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Rio de Janeiro – Galeão  International Airport


The International Airport of Río de Janeiro is located in Ilha do Governador (Governor’s Island) 12 miles from the center of the city of Río de Janeiro.

With 17 million travelers per year, this airport also known as Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport or Galeão International Airport, is the second busiest in Brazil after the São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport.

The International Airport of Río de Janeiro has 2 terminals, 2 runways (the biggest in the country), and 24 boarding gates. Among the services offered to travelers are money changers, cash machines, banks, free WIFI, restaurants, cafes, duty free shopping, a chapel, a pharmacy, tourist agencies, and a 24 hour medical center.

Inside the airport en level 3 of Terminal 1 is the Bonotel Hotel that has a conference room. The Linx Hotel is located on level 1 of the same terminal.

The International Airport of Río de Janeiro provides parking for 4,300 vehicles in covered and uncovered lots, for long and short term parking, with connection to terminals 1 and 2.

Renting Cars at the The International Airport of Río de Janeiro (GIG)

In level 1 of both Terminals 1 and 2 of the airport are the rental counters of the most reputable car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, and Thrifty.

It’s important to know that the best prices on rental cars are to be obtained by making the reservation ahead of time. Log onto RentingCarz, select the rental car that best suits your needs, and take advantage of excellent promotions that include GPS in your language, insurance, full gas tank, and many other services. Remember that prices at the airport rental counter will always be higher than what RentingCarz has to offer.

Once the reservation is made all you have to do to pick up your rental car is present the voucher with the confirmation number at the rental counter, along with a drivers license and credit card number in the name of the person who made the reservation.

How to get from The International Airport of Río de Janeiro (GIG) to the center of the city of Río de Janeiro

To travel from The International Airport of Río de Janeiro to the city center drive your rental car along Avenida Vinte de Janeiro and continue along Pte de Galeão. Then follow highway Linha Vermelha which will take you to the center and also to the southern part of the city.

To drive safely and surely along the highly trafficked streets of Río de Janeiro, it’s most convenient to make sure you’ve reserved a rental car equipped with GPS in your language.

Near Cities

São Paulo

Near Attractions

Christ the Redeemer