Airport in Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (GIG)
Avenida 20 de Janeiro s/nº, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
0055 021) 3398 5050
Airport in Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (GIG) Reviews
Airport in Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (GIG) Mar 28, 2008
When I was traveling around South America, because of business, Rio was part of my agenda, poor girl, haha. And these are my impressions of this aiport and some tips about arriving / leaving:
-It's the main airport in Rio de Janeiro, receiving people from 18 different countries. So expect a busy airport. But I didn't have problems with security. It was easy and quick.
-It's located 20km (13 miles) north of Rio, which is not so far, but the traffic gets crazy, so better leave early in order to arrive there on time.
-It has 2 terminals that are linked by a "travelator".
-There are buses which could drive you to the city, but the best would be take a cab. If you take one from the airport it'd be expensive. Better ask a friend or the hotel to send you one.
-You can exchange money here, in order to get the local currency. But I recommend to exchange just the necessary. You'll get a better rate in the exchange houses.
-There are restaurants in Terminal 1 and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés in the central commercial area in Terminal 2.
-Rio is well known as a Shopping destination and the airport is not the exception. But be aware that as in any airport, things are more expensive here. But you can find good deals.
-When you arrive or leave with your bags, men will approach you to help with the luggage expecting a good tip.
-They have lockers to storage luggage, but they are small.
-A while ago, we (Peruvians) should fly through Sao Paulo to get to Rio, but now there are direct flights from LIM-GIG, yay!
-Have your Yellow Fever Certificate close to you.
-Oh well, and you are in Brazil, people are friendly.
Part of the My Southamerican Tour 2008 travel blog
Part of the list Airports I have been
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