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)



 - 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: August 19, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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