Rio de Janeiro Galeão airport (GIG)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Antí´nio Carlos Jobim International Airport, better known as Galeão International Airport and opened on January 20, 1977, is the most important in Rio de Janeiro and the busiest in the country after Guarulhos Airport. It operates domestic and international flights to destinations in the American continent, Europe and the Middle East.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (charter and executive flights) and Terminal 2 (commercial airlines). Open 24 hours a day and connected by travelators.

Annual passenger traffic: 7.9 million passengers went through it in 2023.

Tel: +55 21 3004 6050 / 967 615 041 - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER

There are information counters on the ground floor and first floor of Terminal 1 and on the second floor of Terminal 2, open 24 hours a day. In addition, there are interactive information screens scattered throughout the premises.


The airport is located on Governador Island, 20 km (13 miles) north of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Parking services at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG)

The airport offers indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used on a short or long-term basis. Facilities operate 24 hours a day and have mechanical aid service, security personnel and monitoring cameras. Terminals 1 and 2 can be accessed from the parking lot. There are also exclusive spaces for motorcycles. More information: Tel +55 21 3398 2142.

Edifí­cio Garagem - Covered spaces next to Terminal 2.
Piso Premium - Quick access to Terminal 2, with larger spaces and connected to the VIP lounges.
Econí´mico - Outdoor parking 15 minutes from the terminals. By online reservation only.

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Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include elevators, ramps, wide automatic doors, adapted restrooms and reserved parking spaces. Airport staff can provide wheelchair transportation upon request.


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Latest updates: March 25, 2024