Transfer Fortaleza Airport Jericoacoara

Are you desperately looking for a transfer from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara? We can help you! Find out in this article how to get to the stunning Jericoacoara (just Jeri for locals). It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in South America and even though getting there can seem impossible, we have the solution!

Getting to Jericoacoara can be tricky as the airport in Jericoacoara only operates with domestic flights. The airport in Jeri is located near the city of Cruz, not far away from Jeri. If you can get a flight going directly there, it is easier to arrange a tranfer to the city.

Insted, if you are going to Jericoacoara from outside Brazil, then you must fly to Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International airport (FOR) which does operate with international flights (300km from Jeri approximately). The only issue is how to get from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara; but don’t be worried, just keep reading and find out how to get there.

There are different options, with different price ranges. You can get a transfer from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara by bus, shuttle and private 4×4 off road vehicle.

The route to go from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara is divided in two parts:

  • Fortaleza to Jijoca: this part of the route is covered by normal road. Therefore, all vehicles can drive from Fortaleza to Jijoca
  • Jijoca to Jericoacoara: in this part, 10 kilometers, there is not a road with pavement. In fact, all around Jericoacoara there is a desert with high dunes and without roads. Therefore, only off road vehicles can drive on this terrain.

Transfer from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara by shared public bus (Fretcar)

  • How much does it cost? The shared bus is the most cost-effective mean of transport, for the price of R$88 (about $23).
  • Where can I book? This shared bus is operated by a local provider called Fretcar, which offers 4 buses a day to get from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara.
  • Advantages? As mentioned in the above, this is one of the cheapest options you can find to get from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara.
  • Disadvantages? There are only 4 buses a day so this means your time of arrival may not coincide in time to catch the bus, unfortunately, you may have to spend a few hours waiting. Moreover, you will need to change vehicle in Jijoca and get on an off road vehicle, wasting some more time. If your flight is delayed, you might miss the bus. Therefore, we do not suggest this option if you are arriving at late afternoon cause the last bus leaves at 17.30 from the airport, so if you miss it, you might need to spend a night in Fortaleza before having the possibility to arrange a transport to Jeri.
  • Duration: 6 hours approximately.

Transfer from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara by shared shuttle 

  • How much does it cost? Shared shuttle from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara, the cost is approximately R$190 ($50).
  • Where can I book? You can book with Getyourguide who offer a great stress-free transfer between Fortaleza airport and your hotel in Jericoacoara, and viceversa.
  • Where is the pick-up? The pick-up would be at the SETUR Airport Information Store from a Gray Line representative. After this, they take you directly to the hotel where you’ll be staying.
  • Duration: 6 hours approximately

Transfer from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara by Private Transfer 4×4

The private transfers are operated with 4×4 all terrain vehicles (usually Toyota Hilux) which can go on the normal road by can also cross the dunes. Therefore, traveling with these vehicles will guarantee you the fastest way to go from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara.

  • How much does it cost? Usually a private 4×4 private transfer cost between 600R$ and 800R$ for each way (between 160 USD $ and 220 USD $). If you book a return trip with the same operator you can usually get a better price.
  • Where can I book? You can book different kind of private 4×4 transfers on Levarti which is a reliable website working with local operator. The website is only in Portuguese but you can use Google Translator features to understand it if needed.
  • Where is the pick-up? The pick-up is at the Fortaleza airport at the exit after the immigration and visa check. The driver will wait for you with your name written on a board.
  • Duration: 4 hours and half approximately.
  • Advantages? It is the most reliable way to get to Jericoacoara from Fortaleza Airport. The driver will wait for you at the airport and it will wait even if your flight is delayed. The journey is more comfortable compared to the shared bus and shuttle, because it will be faster and you will not need to change the vehicle in Jijoca.
  • Disadvantages? It is more expensive than the other options. However, since it is a private car, you can use it for up to 4 people (or up to 6 people in certain cases). Therefore, if you are a couple or a group of friends, it can end up almost as cheap as the public bus.

Transfer from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara by plane

This is an innovative way that was not available years ago. Since the new airport of Jericoacoara (near Cruz) has opened, you can also fly from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara.

  • How much does it cost? It really depends on the date, availability and operators
  • Where can I book? You can check the website of Levarti for an estimation, which is a reliable website working with local operator. The website is only in Portuguese but you can use Google Translator features to understand it if needed.
  • Where is the pick-up? The pick-up is at the Fortaleza airport at the exit after the immigration and visa check. The driver will wait for you with your name written on a board.
  • Duration: 4 hours and half approximately.
  • Advantages? It is the fastest way to get to Jericoacoara from Fortaleza Airport.
  • Disadvantages? It is the most expensive way to go from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara. You will need to arrange a private transport from Jericoacoara airport to the city.

Transfer with Kite Surf and Wind Surf Equipment

If you have sport equipments, such for Surfing, Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing, we recommend that you book a private transfer with a 4×4 vehicles, considering that the driver will probably tell you that he will bring maximum 2 people instead of 4, because the sport equipments will occupy a considerable amount of space in the car.

Overall, these are the main options to get from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara village. So really it all comes down to what your budget is and how much time you would like to spend traveling from Fortaleza Airport to Jericoacoara.

The journey is not easy, but the time spent in Jeri will pay off your efforts! 🙂

If you are looking for activities, excursions and sports to do in Jeri or Fortaleza, you can check TourScanner.

Very recommended are the outdoor activities, such as quad tours on the dunes, buggy tours and water sports. If you are a kite surfing lovers, you can also book a Downwind, which is a multi day trip done via the ocean: you will kite surf from one city to another for several days, enjoying the amazing landscape and the power of the wing. A driver will bring your amenities (luggages, etc.) to your next destination every day.

Buggy Tour Jericoacoara

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