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There are 4 ways to get from Natal to Fortaleza by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Natal (NAT) to Fortaleza (FOR) NAT - FOR

$152 - $332

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Bus Guanabara  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Natal to Fortaleza

$20 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus Viacao Nordeste  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Natal to Mossoró
  2. Take the bus from Mossoró to Aracati
  3. Take the bus from Aracati to Fortaleza

$29

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Natal to Fortaleza 324.2 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to bus which costs R$ 75 - R$ 120 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to fly which costs R$ 550 - R$ 1300 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Natal and arriving at Fortaleza. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Natal and Fortaleza is 436 km. The road distance is 518.7 km.

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The best way to get from Natal to Fortaleza without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 31 min and costs R$ 75 - R$ 120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Natal to Fortaleza, including transfers.

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Natal to Fortaleza bus services, operated by Guanabara, depart from Natal station.

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The best way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs R$ 550 - R$ 1300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 75 - R$ 120 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Natal Airport to Fortaleza Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Natal to Fortaleza bus services, operated by Guanabara, arrive at Fortaleza station.

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Map of how to get from Natal to Fortaleza.
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  • Distance: 272.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Natal, Brazil and Fortaleza, Brazil?

Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile fly from Natal to Fortaleza 3 times a day. Alternatively, Guanabara operates a bus from Natal to Fortaleza 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 31 min. Viacao Nordeste also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Bus operators
Viacao Nordeste
Phone
+55 84 3205-6161
Email
sac-ouvidoria@viacaonordeste.com.br
Website
viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Natal to Mossoró
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Mossoró to Aracati
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
viacaonordeste.com.br
São Benedito
Phone
+55 (085) 3272-1232
Email
sac@sbautovia.com.br
Website
sbautovia.com.br
Bus from Aracati to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sbautovia.com.br

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Yes, the driving distance between Natal to Fortaleza is 519 km. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Natal to Fortaleza.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile offer flights from Natal Airport to Fortaleza Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Fortaleza. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Natal to Natal Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R$ 5.

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