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Internacional Airport in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Airport Code
Longitude:43° 15' 0" W Latitude:22° 49' 0" S
ADDRESS Rio de Janeiro-Galeão,
Infraero-Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrurura Aeroportuaria,
Rio de Janeiro,
Number of Terminals: 2
Telephone: (0)21 3398 4526 or 2155
Fax: (0)21 3398 4214
Time Zone: GMT- 3 (GMT- 2 from the third Sunday in October to the third Sunday in February)
Location: The airport is located 20km (13 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro
Country code: 55
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS The two terminals are linked by a travelator.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS The airport is connected to Rio de Janeiro by two major roads, Linha Vermelha and Avenida Brasil. The airport is signposted on both roads.
CAR PARKING Multi-storey and covered car parks are available at the airport.
CAR HIRE Avis, Hertz and Localiza are all represented at the airport; their desks can be found in Terminal 1.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Road: Bus and taxi are the most hassle-free ways to travel into Rio. Taxi: Taxis are available, although visitors are advised to ignore the RDE taxi desk and go to the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk instead and buy prepaid taxi vouchers. Otherwise, passengers should ensure that their taxi’s meter is cleared of the last fare. Bus: There is an airport shuttle bus every hour which stops at major hotels and beaches. Empresa Real have air-conditioned frescao buses that drive into the city as well as along the seafront stopping off at the hotels (journey time: 45 minutes). Public buses run to the city centre.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS Infraero information counters can be found on the second floor of the blue sector in Terminal 1 and on the Departures floor in Terminal 2. Computerized information screens are available in Terminal 2.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: Terminal 1 has a range of banks, bureau de change facilities and a post office. Eating and drinking: There are restaurants in Terminal 1 and a wide variety of restaurants and cafés in the central commercial area in Terminal 2. Shopping: There are shops in Terminal 1 and in the central commercial area in Terminal 2. Other facilities: There is a pharmacy and a small 24-hour hospital in Terminal 1.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES Conference and business facilities are available at the Luxor Hotel (tel: (0)21 2468 8998) which is located at the airport.
DISABLED FACILITIES Lifts, automatic doors, adapted telephones and toilets are provided for disabled people. Disabled car parking spaces are also available.
AIRPORT HOTELS Airport hotels include the Luxor Hotel (tel: (0)21 2468 8998 or toll free on 0800 165 322) on level 3 of the blue sector in Terminal 1 and the Hotel Pousada (tel: (0)21 3398 3848/52/54) on level 1 in the red sector of Terminal 1. There is a 24-hour hotel reservation desk in Terminal 1 on level 3.