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Airports in Brazil

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB)

Location

The airport is situated seven miles (12km) southwest of Brasilia.

Getting to the city

Buses and microbuses leave regularly from outside the terminal building for the main bus station in the city centre; however, taxis are generally the best option. Taxis are available 24-hours a day outside both terminals.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February).

Contacts

Tel: +55 (0)61 3364 9000.

see full airport guide


Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)

Location

The airport is located on Governor's Island, 10 miles (16km) north of Rio de Janeiro.

Getting to the city

Public buses are available and passengers can connect to Rio's Novo Rio Rodoviaria bus station in the city centre. Passengers can take the two Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lines from and to the airport. There are train lines near the airport, the nearest metro station from Galeão Airport is the Vicente de Carvalho, on line 2. To get to the airport, it is necessary to transfer to the BRT at this station, with a direct route to the airport.

More expensive airport shuttles are available to downtown hotels and popular destinations and often have an English speaking guide. Taxis are available.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)

Contacts

Tel: +55 21 3004 6050.

see full airport guide


Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (GRU)

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (26km) northeast of Sao Paulo.

Getting to the city

EMTU buses depart from GRU Airport, bound to Congonhas Airport, Praça da República, Tietê Bus Terminal, and Barra Funda, Itaim Bibi, Circuit Paulista, and Brooklin Novo. There is an airport shuttle bus which drops off at the main hotels. Taxis are available outside the terminals.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)

Contacts

Tel: +55 (0)11 6445 2945.

see full airport guide


Londrina-Governador José Richa Airport (LDB)

Location

Londrina Airport is located about four miles (6km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Bus lines connect the airport with central Londrina. Travellers can also pre-book a limousine or shuttle to transfer them to their destination in the city, or hire a taxi or rental car.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 43 3027 9000

see full airport guide


Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)

Location

The airport is located 14 miles (22km) north of downtown Salvador de Bahia.

Getting to the city

Public buses run from the airport to the city centre. Two kinds of buses are available: the 'executivo' and the urban bus. The buses provide transportation to the main city sights such as Pelourinho, Barra, Mercado Modelo, and the Lacerda Elevator. Tickets can be bought on the bus or within the terminal and the trip takes approximately 90 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

Tel: +55 (0)71 204 1130.

see full airport guide


Val de Cans-Julio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport (BEL)

Getting to the city

Buses run from the airport to the city. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT -3.

Contacts

+55 91 3210 6000

see full airport guide


Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport (CNF)

Location

The airport is located 24 miles (38km) north of downtown Belo Horizonte.

Getting to the city

The airport is quite far from the city and it takes about 50 minutes to drive to the city centre. The airport is served by regular buses, executive buses, and taxis. The airport is not directly accessed by the Belo Horizonte subway, but buses can take passengers to the metro station.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between October and February)

Contacts

+55 0800 037 1547

see full airport guide


Sao Paulo Viracopos International Airport (VCP)

Location

The airport is located 12 miles (20km) southwest of Campinas.

Getting to the city

Buses connect the airport to Campinas and a number of other cities. Line 1.93 runs to central Campinas, which cost $4.70 per person. Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 19 3725 5000

see full airport guide


Santa Genoveva Airport (GYN)

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) from downtown Goiania.

Getting to the city

Buses that travel to the centre of town are available from the stop on the city side of the airport terminal in the direction of Praça Tamandaré. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 62 3265 1500

see full airport guide


Campo Grande International Airport (CGR)

Location

The airport is situated four miles (7km) from downtown Campo Grande.

Getting to the city

There is a bus stop on the main road just outside of the airport. Buses depart roughly every 30 minutes to downtown Campo Grande. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -4 between February and October)

Contacts

+55 67 3368 6000

see full airport guide


Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU)

Location

The airport is located seven miles (12km) from downtown Foz do Iguaçu.

Getting to the city

Taxis can be organised at the taxi desk at the entrance to the terminal building. The airport is on the bus route between Foz do Iguaçu (45 minutes away) and the National Park entrance. The bus service runs roughly every half hour and costs $2.65 per trip. The bus stop is outside the terminal building and tickets can be bought from the bus driver. The bus passes many of the main hotels and stops frequently.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 45 3521 4200

see full airport guide


Marechal Rondon International Airport (CGB)

Getting to the city

Local buses to town are available to the left of Las Velas Hotel, just outside the airport. Taxis and rental cars are also readily available.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -4, Feb - Oct)

Contacts

+55 65 3614 2500

see full airport guide


Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

Location

The airport is located in the municipality of São José dos Pinhais, in Curitiba.

Getting to the city

An airport shuttle that departs roughly every 20 minutes is available and will take visitors to the city centre with many stops at hotels along the way. The local bus service also passes by the airport every 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis are readily available outside the airport, close to the parking area. The journey to the city centre by taxi takes about 20 minutes.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid- February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 41 3381 1515

see full airport guide


Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN)

Location

The airport is located nine miles (14km) from downtown Florianopolis.

Getting to the city

Red local buses and executive shuttles run from the airport every 15 minutes. The trip takes roughly 45 minutes.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 48 3331 4000

see full airport guide


Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport (FOR)

Location

The airport is located four miles (6km) south of downtown Fortaleza.

Getting to the city

The local bus service runs frequently between the airport and Fortaleza. The main bus station of Fortaleza is also on this route.

Time

GMT -3

see full airport guide


Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA)

Location

The airport is located seven miles (12km) from downtown Joao Pessoa.

Getting to the city

A bus route connects the airport with central Joao Pessoa, with buses departing roughly every 30 to 45 minutes from the airport between 6am and 11pm. The bus stop can be located outside the passenger terminal.

Time

GMT -3

Contacts

+55 83 3041 4200

see full airport guide


Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ)

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (26km) from downtown Maceió.

Getting to the city

Bus services are available in front of the airport and transport passengers to the bus station and centre of the city. Buses run from 5am to 10pm.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+55 82 3036 5200

see full airport guide


Eduardo Gomes-Manaus International Airport. (MAO)

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) north of downtown Manaus.

Getting to the city

Public bus numbers 306 and 813 service the airport about every 30 minutes, travelling to downtown Manaus. Taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT -4.

Contacts

+53 93 3652 1210

see full airport guide


São Gonçalo do Amarante-Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport (NAT)

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (26km) from central Natal.

Getting to the city

Public buses access the airport to the Shopping Midway Mall in Natal via Line R. Hotel shuttles and taxis also service the airport.

Time

Local time is GMT -3.

Contacts

+53 84 3343 6060

see full airport guide


Salgado Filho International Airport (POA)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) from the city centre of Porto Alegre.

Getting to the city

The Porto Alegre Metro connects Terminal 1 to the airport metro station, which is on the main metro line. Conorte provides public bus service via routes B09 and B091. Rates are $4.30 per person. Taxis are available outside Terminal 1.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between third Sunday in October and third Sunday in February).

Contacts

(51) 3358 2000

see full airport guide


Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)

Location

The airport is located one mile (2km) from the Porto Seguro city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxi services are available from the airport to the city centre.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+55 73 3288 1880

see full airport guide


Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)

Location

The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Recife.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to the Recife metro which can take travellers to various stops in Recife every 8 minutes. The metro operates from 5am to 11pm. Bus lines from the airport take passengers to the neighbourhoods of Boa Viagem and Cidade Universitária in Recife and Piedade. There are taxis and rental car agencies at the airport.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+53 81 3322 4188

see full airport guide


Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (SLZ)

Location

The airport is located roughly nine miles (15km) from Sao Luis.

Getting to the city

An urban bus line connects the city to the airport and is available from 5am to 11pm. The bus 901 São Cristovão/Alemanha leaves from right outside the terminal (follow the signs) every 25 minutes or so, and takes about 45 minutes to reach Praça Deodouro in the city centre. Taxis and hotel shuttles are available.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+55 98 3217 6100

see full airport guide


Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (VIX)

Location

The airport is located four miles (7km) from Vitoria city centre.

Getting to the city

Urban bus lines 122, 212, and 163 are available to and from the airport to various destinations in and around the city. Taxis are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between October and February)

Contacts

+55 27 3235 6300

see full airport guide


Brasilia International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in Brazil

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB)

Location

The airport is situated seven miles (12km) southwest of Brasilia.

Getting to the city

Buses and microbuses leave regularly from outside the terminal building for the main bus station in the city centre; however, taxis are generally the best option. Taxis are available 24-hours a day outside both terminals.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February).

Contacts

Tel: +55 (0)61 3364 9000.

see full airport guide


Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)

Location

The airport is located on Governor's Island, 10 miles (16km) north of Rio de Janeiro.

Getting to the city

Public buses are available and passengers can connect to Rio's Novo Rio Rodoviaria bus station in the city centre. Passengers can take the two Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lines from and to the airport. There are train lines near the airport, the nearest metro station from Galeão Airport is the Vicente de Carvalho, on line 2. To get to the airport, it is necessary to transfer to the BRT at this station, with a direct route to the airport.

More expensive airport shuttles are available to downtown hotels and popular destinations and often have an English speaking guide. Taxis are available.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)

Contacts

Tel: +55 21 3004 6050.

see full airport guide


Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (GRU)

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (26km) northeast of Sao Paulo.

Getting to the city

EMTU buses depart from GRU Airport, bound to Congonhas Airport, Praça da República, Tietê Bus Terminal, and Barra Funda, Itaim Bibi, Circuit Paulista, and Brooklin Novo. There is an airport shuttle bus which drops off at the main hotels. Taxis are available outside the terminals.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)

Contacts

Tel: +55 (0)11 6445 2945.

see full airport guide


Londrina-Governador José Richa Airport (LDB)

Location

Londrina Airport is located about four miles (6km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Bus lines connect the airport with central Londrina. Travellers can also pre-book a limousine or shuttle to transfer them to their destination in the city, or hire a taxi or rental car.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 43 3027 9000

see full airport guide


Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)

Location

The airport is located 14 miles (22km) north of downtown Salvador de Bahia.

Getting to the city

Public buses run from the airport to the city centre. Two kinds of buses are available: the 'executivo' and the urban bus. The buses provide transportation to the main city sights such as Pelourinho, Barra, Mercado Modelo, and the Lacerda Elevator. Tickets can be bought on the bus or within the terminal and the trip takes approximately 90 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

Tel: +55 (0)71 204 1130.

see full airport guide


Val de Cans-Julio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport (BEL)

Getting to the city

Buses run from the airport to the city. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT -3.

Contacts

+55 91 3210 6000

see full airport guide


Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport (CNF)

Location

The airport is located 24 miles (38km) north of downtown Belo Horizonte.

Getting to the city

The airport is quite far from the city and it takes about 50 minutes to drive to the city centre. The airport is served by regular buses, executive buses, and taxis. The airport is not directly accessed by the Belo Horizonte subway, but buses can take passengers to the metro station.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between October and February)

Contacts

+55 0800 037 1547

see full airport guide


Sao Paulo Viracopos International Airport (VCP)

Location

The airport is located 12 miles (20km) southwest of Campinas.

Getting to the city

Buses connect the airport to Campinas and a number of other cities. Line 1.93 runs to central Campinas, which cost $4.70 per person. Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 19 3725 5000

see full airport guide


Santa Genoveva Airport (GYN)

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) from downtown Goiania.

Getting to the city

Buses that travel to the centre of town are available from the stop on the city side of the airport terminal in the direction of Praça Tamandaré. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 62 3265 1500

see full airport guide


Campo Grande International Airport (CGR)

Location

The airport is situated four miles (7km) from downtown Campo Grande.

Getting to the city

There is a bus stop on the main road just outside of the airport. Buses depart roughly every 30 minutes to downtown Campo Grande. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -4 between February and October)

Contacts

+55 67 3368 6000

see full airport guide


Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU)

Location

The airport is located seven miles (12km) from downtown Foz do Iguaçu.

Getting to the city

Taxis can be organised at the taxi desk at the entrance to the terminal building. The airport is on the bus route between Foz do Iguaçu (45 minutes away) and the National Park entrance. The bus service runs roughly every half hour and costs $2.65 per trip. The bus stop is outside the terminal building and tickets can be bought from the bus driver. The bus passes many of the main hotels and stops frequently.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 45 3521 4200

see full airport guide


Marechal Rondon International Airport (CGB)

Getting to the city

Local buses to town are available to the left of Las Velas Hotel, just outside the airport. Taxis and rental cars are also readily available.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -4, Feb - Oct)

Contacts

+55 65 3614 2500

see full airport guide


Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

Location

The airport is located in the municipality of São José dos Pinhais, in Curitiba.

Getting to the city

An airport shuttle that departs roughly every 20 minutes is available and will take visitors to the city centre with many stops at hotels along the way. The local bus service also passes by the airport every 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis are readily available outside the airport, close to the parking area. The journey to the city centre by taxi takes about 20 minutes.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid- February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 41 3381 1515

see full airport guide


Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN)

Location

The airport is located nine miles (14km) from downtown Florianopolis.

Getting to the city

Red local buses and executive shuttles run from the airport every 15 minutes. The trip takes roughly 45 minutes.

Time

GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)

Contacts

+55 48 3331 4000

see full airport guide


Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport (FOR)

Location

The airport is located four miles (6km) south of downtown Fortaleza.

Getting to the city

The local bus service runs frequently between the airport and Fortaleza. The main bus station of Fortaleza is also on this route.

Time

GMT -3

see full airport guide


Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA)

Location

The airport is located seven miles (12km) from downtown Joao Pessoa.

Getting to the city

A bus route connects the airport with central Joao Pessoa, with buses departing roughly every 30 to 45 minutes from the airport between 6am and 11pm. The bus stop can be located outside the passenger terminal.

Time

GMT -3

Contacts

+55 83 3041 4200

see full airport guide


Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ)

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (26km) from downtown Maceió.

Getting to the city

Bus services are available in front of the airport and transport passengers to the bus station and centre of the city. Buses run from 5am to 10pm.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+55 82 3036 5200

see full airport guide


Eduardo Gomes-Manaus International Airport. (MAO)

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) north of downtown Manaus.

Getting to the city

Public bus numbers 306 and 813 service the airport about every 30 minutes, travelling to downtown Manaus. Taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT -4.

Contacts

+53 93 3652 1210

see full airport guide


São Gonçalo do Amarante-Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport (NAT)

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (26km) from central Natal.

Getting to the city

Public buses access the airport to the Shopping Midway Mall in Natal via Line R. Hotel shuttles and taxis also service the airport.

Time

Local time is GMT -3.

Contacts

+53 84 3343 6060

see full airport guide


Salgado Filho International Airport (POA)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) from the city centre of Porto Alegre.

Getting to the city

The Porto Alegre Metro connects Terminal 1 to the airport metro station, which is on the main metro line. Conorte provides public bus service via routes B09 and B091. Rates are $4.30 per person. Taxis are available outside Terminal 1.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between third Sunday in October and third Sunday in February).

Contacts

(51) 3358 2000

see full airport guide


Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)

Location

The airport is located one mile (2km) from the Porto Seguro city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxi services are available from the airport to the city centre.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+55 73 3288 1880

see full airport guide


Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)

Location

The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Recife.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to the Recife metro which can take travellers to various stops in Recife every 8 minutes. The metro operates from 5am to 11pm. Bus lines from the airport take passengers to the neighbourhoods of Boa Viagem and Cidade Universitária in Recife and Piedade. There are taxis and rental car agencies at the airport.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+53 81 3322 4188

see full airport guide


Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (SLZ)

Location

The airport is located roughly nine miles (15km) from Sao Luis.

Getting to the city

An urban bus line connects the city to the airport and is available from 5am to 11pm. The bus 901 São Cristovão/Alemanha leaves from right outside the terminal (follow the signs) every 25 minutes or so, and takes about 45 minutes to reach Praça Deodouro in the city centre. Taxis and hotel shuttles are available.

Time

Local time is GMT -3

Contacts

+55 98 3217 6100

see full airport guide


Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (VIX)

Location

The airport is located four miles (7km) from Vitoria city centre.

Getting to the city

Urban bus lines 122, 212, and 163 are available to and from the airport to various destinations in and around the city. Taxis are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -3 (GMT -2 between October and February)

Contacts

+55 27 3235 6300

see full airport guide


Brasilia International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.