Travelling within Brazil

Flights

Air service covers most of Brazil. Note that many flights make stops en-route, particularly in hubs such as São Paulo or Brasilia. Flying internally will save you a lot of time.

When travelling to Brazil it is worth pre-booking an Air-pass which will apply for major airlines such as TAM, GOL, Avianca, Azul. Air-passes allow foreign and Brazilian citizens residing abroad to travel by air within Brazil for a very cost-effective rate. The Airpass is sold in conjunction with return international flights, starting and ending outside of Brazil. The Airpass has a maximum of 9 coupons in economy class. Terms and conditions apply.

Train services

Despite its enormity, Brazil has very few train services, which only operate on a small scale in some parts of the country.

However, there are some very scenic routes which are highly recommendable, like the Serra Verde Express from Curitiba to Paranagua in the South, or the steam trains in the historic part of Minas Gerais. We can book train journeys for you if you wish. Let us know if you would like to add them to your itinerary.

Bus Services

Long-distance bus services are available throughout the country. Buses in Brazil are very comfortable and modern. Many bus companies will provide wi-fi.

However, sometimes the price for a flight will be the same or cheaper than a similar bus ticket. We would advise to fly wherever possible, to save time and hassle.

River transportation

In the Amazon region as well as on the coast west of Sao Luis, boat travel is often the only way to get around.

Self-driving

A car is a good idea if you want to explore scenic areas, such as the historic cities of Minas Gerais, the Rio-Santos highway, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Chapada Diamantina or the beaches in the North-East Brazil. We would recommend car hire in very specific areas only. Do get in touch if you have any questions. 

In Brazil cars are driven on the right hand side of the road.

Chauffeur services and private transfers

We will be able to arrange Chauffeur services, private or shared coach transfers for most of our itineraries, according to your request and preferences.