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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 30 min

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

$145 - $325

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Natal to Fortaleza

$18 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus Viacao Nordeste  •  9 h 5 min

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

$20 - $27

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$ 110 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to fly which costs R$ 550 - R$ 1400 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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 46 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 9 h 5 min and costs R$ 80 - R$ 110.

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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 Viacao Nordeste, 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$ 1400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 80 - R$ 110 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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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, you can take a bus from Natal to Fortaleza via Mossoró in around 9 h 5 min.

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
Guanabara
Phone
+55 85 4005-1992 / 0800 728 1992
Email
marketing@expressoguanabara.com.br
Website
expressoguanabara.com.br
Bus from Mossoró to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Book at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Bus from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ad.zanox.com
Book at
ad.zanox.com

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