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How to get to Buzios

You may arrive at Buzios by many methods, land,sea or air.

By Car (From Rio de Janeiro)

Approximately one hour and fifty minutes from Rio de Janeiro. After passing the toll on the Rio-Niterói bridge, take a left in the direction of Rio Bonito. Soon after arriving at Rio Bonito, take a right onto 'Via Lagos' in the direction of Região dos Lagos (Lakes Region). Stay on this highway. When it ends, continue more 4 miles until reaching a large Ipiranga gas station at the entrance of São Pedro da Aldeia. Take a left at the gas station and then immediately turn right onto RJ-106 in the direction of Macaé/Búzios. Some 8 miles later you will come to the 'Até que Enfim' gas station, where you will turn off to the right. From this point, Búzios is some 10 minutes away. Currently there is no direct flights from Rio.

By Air

The Umberto Modiano Airport (Búzios) operates with a 4265 foot x 100 foot wide illuminated paved runway and can receive corporate jets, Fokker 27 and Fokker 50 aircraft. There are presently no regular flights to Búzios.

The most economical way to arrive would be by bus;

By Bus From Rio to Búzios - direct:

The company Viação 1001 offers daily departures from Rodoviária Novo Rio (Novo Rio Bus Terminal - Rio) at the following schedule:

Leaving Rio: 06:30 am, 10:15 am, 2:15 pm; 5:15 pm and 7:15 pm. Leaving Búzios: 07:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Fare: R$ 11.50 (schedules and fares supplied by Viação 1001) NOTE: To get to the Rodoviária Novo Rio (Novo Rio Bus Terminal) from the Rio de Janeiro International Airport, you can take taxis or Viação Real air-conditioned buses, with several departures all day.

From São Paulo to Búzios - direct:

Departures Fridays at 10:44 pm, with return departure on Sundays at 9:30 pm. Fare: R$ 28.59 - Viação 1001

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