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ilha grande getting to and from

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ilha grande getting to and from

Hi there, I am planning a trip from Rio to Ilha grande - perhaps on a sunday and also need to get from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo to fly out.

Can I ask, how long does it take from each city to the ports to catch the boats by transfer?

Also, people often mention private rides across to the island instead of the ferry. Are these reliable?


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1. Re: ilha grande getting to and from

You have a difficult trip, but not impossible. If you can inderstand a little bit of portuguese, try this site out:


At this link you can figure how to get there from Rio de Janeiro, the boats scheduled times:


Here, you can check the times:


You have to go from Rio de Janeiro to Mangaratiba or to Angra dos Reis to take a boat to the island.

When returning, from Angra you can take a bus to São Paulo:


This company offers daily hours.

08:00 AM; 12:00PM; 03:00PM; 10:00PM

Price is around R$57,00 (about U$29,00 - AUD35,50).

I think they are not operating regular flights from Angra dos Reis to São Paulo (it used to be TEAM AIRLINES - http://www.voeteam.com.br). By bus you're gonna take about 7:30 hours.

Fell free to further questions.

Consider about at least 2 days in Ilha Grande.

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We just returned from our stay in Roi, with three days (mid-week) on Ilha Grande. I highly recommend transferring from Angra dos Reis, rather than Maragataiba (sp?!) :) It seems most tourists transfer to IG from Angra, so its easier to catch a boat. leaving from Mara.. there was only one other couple, and we had to wait an hour and a half to see if more people showed up as the boat captain (understandably) did not want to make the trip with such an empty boat. I have a feeling this is because it's the off season. In high season, it may be much different.

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3. Re: ilha grande getting to and from

Thanks so much for your responses.

I actually got in touch with a tour operator - class adventure travels, who are looking at the transfers from rio and back to sao paulo for us. looks like we will need to spend the night before our flight in Paraty so that we can get to Sao Paulo in time.

looking forward to IG!

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