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

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Fly  •  3h 7m

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

R$ 328 - R$ 1108

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Bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Natal to Fortaleza

R$ 65 - R$ 85

2 alternative options

Bus via Aracati  •  10h 18m

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

R$ 95

Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Natal to Fortaleza 513.6 km

R$ 290 - R$ 430

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The cheapest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to bus which costs R$ 65 - R$ 85 and takes 8h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to fly which costs R$ 320 - R$ 1200 and takes 3h 7m.

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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 8h 31m.

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The distance between Natal and Fortaleza is 436 km. The road distance is 513.6 km.

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The best way to get from Natal to Fortaleza without a car is to bus which takes 8h 31m and costs R$ 65 - R$ 85.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m 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 3h 7m and costs R$ 320 - R$ 1200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 65 - R$ 85 and takes 8h 31m.

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

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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: 435.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and Passaredo Transportes Aéreos fly from Natal to Fortaleza every 4 hours. Alternatively, Guanabara operates a bus from Natal to Fortaleza every 4 hours. Tickets cost R$ 66 and the journey takes 8h 31m. Viacao Nordeste also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Passaredo Transportes Aéreos
Website
voepassaredo.com.br
Flights from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 110 - R$ 1300
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 900
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 2900
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
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 84
Schedules at
viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Natal to Aracati
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 70
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
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 25
Schedules at
sbautovia.com.br

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Yes, the driving distance between Natal to Fortaleza is 514 km. It takes approximately 7h 28m to drive from Natal to Fortaleza.

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

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There are 1037+ hotels available in Fortaleza. Prices start at R$ 500 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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