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About Brasília International Airport (BSB)

The official name of Brasília Airport is Brasília–President Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport. This long and impressive name pays homage to Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazil's former president, and highlights its international status. The airport is the primary gateway to Brazil's capital city, Brasília. Interestingly, the city itself is known for its unique urban planning, designed in the shape of either a plane or a wingspread bird, showcasing a striking and deliberate architectural layout that sets it apart from many other cities.

This comprehensive Brasília Airport guide is a valuable resource for travellers and visitors alike. It offers information about the airport's terminal facilities, public transportation, and nearby accommodation options.


Information desks are located in Arrivals and Departures.


Driving directions:

From Brasília Central Station, head south on ERI and follow the signs for Exio L or the airport signs. The journey time from Brasília Central Station to Brasília Airport is about 15 minutes by car, depending on traffic.

Transfer between terminals:

A shuttle service operates between Terminals 1 and 2.

Airport Info


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Brasília International Airport is about 11km (7 miles) south of Brasília Central Station.

No. of terminals:

+55 61 3364 9000

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Several bus lines connect Brasília International Airport with various parts of Brasília. Notably, bus line 102 and its sub-variations, such as 102.1, 102.6, and 102.7, are widely preferred among travellers. For instance, 102.7 operates between the Asa Sul Metro Station and the airport, providing a convenient transportation link for commuters. For more detailed bus information, you can refer to the link here.

Taxi: Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall. Alternatively, passengers can arrange for a Safer Taxi via the app or on the ground floor in Domestic Arrivals. Safer Taxi runs on predetermined rates (depending on your destination). Passengers should not take unauthorised or unaccredited taxis.

Ride-hailing: Uber operates in Brasília, providing an additional transportation option for travellers. All Ubers will wait for passengers at Pick Up Square, which is in front of the Terminal Building.

Public transport rail:

Brasília Metro does not serve the airport at the moment.

Terminal facilities


ATMs and a currency exchange service are available in the public area near Domestic Arrivals.


International fast-food chains and locally-owned cafés are readily available. Most of them are near the Departures Hall, while a few are also in the Service Square on Level 2.

There are also cafés and restaurants at Pick-Up Square (in front of the Terminal Building, near the Parking area).


Brasília International Airport has a good range of shops. Duty-free shopping is available on the North Pier (Domestic Departures) and South Pier (Departures), where passengers can buy popular items like cosmetics and tobacco.


A luggage storage facility is in the Arrivals Hall.

For lost items within Brasília Airport: contact the Lost & Found office (+55 61 3214 6109), which is near to Estapar Estajamentos payment counter on the Arrivals floor.

For lost baggage or items left on a plane: contact the airline directly.


A medical facility is in the Arrivals Hall.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Four VIP lounges are available in Domestic and International Departures. Three of them (VIP Express North, VIP Express South, and Aeroportos VIP Club) have basic business services.

Communication Facilities:

Wi-Fi is available.

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for people with disabilities, such as ramps and adapted toilets, are available. Travellers who require assistance should contact the airline before travelling.

Car parking:

There are Premium, A, and B car parks available, with Premium being the nearest to the Terminal Building and B being the furthest away.

Car rental:

Car rentals are available near the Arrivals area.

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