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How to Get from Maceio Airport to the City Centre

Maceio is the ideal destination for travellers who love the outdoors and want to enjoy a relaxing vacation under the sun. If you plan to book your accommodation in the centre to be near the city’s major attractions, you can get directly from Maceio Airport to the city centre by taxi or bus.

Taking an airport taxi from Maceio Airport to Maceio will ensure quick and comfortable transportation and will take you directly to the door of your hotel or apartment. The ride takes about 35 minutes – depending on traffic conditions, and you can expect to pay around €15 (BRL 81) for a standard taxi that can accommodate up to 4 passengers. To ensure an even smoother travel experience, consider pre-booking a personalised airport transfer with Welcome Pickups for professional service at a fixed, competitive fare.

Another more budget-friendly option is to take the bus which directly connects Maceio Airport to the city centre. Valeiro operates routes 1002 and 1003 which will take you downtown in about 45 minutes for €1.10 (BRL 6) per traveller. Both options are reliable and good value for money and you can choose the one that best matches your needs and budget.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Maceio at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €15 35min 24/7
Bus €2.20 45min 04:20–22:15

How to get from Maceio Airport to the city centre by taxi

A great way to get from Maceio Airport to the city centre is with an airport taxi that you’ll find at the airport taxi rank around the clock. Taxi service in Maceio is reliable and safe for tourists, even if you don’t speak the local language. The ride from Maceio Airport to Maceio and your accommodation takes from 35 to 45 minutes depending on traffic conditions. A good idea is to pre-book your Maceio Airport shuttle to save time upon arrival and ensure professional service.

What's the cost of an airport transfer to Maceio?

Local taxis in Maceio are metered and the local authorities set rates that all official operators must follow. Depending on your exact destination, the time of day, and traffic conditions, you can expect to pay around €15 (BRL 81) for up to 4 passengers for a local airport cab to downtown Maceio.

Cost

€15

Trip Duration

35 Min.

The total fare may vary unless the taxi is booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Maceio Airport for on-demand service.

Where do I get a taxi from?

The taxi rank at Maceio Airport is located on your left-hand side as you exit the main Terminal; there will be relevant signs guiding you there.

Convenience

If you’re looking for the most convenient option to reach your accommodation in Maceio after a long flight, then an airport taxi is definitely it. You’ll enjoy private, quick, and comfortable door-to-door service without having to navigate the local public transport network or get on crowded buses in the heat. To save even more time and skip the line at the airport taxi rank, you can book your transfer from Maceio Airport to the city centre in advance with Welcome Pickups for top-rated service.

Editor’s Note

The fare for a taxi from MCZ airport to Maceio is good value for money but if you're a solo traveller or on a very tight budget, you may wish to consider sharing the ride with other travellers or opt for the bus to reduce the cost.

Useful Tips

Not all taxi drivers in Maceio speak English so write down any important information in Portuguese.
Once you get in the taxi, make sure that the taximeter is turned on and set to the base fare, which is €0.90 (BRL 4.79).
Be sure to carry cash in the local currency, and in a variety of notes, as card payment isn't always possible.
Tipping your taxi driver isn’t required but it’s customary to round up the total fare or ask the driver to keep the change if you received good service.

How to get from Maceio Airport to the city centre by bus

Getting from Maceio Airport to the city centre by bus is the most cost-effective option to reach your accommodation downtown. Valeiro bus lines 1002 and 1003 directly connect the airport to the city and the trip takes about 45 minutes in average traffic. Both routes make several stops along the way so you can locate the nearest one to your accommodation.

How much does the bus ticket from Maceio Airport to Maceio cost?

A single ticket for the bus from Maceio Airport to Maceio costs €1.10 (BRL 6) per traveller. Note that you may need to walk or find additional transportation to get from the bus stop downtown to your exact accommodation, which can increase the total cost and require more effort and planning.

Cost

€1.10

Trip Duration

45 Min.

Valeiro buses depart from Maceio Airport every 20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Valeiro bus lines 1002 and 1003 run from 04:20 until 22:15 daily.

Where do I take the bus from?

The bus stop for Valeiro bus lines 1002 and 1003 is located in front of the main Terminal. It’ll be hard to miss upon exiting the building, but if you have trouble locating it, look for the relevant signs guiding you there.

Convenience

If you want to reduce transportation expenses and you don’t mind keeping track of timetables, taking the bus is the best value-for-money option to get from Maceio Airport to downtown. Keep in mind that bus service isn’t available 24/7 though, so if your flight arrives late at night, you’ll need to look for alternative transportation.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with young children or you're carrying multiple pieces of luggage, taking the bus may not be the best option for you as it can get rather crowded during peak hours; taking an airport taxi will ensure a much more comfortable experience.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket on the bus or from the ticket office inside the airport terminal.
Standard luggage is included in the ticket price.
Most Valeiro buses are accessible to wheelchair users.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the nearest airport to Maceio, Brazil?

The nearest airport to Maceio is Maceio International Airport, about 22 km north of the city centre. The drive from Maceio Airport to downtown should take about 35 minutes in light traffic.

How can I get from Maceio Airport to the city?

The best options to get from Maceio Airport to Maceio are by taxi or bus. Taking an airport taxi from the rank or pre-booking a personalised airport shuttle will get you directly to your accommodation in about 35 minutes. The average fare for a local cab is €15 (BRL 81) for up to 4 passengers, based on distance and the time of day. A cheaper alternative is to take one of the local buses operated by Valeiro; routes 1002 and 1003 both connect MCZ airport to Maceio and will take you there in about 45 minutes. A single bus ticket costs €1.10 (BRL 6) per traveller.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Maceio Airport to Maceio city centre?

Maceio taxis are metered and the rates are set by the local authorities. Two different tariffs exist, with higher rates during the nighttime, on weekends, and on public holidays. A standard taxi from Maceio Airport to Maceio should cost around €15 (BRL 81) for up to 4 passengers, depending on traffic conditions and your exact destination.

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