Rio De Janeiro Internacional Airport

Rio De Janeiro Internacional Airport is Brazil's largest airport, located 20km north of the city centre. It's also one of the major flight hubs of Latin America.


The airport goes by many other names. Since 1999, its official title has been Rio De Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International, named after the Brazilian musician. The older name Galeão International Airport is still used by many locals and frequent visitors, referring to nearby Galeão Beach.


More than 17 million people pass through Rio De Janeiro Internacional every year, with most coming from the United States, Latin America and Europe. Terminals 1 and 2 are both used for international and domestic flights, flying with local airlines such as LATAM Airlines Brasil and international carriers including American Airlines, Delta and Air France.


Because the airport caters to so many travellers from all walks of life, you'll find all the facilities you need. Most banks and ATMs are located in Terminal 1, but you can also exchange foreign currency at Terminal 2. Both terminals also have a wide selection of shops, from duty-free to local souvenirs.


Dining options are even more diverse, with restaurants and snack bars aiming to please visitors from all over the world. If you want to use the internet, the airport has introduced free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout both terminals, and business travellers can find conference rooms and facilities at the Luxor Hotel in Terminal 1.


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Please note: all information is correct as of October, 2016.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

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Two major roads connect Galeão International Airport to the mainland. One is the Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha). Head north from the city centre and follow this road all the way to Governador Island. There are sign posts on the way direct the path to airport. Another route is the Avenida Rizal. Head north to Avenida Brigadeiro Trompovski and merge onto the Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha). 

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The airport is well connected to the city by multiple bus routes.


Real operates four premium bus lines that depart every 30 minutes from outside the arrivals hall. Single journeys cost between R$12 and R$16, depending on the destination, and they drop passengers off at major hotels along the way.


The BRT TransCarioca line is an affordable and fast way to travel downtown. These buses leave outside the arrivals hall of both terminals. Tickets cost R$3 and must be bought inside the airport before boarding.

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If you're worried about scams and want to secure a fixed price for your journey, you can book a radio taxi from booths inside the airport. Travelling to Copacabana or Ipanema costs around R$99, although this can be double what you'd pay using the meter of a yellow cab.


If you prefer to use a meter taxi, ignore the drivers outside the arrivals hall who charge high prices and hail a cab on the street instead. The 20–30 minute journey should cost around R$60, but traffic jams can extend the time and increase the fare.

 Who flies to Rio De Janeiro Internacional

 Airport Contact Details

Rio De Janeiro Internacional Airport

Av 20 de Janeiro S/No,
Predio da Uac,
1 Andar,
Ilha do Governador,
CEP 21942-900 Rio de Janeiro,

Tel:+55 (0)21 3984597


 Location Details

Longitude:43° 14' 36'' W
Latitude:22° 48' 32'' S

 Airport Location

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