Rio de Janeiro Airport Transport

Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG), or also known as Galeao International Airport or Rio Galeao Airport, is the international airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located in Governador Island, about 20 km from Rio de Janeiro city centre. There are several transport ways of reaching Rio de Janeiro city centre:


You’ll find several Special and Standard bus lines at the airport. Check out which is the bus which fits your trip and destination the best.

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Car rental

Renting a car in Rio de Janeiro is a great idea if you want to travel around. Find your best option with our search engine. There are also some local taxi companies at the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport.

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You’ll find a wide rank of taxis at various spots of Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport (GIG). The taxi ride should take about 35 minutes, but it always will depend on the traffic and on the destination.
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The Bus Rapid Transport is a faster transport option at Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport (GIG) to move along Rio de Janeiro city. Check out if there is a BRT option for your Rio de Janeiro trip.

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There is no direct metro connection to Rio de Janeiro Airport. However, you can find many Metro connections once you have taken the BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) at Rio Galeao Airport.