Brazil has been fascinating the tourists of this world for its beauty, culture, tradition, history and sports. The tourists should have knowledge on transports and communication system of Brazil so that they can move easily to enjoy their tour. It is important to know how to go to Brazil and how to move from one place to another place for your tour.
Communication Facilities in Brazil
Brazil provides all kinds of communication facilities for its people and tourists. The country is enriched with a good communication network for national and international travelling. You can take the chance of visiting various tourist spots through using air, road, rail and water transports.
There are flights to Brazil from all continents. A number of budget airlines operate in Brazil. Passengers with an international ticket can take advantage of the Major hubs serving the Brazilian regions:
São Paulo (south-east) -Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
Rio de Janeiro (south-east) -Galeão- Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
Porto Alegre (south) – Salgado Filho International Airport (POA)
Curitiba (south) – Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)
Brasília (centre-west)- Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB)
Salvador (north-east) – Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)
Recife (north-east) – Guararapes -Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)
Fortaleza (north-east) – Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR)
AIRPASS is convenient and excellent value for international airfare ticket holders for domestic air travel within Brazil, sold only outside Brazil. This is particularly relevant considering the sheer size of Brazil: Air passes represent a significant economy in terms of time and money. You have to talk to your travel agent for more information.
You can also take the chance of travelling in Brazil through rail network. It is limited with 17,500 miles. It is expected that a high-speed rail link between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is scheduled to open in 2015. There are, however, a number of scenic routes, such as the Curitiba-Paranaguá (an imperial railway inaugurated in 1880) to Foz do Iguaçuand the ‘Vineyard Train’ in Serra Gaúcha, wine-production region, near Bento Gonçalves.
Various cruise liners are regular visitors to the Brazilian shores. The most popular ports of call are Rio de Janeiro especially during Carnaval, Manaus, Belém, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador, Vitória, Florianópolis and São Paulo.
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Car and Coach Travel
Brazil has over one million miles of roads and an extensive domestic coach service linking all of the main cities. Inexpensive way but distances can be considerable.
Distances from Rio de Janeiro to some of the main Brazilian cities in miles/kilometers:
Belo Horizonte (275/442)
Foz do Iguaçu (932/1,500)
João Pessoa (1,600/2,575)
Porto Alegre (963/1,555)
São Paulo (266/429)
Also, it is possible to travel from Brazil to neighboring countries by bus
(Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires -44 hours and 1,800 miles /2,900 Km)
Most of the international car rental companies operate in the major Brazilian cities alongside local companies at the main airports. Most international credit cards are accepted and driver usually needs to be over 25. Vehicles in Brazil are flexi-fuel and ethanol represents good value for money. Drivers need to carry their ID and driving license.
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Taxis in Brazil are good value for money and easy to find in all of the largest cities. As not all taxi drivers speak English, it is advisable to have the address in writing.
Brazil is one of the favorite travel destinations for the tourists of this world. There are many attractive tourist spots and celebrations in this country. Your tour will be easy and comfortable if you have the knowledge on Brazilian communication system.