how to arrive


NUPEM / UFRJ is located at 764, Avenida São José Barreto, in the district of São José do Barreto, in the city of Macaé – a municipality in the interior of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 180 km northeast of the state capital. NUPEM / UFRJ is located near to the Amaral Peixoto highway, one street behind the Macaé Convention Center / Exhibition Park. Some bus lines stop directly in front of, or nearby, NUPEM / UFRJ.

Click here to see a map showing the location of NUPEM / UFRJ and its surroundings.


From Tom Jobim International Airport, Rio de Janeiro

From the airport, take a bus or a taxi to  Rodoviária Novo Rio (Novo Rio Bus Station) . From there,  take a bus to the city of Macaé. . A one-way bus ticket is approximately R$70 (in 2018). The trip takes around 3 hours by either of two routes

– via the  BR101  highway or Via Lagos. The bus will arrive at the Macaé bus station (Rodoviária de Macaé).

From Macaé Bus Station

From the  Macaé Bus Station (Rodoviária de Macaé) taxi is the fastest, but not the cheapest way to arrive at NUPEM / UFRJ. Public transportation (bus) is the most economically viable alternative. The Macaé Bus Station is located about 300 meters from the central terminal, from where buses depart to the most diverse locations in the city.  One can walk from the Macaé bus station to the central terminal, and from there take the bus to NUPEM/UFRJ (See the route on foot). It is approximately 10 km from the central terminal to NUPEM/UFRJ via the Amaral Peixoto Highway, and about 15km via the Blue Line.

From  Macaé Central Terminal to NUPEM / UFRJ

The easiest way to get to NUPEM / UFRJ from the central terminal is to take the A73 bus (Terminal Central x Engenho da Praia) and get off at the bus stop in front of NUPEM / UFRJ. The trip takes about 20 minutes.


NUPEM/UFRJ  – Instituto de Biodiversidade e Sustentabilidade