Transportation in Brazil

Planes, trains and automobiles…what’s the best way to get around?

Buses and air travel are the most common ways of getting around Brazil. There is a vast and highly developed network of bus transportation with a variety of companies servicing local, regional and national hubs. It is not uncommon for bus rides to be upwards of 12 hours or more, due to the vast distances. There are many bus companies, however, here is a link for a comprehensive list of companiesĀ and point to point travel and costs:

Brazil Bus Travel

In some cases, flying can be less expensive and certainly is a quicker option to get from point to point. Here are some Brazilian airlines to check out prices:

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Avianca

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A good place to start for Brazil is:
Getting around Brazil

**Pick-pockets: While traveling in BrazilĀ is a breeze, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings. Pick-pocketing is a major occurrence, especially in larger cities. Make sure that your bag is zipped up and carried in front of you and that your wallet is tucked away safely. It is also a good idea to keep copies of your passport and essential documents in your dorm or hotel room, just in case. Keep an eye out for yourself and your friends on crowded metro trains and don’t be afraid to make a lot of noise if you see something out of place. Pick-pockets scare easily!