Búzios is located on the South Atlantic coast with mild and pleasant weather conditions all year long. It is a peninsula with 23 beaches and an excellent tourist infrastructure.

Departing from the Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão, GIG), in Rio de Janeiro, transportation to Búzios can be easily arranged.

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Citizens of some countries (including the US) will need a Brazilian entry visa. The Secretariat will provide an invitation letter for a registered participant upon request. The Brazilian Visa Policy is based on diplomatic reciprocity, i.e., countries that require a visa from Brazilian citizens are subject to the same formality for their citizens. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, citizens of the following countries do not need visas (as of March 2010)*: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Noruega, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

*Please, take notice that the Brazilian government may change these diplomatic conditions without previous warning. PLEASE CHECK with the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

It is essential to have health insurance in Brazil, as hospital and medical fees are expensive.
For most regions of the country, including Búzios, you don't need to worry about vaccinations.
A valid international vaccination certificate for yellow fever, under the auspices of the World Health Organization, is demanded by the Brazilian Government for travellers who are from (resident or have been in transit within the past three months) Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, French Guyana, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire. Please consult the health department office in your city.

This vaccination is recommended for anyone who intends to visit the following regions within Brazil:
North: states of Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia, Roraima, Amapá, Pará and Tocantins.
Mid-West: states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás and Distrito Federal all municipalities in the states of Maranhão and Minas Gerais municipalities located in the south of Piauí west and south of Bahia north of Espírito Santo northwest of São Paulo west of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. The vaccination must be taken at least 10 (ten) days before travelling.

Rio de Janeiro and Búzios are located at time zone -3:00 GMT. There are typically 4 hours less with respect to Western Europe and 2 hours more with respect to U.S. East Time.

At Búzios and Rio de Janeiro the electrical power is 110 V, 60 Hz.

A 10% tip is usually already included in the bill at restaurants and bars. You are not obliged to pay this tip, but usually nobody complains. Of course you may leave a higher tip if you wish. If the tip is not included, it will be explicitly indicated in the bill. Usually, all prices have already included the Brazilian federal taxes. An exception could be the hotel prices, which may add a 5% to 10% tax to the given rates.

HOW TO GET THERE BY YOURSELF (www.buziosonline.com.br)

I - By Executive Bus  (Regular Shuttle - Airport x Búzios)

The Auto Viação 1001 offers the best private transfer service between Rio de Janeiro airports ( Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport / Galeão, GIG - and Santos Dumont-SDU) and the city of Búzios. The 1001 buses have air conditioning, toilets and comfortable seats.


Regular time schedule*:  

GIG x Búzios x GIG
GIG – 11h30 / 15h30 / 19h /23h
Búzios – 2h / 6h / 9h / 11h / 14h
SDU x Búzios x SDU
SDU – 15h
Búzios – 9h 

*These days and hours could have alterations.



Planet Costa do Sol Viagens de Turismo

Tel.: +55 (22) 2623-2384 / 8809-1004



Humaitá Turismo

Tel.: +55 (22) 2623-0021 / 7835-0795


II - By Normal Bus

From Rio bus statios to Búzios - direct:

The company Viação 1001 offers daily departures from Rodoviária Novo Rio (Novo Rio Bus Terminal - Rio)

Fare: From R$ 33.50 to R$ 38.30 (schedules and fares supplied by Viação 1001)

Usefull Telephones:

Viação 1001: 55-21 4004-5001 (only in Brazil)

Rod. Novo Rio (Rio Bus Terminal): 55-21-2291-5151

Website: www.autoviacao1001.com.br


You can buy tickets paying by creditcard using the phone 0300-313-1001 (only in Brazil)

Always confirm these schedules and fares with "Viação 1001".

NOTE: To get to the Rodoviária Novo Rio (Novo Rio Bus Terminal) from the Rio de Janeiro International Airport, you can take taxis (about R$ 50,00) or Viação Real air-conditioned busses, with several departures all day.

From São Paulo to Búzios - direct:

Fare: R$ 110.50 - Viação 1001

Alternate Route - from Cabo Frio:

Viação 1001 offers hourly departures from Rio de Janeiro to Cabo Frio (30 km from Búzios) where Viação Salineira does the transportation to Búzios every day with departures every 20 minutes. You can also take a taxi from Cabo Frio to Búzios for approximately US$ 35.00.

III - By Car (From Rio de Janeiro to Buzios)

Approximately one hour and fifty minutes from Rio de Janeiro. After passing the toll on the Rio-Niterói bridge, take a left in the direction of Rio Bonito. Soon after arriving at Rio Bonito, take a right onto "Via Lagos" in the direction of Região dos Lagos (Lakes Region). Stay on this highway. When it ends, continue more 4 miles until reaching a large Ipiranga gas station at the entrance of São Pedro da Aldeia. Take a left at the gas station and then immediately turn right onto RJ-106 in the direction of Macaé/Búzios. Some 8 miles later you will come to the "Até que Enfim" gas station, where you will turn off to the right. From this point, Búzios is some 10 minutes away.

Tolls - from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios

- Rio-Niterói Bridge: R$ 5.00 - only charged in the Rio to Niterói direction

- Via Lagos (RJ-124): R$ 9.80 at weekdays and R$ 15 at weekends - charged in both directions. (See currency in useful information)

- São Gonçalo: R$ 2.80 - only charged on returns

Useful Phones

Ponte SA - Rio-Niterói Brigdee: +55 (21) 2620-9333

Via Lagos Highway (RJ 124): +55 (21) 2734-4141 or +55 (22) 2665-6565

Interstate Police: +55 (21) 2625 1530

Federal Policee: +55 (21) 2471-5822 / +55 (21) 2471-6111

DNERe: +55 (21) 2471-0171

Once in Búzios

Here you will find information about how to move in Búzios by car, mini-buses, maps, car rentals...

Transfers to Búzios, Brazil

The hotels and pousadas offer transfer services to Búzios, directly from the airport or your hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The prices vary according to the inn or hotel, but rates can be obtained when booking your reservation. Normally transfers are in luxury air-conditioned cars at R$ 120.00 per person or in vans at R$ 70.00 per person. (Average prices, round-trip, leaving from Rio de Janeiro). For more information please consult you hotel.