Rio de Janeiro / Galeão – RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim (GIG)

Airport address:

Rio de Janeiro / Galeão – RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim, Infraero-Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrurura Aeroportuaria, 21942-900 Rio de Janeiro


In 2016, the parking spaces were expanded by 2,640 spaces, the South Pier was opened and the service area in Terminals 1 and 2 was expanded and enlarged.


Information desks and tourist information are available around the clock in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the arrival and departure area, seven days a week. The staff is bilingual. Information screens can be found in Terminal 2.



Two major roads, Linha Vermelha and Avenida Brasil, lead from Rio de Janeiro to the airport, which is located on the Governor’s Island in Guanabara Bay.

Transfer between the terminals:

Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by treadmills.

Flight time:

From Frankfurt: 11 hours 45 minutes; from Vienna (with a stopover): 14 hours 15 minutes; from Zurich (with a stopover): 13 hours 30 minutes

Airport information

IATA airport code: GIG

Address: Rio de Janeiro / Galeão – RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim, Infraero-Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrurura Aeroportuaria, 21942-900 Rio de Janeiro

Location: 20 km north of Rio de Janeiro .

Number of terminals: 3rd

Phone: (021) 33 98 50 50.

Time zone: Brasília Time: CET -4


Public transportation

Public transport – street:

Bus:  Several Real Auto Ônibus bus lines (Tel: (21) 303 567 00; Internet:  run into the city center of Rio de Janeiro.
The 2018 line runs every half hour from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from the airport to the central bus station in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, with stops at Santos Dumont Airport and the southern districts along the coast. The end station is the Alvorada Bus Terminal in Barra da Tijuca.
Line 2918 also runs on a somewhat shorter route to the Alvorada Bus Terminal.
Line 2145 is a fast connection between Galeão and Santos Dumont Airport with a stop at the central bus station and other destinations in the city center of Rio de Janeiro. The bus runs every 20 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Ticket offices are located in the arrivals area of ​​both terminals.

The line 761-D of the provider Empresa 1001 (Tel: (21) 400 450 01; Internet:  runs from the airport to Niterói.

Gol Airlines (Internet:  offers its guests a free bus transfer between Galeão and Jacarepaguá Airport near Barra da Tijuca.

The airport website also provides an overview of the bus connections to and from the airport:

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport; it is recommended that you ignore the RDE taxi counter and instead go to the State Tourism Authority’s counter, where you can purchase taxi tickets in advance (cost around US $ 15, journey time: around 20 minutes) .). Otherwise, travelers should make sure that the taximeters are reset to zero after the previous passenger and switched on.

Facilities in the terminal


There are several banks, exchange offices and ATMs in Terminal 1. There is also an exchange office in Terminal 2.

Means of communication:

There is a post office in Terminal 1. Wi-Fi is free for the first 60 minutes.


There are several restaurants in Terminal 1 and a large selection of restaurants and cafés in the central shopping area in Terminal 2 and in the South Pier.


Numerous shops, including duty-free shops, are available in Terminal 1, in the central shopping area in Terminal 2 and in Pier Süd.


There is a lost property office in Terminal 2 on the third level (Tel: (21) 33 98 20 13) and Terminal 1 (Tel. (21) 3398 41 52). You can have luggage wrapped in protective film in Terminal 1 on the 2nd floor.

Other facilities:

There is a pharmacy, a prayer room, a pram rental, a crèche with sanitary facilities for mothers and children, four baby changing rooms and a 24-hour ambulance in Terminal 1. Shoe cleaning services are available at various locations in the terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and meeting rooms:

Conference and business facilities are available at the Linx Hotel (tel: (21) 24 68 34 00), which is connected to Terminal 1.

Accessibility facilities:

Elevators, automatic doors, support  services,  handicapped accessible telephones and toilets as well as handicapped parking spaces and wheelchair rentals are available.

Parking spaces:

There is a multi-storey car park at the airport and a car park with long and short-term parking spaces with a total of almost 6500 spaces. The first 10 minutes are free of charge. Special parking spaces for the disabled and the elderly are marked.

Car rental:

The car rental companies Avis, Hertz and Localiza are represented in the airport; their counters are in Terminal 1.