How to arrive

The best ways to get to Pipa's paradise

The best ways to get to Pipa's paradise

Pipa Beach is located in the municipality of Tibau do Sul, on the southern coast of Rio Grande do Norte, between two important capitals: Natal (80 km away, northbound) and Joao Pessoa (140 km away, southbound).

Check below for details on how to get to the village of Pipa, the routes and distances to be covered, among other details.

How do you come?


Whoever comes from afar usually opts for air transportation to get to Pipa. Airports nearest are Natal, Joao Pessoa and Recife.

NATAL - Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport

The 
Natal Airport is 94 km from the beach resort, in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante, metropolitan region of Natal. Receive daily flights from major Brazilian capitals, as well as a weekly line from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and four weekly lines from Lisbon, Portugal. It is the nearest airport to the village and which offers the largest number of transportation options, such as car rental, taxis, vans or Interurban bus.

Car rental and taxi services to Pipa can be easily airport for almost 24 hours a day.

Already the vans service has more restricted schedules and the outputs depend on a number minimum of people. It is a more option and has the convenience of leaving you at the door of the hostel or hotel, however it is important to check the hours before to get programmed. For scheduling, pricing, and scheduling details, see the
 Pipa Transfer.

The cheapest way to get from Natal airport to Pipa is by bus interurban, but it's a long journey: you must first get a bus from the
airport to the capital potiguar and descend in front of the bus terminal to Natal and from there take another bus to Pipa. For all the details of the Route between the bus station of Natal and Pipa consult the route Bus.

JOÃO PESSOA - Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

The J
oão Pessoa Airport is 140 km from Pipa, in the municipality of Bayeux, metropolitan area of the capital of Paraíba. Receive daily flights from major capitals Brazilians, in addition to a weekly line linking the Paraiba capital to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

From João Pessoa airport to Pipa there is no vans service but it is possible to rent a car or use taxis.

It is also possible to reach Pipa with the use of interurban buses. The path is long, the buses from the airport to the capital are bad and you will need to pick up three different lines, but it is a possibility. From the airport you should take a Metro Transport bus to the road of João Pessoa. The service runs from 5 am to 9:50 am but it registers several time and operation. For all the details of the route between the bus station of João Pessoa and Pipa see the Bus route.

RECIFE - Gilberto Freyre International Airport

Recife Airport is a little further away, 261 km from Pipa, and receives daily flights from the main Brazilian regional capitals and poles, as well as flights from Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba (Argentina), Panama, Sal Island (in Cape Verde), Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale (in the USA).

European cities Frankfurt, Madrid and Lisbon. From the airport it is possible to rent a car or hire a taxi to get to Pipa. For those who want to come to Pipa by bus, the route to the bus station in Recife is relatively Easy: it can be done by subway and lasts about an hour. Once at the bus station, you must take a bus to Natal. For all the details of the route between the bus station of Recife and Pipa see the Bus route.

Those who come by car to Pipa must pass through Goianinha, a neighboring city that borders BR-101. And there are two ways to get to Goianinha: coming from the south, from the city of João Pessoa, or from the north, from Natal.

Route from Natal

The capital of the RN is 80 km from Pipa and the total distance can be won in an hour and a half on a quiet and safe journey. Exit Natal on the BR-101 heading south, following signs for Joao Pessoa and Recife. After about 50 km you will reach Goianinha. Leave BR in this place, which is about 25 km from Pipa, and follow the signs indicating the direction of Pipa and Tibau do Sul.

Route from João Pessoa

The capital of Paraiba is 150 km from Pipa and the journey from there to Pipa takes just over two hours. Exit Joao Pessoa and take BR-101 north, following signs for Natal and Fortaleza. After a journey of about 125 km, you will reach the city of Goianinha. Leave BR in this place, which is about 25 km from Pipa, and follow the signs indicating the direction of Pipa and Tibau do Sul.

Route from Recife

The capital of Pernambuco is further away, about 250 km from Pipa. The drive takes about 4 hours. Exit Recife towards the north, following the signs for João Pessoa and Natal. After a trip of about 225 km you will reach Goianinha. Leave BR in this place, which is about 25 km from Pipa, and follow the signs indicating the direction of Pipa and Tibau do Sul.


From Natal

There are about ten daily departures from the Rodoviária de Natal to Pipa, and the trip lasts just over two hours. The only company that covers the stretch is Viação Riograndense, which offers about ten departures per day, the first being at 6 am and the last at 6 pm, and buses are not air conditioned. The bus station is closer to the center of Natal, but you can also take these buses just outside the city, at the number 2300 Av. Senador Salgado Filho in
opposite Carrefour Supermarket and next to Natal Shopping. During part of the day the ticket can be purchased at this point directly with a representative of the company.

Otherwise, it can be bought inside the same bus.

Going to Goianinha and from there to Pipa can be an interesting option if you miss the last hour to Pipa, which is at 18h. At this point of Carrefour it is also possible to take vans or buses to Goianinha and from there take another van to Pipa (pay attention to the fact that when you arrive in Goianinha you must walk about 500 meters between the place where you will go down and the
place in the center of the city from where the vans to Pipa leave, and it is a safe region at night. Worth to use a taxi or uber service in such cases).

Goianinha is on the border of BR, 50 km from Natal, and there is a great amount of vans and buses that leave Natal and pass through there on the way to other destinations, but that offer the possibility of descending in this city and charge only for the stretch to Goianinha. Worth to inquire with about these possibilities at the Carrefour point and at the Natal bus station as well.

The vans from Goianinha to Pipa leave behind the central church every 15 minutes from the first hours of the morning until midnight and go to the center of Pipa, 25km distant. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.

From João Pessoa

There are no lines that make the entire route between Joao Pessoa and Pipa. You need to take a bus from João Pessoa Bus Station to Natal. There are two companies that do this stretch with very varied schedules: Viação Progresso and Viação Nordeste

But you do not go to the final destination, you must get off in the city of Goianinha-RN, about two hours from Joao Pessoa. When getting off the bus you will have to walk about 15 minutes to the point of the vans that is in the center of Goianinha (pay attention to the fact that when arriving in Goianinha it is necessary to walk about 500 meters between the place where you will go down and the place
in the center of the city from where the vans to Pipa leave, and it is a safe region at night. Worth to use a taxi or uber service in such cases).

The vans from Goianinha to Pipa leave every 15 minutes from the first hours of the morning until midnight and go to the center of Pipa, 25km distant. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.

From Recife

Also there are no lines that make the complete route between Recife and Pipa. It is necessary to take a bus from the company Viação Progresso from Rodoviária de Recife to Natal and get off in the city of Goianinha-RN, approximately 2 hours. There are eight daily departures between 06:30 and 23:55.

When getting off the bus you will have to walk about 15 minutes to the point of the vans that is in the center of Goianinha (pay attention to the fact that when arriving in Goianinha it is necessary to walk about 500 meters between the place where you will go down and the place in the city center from where the vans to Pipa leave, and it is a safe area at night. It is worth to use a taxi or uber service in these cases).

The vans from Goianinha to Pipa leave every 15 minutes from the first hours of the morning until midnight and go to the center of Pipa, 25km distant. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.

NATAL - PIPA 
06:00 - 08:00 - 09:30 - 11:00 - 12:00
14:10 - 15:00 - 16:00 - 17:00 - 18:00

PIPA - NATAL 
05:00 - 06:00 - 07:00 - 10:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 17:00 - 18:30

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