Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG) Transfers & Taxi

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24/7 support in English
and licensed drivers
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Reviews ★★★★★ 4,6

How the service works

Choose the route and a car You can order a vehicle of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Select the pickup date and time, then choose a payment method. As soon as your booking is complete, you will receive an email with a voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
The driver will be waiting for you on site at the scheduled time. They will guide you to the car and take you to your hotel.

7834 reviews about transfer from Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG) with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

The driver sorry can’t remember his name was excellent. He was there on time and helped us with our cases to the car. On the way to the hotel he showed us many sights of Rio. I will definitely be using kiwitaxi again. Excellent service. I would recommend this company without any hesitation. Mike Shuttleworth
All good - our driver, Anthony, was early to collect us, helpful with our luggage, and pleasant to chat to en route to the airport. Would definitely recommend this service. Carole P
Professional and very friendly driver. Exceeded our expectations. Always helpful from the first minute. Thank you! Nuno Sequeira
Always available on call for any issue or assistance required. Cooperative staff, well-mannered driver and good quality of car. Yash Ayya
It was excellent, on time and the driver was amazing, made few needed stops and drove safely. Extremely recommended Micheline
Perfect professionnal ! On time ! Highly recommended ! Sunny de Saint Louis
Really good service. They were easy to work with, professional and stayed in contact with me until I got my taxi! Lawrence C
Stress-free transfer! We had some issues with luggage at the airport and which delayed us slightly, but the driver was more than happy to wait for us. Would recommend, great service. Sam
Excellent service. Got a car upgrade at no additional cost. Professional driver. Mike
All was perfect, uncomplicated and smooth transfer Frank Schreyger

Our partners

Fleet on routes from Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG)

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
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National geographic Child seats
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We will help you achieve your goals

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
24 hours prior to the trip.
24/7 support
in English
Via phone call and online chat.


How do I find and book a transfer from/to Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG)?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer from Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG)?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking a taxi from Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG), you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight to Rio de Janeiro airport «Galeao» (GIG) is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

How to Get from Galeao Airport in Rio de Janeiro to Other Destinations

Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro bears the name of the famous Brazilian composer and singer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Being one of the most important air hubs in the country, it is located 20 km north of the city center. To get from Galeao Airport to the city, one may use taxis and private transfers or public transportation. 

Taxi from Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport

If you want to take a taxi at Galeao Airport, the safest option will be radio taxis, as their prices are agreed in advance, so you won’t have to worry that you may get overcharged. You may book one inside the terminals. This option is more expensive, however, the fare will be fixed, and you will be able to pay it with your credit card. Also, you may find yellow metered taxis outside. If you choose them, make sure the meter is turned on before travel. On average, a taxi to Copacabana or Ipanema costs 80 BRL (≈ $22), but at night and during public holidays, it may cost more. 

Transfer from Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport

A transfer is the best choice if you want to get from Galeao Airport to your accommodation with maximum comfort. You reserve a car well in advance and thus avoid lots of stress when you land. Our transfer driver picks you up at the appointed time and quickly gets you to your destination. You have a few vehicle classes to choose from. A Micro-class transfer to Ipanema or Copacabana costs $45. 

Besides, you may book a return transfer to the air hub, if you are going back there after a while.

Public Transport from Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport

There are several bus lines running from Galeao Airport. TransCarioca (BRT) company’s buses go to Terminal Alvorada and offer faster travel. A one-way trip costs 3.6 BRL (≈ $1). 

Another company offering their services from Galeao Airport is Onibus. Services Premium 2018 (16 BRL or ≈ $4.4) and 2918 (16 BRL) run to Terminal Alvorada, while Premium 2101 (14 BRL or ≈ $3.8) and 2145 (14 BRL) - to Santos Dumont air hub. Premium 2012 goes to Gavea (14 BRL), and 1001 Viacao 761 (6.7 BRL or ≈ $1.8) and 760 (8.2 BRL or ≈ $2.3) - to Charitas.

If you need to leave Galeao Airport late in the evening or even at night, please check the timetables beforehand, as most services may not operate. Or just pre-order a transfer or a taxi.

Useful information

Galeao Airport has 2 terminals connected to each other through escalators. Travelers may find all the necessary facilities here: food courts, shops, ATMs, baggage storage, medical service, showers, etc. Free Wi-Fi is also available.