Brazil Airports

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Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB)

Location: The airport is situated seven miles (12km) southwest of Brasilia.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February).
Contacts: Tel: +55 (0)61 3364 9000.
Transfer between terminals: A shuttle operates between the two terminals.
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.
Car rental: There is a range of car rental companies based at the airport, including Avis, Hertz, Localiza, Movida, Unidas and a number of local companies.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available all day and night outside the terminal buildings.
Facilities: The airport is clean and efficient. Facilities include banks and a bureau de change, ATMs, restaurants, snack bars and bars, left-luggage facilities, shops, a children's area, a post office and a travel agent. The airport is also well equipped for the disabled.
Parking: Parking is available within easy walking distance of the terminal.
Website: www.bsb.aero/en

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.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)
Contacts: Tel: +55 21 3004 6050.
Transfer between terminals: A moving walkway connects the two terminals.
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.
Car rental: Car rental companies, including Avis and Hertz, can be found in Terminal 1 and 2.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminals. Visitors are advised to buy prepaid taxi vouchers at the Rio Tourism Authority desk; they are usually a little bit more expensive but give you peace of mind. It is advisable to ignore the RDE taxi desk and go to the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk instead and buy prepaid taxi vouchers there. If you hail a taxi outside the terminal, make sure the meter is cleared of the last fare.
Facilities: The airport is well equipped with facilities including ATMs, banks and bureaux de change, shops, restaurants and bars, duty-free shopping, luggage lockers, children area, a wellness spa, a swimming pool and a tourist help desk. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Parking: There are multi-level car parks near both terminals that offers short and long-term parking. Rates vary.
Website: www.riogaleao.com/en

Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (GRU)

Location: The airport is located 16 miles (26km) northeast of Sao Paulo.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)
Contacts: Tel: +55 (0)11 6445 2945.
Transfer between terminals: Terminal 1 is small and handles only domestic flights. A free shuttle bus connects it to Terminals 2 and 3, which are themselves linked by a walkway. There is a fourth terminal that handles large air cargo, and is off limits to passengers.
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.
Car rental: Car hire companies include Avis, Hertz, Localiza, Movida, and Unidas.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminals. Visitors are advised to take the official airport Guarucoop taxis; they are usually a little more expensive but give peace of mind.
Facilities: There are a number of bars, restaurants, and shops at the airport. There are banks, currency exchange bureaux, postal services, gift shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, gift globes, and ATMs. There is duty-free shopping before customs for Arrivals. Tourist information desks are available as well as business facilities and conference rooms in nearby hotels.
Parking: Parking is available at a variety of different parking buildings around the terminals, including standard and premium parking options.
Website: www.gru.com.br

Londrina-Governador José Richa Airport (LDB)

Location: Londrina Airport is located about four miles (6km) from the city centre.
Time: GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)
Contacts: +55 43 3027 9000
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.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are generally available at the airport. They are usually metered and charge a set rate per kilometre.
Facilities: Airport facilities include an ATM, a coffee shop, a bar, baggage protection, some shops, and travel agents.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport and the parking lots are open 24 hours a day.
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Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)

Location: The airport is located 14 miles (22km) north of downtown Salvador de Bahia.
Time: Local time is GMT -3
Contacts: Tel: +55 (0)71 204 1130.
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.
Car rental: Avis, Thrifty, Europcar, and Hertz all have desks in the arrivals hall.
Airport Taxis: Coometas taxis are available at the airport, and wait outside the terminal.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a comfort station, hairdresser, information desk, medical post, tourist service centre, banks and ATMs, currency exchange, restaurants and coffee shops, a post office, gift shops and newsagents, and duty-free shopping.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport.
Website: www.aeroportosalvador.net
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Val de Cans-Julio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport (BEL)

Time: Local time is GMT -3.
Contacts: +55 91 3210 6000
Getting to the city: Buses run from the airport to the city. Taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Car hire companies represented at the airport include Hertz, Localiza, and Unidas.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from the airport. Some taxi drivers can be negotiated into a significantly lower fare if travellers bargain with them in person outside the terminal.
Facilities: Facilities in the airport include several ATMs, medical services, a pharmacy, a chapel, baby-changing facilities, baggage storage, a post office, and numerous shops and restaurants.
Parking: Long- and short-term parking is available opposite the main airport building.
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Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport (CNF)

Location: The airport is located 24 miles (38km) north of downtown Belo Horizonte.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between October and February)
Contacts: +55 0800 037 1547
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.
Car rental: Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Hertz and Movida.
Airport Taxis: Taxis from a number of different companies are available at the airport, including Cooperfins, Coopertramo, Cootramo, and Mines Taxi. Taxi counters are available in Hall of Terminal 1 and 3.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs, medical facilities, a pharmacy, baby-changing facilities, baggage storage, shops (including duty-free), and several restaurants and bars.
Parking: Short- and long-term parking is available within walking distance of the terminal.
Website: www.bh-airport.com.br
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Sao Paulo Viracopos International Airport (VCP)

Location: The airport is located 12 miles (20km) southwest of Campinas.
Time: GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)
Contacts: +55 19 3725 5000
Getting to the city: Buses connect the airport to Campinas and a number of other cities. Line 1.93 runs to central Campinas. Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport.
Car rental: Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Locate, Maggi, Movida, and United, among others.
Airport Taxis: Passengers will find a taxi stand outside the terminal. Those wanting to pay by card can book at the counter inside the terminal. Taxi drivers accept cash directly.
Facilities: Airport facilities include banks and ATMs, an information desk, a lost and found, a post office, medical services, restaurants and shops.
Parking: A covered walkway connects the parking lots to the terminal.
Website: www.viracopos.com
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Santa Genoveva Airport (GYN)

Location: The airport is located five miles (8km) from downtown Goiania.
Time: GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)
Contacts: +55 62 3265 1500
Getting to the city: Buses travelling to the centre of town depart from the city side of the airport terminal. Taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Car companies represented at the airport include Avis and Hertz.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the passenger terminal.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, a pharmacy, currency-exchange facilities, cafes and a restaurant, baggage protection, a post office, shopping, and tourism agencies.
Parking: The airport has two parking areas, one in front of the terminal and the other on Santos Dumont Avenue, in front of the TAM Cargo.
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Campo Grande International Airport (CGR)

Location: The airport is situated four miles (7km) from downtown Campo Grande.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -4 between February and October)
Contacts: +55 67 3368 6000
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.
Car rental: There are car rental companies at the airport including Avis, Hertz, Europcar.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminal building.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs, a pharmacy, baby-changing facilities, a post office, a massage station, and several shops and restaurants.
Parking: There is parking available at the airport, within walking distance of the terminal.
Website: www.airportia.com/brazil/campo-grande-airport
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Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (12km) from downtown Foz do Iguaçu.
Time: GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)
Contacts: +55 45 3521 4200
Getting to the city: The airport is on the bus route between Foz do Iguaçu (45 minutes away) and the National Park entrance. Buses run roughly every half hour and passengers can buy tickets from the bus driver. The route passes many of the city's main hotels.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis and Hertz, among others.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the entrance to the terminal building, where travellers can inform the assistant of their desired destination. The assistant will then arrange a taxi. Travellers can pay with their card at this point, or pay the taxi driver cash.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, a medical post, a bar, several restaurants, a baggage protection service, baggage lockers, and a variety of shops.
Parking: The airport provides short-term and long-term parking.
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Marechal Rondon International Airport (CGB)

Time: GMT -3 (GMT -4, Feb - Oct)
Contacts: +55 65 3614 2500
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.
Car rental: Several car rental companies operate at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are readily available outside the airport. If there are none waiting curbside, they can be ordered by phone.
Facilities: Airport facilities include an ATM, a baby-changing area, currency exchange, a cafe, several restaurants, a post office, and several shops.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport.
Website: www.infraero.gov.br/portal/index.php/us/airports/mato-grosso/marechal-rondon/facilities.html
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Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

Location: The airport is located in the municipality of São José dos Pinhais, in Curitiba.
Time: GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid- February and mid-October)
Contacts: +55 41 3381 1515
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 takes about 20 minutes by taxi.
Car rental: Several car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the airport, close to the parking area. The journey to the city centre takes about 20 minutes by taxi.
Facilities: Airport facilities include banks, ATMs, a medical post, a pharmacy, money-exchange services, a selection of restaurants and cafes, travel agents, a hairdresser, baggage protection, a post office, and some shops (including duty-free).
Parking: There is lots of parking at the airport, charged for by the hour or by the day.
Website: www.aeroportocuritiba.net/en/
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Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN)

Location: The airport is located nine miles (14km) from downtown Florianopolis.
Time: GMT -2 (GMT -3 between mid-February and mid-October)
Contacts: +55 48 3331 4000
Getting to the city: Red local buses and executive shuttles run from the airport every 15 minutes. The trip takes roughly 45 minutes.
Car rental: Several car rental companies operate at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are readily available outside the lobby of the airport. A flat rate is charged for the short trip to the city centre. Taxis can be booked in advance from Aerotaxi at the same rate.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a bank, ATM, medical post, pharmacy, money exchange, bar, cafe, restaurant, baggage protection, post office and several shops (including duty-free).
Parking: Parking is located opposite the terminal, with hourly and daily rates available.
Website: www.aeroportoflorianopolis.net/en/
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Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International Airport (FOR)

Location: The airport is located four miles (6km) south of downtown Fortaleza.
Time: GMT -3
Getting to the city: The local bus service runs frequently between the airport and Fortaleza. The city's main bus station is also on this route.
Car rental: A number of car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Hertz, and Europcar.
Airport Taxis: Airport taxis are readily available and charge a fixed rate for transport into the city centre.
Facilities: Airport facilities include banking services and ATMs, a medical centre, chapel, comfort station, restaurants and cafes, baggage protection, a post office, a travel agency, shopping (including duty-free), and a souvenir shop.
Parking: Fortaleza Airport has lots of covered and uncovered parking.
Website: www.aeroportofortaleza.net/en/
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Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (12km) from downtown Joao Pessoa.
Time: GMT -3
Contacts: +55 83 3041 4200
Getting to the city: A bus route connects the airport with central Joao Pessoa. Buses depart every 30 to 45 minutes, between 6am and 11pm. The bus stop is outside the passenger terminal.
Car rental: Car rental companies can be found in the passenger terminal.
Airport Taxis: Taxis from the airport to the town centre can be found outside the passenger terminal on the ground floor.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, coffee shops, baggage protection, a bookstore, an information centre, lost and found, restaurants and shops.
Parking: The airport has parking.
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Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ)

Location: The airport is located 16 miles (26km) from downtown Maceió.
Time: Local time is GMT -3
Contacts: +55 82 3036 5200
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.
Car rental: Car-rental companies represented at the airport include Avis and Hertz, and can be located at the terminal entrance.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are available on the ground floor of the passenger terminal 24 hours a day.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, a medical post, chapel, baby-changing facilities, money exchange, cafes, restaurants, a post office, bag protection and shopping.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport.
Website: www.infraero.gov.br
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Eduardo Gomes-Manaus International Airport. (MAO)

Location: The airport is situated nine miles (14km) north of downtown Manaus.
Time: Local time is GMT -4.
Contacts: +53 93 3652 1210
Transfer between terminals: The two passenger terminals are connected.
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.
Car rental: Avis, Le Mans, Thrifty, and Hertz are among the car-hire companies represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport.
Facilities: Airport facilities include banks, ATMs, emergency medical services, a pharmacy, an information desk, a lost and found, a comfort station, VIP lounges, and numerous shops and restaurants.
Parking: 24-hour parking is provided at the airport, within walking distance of the terminals.
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São Gonçalo do Amarante-Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport (NAT)

Location: The airport is located 16 miles (26km) from central Natal.
Time: Local time is GMT -3.
Contacts: +53 84 3343 6060
Getting to the city: Public buses connect the airport to the Shopping Midway Mall in Natal via Line R. Hotel shuttles and taxis also service the airport.
Car rental: Car rental is available, including Avis, Localiza, Movida, Serra Dourada, and Unidas.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport by means of Coopcon Taxis on the ground floor.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport are limited, but include tourist information, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, public telephones, a lost and found, and some restaurants and shops.
Parking: Parking is within walking distance of the terminal building.
Website: www.natal.aero
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Salgado Filho International Airport (POA)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) from the city centre of Porto Alegre.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between third Sunday in October and third Sunday in February).
Contacts: (51) 3358 2000
Transfer between terminals: A circular bus service transports passengers between the terminals.
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. Taxis are available outside Terminal 1.
Car rental: Avis, Europcar and Budget are among the car-hire companies represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Cootaero provides taxi service from the airport at fixed rates. Bilingual drivers are available.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a lost and found, a tourist information counter, a business centre, currency exchange facilities, an ATM, VIP lounge, chapel, massage stations, shoeshine service, public telephones, postal services, and an assortment of shops and restaurants.
Parking: The parking lot is within walking distance of the terminals.
Website: www.portoalegre-airport.com.br
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Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)

Location: The airport is located one mile (2km) from the Porto Seguro city centre.
Time: Local time is GMT -3
Contacts: +55 73 3288 1880
Getting to the city: Taxi services are available from the airport to the city centre.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available to and from the airport.
Facilities: Porto Seguro airport is equipped with facilities including various restaurants and cafes, shops, and a medical emergency room.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport.
Website: www.aeroportoseguro.com.br
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Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Recife.
Time: Local time is GMT -3
Contacts: +53 81 3322 4188
Getting to the city: The airport is connected to the Recife metro, which takes 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.
Car rental: Rental cars are available from Avis, Hertz, Movida, and Localiza.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are available from the airport.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a post office, currency exchange, police unit, tourism office, shops, and restaurants.
Parking: Parking is available for more than 2,000 cars.
Website: www.aeroportorecife.net
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Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (SLZ)

Location: The airport is located roughly nine miles (15km) from Sao Luis.
Time: Local time is GMT -3
Contacts: +55 98 3217 6100
Getting to the city: An urban bus line connects the city to the airport and is available from 5am to 11pm. 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.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz and Avis.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are available 24 hours a day.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, a medical post, restaurants, a pharmacy, a comfort station, baggage protection, a post office, a baby changer, a clinic, and various shops.
Parking: Parking is available.
Website: www4.infraero.gov.br/aeroportos/aeroporto-internacional-de-sao-luis-marechal-cunha-machado/
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Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (VIX)

Location: The airport is located four miles (7km) from Vitoria city centre.
Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between October and February)
Contacts: +55 27 3235 6300
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.
Car rental: Car rental companies are available at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are available from in front of the Arrivals area.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a bank, ATMs, car rental outlets, cafes, a restaurant, baggage protection services, shopping, and travel agents.
Parking: Parking at the airport is available.
Website: www.infraero.gov.br
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