The Brasilia International Airport (BSB)—full name the Brasilia-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport—is the key hub for visitors hoping to fly into Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil. Completed in 1955, this airport is one of the nation’s busiest with approximately 18 million passengers flying to and from this facility each year.
There are two terminals, which operate non-stop routes to 43 destinations out to cities in Brazil, with a few flights out to North and Central America, and Europe. Amenities are pretty good here, with three VIP lounges, an information desk, a post office, and a travel agency.
There are numerous ATMs, and bureau de change services you can utilise. You can log onto the airport WiFi network for free and stay in contact with your loved ones. For dining, you’ll find a food court with various fast food outlets, a grille, a couple of cafes, a few restaurants, and some snack kiosks.
The shopping here is pretty impressive, with a few fashion stores, several gift and souvenir shops, chocolate boutiques, jewellery outlets, bookshops, toy stores, as well as music, sports gear and art outlets. Duty-free is available for passengers travelling internationally. Medical services and pharmacies are available if you are feeling unwell. And other highlights include a salon and spa, as well as access to showers.
Qantas, LATAM, Gol, and Air New Zealand connect flyers from Australia to Brasilia. This is a long journey, and staying in the peak of health is important, so it is worth popping over to our advice page on how to avoid getting sick on the flight over.
· To get into the centre of the city, merge onto EPAR, and continue onto the DF-002. Then take the exit towards Via L2 Sul/Via L4 Sul, and keep left to continue towards ERL-Sul until you get to the city. Drivers can hire a car directly from rental companies situated in the airport, or compare their prices and book a reservation online.
· Bus route 102 connects the airport to the city, and this is a fairly straightforward journey, taking 30 minutes and costing 2BRL (85 cents) per person. However, if you’re travelling alone, or with children, you may find it more comfortable to pre-book your airport transfers and be met with transport when you arrive.
· Taxis are a convenient way to get into Brasilia central and they can be found just outside the terminals. These operate at all hours, with a typical journey time of 15 minutes and an average fare of 45BRL ($19).
Please note that information is correct as of April 2017