Rio de Janeiro Airport Car Rental

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A major international aviation hub serving Rio de Janeiro, the 2nd largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is one of the biggest airports of Latin America. With its annual passenger enplanement number and cargo handling capacity estimated to be 17 million and 116,147 metric tonnes respectively, Rio de Janeiro Airport continues to be amongst the busiest aviation terminals of Brazil. The airport complex recently underwent a major renovation to accommodate large number of tourists arriving for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Things You Need To Know

A short guide to comfort, necessities and activities around the Rio de Janeiro Airport

Hotels Near the Airport

"You can pick up your car rental at the airport and choose to stay in a hotel nearby, which will also save time when you’re returning the vehicle. Here are some good hotels near the airport:"

  • Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão

    Avenida Vinte de Janeiro, S/N - Galeão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-900, Brazil

  • AC Hotel by Marriott Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha

    R. Cordeiro da Graça, 598 - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20220-400, Brazil

  • Prodigy Hotel Santos Dumont Airport Rio de Janeiro

    Av. Alm. Silvio de Noronha, 365 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-901, Brazil

  • Novotel RJ Porto Atlântico

    Av. Prof. Pereira Reis, 49 - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20220-800, Brazil

  • Ibis Budget Nova América

    Av. Pastor Martin Luther King Jr. 126 - Bloco 11 Torre 5 - Del Castilho, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20765-971, Brazil

Restaurants Near the Airport

"If you don’t want to eat at the restaurants at the airport, you may choose to eat at one of the very fine restaurants in the vicinity:"

  • Churrascaria Mocellin

    Praia Belo Jardim N 285, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21941-290, Brazil

  • Siri do Galeao

    Praia do galeão, 1 - Galeão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-510, Brazil

  • Porcao Ilha

    Estrada do Galeao, S/N | Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21941-290, Brazil

Top Places to Visit in Rio de Janeiro

"Rio de Janeiro has numerous places for people to spend quality time. Here are a few places you can visit if you’re around"

  • Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

  • Copacabana

  • Tijuca National Park

  • Ipanema and Leblon

  • São Bento

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

"Rio offers numerous exciting activities for the visitors to take part in and make their trip a lot more memorable. Here are a few options:"

  • Hike to Pedra da Gávea through the Tijuca Forest (elevation of 844m)

  • Drive to Mirante Dona Marta cliff for a panoramic view of the city.

  • Horse riding at the famous Jóquei Clube racecourse.

  • Hang gliding from the Pedra Bonita mountain.

Fuel Stations Near the Airport

"If you’re short on time when returning your car rental at the airport and need to fill up the tank, here are some reliable options available near the airport:"

  • Petrobras

    Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 7 - Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-140, Brazil

  • Shell

    Estrada do Galeao - Portuguesa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21931-582, Brazil

  • Shell

    R. Francisco Otaviano, 90-92 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22080-030, Brazil

  • Petrobras

    Av. Beira Mar - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-060, Brazil

  • Air BP Brasil

    Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-002, Brazil

Airport Guide

Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG), better known as the Galeão International Airport and Rio de Janeiro International Airport is located in the north of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Built in 1952, it is one of the most important airport in Brazil and serves more than 16 million passengers each year. With two terminals identified as TPS 1 and TPS 2, it has the most extensive takeoff and landing runways in Brazil. The airport offers its passengers all the facilities for a first class trip.

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Save money by shopping at Duty Free Stores!

The shops of the airport offer many items, such as clothing, fashion accessories, cosmetics, watches, jewelry, wines, confectionery, sporting goods, magazines and books etc.

  • Several Duty-Free stores can be found at Terminal 2.
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Have a meal while waiting for your flight

There are several restaurants in Terminal 1 and a wide range of restaurants and cafes are available in the mall, in the center of Terminal 2. Travelers can have a meal while waiting for their flight or during a stopover.

  • There are more than twenty cafes, restaurants and fast-food outlets in both of the terminals.
  • The largest selection of restaurants is in the mall at Terminal 2.
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Banks and Money Exchange

The financial center of the airport houses several bank branches, ATMs, post offices and currency exchange offices and is located in TPS 1.

  • Several bank branches are located at the airport: 3 at Terminal 1, 2 at Terminal 2.
  • Money exchange counters are located in both terminals.
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Car Rental is the best way to start your Journey

Both, national and international, car rental companies have their offices at the Rio de Janeiro Airport. The car rental counters can be found in both terminals at arrivals.

  • The car rental companies located at the airport includes Alamo, Localiza, Unidas and movida.
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Other Passenger Services

In both terminals of the airport you can access information counters: In the TPS1 the blue zone is located in the second floor, while in the TPS2 it is located in the departures floor. On the other hand there are computers that provide information distributed in the precinct of the TPS2.

  • A medical center operates 24 hours a day, in addition to a pharmacy.
  • The airport is equipped with lifts, specially adapted telephones and toilets for people with reduced mobility.