Airport Transfers Info

The city of Rio de Janeiro has two airports

Santos Dumont (SDU) – airport that receives only domestic flights and is located Downtown. The approximate distance from Santos Dumont to Copacabana is 10km. If you are arriving in Rio through a domestic connection, this is the preferrable option.

Galeão (GIG) – Rio’s main airport is the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, better known as Galeão and is located on Ilha do Governador, in the northern part of the city. Galeão receives all International flights and also receives national flights from all over the country. The approximate distance from Galeão to Copacabana is 25km.

Flights to Rio

Many flight companies operate with direct flights to Rio (GIG Airport). If you are unable to find such flight, the conference official travel agency CP Turismo will be able to assist you. Please contact them by e-mail ( or phone (+55 21 3479-7979).

However, if your flight has a domestic connection, the preferrable option is GRU-SDU. Garulhos (GRU) is one of the main airports in São Paulo state.

Approximate costs (from Galeão International Airport)

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1 – Yellow Cab (approx.) R$ 80 R$ 80  R$ 90 R$ 100
2 – Special Taxis (Transcoopass) R$ 150 R$ 150 R$ 175 R$ 185
3 – Private Tranfers (sedan: max 2 people) R$ 360 R$ 360 R$ 400 R$ 400
  1. Yellow Cab: Amount is charged according to the taximeter. Taxi driver will probably not be able to speak English. In case of using this service, we recommend to use the official Yellow Cab company at the airport.
  2. Special Taxi: Special Taxi vouchers can be purchased at the arriving hall outside customs. Payment with credit card is accepted and hostesses are bilingual. In some companies the driver can also charge directly to the passenger. We advise “TranscoopassTaxi” – – WhatsApp +55 (21) 98112 8140 – Phone: +55 (21) 2209-1555, which is registered with the tourism Board.
  3. Private Transfer: You can request a private service. A professional driver will be waiting for you at the arrival gate, after you have passed the customs at the restricted area. Driver will be holding a sign with your name on it and will take you to your hotel. Service must be requested with minimum 72 hours in advance, in order that we can provide it. Advance payment is requested. To request a private service, please contact our conference official travel agency CP Turismo by e-mail ( or phone (+55 21 3479-7979).


Uber is another great option of transportation with very affordable prices.

To use this service it is necessary to create an account at

Fares may vary due to traffic, weather and other factors.

For additional information such as: ride options, estimated prices, how to pick up and more, please access:

Uber can reach both airports in Rio. SDU has a lounge where you can stay while waiting for your car.


We suggest the use of Vá de Onibus or Moovit apps to check the bus and public transport lines in Rio de Janeiro.

The Moovit app is quite complete with several mobility options. You can either consult online or download the app: