Brazil – Domestic and International flights

Brazil is a huge country – 4330km long, and just as wide! The best way to get here and to go from one region to another during your trip is by flying.

We do not sell international tickets to and from Brazil, however we can provide  domestic flight tickets. Domestic flights are often required to reach the different stages of your holiday.

To help you find yourself in the jungle of possibilities we have compiled some useful information about flights to and in Brazil.

Domestic flights

To make it easier to organize your trip to Brazil, we can book your domestic flights between different destinations. In addition to simplifying your life, this will above all, ensure maximum cohesion between your flight schedules and your holiday itinerary. Do not hesitate to contact us if you already have an idea of your agenda.

However, it is interesting to see what you can find in your own country. First of all, because TAM operates both international and domestic flights, they can be quite good value if you buy all your flights with them. Secondly companies such as Air France and TAP sometimes have agreements with Brazilian airlines. For example, TAP and Azul have a partnership.

Warning ! Direct flights, even between regional capitals, are not always possible and it will often be necessary to go through São Paulo or Brasilia to catch a plane for the least common connections.

Brazilian airline companies

Internal flights in Brazil are now run by several different companies:

AVIANCA: The company Avianca is new on the Brazilian market. Originally Columbian, and one of the biggest in South America it has a large fleet of modern airplanes.

AZUL: Serves many destinations across Brazil. It was founded in 2008 by David Neeleman, owner of the American airline “JetBlue Airways” and is very successful.

GOL: Founded in 2001, GOL is the budget airline in Brazil, even though in reality its prices are not always the cheapest. With 132 planes, 73 destinations in Brazil and 17 in America and the Carribean, it covers a wide range of routes and for some is the only daily flight.

TAM:  TAM is the Brazilian national airline and the biggest in Brazil and Latin America with 172 planes going to 61 destinations worldwide.

Here are a few websites where you can find a variation of prices and times if you want to book your own flights :

Choose the right internal flights in Brazil

To work out the best internal flight from one place to another during your vacation, we suggest you read the advice below :

• Flight times: Avoid flights from 10:00 – 14:00 that essentially take up the whole day. Choose morning or evening flights, these will only take up half a day, allowing you to fit more activities in and waste less time. Don’t forget to plan for time to reach the airport. For a domestic flight, it is advisable to arrive 2 hours before departure.

• The number of stopovers: If possible, look for direct flights or stopovers that are not too far out. In fact, many connections are possible only through a stopover in São Paulo or Brasilia.

  • Remember to check that your flights are in the same airport when going via :
  • São Paulo (Main airport: Guarulhos, secondary: Congonhas)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Main Airport: Galeao (Tom Jobim), secondary: Santos Dumont)
  • Belo Horizonte (Main Airport : Tancredo Neves (Confins), secondary: Pampulha).

• Use the same company: You must of course choose the same company from end to end to avoid having to pick up your luggage and proceed to check in again at each stop.

International Flights

Arriving and leaving from different cities

Traveling to Brazil often involves stops in multiple destinations, it may be more practical to arrive in one city and leave from another to avoid unnecessary stops and flights.

For this, TAP is particularly useful. It serves all the major capitals of Brazil, via Lisbon.

LATAM airlines, Azul and American airlines fly quite frequently between the US and Brazil.

You can for example fly from New York to São Paulo to begin your visit from the South and then leave from Manaus or Fortaleza in the Northeast if you want to end with a beach stop or the Amazon!

Travelling with American Airlines / LATAM

LATAM and American airlines both fly directly from the US to Brazil. American airlines fly to Brasilia, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, from LA and New York.  LATAM have flights from New York, Miami, LA, Orlando and Boston.

List of the main Brazilian cities served by European and North American international companies


Lisbon – TAP
With Code Share Via São Paulo or Rio : TAP

Belo Horizonte

Lisbon – TAP
Miami – American Airlines
Panamá – Copa Airlines
With code Share Via São Paulo or Rio : Air France


Atlanta – Delta Airlines
Lisbon – TAP
Miami – American Airlines
With Code Share Via São Paulo or Rio : Air France

Campo Grande

Santa Cruz De La Sierra – Gol


Lisbon – TAP
Tacv (Cabo Verde Airlines)
With Code Share Via São Paulo or Rio : Air France, American Airlines, Iberia, Klm


Miami – Tam Et American Airlines
Panama – Copa Airlines
With Code Share Via São Paulo, Rio or Miami :
Air France, Delta Airlines, Iberia, Klm, Tap Portugal, United Airines


Lisbon – TAP


Lisbon – TAP
Miami – American Airlines

Rio De Janeiro

Atlanta – Delta Airlines
Frankfurt – Lufthansa
Houston – Continental Airlines
Lisbon – TAP

London – British Airways
Madrid – Iberia
Miami – TAM & American Airlines
New York – TAM & American Airlines
Paris – Air France & TAM
Washington – United Airlines


Lisbon – TAP
Madrid – Air Europa
Miami – American Airlines

São Paulo

Amsterdam – KLM
Atlanta – Delta Airlines
Chicago – United Airlines
Dallas – American Airlines
Frankfurt – Lufthansa, Tam
Houston – Continental Airlines
Lisbon – TAP
London – TAM & British Airways
Los Angeles – Korean Air
Madrid – Tam, Iberia, Air China
Milan – Alitalia, Tam
Munich – Lufthansa
New-York – Tam, American Airlines, Delta Airlines
Orlando – Tam
Panama – Copa Airlines
Paris – TAM & Air France
Roma – Alitalia
Toronto – Air Canada
Washington – United Airlines
Zurich – Swiss International

Other useful information pages for your trip to Brazil