If you are flying to Brazil, it is good to know that there are hundreds of airports in the country. How well they are developed and maintained is shown by the fact that even five Brazilian airports have been ranked among the top 50 airports in the world.

List of airports in Brazil

In this guide, we present important and international Brazilian airports to help you organize your trip.

São Paulo Guarulhos Airport GRU

It is the main airport that serves São Paulo. GRU Airport, as it is sometimes said here, is currently the busiest airport in Brazil, handling more than 40 million passengers a year. The airport is therefore one of the busiest in Latin America. The airport has three passenger terminals and more than 40 airlines that offer connections around the world. The airport is less than 30 km from São Paulo. Passengers can choose between buses and trains to get to the city center. Taxis and private transfers are also possible. In addition to São Paulo, the airport is a good choice to reach destinations such as Santos, Vila Madalena and Ilhabela.

São Paulo Congonhas Airport CGH

São Paulo Congonhas Airport is the second of four airports serving São Paulo. It is located about 10 km from the downtown area. As one of the busiest airports in Brazil, it handles over 20 million passengers every year.

Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport GIG

It is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil. It is also one of the busiest airports in Brazil, handling over 13 million passengers a year. The airport serves as a transfer hub for the low cost carrier Gol Transportes Aereos. In addition to domestic and regional flights, the airport offers connections to the USA, Europe and North Africa. The center of Rio de Janeiro is just about 15 km from the airport and can be reached by bus, taxi or private transfer. The famous Copacabana destination is a 30-minute drive from the airport. If Rio de Janeiro is not your final destination, other cities in the area include São Gonçalo and Niterói.

List of other airports

  • Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport SDU
  • Brasília Airport BSB
  • Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves Airport CNF
  • Campinas Airport VCP
  • Recife Airport REC
  • Porto Alegre Airport POA
  • Salvador Airport SSA
  • Fortaleza Airport FOR
  • Curitiba Airport CWB
  • Belem Airport BEL
  • Florianopolis Airport FLN
  • JUST Vitoria Airport

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