Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is one of the great planned cities of the 20th century. Largely the work of visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and landscape designer Burle Marx, today Brasilia stands as a monument to a Modernist utopian idea and to the dynamism and optimism of mid-20th-century Brazil. Having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brasilia today attracts architecture buffs from all over the world.
The Brasilia Airport is one of the most efficiently run airports in the country with plenty of connections throughout South America and a few further afield. If you're looking for a great deal on flights to Brasilia, let Skyscanner's Whole Month search give you some great ideas on the best time to visit.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Brasilia
The seasons in Brasilia can be divided into wet and dry. During the southern winter (July to September), the climate is dry, daytime temperatures are pleasant, but at night it becomes very chilly. During the summer months (November to February) on the other hand, rain is a constant problem. The shoulder seasons, such as October and March to June offer the best mix of sunny days and comfortable temperatures. You can stay on top of the cheapest airfare to Brasilia by getting Price Alerts from Skyscanner.
Airlines that Fly to Brasilia Airport
Brasilia Airport is a fairly large facility that is served by a decent number of airlines, primarily South American ones. The only North American airline serving the city is American Airlines which offers direct service to Miami. In most cases to get to Brasilia you will have to connect through another South American city, usually Sao Paulo. Avianca, Azul, Copa, GOL, and LATAM are some of the biggest airlines serving Brasilia. TAP Portugal also offers direct service to Lisbon.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Brasilia Airport is just 10 km from the city centre, and traffic in the Brazilian capital is much less horrendous than in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. That makes renting a car while you're in Brasilia a practical option, especially since the city, while beautiful, isn't always very pedestrian friendly. There are also comfortable Executive Buses that run to most of the major hotels in the city. Taxis are also plentiful, but they are rather expensive.
Brasilia Airport is a much more efficiently run airport than many others in Brazil, so you can usually breeze through the lineups pretty quickly. Currently, amenities in the international area are a bit limited, with just a cafe and some shopping. However, a new international area is being built which will feature restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels. A duty-free shop is also available as well as banks and a currency exchange.
What to See and Do in Brasilia
Brasilia's main attraction is its architecture. The whitewashed buildings, almost all of which are the work of Oscar Niemeyer, are some of the finest examples of Modernist architecture on the planet. The Congress, the Palace of Justice, and Metropolitan Cathedral are architectural landmarks that helped get the city declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finding a hotel in Brasilia is usually easy and Skyscanner's hotel search feature will help you find a comfortable place to rest after a day filled with sightseeing.
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