Which emirates.com country or region would you like to visit Ireland (English) or United States (English)See all countries and languages.
[ English ]
Skip to main content

Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) (GIG)

Airports Worldwide
Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) (GIG)
AddressAvenida 20 de Janeiro s/nº, Ilha do Governador, 21942-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Telephone(21) 3398 5050.
Websitewww.infraero.gov.br
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Brasília time: GMT/UTC -3 (GMT/UTC -2 from 19 October to 16 February 2014)
LocationRio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport is located 20km (13 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, on Governador Island.
Airport codeGIG
Airport newsThe airport is investing heavily in its terminals and infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, which are both taking place in the city.
Transfer between terminalsThe two terminals are linked by a travelator.
Driving directionsThe airport is connected to Rio de Janeiro by two major roads, Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha) and Avenida Brasil. If using the former, head northbound from the city centre and follow the road all the way to Governador Island, from which the airport is clearly signposted. If arriving from the latter, head north until Avenida Brigadeiro Trompovski and merge onto Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha), before continuing as above.
Car rentalAvis, Budget, Dallas, Hertz and Localiza are represented at the airport, along with several other local operators; their desks can be found in Terminal 1. Car hire is also available in Terminal 2.
Public transport and taxisBus: The air-conditioned Empresa Real (tel; (21) 3035 6700; www.realautoonibus.com.br) bus 2018 links to key parts of the city centre (journey time: 45 minutes).
Shuttle: There is an hourly airport shuttle bus that stops at major hotels and beaches.
Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminals. Visitors are advised to ignore the RDE taxi desk and go to the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk for prepaid taxi vouchers. Otherwise, passengers should ensure that their taxi's meter is cleared of the last fare.
Car parkingThere is a long- and short-term car park with 1,600 spaces outside the departures area, and a long- and short-term car park with 880 spaces outside the arrivals area. Additional parking facilities are being constructed ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Information and help desksInfraero information counters can be found on the second floor of Terminal 1 and on the departures floor of Terminal 2. Computerised information screens are also available in Terminal 2. There is also a tourist information desk at the airport.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Terminal 1 has a range of ATMs, banks and bureau de change facilities. Currency exchange services are also available in Terminal 2.
Food: There are restaurants in Terminal 1 and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.
Shopping: Visitors will find a good selection of shops, including duty-free and gift shops, in Terminal 1 and in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.
Luggage: Security baggage-wrapping is available in the check-in areas. There are lost and found offices in each terminal (tel: (21) 3398 4152 or 3044 for Terminal 1 or 2013 for Terminal 2).
Other facilities: There is a pharmacy and a small 24-hour hospital in Terminal 1; a first-aid service is on hand to deal with emergencies throughout the airport. Baby change rooms are provided for parents and their young children. Shoeshine services are available at various points of the terminals.
Conference and business facilitiesConference and business facilities are provided at the Luxor Hotel (tel: (21) 2468 8998), which is located in Terminal 1.
Disabled facilitiesLifts connect the different levels where required. Wheelchair transportation can be requested from airport staff. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should also inform their airline prior to travel.
Airport hotelsThere are a number of hotels with basic facilities either at or near Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport, but a wider choice can be found in the city. Hotel reservations can be made at the 24-hour desk on level 3 of Terminal 1. Our Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport guide includes the following accommodation option:

Luxor Hotel
The 4-star Luxor Hotel provides basic accommodation in Terminal 1. Guests here can make use of the hotel's conference room and dine on-site at the restaurant.
3º Andar / Setor B, Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: (21) 2468 8998.
Web:
Full airport nameRio de Janeiro-Galeão (Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport)
CityRio de Janeiro
CountryBrazil
Copyright © Columbus Travel Media Ltd 2014 www.worldtravelguide.net