Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport

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Practical information, guide and connections to Rio de Janeiro Galeao airport

Rio de Janeiro Galeao is an international airport serving the city of Rio de Janeiro, which is just under 20 km. It is the second busiest airport in all of Brazil.

It is connected, with direct flights, with the main European and extra-European Capitals, and numerous destinations. Inside the terminals there are numerous shopping areas, duty-free areas, restaurants, bars, children's area, VIP Lounge and much more.

Here is a list of the main companies and direct connections * with Rio de Janeiro Galeao.

Aerolíneas Argentinas: Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Córdoba. Seasonal: Rosário.
Air France: Paris-CDG.
Alitalia: Rome-Fiumicino.
American Airlines: Miami, New York-JFK.
Avianca: Bogotá Brasília, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, João Pessoa, Lima, Porto Alegre, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Azul Brazilian Airlines: Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Recife
British Airways: London-Heathrow.
Copa Airlines: Panama City -Tocumen.
Delta Air Lines: Atlanta. Seasonal: New York-JFK.
Edelweiss Air: Zurich.
Emirates: Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Dubai-International, Santiago de Chile.
Gol Transportes Aéreos: Aracaju, 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: Mendoza, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru, Santiago, Chile.
Iberia: Madrid.
KLM: Amsterdam.
LATAM: Asunción, Belém, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Boa Vista, Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, João Pessoa, Lima, Maceio, Manaus, Miami, Montevideo, Natal, Porto Alegre, Santarém, Santiago of Chile, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Vitória.
Lufthansa: Frankfurt.
Norwegian Air Shuttle: London-Gatwick.
Paranair, seasonal: Asunción.
Royal Air Maroc: Casablanca.
Sky Airline: Santiago de Chile.
TAAG Angola Airlines: Luanda.
TAP Air Portugal: Lisbon, Porto.
United Airlines: Houston-Intercontinental.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeao

Photo ©, Portal da Copa / Federal Government Brasileiro / Daniel Basil

From Rio de Janeiro Galeao, there are numerous options to reach the center and the main points of interest such as Copacabana or Ipanema.


Without a doubt the best and most convenient solution to reach your destination. Many Rio hotels offer a transfer service to / from the airport; this service can be paid, or included in the price of the stay. Our advice is to check in advance.

Miramar Hotel by Windsor, in Copacabana, it is one of our recommended facilities for value for money. It offers, in this case, also the transfer service, for a fee, for Rio de Janeiro Galeao. Info and reservations from here.


Taxis are the quickest and most importantly recommended solution. Prices are not excessive and, above all, they are safer than public transport. As soon as you step out of the terminal, you will be literally stormed by the various employees. Outside the airport you will find only regular taxis.

Taxis do not have a meter because the price varies only according to the route. Typically, a run for Copacabana or Ipanema costs around 110R $, just under 30 €. A supplement of a few euros is required for luggage. You will always have to pay in cash and in local currency. At the airport you can safely withdraw with your credit card in one of the various ATMs present.


Public transport is certainly the most economical solution but, in our opinion, totally discouraged. Buses often do not have luggage space that you have to load with you on the vehicle. In addition, the journey passes through areas that are not recommended and of which, probably, you will have little familiarity. A trip to Brazil will certainly not have cost a little and it is not worth, certainly, to risk for a few euros. For the record, here are some means that you can use to reach the airport of Rio de Janeiro Galeao.

There is no direct metro line connecting the airport of Rio de Janeiro Galeao. You can use the 30 Transcarioca bus line which arrives at Barra da Tijuca, with an intermediate stop at the Vicente de Carvalho station. From this you can use the Rio Metro.

La 30 Transcarioca line it is active every day, h24, with a frequency of 30 minutes. The ticket costs 3.95R $ (about 1 €) per person. The ticket for the metro, instead, costs 4.10R $.

Bus parking is located in front of the 2 Terminal. There are numerous lines that operate along different routes. Premium 2018, for example, it reaches the most touristic places in the city, up to Barra de Tijuca. The ticket costs 16R $ and can be purchased directly on the bus.

* The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official site

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