44 km 15 hours 21 mins
Rio de janeiro to Recife 1577.99 km 26 hours 17 mins
São josé dos campos to Recife 1769.44 km 29 hours 29 mins
Ribeirão preto to Recife 1801.52 km 30 hours 1 mins
Valinhos to Recife 1833.2 km 30 hours 33 mins
Sao paulo to Recife 1840.26 km 30 hours 40 mins
São carlos to Recife 1850.55 km 30 hours 50 mins
Piracicaba to Recife 1869.61 km 31 hours 9 mins
Sorocaba to Recife 1897.34 km 31 hours 37 mins
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