The bus trip to Maceió/AL can be long; leaving from Recife the trip takes around 4 hours. The length of the journey will depend on which city you start from :) To enjoy a long trip in the best way, here are some tips! Prepare a neck pillow, a book that you like and don't forget the headphones. You are likely to want to come back, because there are so many amazing sights on the way. Time passes even faster;) Many prefer to go to the city by bus, either to save money or because the airport is away from the city and taxis charge very high prices, making travel planning very difficult.