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Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) (GIG)

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Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) (GIG)
AddressAvenida 20 de Janeiro, s/n º, Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Zip Code: 21942-900
Telephone(21) 3398 5050
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT -2 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationThe airport is located 20km (13 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro.
Airport codeGIG
Country dialling code55
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 Brazil.
Transfer between terminalsThe two terminals are linked by a travelator.
Driving directionsThe airport is connected to Rio de Janeiro by two major roads, Linha Vermelha and Avenida Brasil. The airport is signposted on both roads.
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.
Public transport and taxisBus: there is an airport shuttle bus every hour which stops at major hotels and beaches. Empresa Real have air-conditioned frescao buses that drive into the city as well as along the seafront stopping off at the hotels (journey time: 45 minutes). Public buses run to the city centre.
Taxi: taxis are available, although visitors are advised to ignore the RDE taxi desk and go to the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk instead to buy 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 Departures as well as a long and short-term car park with 880 spaces outside Arrivals.
Information and help desksInfraero information counters can be found on the second floor in Terminal 1 and on the Departures floor in Terminal 2. Computerised information screens are available in Terminal 2. There is also a tourist information desk at the airport.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: terminal 1 has a range of banks, bureau de change facilities and a post office.
Eating and drinking: there are restaurants in Terminal 1 and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.
Shopping: there are 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, and there is a lost and found office in each terminal.
Other facilities: there is a pharmacy and a small 24-hour hospital in Terminal 1. A First Aid service is available, and the airport also has a baby changing room.
Conference and business facilitiesConference and business facilities are available at the Luxor Hotel (tel: (21) 2468 8998 or 0800 282 2070; www.luxorhoteis.com.br), which is located at the airport.
Disabled facilitiesThere are two lifts in Departures and two in Arrivals. Wheelchair transportation can also be provided between the aeroplane and Arrivals/Departures; passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Airport hotelsThere are a number of hotels at the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão). There is a 24-hour hotel reservation desk in Terminal 1 on Level 3.

Luxor Hotel
The 4-star Luxor Hotel is located on Level 3 in Terminal 1 of the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão). The hotel has a conference room and a restaurant.
3 º andar / Setor B
Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: (21) 2468 8998 or 0800 282 2070
Web: www.luxorhoteis.com.br

Hotel Pousada Galeao
The 3-star Hotel Pousada Galeao is located on Level 1 in Terminal 1 of the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão).
1 º Floor Red Sector Arrivals
Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: (21) 3398 3852
Web: www.hotelpousadagaleao.com.br
Full airport nameAntonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão)
CityRio de Janeiro
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