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6 tips near and inside the terminals

Often, due to a long connection or even a flight that leaves very early, we look for options for hotel at Galeao airport (Tom Jobim), in Rio de Janeiro. But is it possible to stay at or near the terminal?

The good news is that yes, there are options at the airport and around it. Some even with good value for money. So in this post we give you tips on where to stay at Galeão International Airport.

6 hotel tips at Galeão Airport, RJ

Although Galeão does not have as many offers as hotels at Guarulhos airport and surroundings, in São Paulo, there are good alternatives here.

RJ International Airport (Photo: Alessio Rinella via Unsplash)

So, if you are looking for hotels to rest for a few hours or to spend the night at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, we have selected some of the best options.

Rio Airport Hotel

Despite the somewhat old decor, it is one of the best options for those looking for a hotel at Galeão airport. It turns out that the Rio Aeroporto Hotel is located inside the airport itself, in Terminal 1, 3rd floor. If you need to go to another terminal, it is still possible to request a transfer.

Bed in the Rio Aeroporto room, a hotel at Galeão airport
Rio Aeroporto Hotel (Photo: Publicity/Booking)

It offers single, double, triple and even quadruple rooms, in addition to the convenience of being inside the airport, making life easier for those looking for just a few hours of rest or even those who need to catch a flight at dawn. They have a private bathroom, air, minibar and TV.

The hotel also has the Dirigível Restaurant, specializing in grilled meats, which offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, breakfast can be ordered in the room.

The rating on Booking is 7.5 and you can check the daily rate and book online.

Linx Hotel

Linx Hotel is another great option, with more modern decor and good structure. By the way, there is another unit in BH that is a great find for those looking for a place to stay at Confins airport.

It is close to Tom Jobim International Airport, just 500m away. But there is a 24-hour courtesy shuttle for guests, leaving every 20 minutes.

Bed near window in room at Linx Hotel RJ, a hotel at Galeão airport
Linx Hotel (Photo: Publicity/Booking)

The apartments have a private bathroom, air conditioning, TV, minibar and free WiFi. In addition, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a bar and gym.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, there is a mini-market that works with quick snacks and snacks open 24 hours a day.

The rating on Booking is 8.2 and you can see the daily rates and book online.


In fact, it only works as a resting place, as it is located inside the international departure area (Terminal 2 – 3rd floor), after immigration. That is, if you have an international flight, you will only be able to enter and access the Aerotel approximately 3 hours before departure.

So it is worth mentioning that to access it, you will need an international boarding pass and your luggage must already be checked in. The rooms are small but comfortable, and fulfill their role as a “transit hotel” for waiting. It is also possible to access the VIP room.

Phone: (21) 3398 4132

Hotels near Galeao airport

The previous alternatives are the closest to Galeão International Airport. But there are still other cost-effective options nearby.

What you need to be aware of is that if you don’t have a car, you will need to travel from these hotels below to the taxi or car terminal via the app.

Hue Multi Suites

Located in Duque de Caxias, 12 km from the terminals, Matiz Multi Suites is widely used as an alternative for those who need a hotel near Galeão airport.

Matiz Multi Suites in Rio de Janeiro
Matiz Multi Suites (Photo: Publicity/Booking)

The rooms are spacious and well-decorated, with a desk, minibar, TV and air conditioning, as well as a private bathroom. There is also a gym and business center.

The rating on Booking is 8.6 and you can check the rates and book online.

ibis near Galeao

A brand already famous around the world for its good value for money and standardized services, there are travelers who are also looking for hotels in the chain near the airport. The closest ones are about 13 km away, in the North Zone of Rio, connected to Shopping Nova América.

Room at the ibis Nova América in RJ
ibis Nova América (Photo: Publicity/Booking)

There are two hotels side by side, the ibis Nova América (traditional) and the more economical ibis budget Nova América. They are highly rated by guests, with scores of 8.4 and 8.2, respectively.

Room at the ibis budget Nova América, in RJ
ibis budget Nova Amércia (Photo: Publicity/Booking)

By the way, you can see the daily rates online, just choose the desired hotel: ibis or ibis budget.

Where is Galeao Airport (Tom Jobim)?

If you don’t know Rio well and need to take a flight at Galeão airport, it is worth mentioning that it is the furthest away and where international flights depart. Santos Dumont is the most central and closest to the South Zone.

Rio de Janeiro International Airport is located in Governor’s Island. The distance to the center is about 20 km. The more touristy neighborhoods are a little further away.

See some distances:

  • Copacabana (23 km)
  • Ipanema (25 km)
  • Leblon (25 km)
  • Barra da Tijuca (33 km)

To give you an idea, I’m going to put some values ​​for app and taxi rides in January 2022 leaving some neighborhoods in the South Zone.

From Copacabana, the Uber left for R$50 and the taxi R$94 in my quote. Leaving from Posto 9 in Ipanema, the value was R$40 by Uber and R$74 by taxi. From Barra, the values ​​checked were R$55 with Uber and R$100 by taxi.

Do you have any other questions about where to stay or hotel at Galeão Airport, the International Tom Jobim in Rio de Janeiro? Leave your comment!

Rafael Carvalho

A fan of chicken with okra and a good beer from Minas Gerais, he currently lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Radio and TV, a postgraduate degree in Journalism and has been working with Digital Content for over 12 years. He has worked for companies such as SBT and Jovem Pan FM. Passionate about travel, he founded Esse Mundo É Nosso and travels around Brazil and the world all year round, always looking for tips to share.

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