There are 5 ways to get from Natal to Fortaleza by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. NAT - FOR

$163 - $343

Cheapest option

Bus Viacao Nordeste  •  9 h 30 min

$20 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 46 min

$20 - $29

Bus via Assu  •  11 h 31 min

$23 - $27

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. 324.2 miles

$55 - $80

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 30 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
Viacao Nordeste
Phone
+55 84 3205-6161
Email
sac-ouvidoria@viacaonordeste.com.br
Website
viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Natal to Mossoró
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Natal to Assu
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
www2.viacaonordeste.com.br
Bus from Assu to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
www2.viacaonordeste.com.br
Guanabara
Phone
+55 85 4005-1992 / 0800 728 1992
Email
marketing@expressoguanabara.com.br
Website
expressoguanabara.com.br
Bus from Natal to Mossoró
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Book at
brasilbybus.com
CONVENCIONAL
$16
EXECUTIVO
$15
Bus from Mossoró to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Book at
brasilbybus.com
Bus from Natal to Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Book at
brasilbybus.com
Bus from Natal to Assu
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Book at
brasilbybus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Natal and Fortaleza is 436 km. The road distance is 519 km.

The cheapest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to bus which costs R$ 80 - R$ 100 and takes 11 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Natal to Fortaleza is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs R$ 550 - R$ 1300.

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Natal to Fortaleza, including transfers.