Porto de Galinhas Brazil By plane, car and bus

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Although it is one of the most famous destinations in the North Eastmany people still have doubts about how to get to Porto de Galinhasin Pernambuco. Although there is no airport in the village, which belongs to the municipality of Ipojucait is easy to get there by plane from the capital of Pernambuco.

In addition to information on how to get from Recife to Porto de Galinhas, in this post we give tips on how to go by car for those already in the Northeast and even by bus from other regions, such as leaving Maceió.


Porto de Galinhas is an important tourist destination in Pernambuco, famous for its beaches and natural pools of crystal clear waters. The town center itself is also very nice, full of bars, restaurants and little shops. There are still options for all budgets of inns, hotels and resorts (see discounted accommodation options).

How to get to Porto de Galinhas (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)
Porto de Galinhas Beach

But how to get to Porto de Galinhas is what you might be wondering, right? First, it's worth taking a look at our guide on when to go there, since there are times when less chance of rain and even with lower prices. Now let's look at tips on how to go there.


The closest airport to Porto de Galinhas is Recife/Guararapes. Although the journey is only 52kmthe trip can last more than an hour, depending on the chosen medium. Landing in the capital of Pernambuco is an easier way to get there for those coming from other regions of Brazil by plane. Then just make this movement, as explained below.

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The easiest way to get from Recife airport to Porto de Galinhas is renting a car. It is even a delight to drive along the coast of Pernambuco and Alagoas, as there is countless incredible beaches.

We have already published a itinerary between Maceió and Recife It's worth taking a look. Being in a car in this region gives you the freedom to stop at the beaches you want and move easily to paradises like Carneiros Beach (know everything), which is very close, without the need to depend on agencies.

When to go to Praia dos Carneiros (Photo: Esse Mundo é Nosso)
Praia dos Carneiros, paradise near Porto de Galinhas

To rent a car at Recife airport itself, we suggest you get a quote at Rentcars websitewhich is a search engine that compares the best prices from rental companies. In addition to discounts and insurance included, it is possible to pay in up to 12 installments. We always use it on our trips.

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For those who don't like the idea of ​​driving, one option is to hire a transfer from the airport to Porto de Galinhas. You can check with your hotel and, if they don't offer the service, ask for an agency recommendation.

We never use it, but we know that the Lucky takes this route at various times daily. As this transport is not very cheap and is often done in a large bus, for those in a group it is cheaper and much more comfortable to rent a car.

How to get to Porto de Galinhas (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Finally, another way to get to Porto de Galinhas from the capital of Pernambuco is by conventional bus, which It's not very practical and can be a bit cumbersomebut is more economical.

There is two lines of urban transport (read: with many stops) between the two cities, operated by Expresso Vera Cruz. Vehicles depart from Santa Rita Pierin the center of Recife, pass through the airport and continue to the center of Porto de Galinhas.

The journey takes around two hours and buses leave practically every hour. The lines are Line 191 (without air conditioning and cheaper) and the Line 195. At the site of Recife transport you can check the timetables by entering the line code.


Another airport that may be interesting for those who have doubts about how to get to Porto de Galinhas is Maceió. Despite being approximately 240km from the city of Pernambuco, the trip along the coast of Alagoas is one of the most beautiful in the entire Northeast. As I said above, it's worth taking a look at the script we made this region, called Coral Coast.

As it is a long journey, the ideal is to be rented car. The same tip applies to Recife airport: find the best price among rental companies at the Rentcars website.

Border between Alagoas and Pernambuco, towards Porto de Galinhas (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)
Border between Alagoas and Pernambuco, towards Porto de Galinhas

Who prefers to go from busit stays a little more complicated leaving Maceió. The company Real Alagoas There are several daily schedules between the capital of Alagoas and Pernambuco, some passing near Porto de Galinhas. But you need to confirm the route with the company (0800 009 7325 or 82 3221 5055).

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Anyone who comes to Porto de Galinhas by car, whether because they live in the Northeast or are in another destination in the region during a trip, it's worth knowing that access is easy and the road, at least the last time I drove it, is in good condition.

How to get to Porto de Galinhas (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

It's worth paying attention to the many radars and also confirming whether your hotel has parking, as the center has restrictions on vehicle traffic.

On the map below you can trace your car route, just click on “routes” and enter the location where you are:


Unfortunately, as you can already see in the case of those leaving Recife, access to Porto de Galinhas via bus is a little complicated. But some companies that travel along the coast of Pernambuco from different regions of the Northeast end up passing through at least Ipojucaseat of the municipality, which is located 23km from Porto.

If you find this option to Ipojuca on the internet leaving your location, from there you can take a taxi or another shuttle bus to the beach.

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Do you have any more questions about how to get to Porto de Galinhas? Leave your comment and we will do our best to help!

Rafael Carvalho

A native of Minas Gerais, a fan of chicken with okra and good beer, he currently lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Radio and TV, a postgraduate degree in Journalism and has worked with Digital Content for over 16 years. He has worked for companies such as SBT and Jovem Pan FM. Passionate about traveling, he founded Esse Mundo É Nosso and travels around Brazil and the world all year round, always looking for tips to share.

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