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2013 DDA Meeting - Transportation

How to Arrive

The Rio de Janeiro International Airport (Galeão - GIG) is served by several major airlines. There are direct flights daily from/to Atlanta, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Houston, Washington, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Lisbon, and Rome.

Arrival flights to Rio de Janeiro from the USA are mostly scheduled between 10 AM and 1 PM (Local Time). Departure flights to the USA are mostly scheduled between 8 PM and 12 PM. We request participants to try to book their flights within these time windows in order to facilitate the transport to/from Paraty (see below).

Travel between Rio de Janeiro and Paraty takes about 4 hours.

Alternatively, participants may fly to/from São Paulo International Airport (Guarulhos - GRU). Travel between São Paulo and Paraty takes about 4 and a half hours.

Transport to/from Paraty ::: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The organizers will offer a free shuttle service between Rio de Janeiro International Airport and Paraty, at the following tentative schedules:

  • Sunday, May 5, morning...........Rio-Paraty
  • Sunday, May 5, early afternoon...Rio-Paraty
  • Thursday, May 9, afternoon.......Paraty-Rio

Additional services might be offered on Saturday, May 4, if there is enough demand. The exact departure times of the shuttles will be in a future announcement.

In order to use this free shuttle service, participants must fill and send (by email or fax) the Shuttle Reservation Form, available at:>/p>

The deadline for sending the shuttle form is March 27.

The shuttle service is free only for registered participants and registered accompanying people (including children under 10). The use of the service by unregistered accompanying people requires the payment of $60 (per person, round trip) and may be subject to availability.

NOTE: The shuttle service will be scheduled to suit as many participants as possible. The organizers will not reimburse participants that do not or cannot use this service for whatever reason (including flight delays).

Participants that cannot set their arrival times to fit the shuttle schedule must arrange transportation on their own. The following alternatives are available:

  • The company Paraty Tours offers a direct transfer service from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Airports to Paraty, at an approximate cost of $75 (per person, one way trip). Check
  • The company Costa Verde offers a regular bus service from the Rio de Janeiro Bus Station (Terminal Novo Rio) to Paraty. The service departs approximately every 2 hours between 5 AM and 9 PM, and costs $30 (per person, one way trip). From the Airport to the Bus Station the best option is a taxi (approx. $25-$30).