Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport is located 20km (13 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, on Governador Island.
Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n°
Galeão, Ilha do Governador
Rio de Janeiro
Dialling code: +55
Tel.: (21) 3398 5050
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
The airport is connected to Rio de Janeiro by two major roads, Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha) and Avenida Brasil. If using the former, head northbound from the city centre and follow the road all the way to Governador Island, from which the airport is clearly signposted. If arriving from the latter, head north until Avenida Brigadeiro Trompovski and merge onto Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha), before continuing as above.
The air-conditioned Empresa Real (tel; (21) 3035 6700; www.realautoonibus.com.br) bus 2018 links to key parts of the city centre (journey time: 45 minutes).
There is an hourly airport shuttle bus that stops at major hotels and beaches.
Taxis are available outside the terminals. Visitors are advised to ignore the RDE taxi desk and go to the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk for prepaid taxi vouchers. Otherwise, passengers should ensure that their taxi’s meter is cleared of the last fare.
There is a long- and short-term car park with 1,600 spaces outside the departures area, and a long- and short-term car park with 880 spaces outside the arrivals area.