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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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6.7/10
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  • Ivano F.
    "... Vidigal, Ipanema, Copacabana, Flamengo, Porto and arrives here! 9 Real!"(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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  • 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.
  • Claiton
    ClaitonJune 2, 2013
    Keep an eye on your luggage and don’t wear expensive looking jewelry and watches.
  • Mr J.
    Mr JohnJuly 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Give yourself plenty of time to walk to the gate. I was not impressed when landing I had to walk like half a mile around the airport to get out to immigration.
  • Serene C.
    Serene CheongFebruary 7, 2014
    Loooong terminal connection
  • Nando T.
    Nando TakenobuSeptember 25, 2014
    Belo Wifi.
  • 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
  • Derek
    DerekDecember 26, 2012
    (Terminal 1) There is a row of ATMs on the third level, near the food court. Not on the first or second levels as the signage suggests.
  • Jhorgnes R.
    Vitória here i go.
  • Alfred N.
    Alfred NaranjoMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The renovations are taking too long, can't believe an airport this big doesn't have places to charge cell phones. Limited food options. WiFi is free only for 60 minutes.
  • Rob N.
    Rob NunnMarch 1, 2011
    Horrible. Horrendously expensive with nowhere decent to eat. Spend as little time as possible here.
  • Jordane
    JordaneSeptember 4, 2011
    GIG to Copacabana or Ipanema is about R$ 60.00 via a yellow cab.
  • Cathy R.
    Cathy RichardsMarch 22, 2014
    The shops are better once you get past security.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WilfleyFebruary 16, 2014
    If not Brazilian, when you get off the plane don't dally - go straight to immigration, lines can be really long. Use the restroom before you land or you risk being at the end of a very long line
  • GeRman M.
    GeRman MRqzJuly 2, 2013
    Use free NET VIRTUA WI-FI just put your information flight and use your browser to avoid this boring airport!!
  • moriemon
    moriemonMay 9, 2015
    You can use free WiFi for 60min.
  • Adventure World South America
    Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, if you need anything during your stay don't hesitate to contact us!
  • Stu J.
    Stu JerniganApril 14, 2012
    There's a chapel in terminal 1 in case you seek forgiveness for your actions in Rio.
  • Bradesco
    BradescoJanuary 3, 2013
    Bem-vindo ao Rio de Janeiro! Nos terminais 1 e 2 tem ATMs Bradesco./ Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! If you need to withdraw some cash, there are ATMs in Terminal 1 and 2. Enjoy your stay!
  • Emerson D.
    Emerson DamascenoApril 24, 2012
    Vc está no Rio. Lindo, udemais. Simplesmente ame-o. This is Rio. So amazingly beautiful. Just love it!
  • Neven C.
    Neven CApril 5, 2012
    Forget about taxi to ipanema or copacabana, use blue bus instead. $12 BRL. Linha 2018 to Alvorado.
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MoraesOctober 23, 2014
    #PartiuCheckIn
  • Túlio B.
    Túlio BragançaApril 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Dear gringo, I'm sorry for this shitty AirPort. It's a shame that this could Be your first Experience in Brazil. We are better than this. I promise.
  • Patoseba
    PatosebaJune 30, 2016
    With renovations all over, it's not always clear where to go, and to ask for directions can take a while since not everyone speak english, and the ones who do are not always kind. Be patient.
  • Tiparpa R.
    Tiparpa RJanuary 6, 2014
    The air-con doesn't seems to be working...
  • Laís P.
    Laís PimentelFebruary 2, 2015
    \o/ lets go!
  • Thiago
    ThiagoDecember 9, 2014
    Freaking Internet doesn't work! 😾
  • 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.
  • Jamison N.
    Jamison NgMay 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't use the ATMs at the airport. People have been installing ATM card skimmers and hidden cameras to see your PIN keystrokes
  • Valeria G.
    Valeria GallegosJuly 28, 2014
    #Brasil2014
  • Susana S.
    Susana SantosNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dont take taxis, they are overpriced. There are special bus from R$8,00 to R$13,00 going to everywhere in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Mestre B.
    Mestre BondOctober 8, 2014
    Partindoooooooo
  • Igor L.
    Igor LenivtsevApril 13, 2015
    So lame here. It looks like semi—abandent airport in faraway city in Eastern Europe
  • 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.
  • Bart L.
    Bart LapersDecember 2, 2011
    ATM's located on the second floor in the left corner.
  • Rosane R.
    Rosane RoRoNovember 3, 2013
    To indo!!!
  • Daniel Araújo
    Daniel AraújoOctober 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Alugam patins? Patinete?
  • Katie T.
    Katie TAugust 31, 2012
    So much work for the free wifi. They ask for too much personal data. No thanks.
  • Erick J.
    Erick JonesApril 21, 2015
    Some boys that clean the shoes dont ask before they full your shoes with some shit. So i think they should be forbidden to bother the clients there. Some security please!
  • Qayser
    QayserSeptember 22, 2016
    New renovations make this place feel like a shopping mall instead of an airport - in a good way! Little Mama does quick yet tasty pizza.
  • Sung P.
    Sung ParkSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It seemed like they had only one line/entrance to security checkpoint for international flights. You can imagine the ridiculous line...
  • Marcelo A.
    Marcelo AlbagllMay 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the bus to the regional Santos Dumont Airport. Then take the cab...
  • Reginaldo V.
    Reginaldo VieiraFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Worst international airport
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge Castro ArroyaveSeptember 25, 2013
    When return call aerotaxi. Tels 2467-1500 / 2467-7408.
  • Angel M.
    Angel MorsiNovember 22, 2012
    Painel de boas viagens * Panel of good trips
  • Juno J.
    Juno JoJuly 28, 2012
    Sorry for the messy but we live here!!! Thanks this poor airport to our government and Dilma and her PT!
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GasnierAugust 30, 2014
    Embarcando
  • Raúl V.
    Raúl VaccaroJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Copa Airlines Rocks !
  • 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
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MoreiraApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    terminal 1 horroroso. socorro!
  • Ferni R.
    Ferni RichieDecember 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome to Rio!! Free wifi with your email information...
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