Long layover at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) or in nearby hotels  

Sleeping at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport

Even existing accommodation alternatives connected directly to the terminals or in the vicinity, not all passengers are willing to pay for one night when they are with a connection flight, or the departure time is after midnight or early in the morning.

At the Rio Galeao airport, passengers can stay overnight because their terminals remain open 24 hours. Even though, the seats have armrests so they are good for sitting but not really for resting. And sleeping on the floor represents, besides being unconfortable, airport's security personnel usually order people to get up and sit down. Another option is to use some of the VIP areas where the environment is more confortable and showers are available. Although of course, that service is pre-payment and depending on the VIP lounge, some of them close at midnight and others are enabled until 2 am.

Luggage: luggage storage are in T1. To know the rates and schedule, contact +55 21 3004 6050. There are 24-hour information desks on the first and second floors of Terminal 1 and on the first and third level of Terminal 2.

Eat and drink: Tom Jobim airport offers some cafes and bars open around the clock, besides the vending machines.

Restrooms: they are enabled although with no showers. Only in VIP areas showers are available, but as it has been mentioned before, some lounges close at midnight and others remain until 2 am and then just reopen the other day in the morning

WI-FI: Galeao Airport has a free internet service the first 60 minutes.

VIP Rooms: Paying a Vip pass or using some membership service can enjoy a greater comfort at the VIP lounges, although it is good to reiterate that none are available the  24 hours a day.

American Airlines Admirals Club - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, GOL-Smiles VIP Room. Access to the Lounge paying at the door (US $ 59) • Admirals Club Membership.
Smiles VIP International Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 2 floor. Showers available, opening times: 6:00 AM - 3:00 AM - Lounge Access: to be advised.
Plaza Premium Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, International Boarding, Airside, 3 floor, south wing. Showers available. Hours: 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM - access for prepayment in door or prior reservation online.
Proair VIP Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 2 floor. Hours: 6:00 AM - 2:00 AM.
Proair VIP Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Underground. Showers available. Hours: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
GOL Premium Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:00AM - 3:00AM (Daily). Lounge Access: Priority Pass


 Nearby Hotels


The Aerotel (Tel +55 21 3398 4132) is located on the third floor of Terminal 2, while the Rio Aeroporto Hotel (Tel +55 21 3398 3274) is found on the second level of Terminal 1. On the other hand, the Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão (Tel +55 21 2468 3400) is found next to Terminal 1. Other options in the surroundings are: Ibis Nova America (Tel +55 21 3282 2300), Mont Blanc Duque de Caxias (Tel +55 21 2784 0500), Hangar Rio Hostel (Tel +55 21 3256 9222), Pousada Guanabara Garden (Tel +55 21 3253 2760), Pousada Gaivota Livre (Tel +55 21 996 341 477), Hotel Joalo's (Tel +55 21 2466 1515), Stop Time Hotel (Tel +55 21 3976 0082).

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Latest updates: April, 20, 2018