Getting Around

Recife's metro is among Brazil's largest public transport systems. There are two central lines, and one South line providing direct access to the airport. The metro system is partially integrated with several bus lines, meaning travellers can make transfers with a single ticket from roughly half of the subway lines. The bus system consists of more than 100 routes throughout the metropolitan area. Minibuses, shuttles and taxis are also available, and it's recommended to go with a reputable company and use the meter.


Recife Airport

The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Recife.

Recife Airport (REC)


The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Recife.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to the Recife metro, which takes travellers to various stops in Recife every 8 minutes. The metro operates from 5am to 11pm.

Bus lines from the airport take passengers to the neighbourhoods of Boa Viagem and Cidade Universit√°ria in Recife and Piedade. There are taxis and rental car agencies at the airport.


Local time is GMT -3

Car rental

Rental cars are available from Avis, Hertz, Movida, and Localiza.

Airport Taxis

Taxi services are available from the airport.


Airport facilities include a post office, currency exchange, police unit, tourism office, shops, and restaurants.


Parking is available for more than 2,000 cars.