Recife to Maceio

Recife to Maceio

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Transportation from Recife to Maceio

How to get from Recife to Maceio

Travelling between Recife and Maceio 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 1,662 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere BRL 85.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 23 hours to travel between Recife and Maceio depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Recife and Maceio. Flight will bring you to your destination in 50m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 22h 10m to reach Maceio.

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

Travelling between Recife and Maceio can be as cheap as BRL 85 if you opt for a Real Alagoas bus and as expensive as BRL 1,662 if you buy a GOL 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 Recife and Maceio ?

  • 1 from Recife to Maceio starting from 03:25 Maceio Airport until 23:25 Maceio Airport
  • 1 from Recife to Maceio starting from 07:15 Maceio Bus Station until 19:30 Maceio Bus Station

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Recife to Maceio, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as BRL 462.

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 Recife and Maceio

Azul, GOL


Travelling from Recife to Maceio 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 Recife and Maceio

Real Alagoas

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

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