There are 5 ways to get from Recife to Manaus by plane, bus or ferry

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  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Recife (REC) to Manaus (MAO) REC - MAO

$141 - $614

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Araguaina  •  3 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Recife to Floriano
  2. Take the bus from Floriano to Araguaina
  3. Take the bus from Araguaina to Altamira
  4. Take the bus from Altamira to Santarém
  5. Take the ferry from Santarém to Manaus

$182 - $340

Bus  •  4 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Recife to Caruaru
  2. Take the bus from Caruaru to Salvador
  3. Take the bus from Salvador to Brasília
  4. Take the bus from Brasília to Porto Velho
  5. Take the bus from Porto Velho to Manaus

$261 - $328

Bus, ferry  •  6 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Recife to Sao Luis
  2. Take the bus from São Luís to Belém
  3. Take the ferry from Belém to Manaus

$204 - $231

Bus Guanabara, ferry  •  6 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Recife to Natal
  2. Take the bus from Natal to Belém
  3. Take the ferry from Belém to Manaus

$193 - $241

What companies run services between Recife, Brazil and Manaus, Brazil?

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile fly from Recife to Manaus every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Recife to Manaus via Caruaru, Salvador, Brasília, and Porto Velho in around 4 days 13 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Recife to Manaus via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Recife to Manaus via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Recife to Manaus via Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Recife to Manaus via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Recife to Manaus via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Recife to Manaus via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Recife to Manaus
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Bus operators
Cruzeiro
Phone
+55 (81) 2101-9000
Email
eduardo.tude@adtsa.com.br
Bus from Recife to Floriano
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
guichevirtual.com.br
Real Maia
Phone
+55 (62) 99931 9109
Website
realmaia.com.br
Bus from Floriano to Araguaina
Ave. Duration
12 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
realmaia.com.br
Book at
realmaia.com.br
Conventional
$30 - $70
First class
$35 - $55
Bus from Araguaina to Altamira
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
realmaia.com.br
Conventional
$30 - $70
First class
$35 - $55
Progresso
Phone
+55 81 2121-9000
Website
progressoonline.com.br
Bus from Recife to Caruaru
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
portaldepassagens.com.br
Bus from Recife to Sao Luis
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Schedules at
portaldepassagens.com.br
Bus from Recife to Natal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
portaldepassagens.com.br
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Caruaru to Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
vendas.nspenha.com.br
Rapido Federal
Website
realexpresso.com.br
Bus from Salvador to Brasília
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
passagemrapidofederal.com.br
Book at
realexpresso.clickbus.com.br
Rapido Marajo
Phone
+55 3229-1797
Website
rodoviariadegoiania.com
Bus from São Luís to Belém
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $38
Schedules at
busbud.com
Book at
busbud.com
Ferry operators
Navegação Sousa
Phone
+55 93 3064-0751
Email
contato@navegacaosousa.com.br
Website
navegacaosousa.com.br
Ferry from Santarém to Manaus
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Recife and Manaus is 2836 km.

The cheapest way to get from Recife to Manaus is to bus and ferry which costs R$ 750 - R$ 900 and takes 6 days 9 h.

The quickest way to get from Recife to Manaus is to fly which takes 6 h and costs R$ 500 - R$ 2300.

No, there is no direct bus from Recife to Manaus. However, there are services departing from Recife and arriving at Manaus via Caruaru, Salvador, Brasília and Porto Velho. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 13 h.

It takes approximately 6 h to get from Recife to Manaus, including transfers.