Travelling to Curitiba

One of Brazil’s major cities, there are various ways to get to Curitiba.

Aeroporto Afonso Pena, the city’s international airport is located 17 kilometers from the city center, close to Sao José dos Pinhais City. It has daily flight schedules to some of the country’s major cities including Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, and São Paulo. Major airlines serving Curibita are TAM, Varig, Pluna, and Gol which provide daily services to and fro neighboring cities and some international destinations.

If you are getting to the city by car from São Paulo, you can take the south of BR-116 then BR-101 and BR-116 North if you are from Florianópolis and Porto Alegre, respectively. Driving though may be difficult for those who are not used to the relatively heavy traffic in the city.

Getting to public transportation such as buses can also be a good option for tourists. Curitiba has several bus lanes that can extend over 60 kilometers. Curitiba’s Bus & Train Station is among the top stations in the city with three terminals. From the city, it provides bus services by schedule throughout Brazil and in some parts of Paraguay, Chile, and Argentina. Bus fare starts from R$ 2.20 which is approximately € 0.75 or U$ 1.15.

Knowing how to get to Curitiba is just the start of an adventure in the city.