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The main settlement on the island is called Vila do Abraão and most transport goes to there. There are three main ports on the mainland from where boats regularly leave for Abraão: Mangaratiba (closest to Rio), Concecao de Jacarai (the one closest to the island and with most connections) and Angra dos Reis (closest to Sao Paulo). There are slow boats with capacity of 500
To get from Rio to Mangaratiba/Jacarei/Angra you can take the expensive Costa Verde  buses from the Rodoviaria in Rio. It costs R$37.50 to Mangaratiba and R$54 to Jacarei/Angra. You can also get
There are also some tour companies that sell a door-to-island package for a van and boat. These cost R$
Perhaps the best way to get to the island from Rio is to take the 05:00 Costa Verde bus to Mangaratiba (R$37.50 as of May 2016), it will leave you at the dock a little past 07:00 so you'll have time to have breakfast and take the 08:00 Barca to Ilha Grande (R$15). You can buy the tickets for the boat right there in a booth, it won't be full because it has a 1,000 passenger capacity. It is also possible to overnight in Mangaratiba, although options are limited - there are no hostels, only a couple of pousadas and a hotel.
'''Conceição de Jacareí''' is a district of Mangaratiba - this is the shortest crossing point. Barcas SA also operates this route once a day, weekday departure is at 15:30, at weekends and on holidays it leaves at 13:30. There are also many other smaller boats which make the trip at various times or when they have sufficient passengers.
From Rio de Janeiro, you can now book online for door to island transfers with the Green Toad Bus [http://www.greentoadbus.com/en/Brazil-bus-passes/Transfers-ilha-grande-307] website. Pick-up from your hostel then a 3 hours drive to the docks where the transfer to a boat to travel 30 minutes to the island. You stop at an ATM to cash-up before hitting the island
It is important to note is that there are no banks on the island, you should bring plenty of cash since not all hotels, shops and restaurants accept credit cards.