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Arriving on Flights to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is famous for its stunning landscape, laidback beaches and exciting annual carnival. International and domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro land at Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport. The airport is 20km from the centre of the city and is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. Wi-Fi can be found at this airport. Four bus lines, run by a company called Real depart from outside of the arrivals section of the airport. Buses run every 30 minutes during the day. Taxis are also available from Rio Airport Transfer.

Getting Around Rio de Janeiro

Visitors who have purchased airfare to Rio de Janeiro can get around by taxi. The legal cabs are yellow with a blue stripe on the side. The major taxi companies in the city include Central de Taxi, Ouro Taxi and Yellow Taxi. Tourists can reach distant beaches, such as Grumari, by car. Hertz car hire can be found at the airport. Buses provide visitors with a cheap way in which to explore the South Zone (Zona Sul) of the city. The Metrô Rio is ideal for those wishing to travel from Ipanema, through Copacabana, to Downtown.

Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is home to many spectacular beaches, including those of Ramos, Flamengo and Leblon. Commerce is common on Rio's beaches and vendors will attempt to sell tourists goods such as clothing, accessories, food and drinks. The Parque Lage, a small park containing an array of interesting plants and wildlife, is perfect for families who are visiting the city on Rio de Janeiro flights. The Jardim Botanico, a park and a scientific laboratory, is also popular. Visitors should watch out for small monkeys swinging from the trees. The Casa França Brasil is the place to be for those looking for a taste of French culture in Brazil.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro

Shopping malls can be found all over the city. Shopping Tijuca and Shopping Iguatemi are two large malls, which must be visited by tourists who have purchased cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro and therefore have money to spend. The Fellini Restaurant is home to a grand buffet, which is ideal for families visiting the city. Ming Ye offers Chinese and Brazilian cuisine. Of an evening, tourists can visit one of the many samba clubs in Rio de Janeiro. Samba clubs can be found in Lapa and Zona Sul. Nightclubs such as Bombar and Melt play upbeat music for those who want to dance all night.

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On Arrival...
  • Rio de Janeiro is 7 mi from Internacional Airport (Rio de Janeiro, RJ).
  • Internacional Airport (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)
    • Right now, 39 airlines operate out of Internacional Airport.
    • Internacional Airport offers nonstop flights to 57 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,688 domestic flights and 581 international flights depart from Internacional Airport.
  • Santos Dumont Airport (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)
    • Right now, 9 airlines operate out of Santos Dumont Airport.
    • Santos Dumont Airport offers nonstop flights to 16 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,267 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Santos Dumont Airport.

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