Passenger guide - Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) 

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG)

Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport, also 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 with domestic and international flights to destinations in the American Continent, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Official Website: riogaleao.com
Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Open 24 hours a day and linked through travelators.
Annual passenger traffic: 16.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +55 21 3004 6050. There are information counters on the ground floor and the first floor of Terminal 1 and on the second floor of Terminal 2. They operate around the clock. There are also interactive screens throughout the enclosure.

 

  Location

The airport is located 20 km (13 miles) to the north of Rio de Janeiro.

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Offices in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals.

Avis (Tel +55 21 3398 5060 / 800 725 2847 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +55 21 3398 2378 / 800 701 7300 - 24 hours a day)
Localiza (Tel +55 21 3398 3107 / 800 979 2000 - 24 hours a day)
Movida (Tel +55 21 3398 4722 / 800 606 8686 - 24 hours a day)
Unidas (Tel +55 21 3398 2286 / 800 121 121 - 24 hours a day)

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The airport has banks (10:00 am to 4:00 pm), ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day), post office, VIP lounges, mobile phone services, charging stations, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access for 60 minutes. The Hotel Linx, situated next to Terminal 1, provides conference rooms and business facilities.

Food and Drinks- There is a wide variety of restaurants, pizza stores, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bars and confectioneries in both terminals, with numerous options open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in Terminal 2, especially on the first floor. There are also stores selling souvenirs, clothing, accessories, sweets, perfumes, footwear, flowers, toys, handicrafts, jewellery, newspapers and magazines, books.
Baggage- 24-hour left luggage service on the lower level of Terminal 2 (Tel +55 21 3398 2192). Secure luggage wrapping on the second floor of both terminals, available around the clock. The lost and found office is located in the public area of Terminal 2, on the ground floor, and operates between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm (Tel +55 21 3398 2013).
Other Services- Pharmacies, drinking fountains, baby changing rooms, chapel, children's playgrounds, lottery, travel agencies, spa, medical clinic.

 
 

Bus - There are several services from the airport to different locations. Stops are located next to the Arrivals Halls of both terminals. Line 915 - Bonsucesso; 922 - Tubiacanga; 924 - Bananal; 925 - Bancários; 2018 & 2918 - Alvorada; 2101 & 2145 - Santos Dumont Airport; 760 & 761 - Charitas.
There is also a rapid transit bus (BRT - Tel +55 800 886 1000) that runs around the clock and has two lines. TransCarioca Expressa links the enclosure with Alvorada Terminal, situated in Barra da Tijuca, also stopping at Terminal do 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.

Metro - The nearest station is located in Vicente de Carvalho. You can get there through the 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. 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.

Taxi - Outside the Arrivals area of both terminals 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), Transcoopas (Tel +55 21 2209 1555) and Transcootur (Tel +55 21 2590 2220) outside the Arrivals Halls of Terminal 2. The trip to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.

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The Aerotel (Tel +55 21 3398 4132) is located on the third floor of Terminal 2, while the Rio Aeroporto Hotel (Tel +55 21 3383 9800) 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: Hangar Rio Hostel (Tel +55 21 3256 9222), Pousada Guanabara Garden (Tel +55 21 3253 2760), Hotel Joalo's (Tel +55 21 2466 1515), Pousada Gaivota Livre (Tel +55 21 996 341 477), Hostel Praia da Bandeira (Tel +55 21 983 226 334), Pousada dos Pássaros Q2 (Tel +55 62 982 825 888), Hotel Palmeiras (Tel +55 21 2771 3861).

 
 

The enclosure has covered and outdoor spaces for short- and long-term parking. Facilities operate 24 hours a day and offer a mechanical aid service, security staff and CCTV. There are pick-up and drop-off areas up until 10 minutes. From the parking lot you can access terminals 1 and 2. More information: Tel +55 21 3398 2142. Fees

Edifício Garagem - Covered spaces next to Terminal 2.
Piso Premium - Quick access to Terminal 2, with wider bays and connected to the VIP lounges.
Econômico - Outdoor car park near Terminal 1.
E4/E5 - Ideal for motorcycle parking.

 
 

Facilities include lifts, ramps, wide automatic doors, adapted restrooms and reserved parking spaces. The airport staff can provide wheelchair transport by request.

 
 
Latest updates: July, 31, 2018
 
 
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