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Rio de Janeiro Airport
GIG Transfers
and Hotel Rides

1 million+ travelers

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Ensure your trip gets off to the best start by booking an airport shuttle or private transfer to and from Rio de Janeiro Airport GIG. Choose from 8 different transfer companies and book your transfer today.
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Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

From $23 USD

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

From $22 USD

Windsor Hotel

From $23 USD

Christ the Redeemer

From $26 USD

Museu do Amanhã

From $16 USD

Escadaria Selarón

From $17 USD
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Rio de Janeiro Destination And Airport Guide

Are you planning your travel to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? If you are, consider your airport transportation covered with Jayride. Known for their global prowess in pre-arranging all your ground transportation needs, Jayride connects you with the most reliable local transfer services to and from the busy Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

Resting on the western edge of Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, also known as Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, is your gateway to the stunning beachscape and lush mountaintops of this South American gem. Its convenient location puts you less than 20 kilometers away from the heart of Rio and several of its famous sites, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and the lively Copacabana Beach. This accessibility ensures you can quickly immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and breathtaking surroundings right after your flight.

Notorious for its large crowd, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport operates with two terminals:

– Terminal 1
– Terminal 2

Despite the busy atmosphere, the airport offers a wide range of amenities to keep you comfortable, from diverse dining options to chic duty-free shops. Designed with the city’s colorful spirit in mind, the structure displays unique design elements, merging functionality and aesthetics to create an ambiance that’s truly representative of Rio.

Now, navigating through such a bustling airport can be tricky, but that’s where Jayride shines. Offering an efficient airport shuttle, they connect travelers with established local transfer services that know the ins and outs of the city. From private cars to shared rides, you can choose accommodation that best suits your personal preferences and budget. By booking your airport transportation in advance, you have fewer things to worry about upon arrival.

Make your trip to the captivating city of Rio de Janeiro seamless from the get-go with Jayride. You don’t have to navigate the uncertainty of hailing a cab or mastering the local transport system immediately after a long flight. With a quick and easy booking process, your airport transfer worries are a thing of the past. Start your Brazilian adventure with confidence and convenience when leaving the transfers to Jayride.

Various transportation options are available from the airport, including taxis, bus services, ride-sharing services, and car rentals. However, if you're looking for convenience and peace of mind, consider pre-booking your airport transfer with Jayride. They offer a range of options, depending on your needs, from private cars to shared shuttles.
It's easy to pre-arrange your airport transfer with Jayride. Just head to their website, enter your details, compare prices, choose your preferred transport type, and book your ride. It's a hassle-free way to ensure your transportation upon landing is taken care of.
While there's no hard and fast rule, it's generally recommended to book your airport transfer at least 24 hours in advance. With Jayride, you can book your transfer at your convenience, ensuring your ride is ready when you land.
Jayride only partners with experienced and reliable transfer companies. This, coupled with their commitment to customer service, ensures you'll have a safe and comfortable journey to or from the airport. Their range of transportation options allows you to choose a ride that best suits your comfort level and requirements.
Yes, Jayride allows changes and cancellations according to the terms of the transfer company you choose. For specific details, it's best to check directly on Jayride's site or with customer service.

Our Services

Reliable airport transport services to and from GIG … easy. Whatever your budget, wherever you’re headed, Jayride partner drivers will get you there. Travel your way with a choice of affordable ground transportation options in Rio de Janeiro.

Shared shuttles

The best option for travel on a budget, share a ride in a car or van with others heading in your direction.

Private transfers

Choose a car, van or limo (why not!) and have your own private driver get you direct to where you need to be.


Use a familiar rideshare service without downloading local apps, and avoid surge pricing by booking ahead.

Cruise transfer

Book before you land and take the worry out of getting from the airport to your cruise’s departure dock.

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Top 8 things to do near Rio de Janeiro Airport

Before you hop on your Jayride transfer at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, why not explore the diverse attractions this exciting area offers? Here are some key spots you could enjoy during your stay:
Bosque da Freguesia
A tranquil park providing walking paths, playgrounds, and wildlife spotting opportunities just minutes from the airport.
Marechal Hermes
This historic neighborhood boasts charming old houses and beautiful, peaceful squares for a relaxing stroll.
Ilha Plaza Shopping
A popular shopping destination featuring various retail stores, cafes, and a cinema for an enjoyable retail therapy session.
G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor
Catch a show at this renowned samba school, which is also a focal point for Carnaval preparations in the city.
Museum of Knowledge
A science museum with interactive exhibits on a variety of topics, inspiring curiosity and learning in visitors of all ages.
Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow)
A science and technology museum capturing the future of humanity and the planet, located in the city center.
Guadalupe Golf Course
An 18-hole golf course providing recreational opportunities for sports and nature enthusiasts alike.
Duke's Den
A lively nightspot known for its vibrant ambiance and live music, it's the perfect place to experience the city's energetic nightlife.

Top 10 things to do in Rio de Janeiro

In the sizzling city of Rio de Janeiro, iconic landmarks, enthralling cultural experiences, and breath-taking natural beauty await at every turn. Here's a quick list of not-to-be-missed attractions:
Christ the Redeemer
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this towering statue offers stunning views of Rio from its vantage point atop Corcovado Mountain.
Sugarloaf Mountain
Take a cable car up this striking peak for panoramic views of the city, the bay, and the surrounding beaches.
The Copacabana Beach
Soak in the sun, surf, and scenery at this world-famous beach synonymous with Rio's vibrant, laid-back way of life.
Ipanema Beach
Another splendid beach renowned for its beauty, chic boutiques, trendy bars, and restaurants.
Sambódromo Marquês de Sapucaí
The heart of Rio's Carnival, this stadium host the flamboyant samba school parades - a riot of music, color, and dance.
Lapa Neighborhood
Known for its historic arches, street parties, and eclectic music scene, Lapa is where Rio's nightlife really comes alive.
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
Showcasing a mix of contemporary and historic art, MAR is a must for art enthusiasts.
Jardin Botânico
This Botanical Garden houses an extensive collection of Brazilian and foreign flora, providing a tranquil escape within the city.
Santa Teresa District
Brimming with colorful colonial buildings, edgy street art, artisanal shops, and bohemian charm.
Tijuca National Park
The world's largest urban forest, packed with hiking trails, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. It offers an adventurous escape amidst the city buzz. With such a wealth of sightseeing options, your trip to Rio de Janeiro promises to be packed full of unforgettable experiences.
“I have used Jayride's service 3 different times and every time I had wonderful experience. The drivers are very professional and courteous, were waiting when we arrived and when we were going back to airport for departure.”New Providence, The Bahamas
“Fantastic service, would highly recommend. Have already passed on information to friends when they are travelling. Will 100% use again. I never write reviews but feel like I have to for this company.”Barcelona, Spain
“Great meet and greet on time and where they should be. What more do you need?”San Francisco, USA
“It was convenient and since it’s a foreign country it was great to be able to book a car rather than trying to catch a ride.”Antalya, Turkey
“Excellent choices of multiple different ways to get where u need to be and drivers were top notch.”Cancun, Mexico
“Smooth operation all around. Easy booking and very clear instructions. Although I did not have my cell phone with me, I was able to connect with my driver through a public phone.”Los Angeles, USA

Why Jayride?​

Find out why more than half a million people a year choose Jayride for their airport transportation. If you need a private airport transfer service from the airport or back again, Jayride partners offer rides to suit all travelers. Book your airport ride ahead of time and enjoy fuss-free transfers.

Clean & modern vehicles​
Enjoy your ride in a clean, well-maintained vehicle.​
Courteous, professional drivers​
Friendly, helpful drivers make your trip easy and enjoyable.​
On-time and reliable​
Drivers monitor flight arrivals and are ready when you are.​
Wherever you are​
Your driver knows where you are and where you need to be.​
Easy to contact your driver​
Contact drivers by phone, text or email. In touch all the way.​
Easy refunds​
100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the booking.​

Clean & modern vehicles

Enjoy your ride in a clean, well-maintained vehicle.

Courteous, professional drivers

Friendly, helpful drivers make your trip easy and enjoyable.

On-time and reliable

Drivers monitor flight arrivals and are ready when you are.

Wherever you are

Your driver knows where you are and where you need to be.

Easy to contact your driver

Contact drivers by phone, text or email. In touch all the way.

Easy refunds

100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the booking.