Airfare to Porto Alegre, Brazil
Porto Alegre is the capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in the country. With a strong European background, the city blends nicely the Portuguese and Brazilian heritage offering a high quality life for its citizens. When visiting the city don’t miss watching the sunset over the city’s river Guaíba. You can also spend quite a lot of time in the city’s parks or exploring the Monkey Canyons.
The city is served by Salgado Filho (POA), an international airport located 7 km from downtown. It receives direct flights from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Some of the airlines serving the airport include Azul, TAM Linhas Aereas, Gol/Varig, Webjet, Oceanair, TRIP, NHT, Taca Intl Air, Pluna and Aerolineas Argentinas.
It is cheap to fly into Porto Alegre either from Sao Paulo ($149 round trip) or Rio de Janeiro ($235 round trip). Both flights are offered by TAM Linhas Aereas. The choice should be made by taking into account the first leg of the flight. For example, if you fly from New York, it’s cheaper to fly into Sao Paulo and then into Porto Alegre, while if you fly from London, it’s cheaper to fly into Rio de Janeiro and then into Porto Alegre. As for the airlines, Copa Airlines offers the cheapest flights from the United States, followed closely by Taca Intl Air and United; while if you fly from Europe you can count on Iberia and KLM to offer good deals.
To save money, make sure to book your flight in advance and avoid flying during the weekends. Also, you should stay away from traveling during major Catholic holidays.
For more information on Porto Alegre, check out BootsnAll’s Brazil Travel Guide.