Airfare to Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba is the largest city in the Southern region of Brazil. If you are heading to Iguacu Falls from Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, it’s totally worth it to spend couple of days in Curitiba.
The city’s main attraction is the old part which has been restored and is preserved very well. Every Sunday, the old city is home to a huge arts and crafts fair. You can also visit the Botanical Gardens, several interesting memorials, museums, fountains and parks.
Curitiba is served by an international airport – Aeroporto Afonso Pena (CWB) – located about 17 km from the city center. It receives daily flights from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and other major Brazilian cities. International flights into the airport arrive from Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Asunción. The airlines serving the airport include: Gol, Varig, Pluna, TAM, OceanAir, Webjet, Passaredo and TRIP.
For those who fly from the United States or Europe and need to get to Curitiba it’s a good idea to stop in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro before heading to Curitiba. Gol Linhas Aereas flies both from Sao Paulo ($352 round-trip), Rio de Janeiro ($418 round trip) and Brasilia ($486 round trip). The airlines flying into Sao Paulo from the US include Copa Airlines, Avianca Aerovias and United. From Europe, you can fly on TAP, KLM and Iberia.
To save some money, fly into Sao Paulo and then take the connecting flight to Curitiba. Also, book your flight in advance and avoid flying during the weekends and during the major Catholic holidays.
For more information on Curitiba, check out BootsnAll’s Brazil Travel Guide.