Edited to add (Sep 2017): This post is now officially outdated. The bridge has meanwhile be opened and can be used. Yippy!
Edited to add (Nov 2012): The Bridge Across the Oiapoque River
This information may soon be outdated. The construction of a bridge over the Oiapoque River was finished more than a year ago. Due to political reasons it hasn’t been opened yet and nobody knows when this will happen: tomorrow, next year, never. For the time being, you still depend on the car ferry.
The Cargo Boat Ferry
There is only one car ferry (cargo boat) that does the river crossing between Oiapoque, Brazil, and St. George de Oyapock in French Guiana. The company is based in Oiapoque so when you want to cross from the French Guiana side, take a passenger ferry to Brazil to make arrangements with the owner.
Name company: Lunay, located along the waterfront of Oiapoque (Brazilian side).
Owners: Señor Luis and Señor Wendell
GPS Waypoint: 3.500000, -51.500000
Price of Car Shipment
Lunay is a private company that charges a fixed price:
- 1 car = 200 euro
- 2 cars = 120 euro per car
- 4 cars = 80 euro per car
The cargo boat sails upon request (within reason, and depending on possible other passengers of course). The best course of action is to drop by, chat with the owner and see if there are any other car owners who want to share the costs.
- You have to leave the country on the same day you receive your passport exit stamp.
- After your exit papers for the car have been stamped, you have 48 hours to get the vehicle out of the country.