Foz do Iguaçu International Airport
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Oct 9, 2012 4:15 PM Last Post By: SouViajante
Aug 23, 2012 1:27 PM
Foz do Iguaçu International AirportHi
I'm trying to put my itinerary together and really want to start off in Foz do Iguaçu Brazil side and then go over onto Argentina. Would anyone know if there are direct flights from London UK to Foz? I'd like to spend a day or two there and then bus over to Argentina.
Aug 23, 2012 2:23 PM
1Would anyone know if there are direct flights from London UK to Foz?
There aren't direct flights from London to Foz de Iguaçu. In order to make that route, your best bet is to make it with TAM changing planes in Sao Paulo and/or Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 23, 2012 7:40 PM
Aug 24, 2012 12:46 AM
3I respectfully disagree. So long as you have made sufficient allowance to clear customs and immigration I don't find transferring flight in Brazil to be any worse than anywhere else but then I only have to do this on average 2-3 times per year.
Aug 24, 2012 1:02 AM
Thanks for replying. I only decided on flying into Brazil because I want to view the IGU from the brazilian side rather than flying into BA and taking a domestic to IGU argentine side. However, do you think it's better to fly into BA to avoid the long wait?
Aug 24, 2012 6:18 AM
Aug 24, 2012 7:19 AM
6However, do you think it's better to fly into BA to avoid the long wait?
If you fly to BA, you would have to fly with two different airlines (probably with two separate tickets too if you want to get the cheapest fare) and you would have to change airports in Buenos Aires... The Brazilian route is easier, single ticket, single airline and no need to change airports in your connecting city.
Aug 24, 2012 8:03 AM
7Major booking Web sites, such as Expedia and others, will show available flights.
We are in Brazil and fly through GRU a lot. We like to allow at least 3 hours. You go through Immigration, then wait for your bags (can be a long wait), then go through Customs (speeded up now since technically you don't have to stop, even fill out a form, unless you have something to declare, though 2 weeks ago we weren't stopped only because all the inspectors were busy), then go to the transit desk outside the secure area to transfer your bags to your domestic flight (line can be short or very long), then go upstairs, go through security, and board your flight. One poster said it would be a single airline but that, of course, is the case only if you fly London to GRU on TAM. One thing to be careful of if going through BA is to see that your flight arrives at, and departs from, the same airport. EZE is the code for the international airport, and AEP is the code for the downtown airport, used for many, though not all, domestic flights.
Note: when doing the reverse, and going from domestic to international, your bags will usually be transferred, but you typically still haveto exit security and stand in line for your onward airline to get a boarding pass, then go through security and government passport control, before you go to your gate, If you are flying TAM all the way, maybe you won't have to exit the secure zone.
Aug 27, 2012 7:24 AM
Thanks very much for the input and really appreciate the detail from BubbaK.
Now that inbound flight has been decided (I'm going to try and get flight to Sao Paolo, I take it GRU is Sao P?), do you know the best way to get from Foz do Iguacu airport to the falls? Is there a shuttle and are they round the clock?
Thanks in advance
Oct 5, 2012 6:20 PM
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