Brazil Getting Around

Flying within Brazil isn't cheap, but the huge size of Brazil makes taking at least a couple of flights almost a necessity. Shop around at travel agents for promotional specials, otherwise, if you plan to take more than a couple of internal flights, a Brazil Airpass is a money-saver. Domestic departure tax is US$2.50-6, depending on the airport, and is often included in the price of your ticket.

Except in the Amazon basin, buses are the primary form of long-distance transport for most Brazilians, and services are generally both excellent and inexpensive, with all major cities linked by frequent buses. Conversely, there are very few railway passenger services in Brazil, and the trend to cut more and more services continues; however, enthusiasts should not despair, as some wonderful railway routes remain in operation, including the Curitiba-ParanaguÃ

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