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There are 9 ways to get from São Paulo to Recife by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Recife  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Recife (REC) CGH - REC

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Night bus, bus  •  40h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Goiânia Bus Station Goiânia Bus Station - Santos Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Goiânia to Recife - TIP

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Fly Sao Paulo to Recife  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Recife (REC) GRU - REC

Fly Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa, bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Joao Pessoa (JPA) GRU - JPA
  2. Take the bus from João Pessoa to Recife

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Recife  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo to Aeroporto de Viracopos
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to Recife (REC) VCP - REC

Bus via Brasília  •  39h 15m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Campinas
  2. Take the bus from Campinas to Brasília
  3. Take the bus from Brasília to Recife - TIP

Bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Recife Bus Station Sao Paulo - Recife Bus Station

Bus #2  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo to Custódia
  2. Take the bus from Custódia to Recife

Drive  •  33h 43m

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Recife 2611 km

Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Recife (REC) flights

The flight time between Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) and Recife (REC) is around 4h 45m and covers a distance of around 2129 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 9m. Services are operated by Azul, Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile. Typically 163 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

163 Weekly Planes
4h 45m Average Duration
R$ 594 Cheapest Price
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São Paulo → Recife
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Recife is 136.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Recife is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Recife is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 5 Dec 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from São Paulo to Recife is to bus, which costs R$ 580 - R$ 630 and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Recife is to fly which costs R$ 600 - R$ 2800 and takes 5h 50m.

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The distance between São Paulo and Recife is 2130 km. The road distance is 2611 km.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Recife without a car is to bus via Brasília which takes 39h 15m and costs R$ 440 - R$ 950.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from São Paulo to Recife, including transfers.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Recife is to fly which takes 5h 50m and costs R$ 600 - R$ 2800. Alternatively, you can bus via Brasília, which costs R$ 440 - R$ 950 and takes 39h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport to Recife Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Recife is 2611 km. It takes approximately 33h 43m to drive from São Paulo to Recife.

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LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and Azul offer flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport to Recife Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Recife. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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  • Distance: 2130.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Recife, Brazil?

Azul, Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile fly from São Paulo to Recife hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from São Paulo to Recife via Portuguesa-tietê, São Paulo - Tietê, Campinas, Brasília, Recife - TIP, and Rodoviária in around 39h 15m.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 4300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Recife via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 4300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Recife via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 4300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 4100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Recife via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 4100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Recife via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 4100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 3300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa via Recife
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 3300
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife via Maceio
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3900
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 3400
Flights from Sao Paulo to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 850 - R$ 4700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Flights from Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Flights from Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa via Salvador
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife via Salvador
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 850 - R$ 3500
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Recife via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 850 - R$ 3500
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 650 - R$ 3500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Recife
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 4300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Joao Pessoa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 2900
Bus operators
Viação Total
Phone
0800 085 8282
Email
sac@viajetotal.com.br
Website
viajetotal.com.br
Bus from João Pessoa to Recife
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 55
Schedules at
viajetotal.com.br
Catedral Turismo
Phone
+55 77 3612-1368 / 0800 8801 315
Email
catedralturismo@catedralturismo.com.br
Website
viacaocatedral.com.br
Bus from João Pessoa to Recife
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 95
Schedules at
viacaocatedral.com.br
Leito
R$ 130 - R$ 190
Executivo
R$ 30 - R$ 95
Bus from Brasília to Recife - TIP
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 290 - R$ 490
Schedules at
viacaocatedral.com.br
Leito
R$ 130 - R$ 280
Executivo
R$ 290 - R$ 420
Bus from Goiânia to Recife - TIP
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 490
Schedules at
viacaocatedral.com.br
Leito
R$ 130 - R$ 290
Executivo
R$ 320 - R$ 460
VB Transportes
Phone
+55 19 3733-5000
Email
sac@vbtransportes.com.br
Website
vbtransportes.com.br
Bus from São Paulo to Aeroporto de Viracopos
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 37
Book at
vbtransportes.com.br
Viação Santa Cruz
Phone
+55 19 3891-9004 / 0800 888 0899
Email
atendimento@gscz.com.br
Website
viacaosantacruz.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Campinas
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Book at
viajesantacruz.com.br
Convencional
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Executivo
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Empresa Santa Cruz
Phone
+55 (53) 98158-1870
Email
contato@empresasantacruz.com.br
Website
empresasantacruz.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 6 - R$ 190
Schedules at
empresasantacruz.com.br
Danubio Azul
Website
danubioazul.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Campinas
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 40
Schedules at
danubioazul.com.br
Rode Rotas
Phone
+55 (34) 3256-9666 / +55 0800 940 8090
Email
atendimento@viajerotas.com.br
Website
roderotas.com
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 27 - R$ 330
Schedules at
roderotas.com
Night bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Goiânia Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 310
Schedules at
roderotas.com
Planalto
Phone
+55 55 3220-7470
Email
contato@planalto.com.br
Website
planalto.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
planalto.com.br
Viação Ouro e Prata
Phone
+55 4020-2022 / 0800 051 6216
Email
sac@ouroeprata.com
Website
viacaoouroeprata.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 50 - R$ 70
Schedules at
viacaoouroeprata.com.br
Book at
e-commerce.passagensweb.net
Semi-Direto
R$ 50 - R$ 70
Viacao Nordeste
Phone
+55 84 3205-6161
Email
sac-ouvidoria@viacaonordeste.com.br
Website
facebook.com
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Campinas Bus Station to Brasília Interestadual Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 430
Schedules at
facebook.com
Salutaris
Phone
0800 725 1211
Website
facebook.com
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Auto Viação Catarinense
Expresso Adamantina
Phone
+55 18 3822-2043
Email
contato@expressoadamantina.com.br
Website
expressoadamantina.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Campinas Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
expressoadamantina.com.br
Real Expresso
Phone
0800 883 88 30
Email
sac@realexpresso.com.br
Website
realexpresso.com.br
Bus from Campinas to Brasília
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 373
Book at
realexpresso.com.br
Real Maia
Phone
+55 (62) 99931 9109
Website
realmaia.com.br
Bus from Campinas to Brasilia
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 200
Schedules at
realmaia.com.br
Book at
realmaia.com.br
Convencional
R$ 120 - R$ 150
Leito
R$ 140 - R$ 200
Rapido Federal
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Campinas to Brasília
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 262
Book at
realexpresso.com.br
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 0044
Website
queropassagem.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo to Recife Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 950
Website
Facebook Gontijo
Convencional
R$ 600 - R$ 850
Executivo
R$ 700 - R$ 950
Cruzeiro
Phone
+55 (81) 2101-9000
Email
eduardo.tude@adtsa.com.br
Website
viacaocruzeiro.com.br
Bus from Custódia to Recife
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 110
Schedules at
viacaocruzeiro.com.br
Book at
portaldepassagens.com.br
Convencional
R$ 70 - R$ 85
Executivo
R$ 75 - R$ 110

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R$ 5.

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