Travel to Rio de Janeiro
British Airways operates direct flights to Rio from the UK. Airlines offering indirect options include Air France (via Paris), TAP Portugal (via Lisbon), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt) and Iberia (via Madrid). Carriers operating direct flights from the USA include TAM Linhas Aéreas and American Airlines.
Rio is a popular destination all year round, especially during the Brazilian summer (December to March). Cheaper flights can be found outside those months, but if you are planning to travel during the Christmas holiday or in February, close to carnival time, book well in advance.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport is located 20km (13 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, on Governador Island.
Terminal 1 has a range of ATMs, banks and bureau de change facilities. Currency exchange services are also available in Terminal 2.
Security baggage-wrapping is available in the check-in areas. There are lost and found offices in each terminal (tel: (21) 3398 4152 or 3044 for Terminal 1 or 2013 for Terminal 2).