Travelling from Fortaleza Airport to the City Centre

Fortaleza – Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR) is located 14 kilometres (about 7 miles) south of Avenida Beira-Mar in the city centre.

Fortaleza Airport is the main airport in Brazil’s state of Ceará. There are direct flights connecting Fortaleza to various international destinations. The city can be reached from Bogotá with Avianca, from Buenos Aires with GOL, and from Caiena with Azul. The main carriers to Europe are Condor (Frankfurt), Meridiana (Milan), and TAP Portugal (Lisbon). LATAM connects Miami and Fortaleza.

Beginning May 2018, there will be direct flight connections between Fortaleza and Amsterdam (KLM), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Joon), and Panama City (Copa Airlines). Finally, a seasonal service will connect this Brazilian city and Orlando in the US (LATAM).

Here are your transport options to and from Fortaleza Airport.

By bus (ônibus)

Bus 404 connects the airport to Fortaleza’s main bus station (Rodoviária) from where you can go virtually to anywhere in the city. The service runs frequently, every 15 minutes or so. Bus 66 gets you closer to hotels on Avenida Beira-Mar, but we don’t recommend it if you’re carrying luggage, since the stop is still a bit far. The bus fare is R$ 3.20. Avoid taking the bus at night.

By taxi

There are two types of taxis lined up  right outside the airport, both white. The Airport Taxis operated by Coopaero are more expensive but have fixed prices (somewhere around R$ 45). Hire this service from the desks in the arrivals hall. Regular taxis operated by Coopertáxi use meters, and may be slightly cheaper depending on traffic – a ride to Avenida Beira-Mar is on average R$ 25-35.

By Uber

You can take an Uber in Fortaleza. You need a smartphone to access the Uber app. Depending on your destination, there’s a chance an Uber ride may cost less than a cab ride.