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  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport Guide

    Full Name: Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
    Location: The airport is located on Governors Island, 10 miles (16km) north of Rio de Janeiro.
    Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the third Sunday in October and the third Sunday in February)
    Tel:

    Tel: +55 21 3004 6050.

    Transfer to the City:

    Public buses are available and passengers can connect to Rio's Novo Rio Rodoviaria bus station in the city centre. Passengers can take the two Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lines from and to the airport. There are train lines near the airport, the nearest metro station from Galeão Airport is the Vicente de Carvalho, on line 2. To get to the airport, it is necessary to transfer to the BRT at this station, with a direct route to the airport.

    More expensive airport shuttles are available to downtown hotels and popular destinations and often have an English speaking guide. Taxis are available.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies, including Avis and Hertz, can be found in Terminal 1 and 2.

    Facilities:

    The airport is well equipped with facilities including ATMs, banks and bureaux de change, shops, restaurants and bars, duty-free shopping, luggage lockers, children area, a wellness spa, a swimming pool and a tourist help desk. Facilities for the disabled are good.

    Parking:

    There are multi-level car parks near both terminals that offers short and long-term parking. Rates vary.