Brasilia Airport Mini Guide
Brasilia Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport is named after the 21st president of Brazil. It is the 3rd busiest airport in Brazil and has 2 terminals. The airport is shared by the Brazilian Air Force.
How you can fly There
16 airlines currently fly into Brasilia International. These flights are mostly from South America, but you can also travel from the USA
How do I Travel to the City From the Airport?
Brasilia is 11km from the airport and only 15 minutes away by car, via the express highway. You can use the local bus service to get to the city, using lines 11, 31 and 102. You can also use line 102 and 131 to get to Rodoferroviaria Train Station and the metro system. There is an express coach service too, Line 113, that departs every 30 minutes from the airport. All bus services depart from outside the terminal building and take around 30 minutes to get to the city.
What’s at the Airport?
Banco do Brazil, Caixa Economica and Banco Real, all have branches at the airport and for currency exchange, you can also use Confidence Cambio. Six ATMs are located within the terminals. There is an information desk in departures for all your enquiries and also a touch screen information point. Should you wish to find a hotel or book an air ticket, a travel agency can be found in Terminal 1.
If you have booked a Rhino hire car, after collecting your luggage, pass through arrivals and here you will find the car hire desks, where you will meet your representative.
Eating And Drinking
There are plenty of cafés, fast food outlets and restaurants at the airport. Most are situated on the 3rd floor in Terminal 1, where there is a food plaza and a panoramic terrace. For something light try a salad or risotto at Spoleto, or if you fancy a burger or pasta go to Giraffas. For sweet treats head to Kopenhagen or Chocolatier.
Shopping and Browsing
There are over 130 shopping outlets at the airport, so leave lots of time, if you want to shop till you drop! You can buy almost anything, from luxury brands to simple essentials for your trip or last minute souvenirs. Of course there are the Duty Free shops, with an abundance of fragrance, cosmetics, cigarettes and wines and spirits. Outlets selling books, music and gifts are also available.
If you need to fill in some time before your flight, there is a cinema complex with 4 screens, on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is a new building and is still adding to its facilities - at present it has a restaurant, pharmacy, currency exchange and car hire desks. There is also a shuttle service between the 2 terminals.
What if I Need Special Assistance?
The information desk in departures can be contacted, should you need a wheelchair or assistance through the airport.
There’s a lot to see in the capital of this amazing country. The Square of the Three Powers is an interesting concept where the Congress, Presidential Palace and Supreme Court stand together. The Congress building has two towers between which the sun rises when you stand in the middle of the square.
The Palace of Justice has waterfalls on the façade which set off its austere architecture. Finally, take your hire car to the modern Brasilia Cathedral with its gigantic concrete columns and stunning stained glass windows, considered to be one of the most beautiful modern cathedrals in the world.