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Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG)

(Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro / Galeão (GIG))
Galeão, Rio de Janeiro
  • 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)
238 Tips and reviews
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  • Arturo P.
    Arturo ParralesJanuary 23, 2014
    Please DO NOT buy reais on the airport's money exchange kiosks, they'll rip you off! Buy your taxi cab ticket with credit card and do that transaction at your hotel or any other place, not here!
  • Dany A.
    Dany AndaraAugust 2, 2013
    I dont like at all this airport!
  • Sergio N.
    Sergio NeryJune 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Choose a taxi coming at departure level, never take a cab from AirPort, NEVER!
  • Thiago
    ThiagoDecember 9, 2014
    Freaking Internet doesn't work! 😾
  • Tais P.
    Tais PremaorOctober 14, 2014
  • Gaby R.
    Gaby RuizAugust 17, 2013
    Don't arrive before 3 hours for international flights, they will not let you check in and there's little places to sit to wait.
  • Mestre B.
    Mestre BondOctober 8, 2014
  • Tiparpa R.
    Tiparpa RJanuary 6, 2014
    The air-con doesn't seems to be working...
  • 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.
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BearMarch 6, 2012
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LavôrJanuary 5, 2015
    Always on my mind and in my heart coming and going to everywhere in the world!
  • Paulo M.
    Paulo MokaMarch 11, 2013
    This is the moment when you arrive in Brazil and think: fuck, I'm screwed! Should've listened to my wife and picked Cancun for holidays with family...
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 21, 2014
    The bigger airport in Rio. Make sure to check which airport your flight is on!
  • Arquidiocese de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
    #Rio2013 | Jul-22 | 16h - Chegada do Pontífice [Pope's Arrival]
  • Angel M.
    Angel MorsiNovember 22, 2012
    Painel de boas viagens * Panel of good trips
  • Fernanda M.
    Fernanda MartinsApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a bus from Galeao to the city, at Santos Dumont airport. Cheap and confortable! Specially compared to the expensive taxi fares!
  • Diogo D.
    Diogo DidiMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a problem to get your luggage back from the international flights! --- sempre uma demora pra pegar as malas na chegada dos vôos internacionais !
  • David A.
    David AbarcaNovember 28, 2014
    No WiFi within this airport, and don't even try to exchange your money here, they'll rip you off. Bad and old airport
  • Flavio A.
    Flavio AlcoforadoAugust 18, 2013
    Precisa aumentar..
  • Izabel B.
    Izabel BarrosDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best VIP lounge is the United red carpet on the underground of terminal 2
  • Roque S.
    Roque Santos JuniorMay 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Nunca deixe sua bagagem desacompanhada. Never leave your luggage unnatended.
  • Roque S.
    Roque Santos JuniorMay 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're hungry, prepare you pocket. Although Spoletto is the best option within terminal 2 restaurants.
  • Goin G.
    Goin Global365May 17, 2016
    It is huge.
  • Rob N.
    Rob NunnMarch 1, 2011
    Horrible. Horrendously expensive with nowhere decent to eat. Spend as little time as possible here.
  • Jose Miguel S.
    Jose Miguel Sanchez JimenezJune 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not bad....with a few years already but a good airport. Plenty of non-pass wifi with browser connect after pair it
  • Rogerio N.
    Rogerio NascimentoNovember 30, 2014
    Great airport. Now with GRU Terminal 3 on, I'm still thinking on pros and cons.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PellegrinoMarch 11, 2012
    Even with paid Star Alliance lounge memebership (never mind *G) if connecting domestically, be prepared to NOT have Tam Lounge access! Ugh.
  • Mario P.
    Mario PimentaOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    rala, maluco!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ferni R.
    Ferni RichieDecember 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome to Rio!! Free wifi with your email information...
  • Renan C.
    Renan Costa AlencarSeptember 17, 2013
    No air conditioning here. I'm melting!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Ciro O.
    Ciro OtaFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Are you from other country? Need a cab? Take only the yellow and blue cab, from cooperative!!!
  • James F.
    James FrancoDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    london back :D
  • leoaze
    leoazeMarch 29, 2010
    Fly back to LA (via Panama)
  • Pauli B.
    Pauli BustosSeptember 10, 2014
    Try to no stay longer than two hours waiting at the airport is nothing to do here and is not comfortable
  • 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.
  • Claudia Akemi T.
    Claudia Akemi TanakaAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Special Bus with AC direct to Barrashopping right outside on the arrivals curb.
  • 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$4(four US dollars) tell the driver where you want to stop. Attention, payment in the bus in R$
  • Albert C.
    Albert CastelloApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Taxi to Barra da Tijuca is quite expensive, R$ 135 (special price, before it was R$ 185). Choose Transcootour instead of the common RJ's yellow cabs. They worth every Real.
  • Alessandro I.
    Alessandro IgnezJune 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Here in my Rio again.
  • Claudio N.
    Claudio NavarroApril 8, 2013
    Free internet in the departure lounge. If you read this, you probably already knew that.
  • 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!!!
  • Otto M.
    Otto MäkeläinenJanuary 18, 2013
    An airport definitely not ready for Copa 2014. Lousy services & very pricey
  • Katie T.
    Katie TAugust 31, 2012
    So much work for the free wifi. They ask for too much personal data. No thanks.
  • Marcelo A.
    Marcelo AlbagllMay 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the bus to the regional Santos Dumont Airport. Then take the cab...
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