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.
Overnight at the airport

Although, as detailed on our site, there are accommodation alternatives directly connected to the terminals or nearby, not all passengers are willing to pay for an overnight stay when they are waiting for a connection or their flight leaves early in the morning.

Where to rest: You can spend the night inside the premises, as the terminals are open 24 hours a day, although the seats have armrests and you will only be able to sit down. If you decide to sleep on the floor, be aware, in addition to the discomfort and cold, that security personnel often order people to get up and sit down. More comfortable chairs can be found next to the food court in Terminal 1, as well as in the boarding area.

Another alternative is to use one of the VIP lounges, where more comfort and showers are available. Some of them are even open 24 hours a day.

Finally, for a longer rest, remember that there are two hotels on the airport grounds. One of them is located on the third floor of Terminal 1, while the other is 500 meters from the passenger buildings.

Luggage: On the ground floor of Terminal 2, there is a left-luggage service that operates from 3:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Eating and drinking: The airport has some cafes and bars open 24 hours a day (A Saideira, Casa Bauducco, Casa do Pão de Queijo, Deltaexpresso Café, Galeão Coffee Shop, Jamie's Deli, Kafe, Kopenhagen, Nescafé, Ritazza, Starbucks), as well as vending machines.

Restrooms: The public restrooms do not have showers. These are only available in the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: Free access for 60 minutes.

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


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Nearby Hotels

The Rio Aeroporto Hotel is located on the third level of Terminal 1, while the Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão is next to the same building.

More information on Galeão Airport hotels

Other options nearby include:

Ház (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: March 25, 2024

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