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How to get to Búzios, Rio de Janeiro

9 de September de 2013 | By | 2 Replies More

Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

GETTING TO BÚZIOS

Armação de Búzios is a fabulous peninsula boasting no fewer than 23 beaches located only a few hours drive northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Now a beachresort that thrives all year round,  the main centre was originally just a fisherman’s village until discovered by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s. Eternally popular with cariocas wanting to escape the city of Rio de Janeiro, Búzios also attracted huge numbers of Argentinians in the past and “portunhol”(a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese) is heard at least as much as portuguese itself.

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GETTING TO BUZIOS FROM RIO DE JANEIRO

By car: Head north out of the city and then take the bridge across to Niteroi. Continue on the BR101 towards Rio Bonito and then turn right onto the RJ 124. Distance is 167kms and on a good day it should take you 2 hours and 21 minutes precisely. On weekends and holiday double that at least. Armação de Búzios is very popular with locals escaping the city.

Note: If you don’t have your own car you may find it better to hire one in Buzios itself rather than Rio. They are much cheaper and you don’t pay for parking with a Buzios number plate.

1001 bus at Buzios bus station, Brazil

1001 bus at Buzios bus station

 

By bus: The 1001 bus company serves Rio and Buzios departing from the rodoviária main bus station. Every 1-2 hours between 6 am and 8.30pm. Cost R$ 43,67 from Rio; return from Búzios is R$38,90. On a good day takes 3 hours; can take up to 6 hours if holiday/ weekend. 

Note: The bus station in Buzios actually just looks like a normal bus stop. You can buy tickets in the 1001 office across the road

 

By van and/or bus transfer: The pousada may be able to organise a van transfer from your hotel or airport in Rio to their pousada for R$90,00 each way.

Note: This sounds like a bargain particularly if you are travelling alone. However check the logistics with the pousada before you decide to go this way as you may find you have to move from van to bus to van with no clear instructions.  You are also likely to go via the international airport so the trip takes at least as long as getting the normal bus.

By private transfer. This is by far the easiest way to do it, but it will probably set you back R$400,00 each way. Well worth it if you arrive at the airport tired after a long flight.

 

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  1. Barbara Kingstone says:

    I WILL BE AT THE AIRPORT IN RIO , IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A BUS OR TAXI AT A REASONABLE PRICE TO GET TO BUZIOS.

    • Hi Barbara

      Buses run throughout the day from 6.00 am to 20.30 between the bus station in Rio (Rodoviária Novo Rio) and Búzios. Cost is R$65,59 one way, bus company 1001: http://www.autoviacao1001.com.br/web/en/negocios/transfer/index.htm. A taxi to the bus station from the airport will cost around R$30,00

      If you prefer a pickup from the airport you have 3 options:
      1) arrange space on a shuttle with your Buzios pousada. Several private companies operate this service at diffferent times during the day but none offer a reliable system for tourist bookings. Best to arrange a seat in advance with your Búzios pousada. Price from R$70,00 depending on number sharing/size of van.
      2) arrange a transfer with 1001 bus company through the reception agency Opção Turismo e Fretamento. Just email: transfer1001@opcaofretur.com.br (prices not available on-line but probably similar to the above)
      3) Get a private transfer which will pick you up on landing and take you straight to your pousada. Cost approx. R$350,00. It’s well worth doing it this way if you don’t want any hassle and particularly if you’re coming off a long flight, if you don’t know your way around Rio and/or speak portuguese. You can arrange the transfer with your Buzios pousada.

      Hope that helps

      Cheers

      Alison

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