Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (RIOgaleão –Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim) Guide (GIG)

Airport info
Code: GIG
Avenida 20 de Janeiro s/nº, Ilha do Governador, 21942-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

RIOgaleão Tom Jobim Airport is located on Governador Island, about 16km (10 miles) north of Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, a prominent landmark in the Centro district.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +55
+55 21 3004 6050

The Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport, recognised as Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport and branded as RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim, stands as the principal air hub for the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro along Brazil's Atlantic coastline. Throughout this guide for Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport, we will use the name RIOgaleão Tom Jobim to detail transportation options, terminal amenities, and local lodging choices.


Information counters are available at Arrivals and Departures of each terminal. Passengers requiring assistance in English can also call +55 21 3004 6050. Operation hours are from 0900 – 1800, Monday – Friday.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are linked by a travelator.

Driving directions

The airport is easily reached from Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart or Linha Vermelha (The Red Line or RJ-071), which connects São João de Meriti and Rio de Janeiro. Travellers departing from the city centre of Rio de Janeiro typically take a northbound route on RJ-071 and are guided by clear airport signage.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

No direct rail service links RIOgaleão Tom Jobim Airport with Rio de Janeiro. However, buses integrating with the metro system provide a seamless service to/from the airport. See the bus section for more information.

Public transport road

Bus: The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) TransCarioca connects RIOgaleão Tom Jobim with Vicente de Carvalho Metro station (on Subway Line 2). The BRT stop is outside Door D of the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 2. In addition, Bus 915 runs between RIOgaleão Tom Jobim and Bonsucesso Metro station (also on Subway Line 2).

Taxi: Taxis (operated by Aerotáxi and Aerocoop) are outside Door A in the Domestic Arrivals area. For those seeking a higher level of comfort, Executive Taxis offered by various companies are outside Door B in Domestic Arrivals. Passengers can also book an Executive Taxi via the airport's GaleON online platform. Click here to find out more.

Ride hailing: Uber operates in Rio de Janeiro, and the pick-up point is between Gates B and C, Domestic Arrivals.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available.

Currency Exchange is available in Domestic Arrivals, International Arrivals, and Domestic Departures, respectively.


Bars, cafés, and international fast-food chains are available in the Public Area and after security in both terminals.

Passengers can also use the airport's GaleON online platform to order food and have it delivered to the boarding gate. Click here to find out more.


Duty-free shopping is popular in Brazil. Accordingly, passengers will find duty-free shops in International Departures and International Arrivals.


Malex ( provides a luggage storage facility at RIOgaleão Tom Jobim.

The airport's GaleON online platform also allows passengers to book luggage storage. See this page for more information.

For items lost within RIOgaleão Tom Jobim, call +55 21 3004 6050 or email

For lost baggage or items left on a plane, contact the airline directly.


A pharmacy is located in International Departures.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The VIP lounges at RIOgaleão Tom Jobim offer basic business services.

Linx Galeão is a 3-star hotel located just 500m (0.3 miles) from RIOgaleão Tom Jobim. It has a business centre and an area for events.

Disabled facilities

RIOgaleão Tom Jobim has lifts and accessible bathrooms.

Travellers needing special arrangements should notify their airline at least 48 hours before their journey.

Car parking

As of December 2023, RIOgaleão Tom Jobim Airport has the following parking areas:
• Garage Building (Terminal 2) – this has 3,200 covered parking spaces.
• Economy Parking (Terminal 1) – this is an outdoor parking area.

Car rental

International and local car rental companies are well presented. Passengers are advised to compare prices and reserve a rental car before the trip.


Rio Aeroporto Hotel Galeão is located on Level 3, Terminal 1, while Linx Galeão is located just 500m (0.3 miles) from Terminal 2 of RIOgaleão Tom Jobim.

Rio Aeroporto Hotel Galeão

+55 21 3383 9800

This hotel is in the Annex of Terminal 1 and is ideal for transfer or weary passengers. The hotel also provides transfer to Terminal 2.

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, S/N – Terminal 1, 3º andar, Galeão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Linx Hotel

+55 21 2468 3400

The 3-stary Linx Galeão is near Terminal 2 and has comfortable rooms, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a business centre.

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, S/N - Galeão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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