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Rio De Janeiro Travel Guide

Rio De Janeiro Airports

Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG)


The airport is located on Governor's Island, 12 miles (20km) north of Rio de Janeiro.


GMT -2 (GMT -3 between the third Sunday in October to t


Transfer Terminals: 

A moving walkway connects the two terminals.

Transfer City: 

The easiest and fastest transport from the airport is by taxi. Taxi vouchers should be bought from the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk in the arrivals terminal to avoid any hassle and should cost about US$25. Public buses are available and passengers can connect to Rio's Novo Rio Rodoviaria bus station in the city centre. Fares are roughly US$3. More expensive airport shuttles are available to downtown hotels and popular destinations but can have an English speaking guide.

Car Rental: 

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

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available outside the terminal. Visitors are advised to buy prepaid taxi vouchers at the Rio Tourism Authority desk; they are usually a little bit more expensive but give you peace of mind. It is advisable to ignore the RDE taxi desk and go to the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk instead and buy prepaid taxi vouchers there. If you hail a taxi outside the terminal make sure the metre is cleared of the last fare.

Airport Facilities: 

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

Car Parking: 

There is a multi-level car park across from the terminal that offers short and long-term parking.

Departure Tax: 

US$12 to US$36 depending on category
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