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Getting from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is a small fishing village, a paradise for windsurfing and kitesurfing aficionados, located in Ceará, Brazil, 300 km west of Fortaleza. Lodged between a beautiful national park and the sea, it features stunning coastal scenery, exciting activities, trendy restaurants, and fun nightlife. It’s also the perfect place to relax during your backpacking adventure or with your family and children.

If you are trying to get from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara, there are two transfer options at your disposal. You can either hop on a Fortaleza airport taxi or take the shuttle bus. Using the bus from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara may have its advantages such as the budget-friendly price (€15 (BRL 83) per traveller), but it is a little less convenient due to the long duration of the ride (7 hours and 20 minutes). On the other hand, a taxi only takes 4 hours and 44 minutes to reach its destination, but it is more expensive (expect to pay between €135 (BRL 750) and €170 (BRL 925)). The choice is entirely up to you and how you would like to make use of both your time and budget.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €135 284min 24/7
Bus €30 440min 06:30–17:00

How to get from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara by Taxi

Getting a taxi is by far the fastest way to get from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara. With a far shorter ride duration than the bus, not only will you save time, but you’ll arrive at your destination comfortably and with style. Taxis only take 4 hours and 44 minutes to reach the village of Jericoacoara and are thoroughly recommended if you have limited time to spare and would rather spend it relaxing on the beach.

Taxi fare from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara

Taxis from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara calculate the final fee using a taximeter. Drivers will charge you around €135 (BRL 750) for a one-way trip to Jericoacoara but this tariff is further affected by the time of day, traffic conditions, and tolls. Expect to pay more if you are travelling with a larger party or if you have very heavy luggage.

Cost

€135 (BRL 750)

Trip Duration

4h 44 mins

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside Fortaleza International Airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Taxis can be found outside the Arrivals terminal at Fortaleza International Airport.

Convenience

Taxis are definitely the best way to arrive at your destination as they score high in both convenience and safety. Having a driver transport you door-to-door from the airport to your destination is certainly reassuring, especially when you are a first-time visitor in a foreign country and don’t want to have to deal with public transport and shared rides. Taxis can also come in handy if you are travelling with babies or toddlers and want the quickest way.

Editor’s Note

Reserving a taxi in advance is a good idea to avoid long waiting times during rush hours.

Useful Tips

Make sure you always have cash in the local currency as most taxis do not have POS machines.
Tipping the driver is a recommended practice in Brazil.

How to get from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara by Bus

There is a shuttle bus operated by Frercar heading to Jericoaquara from Fortaleza Airport. Buses depart daily at 06:30, 14:15, 15:30 and 17:30. A single ticket costs only €15 (BRL 83) and the journey lasts 7 hours and 20 minutes.

The shuttle bus from the airport is very cheap, only at €15 (BRL 83)

Thanks to its very attractive price, using the shuttle service definitely has its benefits. Sadly though, there are very few buses leaving for the beach each day, so if you miss one, you may have to wait hours for the next one, which is really tiring, especially after a long flight. Moreover, rides last more than 7 hours, which can be excruciating if you have restless children on board.

Cost

€15 (BRL 83)

Trip Duration

7h 20 mins

Please check the latest bus schedules before your trip.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

The Frercar buses depart daily at 06:30, 14:15, 15:30 and 17:30.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop can be found outside the main terminal gate at Fortaleza International Airport.

Convenience

Single-way tickets for the bus are certainly affordable, the ride, however, is not convenient due to its long duration and the low frequency of the bus. There are only four buses daily, departing at 06:30, 14:15, 15:30 and 17:30, so if you miss one, you’ll have to wait for the next one for hours. The ride is also really lengthy, lasting more than seven hours, not factoring in issues like traffic congestion, rush hours or the time of day.

Editor’s Note

If you choose to take the bus from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara ensure to be there at least half an hour before your departure.

Useful Tips

For more information, please call +55 85 3402 2244 (24/7 service).
Make sure to book online, as availability during the high season may be low.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara?

The distance between Fortaleza Airport and Jericoacoara is approximately 300 km. You will need more than 4 hours to cover this distance by car. Currently, there are two transportation options to reach the beach from the airport; an airport taxi or a shared shuttle bus service from the airport.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara?

With a distance of 300 km, airport taxis need 4 hours and 44 minutes to reach Jericoacoara beach. Expect to pay a minimum of €135 (BRL 750) for a one-way trip. Of course, there are other factors to consider such as time of day, tolls and traffic conditions, which is why drivers use a taximeter to determine the cost of your journey.

Is there a direct bus from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara?

Yes, there is indeed a shuttle bus from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara. Buses arrive daily at 06:30, 14:15, 15:30 and 17:30. A single ticket costs only €15 (BRL 83) and the journey lasts 7 hours and 20 minutes.

Pre-book online