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Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG)

(Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro / Galeão (GIG))
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Galeão, Rio de Janeiro
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  • Laurent J.
    "A taxi ride to Copacabana with a yellow taxi (safer) costs 80R$."(7 Tips)
    Nicolas A.
    "A Infraero deveria ser abduzida ! Bando (live music) de ladroes !"(14 Tips)
    Tim Beta B.
    "Muito bom, sempre cheio (crowded)"(13 Tips)
    Marina M.
    "O atendimento é ótimo, o café (coffee) e a comida uma delícia!!"(35 Tips)
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  • Dany A.
    Dany AndaraAugust 2, 2013
    I dont like at all this airport!
  • SAAD
    SAADOctober 22, 2014
    This airport is below average! For real Rio deserves better!
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GasnierAugust 30, 2014
    Embarcando
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 13, 2014
    Free WiFi service, through a registration portal.
  • Daizmar C.
    Daizmar ChirinosJuly 4, 2014
    Ajajajjajaaj
    Upvoted May 1
  • Berre B.
    Berre BeuselinckJanuary 15, 2013
    beja kerel
  • andescva
    andescvaJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best way to start your day in a terrible, terrible mood!
  • Luzia d.
    Luzia de LimaMay 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Galeao Coffee Shop
  • Bruno F.
    Bruno FigueiredoMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The worst airport in the world! :/
  • Yamil D.
    Yamil DutraSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the bus (Real Company) to the beaches on the south of the city. In Sept. 2011 the fare was around US$4(four US dollars) tell the driver where you want to stop. Attention, payment in the bus in R$
  • Mario P.
    Mario PimentaOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    rala, maluco!
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoFebruary 20
    Check you have all your Brazilian attitude!!
  • Rogerio N.
    Rogerio NascimentoNovember 30, 2014
    Great airport. Now with GRU Terminal 3 on, I'm still thinking on pros and cons.
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RengifoApril 17, 2010
    Good food at the blimp restaurant airport hotel..
  • Mailie S.
    Mailie ShortillFebruary 24, 2013
    Bring your own food, one of the worst airports I have ever had a layover in. They had better sort themselves out before the World Cup and Olympics!
  • Nichola B.
    Nichola BatesNovember 2, 2014
    T1 is terrible - airside has no access to the Lounge, they don't have the air con on. Food options are basically zero 😕
  • Krystle M.
    Krystle MobayeniDecember 29, 2012
    If you rented a car online from Alamo, go to the Unidas desk in terminal 2
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CanoAugust 8, 2013
    Dont EVER make a closed price when you get a cab always ask to go on the taximeter.
  • Roque S.
    Roque Santos JuniorMay 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Terminal 2 of Galeao has no vip lounges. Please use the suggestion box from Infraero to request its avaiability. The best terminal of Galeao International hasn't got these.
  • Luciana N.
    Luciana NassifNovember 15, 2011
    If you are taking a taxi from the city to the airport, use the Aerotaxi. You can call them and schedule the pick up time. It ends up being cheaper than regular cabs and more reliable.
  • Tarek P.
    Tarek PertewJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The free wifi by the American Airlines Check In Counter is lightening fast.
  • Diogo N.
    Diogo NoratoSeptember 12, 2014
    Work Hard....
  • Franziska S.
    Franziska SchubigerJanuary 14, 2013
    Baaark, ugly ugly uuuuugly toilets by the Gates, use others if possibel....
  • Malu M.
    Malu MaiaMay 22, 2014
    Welcome to the jungle!
  • Guilherme S.
    Guilherme ScheibeJune 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch your belongings. Specially if you see someone looking like a lost tourist walking too close to you. Listen: Watch out!! This ain't no joke! And enjoy Rio.
  • Frederic G.
    Frederic GOctober 6, 2012
    Part of the mystique of GIG is that the flights are announced by this female voice over the PA system. 35 years ago, it was the same. If it's the same woman, however, she now suffers from emphysema.
  • Katja H.
    Katja HöglundMarch 28, 2014
    This one is going straight to my list of top ten worst international airports I've traveled. Boring, expensive, in total need of renovation and a clean.
  • Vallyri
    VallyriMarch 26, 2015
    If you know who to find, you can get good deal on money exchange. Wink wink
  • Alessandro I.
    Alessandro IgnezAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    State dear state. @.@
  • Erycka M.
    Erycka MartinsSeptember 19, 2011
    Never use a local taxi. They usually take advantage of foreigners. Use an executive bus call REAL PREMIUM. It costs ooonly R$ 9.
  • Emerson D.
    Emerson DamascenoApril 24, 2012
    Vc está no Rio. Lindo, udemais. Simplesmente ame-o. This is Rio. So amazingly beautiful. Just love it!
  • Lívia d.
    Lívia de SouzaNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Lets's go to Brasilia
  • Justin L.
    Justin LeuFebruary 23, 2012
    Check foursquare tips for free wifi
  • Mikael N.
    Mikael NerdeNovember 3, 2015
    If you are last minute shopping for Havaianas before your leave Rio - buy them outside the gates. Inside they are 50% more expensive and few variants.
  • Gustavo M.
    Gustavo MirandaApril 23, 2014
    Going to Greece
  • Thiago
    ThiagoDecember 9, 2014
    Freaking Internet doesn't work! 😾
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MoraesOctober 23, 2014
    #PartiuCheckIn
  • Michael W.
    Michael WitbrockOctober 20, 2014
    Do not arrive too early for your flight ... You may be stuck ground-side, and the air-side options for entertaining yourself are even worse.
  • Edil B.
    Edil BaisalovDecember 1, 2013
    Arriving passengers, do not order taxi from kiosks inside the baggage hall! Just 20 m outside they cost twice cheaper! Airport authorities should be ashamed of sponsoring such scam!!!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MApril 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you plan to eat something before your flight or buy a newspaper or magazine, do it before the boarding area. There's nothing there.
  • Rogerio N.
    Rogerio NascimentoNovember 30, 2014
    Take good care with traffic in Rio. Friday's when you can need up to 4 ours to get there from downtown.
  • Eric R.
    Eric RodriguezOctober 28, 2010
    Terminal 2 VIP lounges are through passport control, to the left and down the stairs. Near the lunch counter.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VasconcelosJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Be prepared if u need to go from terminal 1 to terminal 2, they don´t have any shuttle buses ! You have to go by inside thru second floor, ! it takes about 10 minutes walking.
  • Marcelo W.
    Marcelo Wuo LopesJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of taxis, fare to the south zone shouldn't cost more than 60 reais. Service here is really appalling.
  • Arturo P.
    Arturo ParralesJanuary 23, 2014
    One of the worst airports I've seen in my life. It's scary, deteriorated and disgusting!
  • Gerry B.
    Gerry BolgerFebruary 13, 2013
    Don't get excited its like going back in time! Not a major duty free as most shops closed down. However free wifi
  • Neven C.
    Neven CApril 5, 2012
    Forget about taxi to ipanema or copacabana, use blue bus instead. $12 BRL. Linha 2018 to Alvorado.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RuriFebruary 20, 2014
    I guess I can add Brazilian to the list of nationalities I have been mistaken for.
  • Arquidiocese de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
    While waiting, why don't you pray in the chapel, located on 3th level in the Terminal 1, near the hotel? Please, pray for us too.
  • Mauro B.
    Mauro BitencourtApril 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't use the ATM machines here, if your credit/debit card does not have a chip it might get cloned here. Mine has been cloned three times
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