When you're taking a flight from Rio de Janeiro, you have at least two airports from which to choose your departure. The airport you decide to fly from may, in a large part, depend upon your destination.
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There are two main airports for flights from Rio de Janeiro. Galeao is for both domestic and international travel, while the other airport services smaller airlines flying domestically and within continental South America.
Galeao International Airport is located on an island in Guanabara Bay and has two terminals. Its major airlines are GOL, Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Copa Airlines, LATAM, and Avianca. You can take bus 2018 or 2918 from central Rio to get to the airport. It's about a 10-mile drive from downtown Rio to the airport by car or taxi. Rent a car and return the vehicle at the airport for convenient freedom of travel throughout the city.
Fly to domestic cities like Sao Paulo on direct, cheap flights from Rio de Janeiro's Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport. Sao Paulo is a popular destination for its collection of Western art, churches, and delicious wares at its Mercado Municipal. For unforgettable adventure, take a cheap flight from Rio de Janeiro to Shanghai in China via a Lufthansa or Air France flight, and walk along Shanghai's famous promenade on the west bank of the Huangpujiang River or visit Yu Garden, the Garden of Happiness, in the northeast section of the city. A flight to Barcelona from Rio de Janeiro is an exciting entry to attractions such as its fabulous churches, the Magic Fountain Show, and the Picasso Museum. Don't forget to roam around Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous walking street
This is Rio's smaller airport, and it's situated in the city center. Catch cheap non-stop flights from Rio de Janeiro to cities within Brazil, such as Brasilia, from this airport. Come to Brasilia to admire the striking modern architecture and monuments in this capital city, including its unique circular cathedral designed by Oscar Niemeyer. A visit to Belo Horizonte offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere amid the views of beautiful nearby mountains.
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