How to get from GIG Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro Airport overview
Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim/Galeão International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL), popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport, is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the country's second-busiest international airport. It is named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built; and since January 5, 1999 also after the Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition Samba do avião. It is the largest airport site in terms of area in Brazil. Since August 12, 2014 it has been operated by the concessionary Rio Galeão, a consortium formed by the Brazilian investor Odebrecht and Changi Airport Group, with a minority participation of the government owned company Infraero, the previous operator. The new concessionary has been using the brand name RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim.Some of its facilities are shared with the Galeão Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.
Public transport to city center of Rio De Janeiro
Urban public transport
Inner city public transportation in Rio De Janeiro costs 4.10 BRL per one way.
Taking taxi from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport to Rio De Janeiro city center will charge you around 100.00 BRL.
Hotels in nearby areas
Linx Galeão BY GJP
Rio De Janeiro
0.1 km from GIG
Rio Aeroporto Hotel
Rio De Janeiro
0.3 km from GIG