Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande transfer with a boat to Vila Abraão

Choose from our daily Rio de Janeiro to island transfer shuttle departures and private vehicles. Get picked up from hotels, apartments, and the airports of Rio city and have your ticket to Vila do Abraão included!

Rio de Janeiro to Abraão Transfer Reservation


Pick-up Locations

Hotels, Apartments, & Airports.

Duration

3 Hours (Average)

Disembark

Estação Abraão
Main Tourist Pier

Transfer Rio Ilha Grande

After all the passengers have been collected and the shuttle exits the city, you will be driven 2 hours south to the small fishing village of Conceição de Jacareí, where you change for a speedboat for the crossing to the main pier of Abraao on Ilha Grande. The boat crossing takes around 20 minutes on average.

We offer you the fastest way to get to Ilha Grande from Rio de Janeiro! Get picked up from Rio de Janeiro in modern vehicles with professional and experienced drivers who will deliver you safely, comfortably, and quickly to the island!.

The vans are new and equipped with air conditioning, wi-fi, security camera, satellite tracker, and include passenger insurance.

Hotel and Apartment Pick-up Locations
RIO Galeão (GIG) – Tom Jobim International Airport Pick-up
Santos Dumont (SDU) Airport Pick-up
The Boat Crossing: Concecao do Jacare to Vila do Abraao
Arriving at Vila do Abraão
Luggage Allowance
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Hotel and Apartment Pick-up Locations

If staying in a hotel or hostel we ask you to be checked out and waiting close to the entrance of the building. If staying in an apartment or private residence, we ask that you be ready to depart from the entrance of the building.

We inform you by a WhatsApp message when the van is in your area so you can go outside to wait.

You have the option of choosing from 2 transfers from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande per day. The following pickup schedules are listed according to pickup zones within Rio de Janeiro:

FIRST DEPARTURE (06:15 – 08:15)

06:45 – 07:00 am:  Downtown, Centro, Maracanã, Vila Isabel, Tijuca, Estácio.

07:00 – 07:45 am:  Santa Teresa, Lapa, Flamengo, Laranjeiras, Catete, Gloria, Botafogo, Humaita, SDU airport.

07:15 – 08:15 am:  Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon, Arpoador, Gavea, Jardim Botanico.

06:15 – 09:00 am:  Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado,  ou Recreio dos Bandeirantes.  Pick-ups from these locations could be either before or after the pick-up in other locations.  You will be advised of the time the night before.

SECOND DEPARTURE (10:15 – 12:15)

10:15 – 11:00 am:  Downtown, Centro, Maracanã, Vila Isabel, Tijuca, Estácio

11:00 – 11:45 am:  Santa Teresa, Lapa, Flamengo, Laranjeiras, Catete, Gloria, Botafogo, Humaita, SDU Airport.

11:15 – 12:15 pm:  Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon, Arpoador, Gavea, Jardim Botanico.

10:00 – 13:00 am:  Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado,  ou Recreio dos Bandeirantes.  Pick-ups from these locations could be either before or after the pick-up in other locations.  You will be advised of the time the night before.

The van will not pick up at the following locations:

– Vidigal
– Location accessed by Ladeira Ary Barroso street on the hill of Leme*,
– Rua Saint Romain & other streets accessed by it.
– Maracana Area (except from a meeting point at the stadium)
– Neighbourhoods around the GIG international Airport,
– Niterói
– Others located out of pick-up zones or difficult for the van to access.
Second Departure only (first is ok) – Sheraton Leblon, and any other location on Av. Niemeyer.

If staying in one of the above places, we will give you the closest meeting point.

IMPORTANT –  Although we do everything we can to stick to the above schedule, the reality of navigating in a big city means that there are possibilities of road delays that could affect the schedule on your day of travel. The above times are a guide only and based on daily averages rather than rigid schedules.

RIO Galeão (GIG) – Tom Jobim International Airport Pick-up

Airport Shuttle Pick-ups

FIRST DEPARTURE
The van passes between 08:15 – 08:45.

SECOND DEPARTURE
The van passes between 12:00 – 12:45.

  • The operational team will send you a WhatsApp Message when the van is close to the airport.
  • Allow yourself at least an hour from your scheduled arrival time to make it to the meeting point.
  • The pick-up point is outside one of the terminal 2 doors on the top floor (the level where flight check-ins are made). The van will be coming from the city with other passengers already on board.
  • After you make your booking, the confirmation will feature the exact location where the van will pass to collect you.
  • During the reservation, please provide your flight arrival time and flight number so that we know that your flight has arrived on the day of the service.
  • If you know your flight is going to be delayed and you may miss the van, you must contact the operational team to organize a new transfer.

Private Airport Pick-ups

  • You may schedule a transfer if your flight arrives any time before 15 pm because any later and you run the risk of missing the last boat from Conceição de Jacareí.
  • If your flight arrives later than 15 pm, you will need to book a VIP service where we will have a private boat waiting for you to arrive at the port.
  • Upon your flight’s arrival, your driver will be waiting at the exit with a sign.

Santos Dumont (SDU) Airport Pick-up

Airport Shuttle Pick-ups

The transfer from the SDU airport is the same shuttle that picks up at city hotels.  The van will swing by a meeting point at the airport to pick you up and continue to pick up other passengers at hotels.

FIRST DEPARTURE
The van passes between 07:00 – 07:45 am.

SECOND DEPARTURE
The van passes between 11:00 – 11:45 am.

  • The operational team will send you a WhatsApp Message when the van is close to the airport.
  • Allow yourself at least an hour from your scheduled arrival time to make it to the meeting point.
  • The pick-up point is outside the departure terminal (where flight check-ins are made).
  • After you make your booking, the confirmation will feature the exact location where the van will pass to collect you.
  • During the reservation, please provide your flight arrival time and flight number so that we know that your flight has arrived on the day of the service.
  • If you know your flight is going to be delayed and you may miss the van, you must contact the operational team to organize a new transfer.

Private Airport Pick-ups

  • You may schedule a transfer if your flight arrives any time before 15 pm because any later and you run the risk of missing the last boat from Conceição de Jacareí.
  • If your flight arrives later than 15 pm, you will need to book a VIP service where we will have a private boat waiting for you to arrive at the port.
  • Upon your flight’s arrival, your driver will be waiting at the exit with a sign.
  • If you know your flight is going to be delayed you must contact the operational team to organize a new pick-up time.

The Boat Crossing: Concecao do Jacare to Vila do Abraao

Travessia Ilha Grande uses Flex Boats which are the fastest passenger crafts ferrying people across to Ilha Grande.

From the tourist pier of Conceição de Jacareí to Vila do Abraão the distance traveled is 12 kilometer and the crossing takes between 15 to 25 minutes depending on the sea conditions of the day.

As a result of bad weather, the seas are not always calm, but the majority of the boat crossings are not uncomfortably bumpy. Just be prepared in the event of high seas, where it can get a little rough.

The boats used in the transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande feature undercover seats to protect from the sun and rain, although we also advise having a raincoat in case of bad weather and sunscreen to protect from the sun’s reflection on the water.

Arriving at Vila do Abraão

The boats from Conceição de Jacarei arrive to Ilha Grande at the main pier of Abraão (Estação Abraão) which is centrally located on the shore of the town’s beach.

Because there are no public vehicles on Ilha Grande, getting to your accommodation is either by:

  • Walking  – the majority of visitors to Ilha Grande stay in the town of Abraão and make their way to their hotels by foot.
  • Local taxi-boat – if you are staying outside Abraão, then hire a taxi boat from the same pier to get to your hotel. But if you are staying on the west side of the island (eg. Araçatiba or Praia Vermelha) then take a boat to Ilha Grande from Angra dos Reis instead of Conceição de Jacarei.
Make use of the luggage porters

The roads on Ilha Grande are more like sandy foot trails and not the easiest to navigate with luggage on wheels, but if traveling light you should be able to walk to your pousada easily enough with your luggage because it is not a big place.

On the other hand, if you are traveling with a lot of luggage or you would simply like a little help, there are porters for hire who are waiting on the pier for arriving boats. By following a hired porter it is also a great way to easily locate your accommodation in Vila do Abraão.

These porters are easily spotted with their yellow shirts that feature the words Carreteiro Legal printed on them.

Bring some cash to Ilha Grande

Although plenty of places accept credit cards, you should not count on finding banks to withdraw cash in Abraão because there are no banks on the island. It is best to bring currency in Brazilian Reals because local exchange rates may not be as good as you will find on the mainland.

Luggage Allowance

Luggage allowance for the shared transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande is 1 standard-sized suitcase or backpack per person and 1 carry-on bag per person. The carry-on item needs to able to fit at your feet or on your lap if no other space is available with the rest of the luggage.

You are responsible for carrying your own luggage to the boat, and then the staff will load your bags onto the boat for you. During the crossing luggage is covered to protect from rain.

If you have more luggage than this, please contact us to see if we can accommodate them.  Extra charges may apply.

Rio de Janeiro to Abraão Transfer Reservation


Rio de Janeiro to Abraão Transfer Reservation


Shared Shuttles

Private Vehicles Available

Includes Boat Ticket

Private Boats Available

Instant Booking

Real-time Availability

One Way or Round-trip

Shared Shuttles

Private Vehicles Available

Includes Boat Ticket

Instant Booking

Private Boats Available

Real-time Availability

One Way or Round-trip

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