World Cup Brazil: How to get to Recife from the airport

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World Cup Brazil: How to get to Recife from the airport
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Recife harbours impressive beaches, historic monuments and a huge passion for football. The Arena Pernambuco stadium is also located in this city, about 11 miles away from the Guararapes International Airport (REC). This stadium will host following matches: Uruguay will face Spain on Sunday 16 June and Japan will face Italy on Wednesday 19. The last match of the first round will take place on Sunday 23 June, where Uruguay and Tahiti will be the contenders. Recife is the fourth metropolitan area in Brazil, regarding surface, and has several means of transportation that may take you from the airport to anywhere with ease.

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  • Brazilian Reales
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    Renting a car at the bus terminal is the perfect choice if moving freely around town is your priority. Once you've checked the rental out, head Southwest, to the Praça Ministro Salgado Filho. There, take Avenida Arrecife and stay on it until you reach Avenida Caxangá.

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    Continue on Avenida Caxanga. At one point, it will change names to Avenida Joaquim Ribeiro. Continue on this road until reaching Avenida Belmino Correa. Turn left on Pio XII and you'll have arrived at Recife's centre. The whole trip should take around half an hour.

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    If you don't want to drive, you could take a taxi from the airport to the city centre. The airport has two types of licensed taxi cabs: regular and special. You just need to call +55 81 3322 5050 for the regulars or +55 81 3322 4153 for the specials and ask for a ride. Fares are usually set, so you'd better have your Reales ready before boarding.

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    A more affordable option would be to take the two bus lines that connect the airport with the city. There is only one line, aptly named "Aeroporto" that will take you down-town for around £0.6 (R$2.6). There is also a premium service, slightly more expensive, that has A/C, called "Aeroporto (opcional)". Have your wallet ready when boarding the bus, since they don't accept credit cards. Be aware that when travelling on this bus, you'll have to carry your own bags. Pack lightly!

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    Don't forget to ask in the hotel you are staying at if they have a shuttle service of their own. Some of them do offer this alternative to their customers free of charge. Whatever your choice may be, enjoy the trip and the whole World Cup experience!

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