Information & Facts
Long and short-term parking is available.
Car hire companies include Avis and Hertz.
Taxis are available outside the terminals; visitors are advised
to take the prepaid taxis, they are usually a little more expensive
but give peace of mind. There is also an airport shuttle bus, which
drops off at the main hotels. Public buses are also available.
Tel: +55 (0)11 6445 2945.
US$12 to US$36 depending on category
There are a number of bars, restaurants and shops at the
airport. There are banks, currency exchange bureaux and ATMs. There
is duty-free shopping before customs for Arrivals, as well as
tourist information desks, business facilities and two conference
The spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese, however
Spanish and English are also used in the cities.
The Brazilian monetary unit is the real (BRL), plural reais.
There are 100 centavos to the real. The US dollar is also welcome
in most tourist establishments. In the main cities foreign
currencies and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks or
cambios. There is an extensive network of ATMs in the
country and most major international credit cards are accepted.
The airport has two terminals, which are within easy walking
distance of each other.
Brazil spans four time zones: Rio and Sao Paulo: GMT -2 (GMT
-3 April to October); Brasilia and Belm: GMT -3 (GMT -2 October to
March); GMT -4 in the West.