The airport Galeão (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro actually has the official name of Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport. Here are the options available to travel the few kilometers that separate it from the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The first option and more comfortable is to take a taxi.
There are seven companies authorized to operate at the airport. There are five companies of special taxis (more luxurious option): Coopatur, Cootramo, Coopertramo, Transcoopass e Transcootour. And two common taxi companies (cheapest option): Aerocoop e Aerotáxi.
Ordinary taxi companies kiosks
Special taxi companies kiosks
In common taxi companies you have the option to choose between paying a fixed amount or value of the meter. In the vast majority of the time choose the meter. As for the special taxis companies are much more expensive and rates are tabulated, there is no use of meter. Prices are in the table below (subject to updates). If your destination is not among the table, see: Preços táxi convencional e Preços táxi especial.
Taxi prices from Galeão to different places in Rio de Janeiro
Executive bus (Premium Auto bus)
A second widely used option is the executive bus. From the airport there are four lines that serve the city of Rio de Janeiro. You can buy the ticket directly to the driver on the bus. The starting point of all the lines is out of the arrival level at the end of the track. By passing the automatic opening of output port, turn right and walk to the end of the driveway.
Premium Auto Bus Kiosk at Galeão
Bus Line 2018
This line connects the Galeão to Barra da Tijuca through the Red Line. There are departures from 5:30 AM to 00:00 on weekdays. On weekends and holidays the last departure is at 23:40 PM. The Alvorada departures are 5:40 AM to 22:35 PM. The price of each path is R$ 14,65. The frequency of departures is each thirty minutes during weekdays and on weekends and holidays the waiting time can reach forty minutes. Sundays and holidays, when the beach border is closed for recreational area purposes, the Galeão trip itinerary to Alvorada is carried through the streets: Barata Ribeiro, Raul Pompeii, Av Queen Elizabeth, Prudente de Morais and Gen. San Martin Av… Check out the map of the path and also the points of interest below.
Interest points of Bus Line 2018
Path of Bus Line 2018
All streets in the itinerary of the Bus Line 2018
The executive bus lines have their itineraries through the following hotels:
Centro: Center Hotel, Formule 1, Ibis, Windsor, Guanabara Palace. Glória: Golden Park e Magic Palace Hotel.
Flamengo: Flamengo Palace, Novo Mundo e Hotel Beija-Flor.
Copacabana: Califórnia Othon, Copacabana Palace, Golden Tulip Regente, JW Marriot, Merlin Copacabana Hotel, Olinda Hotel, Rio Othon Palace, Sofitel Copacabana, Tulip Inn Copacabana e Windsor Atlântica.
Ipanema: Arpoador Inn, Fasano, Sol Ipanema, Everest Park, Ipanema Inn, Caesar Park e Praia Ipanema.
Leblon: Marina Palace, Marina Rio, Rio Sheraton, Paradiso All Suite. São Conrado: Royal Tulip Rio (Intercontinental).
Barra: Rio Hotel Residence, Hotel Residência Marapendi, Brisa Barra Hotel, Barra Royal Plaza, Barrabella Hotel, Next Barra Prime, Sheraton Barra Hotel, Windsor Barra, Barra Palace, Hotel Sol da Barra, Hotel Praia Linda, Royalty Barra Hotel, Tropical Barra Hotel e Promenade All Suites.
Metrô in Rio
The connection from Galeão airport with the Metro is not direct and can only be done by bus.
Rio de Janeiro Metro Map