Fortaleza to Recife

Fortaleza to Recife

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Transportation from Fortaleza to Recife

How to get from Fortaleza to Recife

Travelling between Fortaleza and Recife is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you BRL 2,226 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere BRL 89.

How long does it take to get from Fortaleza to Recife?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 28 hours to travel between Fortaleza and Recife depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Fortaleza and Recife. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 3h 55m to reach Recife.

How much does it cost to get from Fortaleza to Recife?

Travelling between Fortaleza and Recife can be as cheap as BRL 89 if you opt for a Expresso Guanabara bus and as expensive as BRL 2,226 if you buy a Azul flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Fortaleza and Recife ?

  • 1 from Fortaleza to Recife starting from 06:20 Recife Airport until 23:00 Recife Airport
  • 1 from Fortaleza to Recife starting from 07:00 Recife Bus Station until 20:00 Recife Bus Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Fortaleza to Recife.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Fortaleza to Recife, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as BRL 746.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Fortaleza and Recife

Azul, GOL, LATAM Airlines Group


Travelling from Fortaleza to Recife overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Fortaleza and Recife

Expresso Guanabara

What is the most popular transport to get from Fortaleza to Recife?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus