Galeão International Airport (GIG)

Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Introduction

Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport , popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport,, is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the country's second-busiest international airport.

The airport is named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force. It is the largest airport site in terms of area in Brazil.

Since August 12, 2014 it has been operated by the concessionary Rio Galeão, a consortium formed by the Brazilian investor Odebrecht and Changi Airport Group, with a minority participation of the government-owned company Infraero, the previous operator.The new concessionary has been using the brand name RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim. The new concessionary Rio Galeão has revised, modified and upgraded the construction of a new pier with 26 new bridges, a new apron for 97 aircraft, and 2,640 car parking spaces have been added in 2016-17.

Airlines & Destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolíneas ArgentinasBuenos Aires–Ezeiza, Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Córdoba
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas AéreasSeasonal: Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle
AlitaliaRome–Fiumicino
Amazonas ParaguayAsunción (begins 29 November 2017)
American AirlinesMiami, New York–JFK
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth (begins 15 December 2017)
Avianca BrazilBrasília, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, João Pessoa, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos
Avianca ColombiaBogotá
Avianca PerúLima
Azul Brazilian AirlinesBelo Horizonte–Confins, Campinas
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow
CondorSeasonal: Frankfurt
Copa AirlinesPanama City–Tocumen
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, New York–JFK (begins 22 December 2017)
Edelweiss AirZürich
EmiratesBuenos Aires–Ezeiza, Dubai–International
Gol Transportes AéreosAracaju, Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Brasília, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Campina Grande, Campinas, Córdoba, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, João Pessoa, Macapá, Maceió, Manaus, Maringá, Montevideo, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rosario, Salvador da Bahia, São Luís, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Vitória
Seasonal: Santiago de Chile
IberiaMadrid
KLMAmsterdam
LATAM BrasilBelém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Boa Vista, Brasília, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, João Pessoa, Maceió, Manaus, Miami, Montevideo, Natal, Orlando, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador da Bahia, Santarém, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Vitória
LATAM ChileSantiago de Chile
LATAM ParaguayAsunción, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
LATAM PerúLima (begins 31 October 2017)
LufthansaFrankfurt
Qatar AirwaysDoha (begins 30 January 2018), Santiago de Chile (begins 30 January 2018)
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
TAAG Angola AirlinesLuanda
TAP PortugalLisbon, Porto
United AirlinesHouston–Intercontinental

Transportation

The airport is located 20 km (12 mi) north of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

There are executive (blue) and ordinary (yellow) taxis available and bookable on company booths at arrival halls of both terminals.

TransCarioca line of the BRT integrated public transportation system links Terminals 1 and 2 with Terminal Alvorada in Barra da Tijuca with an intermediate stop at the Line 2 subway Vicente de Carvalho station, where one can access the entire subway system. At Alvorada one can transfer between the TransCarioca and TransOestelines. The system operates 24 hours a day and tickets are sold in the BRT booths on the arrivals level.

Premium Auto Ônibus operates executive bus 2018, that runs half-hourly between 05:30 and 23:30 hours from the airport to Central Bus Station, Rio de Janeiro downtown, Santos Dumont Airport, and the southern parts of the city along the shore, with final stop at Alvorada Bus Terminal in Barra da Tijuca. Bus 2918 follows a similar schedule to Alvorada Bus Terminal, but using a different and more direct route via the Linha Amarela ("Yellow Line") expressway. Bus 2101 is an express link between Galeão and Santos Dumont airports, and bus 2145 is a normal city bus service to the Central Bus Station, downtown, and Santos Dumont Airport. It runs every 20 minutes between 05:30 and 22:30 hours. Ticket counters for these bus services are located at the arrivals area of both terminals.

Viação 1001 operates the urban bus line 761-D from the airport to Niterói. Furthermore, the same company operates an executive service to Armação dos Búzios four times a day. Departure is from the arrivals level of Terminal 1.

Ordinary city busses 924 and 925 operate to the neighborhood of Ilha do Governador, and 915 to Bonsucesso. From both neighborhoods there are connections to the North and South Sides of the city.

Terminals

  • Terinal 1:Azul Linhas Aéreas,Flyways and Gol
  • Terminal 2:Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca,Condor,Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Edelweiss, Emirates Airlines, Iberia, KLM, LATAMLATAM, Lufthansa, Passaredo, Royal Air Maroc, TAAG, TAPTAP Portugal, United Airlines.

Accommodation & Hotels

Rio Aeroporto Hotel

The Galeao Airport has a built hotel with restaurant, sauna, gym and free wifi, ideal for those with long connections at the airport.

The Rio Aeroporto Hotel is located on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1.

 

Linx Hotel

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, S/N - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Distance to the airport: 500 m

 

Mont Blanc Apart Hotel

Rua Passo da Pátria, 105 - Duque de Caxias - RJ

Distance to the airport: 6,7 km

 

Hotel Caracas Rio

Praia da Guanabara, 633 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Distance to the airport: 8,1 km

 

Center Hotel

Av. Rio Branco 33 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Distance to the airport: 12 km

 

Windsor Guanabara

Rua Pedro I, nº 19 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro -

Distance to the airport: 12,7 km

Coffee & Restaurants

365 Deli

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor - Departures
Terminal 2

Air Point

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor

Astoria Kilo

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor - Food Court

Café Aviador

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor - Domestic Departures

Café Palheta

Terminal 1 - 2nd floor - Domestic Departures

Café Suplicy

Terminal 1 - 2nd floor - Departures

Casa do Pão de Queijo

Terminal 1 - 2nd floor - Domestic Departures
Terminal 2 – 1st floor - Arrivals
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor - Domestic Departures
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Delta Express

Terminal 1 - 2nd floor

Demoiselle

Terminal 1 - 3rd floor - Food Court

Dirigivel Restaurante

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor

Domino’s Pizza

Terminal 2

Espaço Sushi

Terminal 1 - 2nd floor - Domestic Departures

Galeão Coffe Shop

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

Hallah

Terminal 1 - 3rd floor - Food Court

Havanna

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor - Domestic Departures
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor
Terminal 2

Kafe

Terminal 2 - 1st floor

Koni Store

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Kopenhagen

Terminal 1 - 3rd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 – 3rd floot – International Departures
Terminal 2

McDonald’s

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor
Terminal 2

McSorvete

Terminal 2 – 1st floor

Palheta Air Café

Terminal 1 -3rd floor - Food Court

Palheta Lanchonete Popular

Terminal 2 - 3rd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Pastatore

Terminal 2 - 3rd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Piola

Terminal 2 - 3rd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 – 1st floor

Quizno’s Sanduiches

Terminal 2

Salch&Pão

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor - Domestic Departures
Terminal 2

Santos Dumont

Terminal 2 - 3rd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Spoleto

Terminal 2 - 3rd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 - 3rd floor

Starbucks

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor
Terminal 2 – 1st floor

Subway

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor - Food Court
Terminal 2 - 3rd floor

Super Paleta

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Viena

Terminal 2 - 2nd floor

Shopping

Brasil Carioca Sport Souvenirs

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Brasil Rio

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Brasil Rio Souvenirs

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2

Britt Shop

Terminal 2

Chilli Beans

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor

Chocolate Q

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor – Restrict Area – International Departures
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Restrict Area – International Departures
Terminal 2

Dandy Mix

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Domestic Departures

Dartel Toys

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Do Brasil

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor  - Food Court
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – International Departures

Doarel

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor  - Domestic Departures

Dufry

Terminal 1 – 1st floor  - Arrivals
Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2 – 1st floor
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

ED Biojóias

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2

Editora Globo

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Editora Três

Terminal 2

Empório do Aço

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Fantasia Store

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

FOM

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Food Court

Francesca Romana Diana Jóias

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

H.Stern

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor – International Departures
Terminal 1 – 3rd floor
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – International Departures

Havaianas

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Domestic Departures

Hudson News

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2

It Beach Acessórios

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Domestic Departures

Last Call

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2

Loft

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Loja Maracanã

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Domestic Departures

Loja Rio 2016

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor – Domestic Departures
Terminal 2

MAC

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – International Departures

Maria Oiticica Biojoias

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

O Boticário

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor – Food Court

Sobral

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor – Domestic Departures
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – Domestic Departures

Sunglass Hut

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Tommy Hilfiger

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor – International Departures

Via Boho

Terminal 1 – 2nd floor

Victoria’s Secret

Terminal 2

Car parks

Official Parking Lot

The parking lot of the Galeão Airport in Rio de Janeiro has exclusive spaces for the disabled and and has direct access to the Airport Terminals.

Capacity: 2742 vehicles

Prices
1 hourR$ 16,00
1 to 4 hoursR$ 26,00
4 to 6 hoursR$ 35,00
6 to 8 hoursR$ 45,00
8 to 10 hoursR$ 50,00
10 to 24 hours (daily)R$ 60,00

Things to know


Galeão Airport Currency Exchange

Get Money Câmbio

Terminal 1 – 1st floor - Arrivals

Safra Câmbio

Terminal 1 – 1st floor
Terminal 2 – 1st floor
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Itaú

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor


Services

Lost & Found

Terminal 2 – 3rd floor
Phone: +55 21 3398-2013

BB Turismo

Terminal 2 – 1st floor

Wheelchair

Terminal 1 – 1st floor
Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2 – 1st floor
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Baby Carriage

Terminal 1 – 1st floor
Terminal 1 – 2nd floor
Terminal 2 – 1st floor
Terminal 2 – 3rd floor

Ecumenical Center

Terminal 1 – 3rd floor

Post Office

Terminal 1 – 1st floor – Arrivals

Exactta Telecomunicações

Terminal 1 – 1st floor – Arrivals
Terminal 1 – 2nd floor – Restricted Area – Departures
Terminal 2

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