When you’re visiting Brazil, why stop at São Paulo? It’s simple to arrange flights from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro with Orbitz.com. São Paulo is a cosmopolitan city with influence that reaches far beyond Brazil, while Rio de Janeiro exudes a more relaxed vibe. Famous for its amazing beaches and vibrant atmosphere, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect destination to round out your trip.
When it’s time to leave São Paulo for Rio de Janeiro, you’ll most likely depart from Congonhas- São Paulo Airport. Located just five miles outside the city, this airport handles most of the area’s regional and domestic flights. A bus ride to the airport from any of the major hotels in the city costs $17.50 for a trip of up to two hours, while a taxi ride will cost $65. If you plan on driving, short-term parking is $4.50 per hour, and long-term parking costs $25.25 per day. Located about one mile from the airport, the Airport Park offers discount parking for $13.40 per day with shuttle service to the airport. The airport is home to several excellent restaurants, including Jardineira Grill for full meals and Café Havana for quick snacks.
Your plane will land twelve miles north of downtown Rio de Janeiro at Galeão International Airport. Many hotels offer complimentary shuttle service for their guests, or you can use the urban transportation system to get around for a flat rate. If you’re familiar with the area, several car rental companies have counters inside the airport. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, you can opt for a taxi instead. Spend an entire day people watching and taking in the sun on Ipanema Beach. Explore the area’s history and culture at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Nature lovers will enjoy the Jardim Botânico, which features over eight thousand exotic plant species. Rio de Janeiro has a mild, temperate climate that holds few surprises, making packing for your trip simple. Summer temperatures rarely rise above the high 80s, while winter lows rarely drop below the low 70s.
Though São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are only 219 miles apart geographically, they’re worlds apart in terms of culture, recreation, and ambiance. When you’re ready to enjoy the laidback charm of the city famous for Carnival, book your flight from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro with Orbitz.com. The website’s user-friendly tools can also help you find a hotel room, so you’ll have more time to enjoy your new adventure.
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