Transfer to/from - Rio de Janeiro Galeão airport (GIG)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.


 - Outside the Arrivals area of Terminal 2 there are regular cabs from Aerotáxi (Tel +55 21 2467 1500) and Aerocoop (Tel +55 21 3078 5050). There are also special taxis from Coopatur (Tel +55 21 3885 1000), Cootramo (Tel +55 21 3976 9944), Coopertramo (Tel +55 21 2209 9292), Transcoopass (Tel +55 21 2209 1555) and Transcootur (Tel +55 21 2590 2220). The trip to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.


- Services from Uber outside the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2 and at the administrative car park.



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- There are several services from the airport to different locations. Stops are located next to the Arrivals Halls of both terminals.

2016 - Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon
2145 - Downtown
915 - Bonsucesso
922 - Tubiacanga
924 - Bananal
925 - Bancários
2918 - Jardim Oceânico
2012 - Botafogo
1900D - Buzios
760D & 1001 - Charitas
1001 Viação - Macaé

There is also a rapid transit bus (BRT - Tel +55 800 886 1000) that runs around the clock and has two lines. The TransCarioca Expressa links the enclosure with Alvorada Terminal, situated in Barra da Tijuca, also stopping at Terminal Fundão, Vicente de Carvalho metro station and Madureira. The TransCarioca line stops at 47 stations and 5 terminals throughout its route. Buses leave from Gate D, in Terminal 2.


 - The nearest stations are located in Vicente de Carvalho and Jardim Oceânico. You can get there through BRT transport. From there you can make connections to the North and South areas of the city. Line 2 links Pavuna with Botafogo, also stopping at Coelho Neto, Inhaúma, Maracanã, Uruguaiana and Flamengo, while line 4 goes from Jardim Oceânico to São Conrado, Antero de Quental, Jardim de Alah and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Services operate from Monday to Saturday between 5:00 am and 0:00 am, and from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm on Sundays and holidays. More information: Tel +55 800 595 1111.

Latest updates: March 02, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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