How to get there
The trip lasts about two hours. After crossing the Rio-Niterói bridge, take the left towards Rio Bonito. Shortly after Rio Bonito, turn right - Via Lagos, towards Araruama/Cabo Frio (Região dos Lagos). At the end of Via Lagos, continue for 5 km and go up a small overpass that accesses highway RJ-106, and take the direction of Macaé/Búzios. After 14 km (right after the gas station called "Até que enfim"), turn right and continue for about 10 minutes until Búzios.
Take highway BR-101 towards Rio de Janeiro and continue to the Serramar highway (towards Rio das Ostras). After 14.8 km, take the Amaral Peixoto Highway for 22 km until the entrance to Búzios, which is on the left. Continue for about 10 minutes until Búzios.From Belo Horizonte (MG)
Follow highway BR-040 and the Washington Luis Highway until BR-393 (Rio-Teresópolis). At the Manilha cloverleaf, continue in the BR-101 (Niterói-Manilha) until Rio Bonito and turn right at Via Lagos, towards Araruama/Cabo Frio (Região dos Lagos). At the end of Via Lagos, continue for 5 km and go up a small overpass that accesses highway RJ-106, and take the direction of Macaé/Búzios. After 14 km (right after the gas station called "Até que enfim"), turn right and continue for about 10 minutes until Búzios.
The stretch between Rio Bonito and São Pedro da Aldeia, which opened in December of 98 and is managed by grantee Via Lagos, reduced travel time from Rio to Búzios by at least 30 minutes. In addition, the road rid drivers of the annoying traffic jams during the summer and of the electronic radars of highway RJ-106, in Araruama and Iguaba. Over 80% of the route from Rio to Búzios is travelled in double lanes, which are well maintained and enable the drivers to travel at a good speed. The final leg of the journey, in simple lanes, is also in good condition.
The inns and hotels offer shuttle services to Búzios leaving directly from the airports of Rio de Janeiro. Prices vary according to the means of transport chosen and can be obtained when booking the service. Among the options, there are transfers in minibuses or buses (average of R$60 per person, each way) and chauffeured private cars (average of R$ 300 for the car, each way).
// BY BUS From Rio to Búzios - direct:
Daily departures from Novo Rio bus station offered by company Viação 1001 at the following times:
Outbound: From Monday through Sunday: from 06h04 to 20h34.
Return: From Monday through Saturday: from 6h to 20h. Sunday: from 6h to 20h30.
Useful numbers: Viação 1001: (21) 4004-5001 // Novo Rio Bus Station: (21) 3213-1800
Tips:Through Viação 1001’s website or phone you can purchase tickets in advance and pay by credit card. During holidays and in the high season it is convenient to buy your tickets well in advance. We recommend always confirming times and prices. To get to Novo Rio bus station from the International Airport of Rio de Janeiro, you can take taxis (about R$45.00), or air-conditioned buses (Frescão) from Viação Real company, which depart at intervals throughout the day.From São Paulo to Búzios - direct:
Departures on Fridays (21h50), returning on Sundays (20h15) - Viação 1001Alternative route - through Cabo Frio:
Bus company Viação 1001 offers buses departing every hour from Rio, Niterói, and São Paulo to Cabo Frio, from where bus company Viação Salineira (0800-886-1000) offers buses to Búzios every day at various times. You can also take taxis from Cabo Frio.
Note: We recommend confirming the prices and times with Viação 1001 and Viação Salineira.
www.autoviacao1001.com.br / (21) 4004-5001
www.salineira.com.br / 0800-886-1000Tips:
Bus company Viação 1001 sells tickets in advance through it website and phone, with payment by credit card.
During holidays and in the high season it is convenient to buy your tickets well in advance
We recommend always confirming times and prices
To get to Novo Rio bus station from the International Airport of Rio de Janeiro, you can take taxis (about R$ 40.00) and air-conditioned buses (Frescão) from Viação Real bus company, which depart at intervals throughout the day.
To Cabo Frio Airport
The Cabo Frio International Airport, which is 30 km away, receives regular flights from company AZUL. The trip from Cabo Frio Airport to Búzios takes about 20 minutes by car, taxis and similar modes of transportation. Phone: (22) 2647-9500
Private planes and non-regular lines
The Umberto Modiano Airport (Búzios) operates with a 1300m x 30m runway, with asphalt coating, night marking and is able toreceive executive jets, Fockker 27 and 50.
Phone: (22) 2629-1225 / 1229
* Umberto Modiano Airport is temporarily closed
JetSet Brasil Táxi Aéreo- Phone:(21) 7826-6822 / 8317-3043
Líder Táxi Aéreo - Phone: (21) 2517-7400 / 0800-970-2020
Helistar Táxi Aéreo - Phone: (21) 3325-6300
Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo - Phone: (21) 3235-0963
Team - Phone: (21) 3318-1616
Zeus Táxi Aéreo - Phone: (11) 6676-4198 / (11) 9187-8622 (on duty)
The number of Búzios nautical chart is 1504. The wind blows, on average, at 18km/h and most of the time from the northeast quadrant.Ocean liners
During the summer (December to March) Búzios receives several cruise lines. The ships usually anchor in Búzios for one day and, depending on the itinerary, you can get off and get to know the town.