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

The good news is that yes, there are options at the airport itself and others around it. Some are even 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 surrounding areas, in São Paulo, there are good alternatives here.

Woman walks in the lobby of Galeão airport at sunset
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 slightly 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 room at Rio Aeroporto, a hotel at Galeão airport
Rio Aeroporto Hotel (Photo: Disclosure/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 in the early hours of the morning. They have a private bathroom, air conditioning, minibar and TV.

The hotel also has the Dirigível Restaurant, specializing in grilled food, which offers a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Furthermore, 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

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

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

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

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

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, there is a minimarket that serves quick snacks and snacks open 24 hours a day.

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


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

So it's worth noting 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.

Telephone: (21) 3398 4132

Hotels near Galeão airport

The previous alternatives are the closest to Galeão International Airport. But there are still other good value for money 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 terminal by taxi or car via app.

Matiz Multi Suites

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

Suite at Matiz Multi Suites in Rio de Janeiro
Matiz Multi Suites (Photo: Disclosure/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 daily rates and book online.

ibis near Galeão

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

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

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

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

In fact, you can see the daily rates online, just choose the hotel you want: ibis or ibis budget.

Where is Galeão (Tom Jobim) airport?

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

Rio de Janeiro International Airport is located on the Governor Island. The distance to the center is around 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 list some app and taxi fare prices in January 2022 leaving some neighborhoods in the South Zone.

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

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

Rafael Carvalho

A native of Minas Gerais, a fan of chicken with okra and good beer, he currently lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Radio and TV, a postgraduate degree in Journalism and has worked with Digital Content for over 16 years. He has worked for companies such as SBT and Jovem Pan FM. Passionate about traveling, 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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