What you need to know
about buying your tickets and choosing the best buses.
Fortaleza Bus Terminal has an information booth which is very helpful if you speak portuguese. If not you may try writing your question on a piece
of paper and ask them to write the answer
down for you.
companies all have signs complete with there destinations so
simplifies things bit. But you still have to sort out fares and
your traveling in December or January, during Carnaval,
July or a Holiday Weekend. You may want to buy a round trip ticket if
your sure about your return date!
buses are often full and
you can get stuck waiting a day or two for a seat coming back.
IMPORTANT if you have a plane to catch!
your ticket make sure you double check the time of departure and the
date. (The time is always in the 24 hour format. Example: 18:00 or 6
Check the date as well if you are buying a
advance. Dates are written with the day first here in Brazil
(day,month,year). Which can be very confusing.(Example: 1/4/2014 is NOT
January 4, 2014 but April 1, 2014
It is less
the 12th of the month when you have a number 13 or higher in the first
box. Example: 16/04/2007 or April 16, 2007)
CHOOSING THE BEST BUSES:
few words of advice based on living in Fortaleza for over ten years. The
best buses are the safest buses. The roads get progressively
you get out of the city.
by bus is relatively safe but breakdowns
and accidents are not unusual.
The chances are
much greater at
night when the drivers vision is limited and there are more people
driving under the influence of alcohol.
by day cuts
the odds to near zero for a breakdown or accident and you get
the scenery along the way!
When possible try to keep your trip
hours or less so you arrive at your destination before dark.
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