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Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG) transfers

Looking for an alternative to the traditional Rio de Janeiro International Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re going from Galeão Airport to Rio de Janeiro or another city, get where you’re going with the Uber app you already know. Request a ride to and from GIG at the tap of a button.

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº - Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-900, Brasil
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Reserve a ride with Uber in advance at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport. Request a ride up to 30 days before your flight, at any time and on any day of the year.
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Pickup at Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG)

Find out where to get picked up

When you’re ready to walk outside, select the terminal where you are and the preferred pickup location in the app.

Check the app for details

Once you’ve requested a ride, you’ll receive directions through the app. At GIG Airport, pickups are done on the departures floor (at Terminals 1 and 2). Head upstairs and meet your driver at the pickup point you selected.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned pickup location. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Rio de Janeiro International Airport map

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport consists of 2 terminals, with Terminal 2 handling international arrivals.

Top questions from riders

  • Yes. Tap here for a list of airports around the world where you can request a ride with Uber.

  • The cost of an Uber trip to Galeão Airport (or from GIG) depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.

    You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator above. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.

  • Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones.

    If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

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GIG Airport visitor information

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport is Brazil’s 2nd-busiest airport, serving more than 16 million passengers annually. Located 19 kilometers (12 miles) from downtown Rio de Janeiro, it is about a 35-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions.

GIG Airport terminals

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Most flights, however, depart from Terminal 2. GIG Airport lounges are located throughout Terminal 2. You can plan your trip using the information below.

GIG Terminal 1

  • Azul Linhas Aéreas
  • GOL

GIG Terminal 2

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • American
  • Avianca
  • Condor
  • Copa
  • Delta
  • Edelweiss
  • Emirates
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Passaredo
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • TAAG
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • United
  • American Airlines Admirals Club
  • GOL Premium Lounge
  • Plaza Premium Lounge

GIG Airport international terminal

GIG Airport offers nonstop flights to more than 25 international destinations from Terminal 2.

Dining at GIG Airport

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport has an extensive selection of dining options across all terminals. Its 60-plus dining destinations range from major fast-food chains to restaurants offering table service. Most GIG Airport food options are located in Terminal 2, and they include pizza, sushi, gelato, and snacks.

Getting around GIG Airport

There is no internal transportation system at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

Things to do at GIG Airport

GIG has more than 65 places to shop, including stores selling electronics, gifts, souvenirs, and clothing. A spa is located in Terminal 2, on the 3rd floor.

Currency exchange at GIG Airport

GIG Airport currency exchange offices can be found in more than 5 locations across the airport.

Hotels near GIG Airport

Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near GIG, there are more than 15 hotels and accommodations nearby.

Points of interest near GIG Airport

  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Copacabana Beach
  • Pão de Açúcar
  • Tijuca National Park

Find more information about GIG here.


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