Rio International Airport, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
|Airport Name:||Rio de Janeiro Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport||Phone #:||(0)21 3398 4526 or 2155 (how to make a call to Brazil click here)|
|Location:||The airport is located 20km (12.5 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro.|
Rio de Janeiro-Galeao
Infraero-Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrurura Aeroportuaria
Rio de Janeiro
Getting in & out of the airport
Taxi - Taxis are available outside the terminal, but visitors are advised to buy prepaid taxi vouchers at the Transcoopass desk.
Bus - An airport bus leaves regularly for the major hotels along the beach road.
Road - There are many options available to travelers arriving and leaving the airport: car; bus; and taxi services.
The airport is connected to Rio de Janeiro by two major roads, the Linha Vermelha and the Avenida Brasil.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals are linked by a travelator.
Infraero information counters can be found on the second floor of the blue sector in Terminal 1 and on the Departures floor in Terminal 2. Touch-screen information terminals are available in Terminal 2.
Terminal 1 has a range of banks and bureau de change facilities.
There is a post office; a pharmacy; and a small 24-hour hospital located in Terminal 1. There is also a VIP lounge and a tourist help desk in the airport.
Eating & Drinking:
There are a range of shops in Terminal 1 and in the central commercial area in Terminal 2, where you'll find the better variety of shops, including: newsagent/tobacconist; duty free shops; and gift shops.
There are a few restaurants in Terminal 1 and a much greater variety of restaurants; cafeterias; and bars in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.
Conference and business facilities are available at the Luxor Hotel, which is located at the airport. They offer the business passenger a range of services including fax; Internet; telephone; and photocopying.
There are lifts; automatic doors; adapted telephones and toilets provided for disabled people. Disabled car parking spaces are also available.
ALM Airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, Alitalia, Avianca, British Airways, Continental, Cubana, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, LAN Chile, Lineas Aeros Uraguaias, Lufthansa, Spanair, Swiss, TAAG-Angola, TAM Transportes Aero Marilia, TAP-Air Portugal, Transbrasil, United Airlines, VARIG Brazilian, VASP