How to get from Galeão Airport (GIG) ✈️ to the City Center
Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG), also known as Galeão International Airport or Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport, is the largest international airport of Rio de Janeiro and is located about 19 km north of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Rio by Taxi, Uber, Private Transfer or Shared Shuttle.
There is also a public bus & metro service (Fetranspor, BRT & Bus Line 2018), but we do not recommend using it with luggage.
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all airport transfers from Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport to the City Center (Copacabana)
|Uber||25‑45 Min.||$ 5||Details|
|Taxi||25‑45 Min.||$ 15||Details|
|25‑45 Min.||$ 25||Details|
|45‑90 Min.||$ 15||Details|
• The optimal transfer depends on the number of travelers, budget and available time.
• There may be waiting times at the taxi rank if there are high volume of passengers. In this case, a pre-booked transfer (e.g. via AirportTransfer.com) is the more faster and comfortable option.
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