Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (GIG)

Possibility to spend the night at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.

Spending the night at the airport

Although, as detailed in our site, there are accommodation alternatives directly connected to the terminals or in the vicinity, not all passengers are willing to pay for one night when they are waiting for a connecting flight or when their flight leaves early in the morning.

Where to rest: You can spend the night inside the enclosure, as the terminals remain open 24 hours a day, although seats have armrests and are only good for sitting. If you decide to sleep on the floor, keep in mind, besides the discomfort and the cold, that the security personnel usually orders people to get up and sit down. Next to the food court in Terminal 1 you can find comfortable couches. Another option is to use some of the VIP lounges, which offer more amenities and showers. A couple of them are even open around the clock.

Luggage: On the ground floor of Terminal 2 there is a left luggage service that operates from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Eating and drinking: The airport offers a few cafés and bars that open around the clock, in addition to vending machines.

Restrooms: Public toilets do not have showers. These are only available inside the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: Free access for 60 minutes.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, pharmacy, baby changing facilities, children's play areas.


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Nearby Hotels

The Aerotel is located on the third floor of Terminal 2, while the Rio Aeroporto Hotel is found on the second level of Terminal 1. On the other hand, the Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão is found next to Terminal 1.

Hotels within the airport

Other options in the surroundings are:

Pousada dos Pássaros Q2 (3.9 km/2.4 miles)
More Só (4 km/2.5 miles)
Hangar Rio Hostel (4.3 km/2.7 miles)
Hotel Palmeiras (4.4 km/2.7 miles)
Capri Hotel (4.5 km/2.8 miles)

Latest updates: August 19, 2023

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