Getting Around

The most affordable way to get around Fortaleza is by bus. Travellers can get off at a terminal and change lines without paying again, provided they do so within a certain time period. Most lines run seven days a week and depart every 10 minutes, or 20 minutes at night and on weekends.

Over 4,000 taxis run on the same meter system (excluding the special cabs at the airport). Taxis have standardised rates, with increased fares at night, on weekends and over December. Taxis are obligated to display the fare system on one of the rear side windows. Travellers should avoid cabs that don't. Chaotic traffic makes driving difficult in Fortaleza, but rental car outlets are available in town and at the airport.


Fortaleza Airport

The airport is located four miles (6km) south of downtown Fortaleza.

Fortaleza Airport (FOR)


The airport is located four miles (6km) south of downtown Fortaleza.

Getting to the city

The local bus service runs frequently between the airport and Fortaleza. The city's main bus station is also on this route.


GMT -3

Car rental

A number of car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Hertz, and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Airport taxis are readily available and charge a fixed rate for transport into the city centre.


Airport facilities include banking services and ATMs, a medical centre, chapel, comfort station, restaurants and cafes, baggage protection, a post office, a travel agency, shopping (including duty-free), and a souvenir shop.


Fortaleza Airport has lots of covered and uncovered parking.