IATA Code: BSB
ICAO Code: SBBR
Passengers: ~ 16.000.000
Brasilia Airport (BSB), fully named Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, is an airport serving Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil. The airport was named after the 21st president of Brazil. It is located in Federal District, only about 2 km from Brasilia downtown. BSB is among the top five busiest airports in Brazil handling approximately 16-17 million passengers on average in the last decade. The airport primarily serves flights to the rest of Latin America, as well as a few flights to Europe.
If visiting the capital of Brazil, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Brasilia Airport.
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Brasilia Airport airlines
Although one of the busiest airports in Brazil, at BSB Airport, there are only several domestic and international airlines operating. The airport serves primarily as a hub for two domestic carriers, LATAM Brasil and the low-cost carrier Gol Transportes Aereos who offer the majority of all flights. Other major airlines include American Airlines and TAP Portugal.
Below is the list of all airlines offering arrivals and departures from Brasilia Airport:
- American Airlines
- Azul Brazilian Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Gol Transportes Aereos
- LATAM Brasil
- Sideral Linhas Aereas
- TAP Portugal
- Voepass Linhas Aereas
Brasilia Airport facilities
The airport offers several amenities to the passengers who are on a layover or simply waiting for the flight. Here is the list of some of the services offered by BSB Airport:
- Bars and restaurants
- Duty-free shops
- Car rental
- Medical centre
How to get from Brasilia Airport to Brasilia
BSB airport is located relatively close to the city centre, so getting there is possible with multiple ways of transport. Find out all the ways of getting to and from the airport in the text below.
The airport offers bus lines no. 113, 113.1 and 113.2 that operate directly from the airport to the city and vice versa. These buses take passengers to the central parts of Brasilia such as Hotel Sectors North and South, as well as the Brasília Convention Center.
These buses depart every 30 minutes, from 06:30 am to 00:00 am (Mon-Fry) and 06:30 am to 11:00 pm (Sat, Sun & holidays).
The ticket costs about €2 and they accept cash only.
Thanks to its proximity to the city centre, there are about 20 city bus lines making a stop at the airport. Some of them include lines no. 11, 30, 73.1, 102, 129, 274, 770, 834, 835, 200.5 etc.
The ticket costs around €0.50, depending on the line.
If you don’t like using public transport or carry a lot of luggage, taking a taxi might be an alternative option. You will find a taxi rank at Terminal 1 on the Arrivals Level and right in front of Terminal 2. We suggest you always look for a licensed taxi and ask the price before the ride. The regular price for a ride from the airport to the city centre is around €5-€7.
Another way to travel from Brasilia Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Car hire at Brasilia Airport
For those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be a car hire directly at the airport. At BSB Airport, you will find most major rental agencies such as Avis and Hertz located at the Arrivals level. You will also find several local rental companies. However, you can rent a car online and avoid the potentially long queues at the airport.
Rent a bus at Brasilia Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Brasilia Airport FAQs
Buses that take you to the city centre are operating till midnight, but if you arrive later than that, you can consider a taxi or a private transfer.
Yes, you will find banks and their ATMs where you can withdraw some cash as well as Currency Exchange offices.
Yes, the airport provides free and unlimited WiFi connection.
Yes, the luggage storage service is located in the Arrivals area. The service is available between 08:00 am to 08:00 pm. Locker prices range from €4 to €15, depending on the size of a locker.
Besides what is covered by the already mentioned bus lines, there are no other direct connections. Bus since the city centre is pretty close, you can get to the main bus station in order to continue your journey. You can also search for all the desired routes directly on GetByBus.
There are two terminals at the airport, one for domestic and the other for international flights.