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Recife Airport

Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)


The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Recife.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to the Recife metro, which takes travellers to various stops in Recife every 8 minutes. The metro operates from 5am to 11pm.

Bus lines from the airport take passengers to the neighbourhoods of Boa Viagem and Cidade Universitária in Recife and Piedade. There are taxis and rental car agencies at the airport.


Local time is GMT -3


+53 81 3322 4188

Car rental

Rental cars are available from Avis, Hertz, Movida, and Localiza.

Airport Taxis

Taxi services are available from the airport.


Airport facilities include a post office, currency exchange, police unit, tourism office, shops, and restaurants.


Parking is available for more than 2,000 cars.



Airlines from the Recife Airport include Air Europa, Avianca Brasil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Cabo Verde Airlines, Condor, Copa Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, LATAM Brasil, and TAP Air Portugal.

Recife Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.