Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport) (GIG), Brazil

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Facilities & infrastructure


Terminal 1 has a range of ATMs, banks and bureau de change facilities. Currency exchange services are also available in Terminal 2.


There are restaurants in Terminal 1 and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.


Visitors will find a good selection of shops, including duty-free and gift shops, in Terminal 1 and in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.


Security baggage-wrapping is available in the check-in areas. There are lost and found offices in each terminal (tel: (21) 3398 4152 or 3044 for Terminal 1 or 2013 for Terminal 2).


There is a pharmacy and a small 24-hour hospital in Terminal 1; a first-aid service is on hand to deal with emergencies throughout the airport. Baby change rooms are provided for parents and their young children. Shoeshine services are available at various points of the terminals.

Conference & Business

Conference and business facilities are provided at the Luxor Hotel (tel: (21) 2468 8998), which is located in Terminal 1.

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Surrounding area Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport)

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    Lifts connect the different levels where required. Wheelchair transportation can be requested from airport staff. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should also inform their airline prior to travel.

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    General information

    Airport code: GIG

    Number of Terminals: 2


    Infraero information counters can be found on the second floor of Terminal 1 and on the departures floor of Terminal 2. Computerised information screens are also available in Terminal 2. There is also a tourist information desk at the airport.

    Transfer between Terminals

    The two terminals are linked by a travelator.

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    Hotels in Rio de Janeiro


    Rio has hundreds of hotels to suit all tastes, though it’s not a cheap city these days.

    Most major chain hotels are concentrated in Copacabana and Ipanema, though suburbs such as Santa Teresa have some chic boutique hotels, while booming Barra, out west, has larger resort-style accommodations.

    Sofitel Rio de Janeiro

    Avenida Atlãntica, 4240
    22070-002 Rio de Janeiro
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    Category: Expensive

    With a magnificent location at the far end of Copacabana Beach, this large luxurious hotel has a reputation for impeccable service and for its well-appointed rooms.

    Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery By Sofitel

    Rua Almirante Alexandrino, Santa Teresa
    20241-260 Rio de Janeiro
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    Category: Expensive

    Oozing tasteful style, this exclusive boutique hotel is hidden away high up on a Santa Teresa hillside; its 40 rooms and suites are decorated with cool fabrics and tropical hardwood flooring.

    Savoy Othon Travel

    Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 995, Copacabana
    22060-001 Rio de Janeiro
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    Category: Moderate

    This large modern hotel is well situated in the heart of Copacabana one block from the beach; no frills but highly rated as good value.

    Jucati Seasons Apartments

    Rua Tenente Marones de Gusmão 85, Copacabana
    22041-060 Rio de Janeiro
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    Category: Moderate

    This block of 55 modern apartments is ideal for families and those coming to Rio for a week or more. The apartments sleep up to six people and are well equipped with kitchen, cable TV and wireless access.

    Rio Nature Hostel Adventure

    Travessa Dona Marciana, 31, Botafogo
    22280-120 Rio de Janeiro
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    Category: Budget

    This friendly and small budget hostel is handily located in Botafogo, a coastal neighbourhood next to Copacabana. Breakfast is included, as well as WiFi access, cable TV and kitchen.