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How to get to Ubatuba, São Sebastião and Ilhabela

12 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More

Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil


There is no mystery around getting to Ubatuba or São Sebastião in Brazil’s state of São Paulo, from Rio de Janeiro. Both cities sit along the Costa Verde, ‘Green Coast’, which runs from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo along the main highway. Getting there by car is easy and there are several bus options to take you there directly from Rio and São Paulo. Accessing Ilhabela however, does require getting a ferry or boat from São Sebastião, as there are no roads to reach it.

Map of Costa Verde, Brazil


By car:
From Rio de Janeiro drive southwest on BR101 past Angra dos Reis and Paraty and Ubatuba is the next stop (310 kms).  After Ubatuba along the BR101 is São Sebastião (385 kms) where Ilha de Toque Toque Boutique Hotel is situated and access to the pousada is just off the main coastal highway between São Sebastião and Maresias.


By Ferry: In order to get over to the island of IlhaBela you will need to get a ferry. The ferry departs every 30 minutes and takes about 15 minutes.


By bus
There are buses to both Ubatuba and  to São Sebastião from Rio de Janeiro although only 2 intercity ones per day (the same bus serves both cities). Rio to Ubatuba takes 5 hours; Rio to São Sebastião 7 hours:
Rio to Ubatuba- 310 kms (Bus company Util. Cost approx R$77; one in morning at 08.30, one overnight at 23,00)
Rio to São Sebastiao- 385kms (Bus company Util. Cost approx R$92; one in morning at 08.30, one overnight at 23.00)
Rio to Ilha Bela (including car ferry)- 388kms (Take bus to São Sebastião and then ferry across to the island. These run half hourly from 6am to 11pm)


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For further information on Brazil Travel & Pousadas visit Hidden Pousadas Brazil


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