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After we receive confirmed payment, we will send you your booking voucher with instructions on where the driver will meet you for your pickup, and local emergency contact numbers in case of any issues.

  • On-time Pickup Guarantee

    You'll be picked up on-time, every time, or we will not only refund your transfer, we will also give you a $100 voucher to use for any future transfers.

  • All-Inclusive Prices

    Prices are fully inclusive of local taxes, tolls and gratuity, and cancellations are 100% refundable when at least 48 hours notice is provided

  • Going Green

    Every single one of our transfers is 100% carbon offset.

  • Easy to Change

    Changes to your booking are easy and completely free of charge.

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Rio de Janeiro Airport Guide

Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport

One of the busiest airports in Brazil, the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport is the biggest in the country and 2nd in terms of total passengers transported and 4th in terms of aircraft operations and handled cargo.

Originally named Galeao International Airport based on the Galeao Beach located just in front of the original main building, it was changed to its current name years later when new passenger terminals were built. Today, the original building is now being used by the Brazilian Air Force. Some of the airport’s facilities today are also used by the Galeao Air Force of the Brazilian Air Force.

Operated by Brazilian government corporation Infraero, the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport handles over 17 million passengers each year and over 100,000 aircraft operations, earning the airport over $1 Billion in 2012. Current renovations and improvements are also being made today in preparation for the heavy amount of passengers who will be coming in the city for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, which Rio will play host to.

Major international airlines operate in the airport, such as Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, US Airways, and many others. 

The first runway of the airport was built on May 10, 1923 for the School of Naval Aviation, based on the Governador Island. It was only in 1952 when it was opened to the public, with a new passenger terminal opened that same year. During the 1970’s the airport was the country’s major international and domestic air-hub, servicing nearby countries and major cities. But due to the opening of the Sao Paulo Gualurhos International Airport, the amount of passengers using the Rio de Janeiro International Airport decreased, making it only 2nd to the Sao Paulo airport in terms of transported passengers.

The number of facilities and amenities inside the airport is extensive, making it a major hub where passengers can literally live inside while waiting for their flights. 

There are a total of 6 banks, all located in the first floor of Terminals 1 and 2, as well as several ATM machines. There are 5 currency exchange units, also located in Terminals 1 and 2.

There are also several restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, fast food, and grill restos in the airport, as well as shops that offer gifts, shoes, lottery, and books and magazines. A beauty and relaxation center can also be found , for those who want to take a break from all the stress of waiting and traveling. A medical center, including tourist information counters are also present. VIP lounges are available for a more comfortable seating, and not needing to wait in line at the check-in counters.

There are no hotels inside the airport, but the nearest place to stay is only 6 km away, which is the Mont Blanc Apart Hotel. Paid parking has a capacity of over 2,000 vehicles.

Once you head out the main arrival halls, there are several transportation services to choose from. Public bus lines, executive and ordinary taxis, and car rentals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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If you love nature trips then Rio will not disappoint. Try taking the mountain train up towards the top of Corcovado mountain, which sits right in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Corcovado contains the largest natural urban forest in the world, the Tijuca forest. And once you reach the top of Corcovado, marvel at the beauty and grandeur of the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks the entire city.

And if you are like most of the people that go to Rio de Janeiro for their holidays, then you are there for the beautiful beaches. With almost 80 kilometers of great beaches, the city of Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to sit down by the sand, enjoy a nice tropical cocktail, and watch the sun as it goes down  in the Atlantic sea.

If you are going to Rio de Janeiro on holiday then you will most likely be landing in Galeao International airport, which is the gateway to this marvelous city. Once you land, you should head directly towards your airport transfer to immediately immerse yourself in all that Rio can offer.

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  • Best transfer ever!I would most definitely recommend your company as well as the representative which collected me at the airport. This was absolutely 5 star service. Thank you for making my first steps into Nepal a wonderful experience.Ms. Jacqui Tusler - May 31, 2013
  • Best transfer service!As this transfer service was so good I look forward to seeing more transfer services offered by Green Path Transfers.Mr. Martin Maza - September 11, 2013
  • Great service and communication!Both drivers extremely friendly and very professional. Had wonderful conversations with both during drives. Both very knowledgeable of area and events. Will certainly use again and recommend to our travel friends.Mr. Kevin Kobb - July 01, 2013
  • The service was excellent!They arrived on time both ways and were helpful and friendly. Shame I can't speak more positively about the traffic in central KL!!Mr. Kevin Wisdom-Hill - December 11, 2013
  • Excellent service!Our flight was delayed and the customs procedure took more than a hour, but the driver patiently waited for us. He tried to call me many times, but I couldn't pick up the phone. Still he never complained. The ride to the city was smooth and comfortable.Ichiro Araki - October 20, 2012
  • Exemplary after sales service!I booked my transfer with Green Path Transfers at Ho Chi Minh city airport. It was the first time I was using Green Path Transfers. However, owing to last minute visa issues, I was not able to leave the airport. I contacted Green Path to cancel my trip and requested a refund. They promptly refunded me, with no questions asked. After the visa-related stress I really appreciated this 5 star service. I'll definitely be using Green Path Transfers again on my future travels.Mr. Nicholas Mialaret - August 12, 2012

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