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).
1. 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.
2. 'Real Auto Onibus' number 2018 operates an executive bus service, which runs every 30 minutes 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 Termnal in Barra da Tijuca. They also operate a more direct route. Bus ticket counters are in the Arrivals area of both terminals.
3. 'Viacao 1001' runs bus 998 to Niteroi.
4. GOL Airlines offers regular free bus transfers for their passengers to the Jacarepagua Airport, located in the Barra da Tijuca area.