OverviewPublic transportation from Galeao Airport your destination: It is highly recommended that you stop by at the Rio State Tourism Authority desk and buy your prepaid taxi voucher there, instead of going straight to the taxi stand (or at least make sure that the meter has been cleared before entering the taxi). An hourly airport shuttle bus stops at major hotels and beaches. 'Empresa Real' offers air-conditioned buses into the city and seashore and stops at hotels, taking about 45 minutes for the trip.
'Real Auto Onibus' Routes 2018 & 2145 (tel. (21) 3035-6700 & 3836-1700 or visit: realautoonibus.com.br) operates an executive bus service, which runs every 30 minutes from Terminals 1 & 2, level 1, to: Central Bus Station, Rio's downtown, Santos Dumont Airport, along the shore of the southern part of the city, with the last stop at Alvorada Bus Terminal in Barra da Tijuca. They also operate a more direct route. Bus ticket counters are in the Arrivals area of both terminals.
3. Urban Transport Line 761-D (tel. (21) 4004-5001 or visit autoviacao1001.com.br) stops at terminals 1& 2, at level 2, and runs to Charitas
4. Empresa Paranapuan (tel. (21) 3398-9201 or visit: paranapuan.com.br):
(a) line 915 stops at terminals 1 & 2, at level 2, and runs to Bonsucesso.
(b) line 924 stops at terminals 1 & 2, at level 2, and runs to Bananal on Governador Island.
5. GOL Airlines offers regular free bus transfers for their passengers to the Jacarepagua Airport, located in the Barra da Tijuca area.
To get from Galeao Airport to Santos Dumont Airport take Real Auto Onibus route 2145.