Cheap Flights to Goiania Airport
The city of Goiania is a growing metropolis that seemingly rises out of the surrounding Brazilian jungle. Book your trip on Skyscanner and you'll find a verdant landscape filled with wildlife, yet with modern city comforts. Your gateway is Goiania Airport (GYN), also called Santa Genoveva Airport, about nine kilometres from the heart of the city and about a 20-minute drive. Tempted? Pull up Skyscanner's Whole Month Search screen to find the cheapest days to fly. Select your dates, pick your flight itinerary and you're set. If you need a hotel or rental car, Skyscanner can help. It's easy.
Getting to Goiania Airport
Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) offers flights to Goiania. Avianca Brazil and LATAM Brasil usually have the best routes, with one connection through Sao Paulo International (GRU). These two carriers codeshare with Air Canada, which means you may fly one or more flight legs with a partner airline. When booking your ticket, look for the notes listing any codeshare airlines. Also, watch for the "change airport" location notes, usually found on flights connecting through New York that have two or more connections. Since you must use ground transportation to get from one of that city's airports to another, this makes your trip longer. Your final flight into Goiania will usually be on Avianca or LATAM.
Goiania Airport has one passenger terminal but it can get busy even though it's considered a regional airport. An additional terminal is used for cargo flights. The passenger terminal opens at 6:00 am and stays open until 11:00 pm or until the last flight arrives. Shops, cafes, ATMs and most other passenger services are found in the Airport Hall, used by both departing and arriving passengers. Baggage claim is near the main entrance/exit to the passenger terminal.
Car rental desks are near baggage claim, and taxi stands are just outside the doors. Cost for a ride from the airport to downtown Goiania runs roughly $12 CAD, slightly more if traffic is heavy. Bus service from the airport into town and throughout the city is very good, costing about $1.50 CAD per trip. Sometimes the buses are quicker than the taxis because of dedicated bus lanes. Accepted currency is the Brazilian real.
Things to do in Goiania
- Goiania's locals love their parks. Just west of the city's centre is the Bosque dos Buritis. This is the main public gathering place, featuring expansive lawns, walking trails and a smallish art museum. One of the newest parks is Parque Flamboyant, conveniently next to a shopping centre of the same name. Do some souvenir hunting and relaxing, all in the same trip. Parque Mutirama is one of the largest parks and built on hilly terrain. The walking pathways are great for some serious exercise. If you'd rather watch others do the sweating, head for the Estadio Serra Dourada for a Brazilian football match. Games are usually every Wednesday and Sunday and draw enthusiastic crowds from across the city.
- In addition to more traditional shopping centres, such as the Parque Flamboyant or the Buena Vista Mall, you'll find local style markets offering bargains that are hard to resist. The Feira Hippie, which translates into "the hippie fair," is a boldly colourful open-air market held on Sundays in Trabalhador Square. The Mercado Central, the largest local market, is known for its ethnic foods, clothing and handcrafts. Open every day except Sunday. The Mercado Municipal sells electronic goods, which the Mercado Aberto specializes in clothing. Shopping in any of these venues can be quite an adventure.