Rio de Janeiro Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, was originally named Galeão International Airport, taking its name from Praia do Galeão(Galleon Beach), which is located in forntt of its original terminal building. In 1999, the airport was also named after the famous Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. Today, the airport is still popularly known by locals as Galeão International Airport.
It is the primary international airport serving serving Rio de Janeiro, and ranks as the largest and second busiest airport in Brazil next to the Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paolo. There is also one other airport in Rio de Janeiro airport, the Santos Dumont Airport which serves mostly domestic flights.
Galeão International Airportis located 20 kilometers north of downtown Rio de Janeiro. It the hub for Gol and TAM airlines and serves many other international airlines with flights to cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, North and South America.
The airport is conveniently connected to Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding regions via several transport options. Premium buses, the BRT Transcarioca buses, taxis, and shuttles are available at the terminal area. Metered taxis as well as pre-paid taxis are available at both terminals. There are no trains in K and renting a car without a driver is not possible.The BRT Transcarioca line links the airport 24 hours a day to the Station Vicente de Carvalho to connect to the city’s subway system.
Rio de Janeirois the second largest city in Brazil, on its South Atlantic coast. The city used to be the country’s capital until 1960, but certainly remains the most well-known city in Brazil. Rio, as it is fondly called, is famous for its beautiful landscapes, the vibrant beach culture and of course, the world-famous Carnaval.
The harbor region of Rio is particularly distinctive and dotted with amazing natural features such as the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado Peak and the hills of Tijuca. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thisunique collection of geographical wonders is definitely an iconic image of the city. Rio de Janeiro offers visitors many other attractions to suit all interests. Here are some of the must-see attractions in and around Rio de Janeiro --
Immortalized in popular music, these two world-renowned beaches are located in the southern part of the city. You’ll be spoilt for choice in bars and restaurants as well as hotels here. The long stretches of sandy beach is bustling with activity all-day long and packed with locals and tourists alike.
Christ The Redeemer
The Cristo Redentor statue, as it is locally known, is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ. The statue, made of concrete and soapstone, overlooks the city from the top of the Corcovado and stands at 38 meters tall. A chapel is also located at the base of the statue. This iconic symbol of the city is a must-visit! The most popular way of reaching the top is a 20-minute funicular train ride.
Even if youre not a soccer fan, it is also worth your time to visit what was once the largest stadium in the world. Today, the Maracana Stadium remains the largest football stadium in South America. The stadium also has a Soccer Museum.
Many of the popular attractions in Rio within walking distance of each other, even the beaches. Taxis are also an option for getting around the city, but do note that traffic during peak hours can be terrible. The bus services are also cheap and extensive. There are designated bus lanes in the city so it could make travel faster as compared to taxis. Rio also has a subway system. A good option for visitors to the city, the Metrô Rio is safe and efficient.
The best time to visit Rio is between December and March, when the weather is perfect for beach activities. The annual Carnaval is held in February, but be prepared for heavy crowds and expensive accommodation. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere, laid-back culture and amazing beaches. Plan your trip now and find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airportin Rio de Janeiroon Skyscanner Singapore.
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