Brazil is a vast nation. It is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American regions. Just brush up on fifth grade geography and you will recollect that Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country by its geographical area and by it’s population. Because of the country’s huge vastness, the travel between most of the localities is possible only through air ways. However, a handful of cities like Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and Sao Paulo in the southeast, or Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife in the northeast are within 3–7 hours of each other and easily accessible by bus. Here are a few world cup travel tips which will make your stay in Brazil worth.
If you opt to travel by bus, you can easily buy bus tickets at the bus station or through online means from Rodoviariaonline or Passagem Rapida. One of the major drawbacks of using the online service in Brazil is that they end up asking you your CPF number. This CPR number is the Brazilian equivalent of a social security number and also it often accepts Brazilian credit cards. So it is advisable to all the foreign travelers to book their travel tickets through travel agencies or use some authentic non- Brazilian websites.
If having trouble with the online process at Brazil, one could purchase a bus ticket right at the bus station. But bear this in mind that the Brazilian travel a lot by bus. So there could be chances that the bus tickets may sell out on dates when there is a high demand, like for example, during the world cup. So just buy or book the tickets well in advance.
The major gateways for flying in Brazil are Miami, New York and Toronto. People often fly to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janerio and majority of the times in Brasilia. It is easy and convenient to fly within the country and thanks to the regular jet services. The jet service flies between all the major and most medium size cities all over the country. The domestic airlines include TAM and GOL which reliably have a low cost. And to add more, these airlines cover most of the major and most medium size cities in Brazil. Another option could be the TRIP Azul Linhas Aéreas. This is Brazil’s newest airline and it provides services to around 100 domestic destinations.
One of the major concerns for a traveler is- where to stay. Despite of 147 new hotels being established for FIFA World Cup, finding a room in the country where the world cup is going to be held will be quite difficult. Start booking the hotel rooms of the cities you intend to visit. To accommodate the tourist in the best possible way, Brazil has started establishing the concept of family run hotels. One can also easily get best accommodations throughout the country through AirBNB, Cama e Café, and BedandBreakfast.com sites.