Daily shared vans pick up from Rio de Janeiro city neighborhoods daily and drive a couple of hours south to the town of Conceição de Jacarei, where you are provided a ticket on a speed boat to the main pier of Abraao on Ilha Grande.
From Rio de Janeiro, the vans will pick up if you are staying on accessible streets within the following areas - Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon, Arpoador, Gavea, Jardim Botanico, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Flamengo, Laranjeiras, Catete, Gloria, Botafogo, Humaita, Downtown, Centro, Maracanã, Vila Isabel, Tijuca, Estácio. Please check the More Information button below to see where the van will not pick up.
Abraao is the main port town of the island and where these transfers will take you. Abraao is the town which has most of the hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. If staying elsewhere on Ilha Grande, this transfer may not be the transport you need, because there are no roads connecting other parts of the island from Abraao, and you will have to hire boats which can be expensive. If staying on the other side of the island, you need to take a transfer to Angra dos Reis where boats access that part of Ilha Grande.
Our private transfers from Rio de Janeiro, which can be booked below, also provide you with your boat ticket to Abraao. The advantage of taking a private transfer is that you depart as soon as you are picked up and do not drive around picking up others. You may also select your own departure time, but will have to depart before 03:30 pm in able to make the last boat.