Tips for moving around in Recife

Metro system

Hours of operation: 05:00am to 11:00pm
Fare: R$ 1.60
Closest station to the airport: Aeroporto
Closest stadium to the Pernambuco Arena:  Cosme e Damião

Who can travel free of charge
» People over 65, as long as they provide an id;
» Children up to 5 years of age, as long as with a responsible adult
» People with Special Needs

Further information:

Metro route to the Pernambuco Arena on match days

Fans should choose to board trains at stations where special services for the World Cup will be put in operation, where they will find signs and volunteers to guide them. The seven stations with special World Cup services will be: Aeroporto (Airport), Tancredo Neves, Antônio Falcão, Joana Bezerra, Recife, TIP (Bus Station) and Camaragibe. The World Cup ticket (metro + red bracelet allowing passengers to take the circular bus service) will also be available for sale at these stations.

Passengers should alight the train at the Cosme and Damião station. There, they should take the circular bus services that will take them to the Pernambuco Arena. The round trip World Cup ticket, which may be used on the metro and the circular bus costs R$ 7.50. Tickets sold at the Guararapes International Airport (giving passengers access to the Airport Integrated Terminal, one of the special stations) will be sold at R$ 8.05.


How to get from the airport to the Pernambuco Arena (days withou matches)

1. Passengers should go to the Airport’s Integrated Terminal and take a 370 bus – TIP/Airport, which will take them to the TIP Integrated Terminal.
2. There, passengers may take a 410 bus – TI TIP/Parque Capibaribe, which leaves them on the access way to the Pernambuco Arena, around 300 metres on foot.

Fare: R$ 2.15 (as a result of using the integration system, passengers pay for only one ticket)

The route to the Pernambuco Arena using the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system on match days

Those using the BRT Expresso Copa Norte-Sul (express service) may purchase their tickets at the PE-15 Integrated Terminal, swapping it for the orange bracelet and travelling until Rua do Sol, in Recife City Centre. There, passengers should go the Guararapes station, where they will take the BRT Expresso Copa Leste-Oeste (express service), which will have 46 buses in operation, taking people directly to the stadium.

The tickets will also be sold at Guararapes and Derby stations, two boarding points for the Leste-Oeste line. They cost R$ 5.00 and mean that fans will be able to alight at the same spot as on their way there.

Car parks

Three car parks will also be used, where buses to the Pernambuco Arena will leave from: Parqtel, the Cordeiro car park and the car park at the Beira Mar shopping centre. Tickets have to be purchased in advance.


Taxis in Recife’s Metropolitan Region are white with red number plates.

Approximate price from the airport to the Pernambuco Arena: R$ 70.00
Taxi meter starts on R$ 4.00

Rate 1: R$ 1.95
» Monday to Saturday from 06:00am to 10:00pm

Rate 2: R$ 2.35
» Monday to Saturday from 10:00pm to 06:00am
» Sundays and holidays

Hour waiting: R$ 13.75