Friday, 12 July 2013


Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN). Florianópolis' Pedro Ivo Campos Bridge. International airport

Florianópolis is served by Hercílio Luz International Airport for both domestic and international flights. The traffic has grown significantly at the airport and therefore the city will shortly receive a new airport able to serve 2.7 million passengers a year. The architectural design of the new airport was chosen by a public competition held by Infraero in partnership with the Brazilian Architects Institute (IAB). Among the over 150 original entries, the proposal of São Paulo architect Mário Bizelli was chosen. Normally the projects for expansion and modernization of the 66 airports administered by Infraeor are done by public tender based on the needs, criteria and conditions presented by the company's engineering area. On days when one of the two the local football (soccer) teams plays at home in a stadium near the airport, traffic comes to a complete standstill, often preventing vehicles from departing the airport itself. People with departing flights are well advised to check the local football schedule to ensure they arrive at the airport on time.


Florianópolis is connected to the main cities of Brazil:

From the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: BR-116/ BR-376/ BR-101; From Curitiba: BR-376/ BR-101; From Porto Alegre: BR-290/ BR-101. Bus terminal

Rita Maria is the city's main bus terminal, located by the Pedro Ivo Campos Bridge, on the island, serving ten thousand people daily, which can reach up to fifteen thousand during the summer season. The bus terminal connects Florianópolis to the majority of the cities, towns and villages of Santa Catarina, and to the main cities in the South, Southeast and Central-West regions of Brazil. As an international bus terminal, Florianopolitanos and tourists alike use Rita Maria also to reach Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.


Pedala Floripa project is a University pro bicycle program developed by CICLOBRASIL group in the State University of Santa Catarina. The project aims to provide bicycle infra-structure projects and promote bicycle use for leisure and transport in the city.

Distances Brasília: 1,673 kilometres (1,040 mi); Rio de Janeiro: 1,145 kilometres (711 mi); São Paulo: 700 kilometres (430 mi); Porto Alegre: 466 kilometres (290 mi); Curitiba: 300 kilometres (190 mi).

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