Fast and reliable service for your Rio de Janeiro Airport transfer
The last thing you want to do after a long and tiresome flight is to start dragging your luggage through train stations or trying to navigate the complicated public transport networks to get to your hotel. Instead, why not take a safe, reliable, hassle-free Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi?
As soon as you pass through the baggage claim at Rio de Janeiro Airport, you’ll be met by your English-speaking driver who will help you carry your heavy luggage to your pre-selected vehicle. Even if your flight time suddenly changes, your driver will be right on time as he receives live updates on your arrival from us.
While you sit back and relax during your Rio de Janeiro Airport transfer, your driver will answer any questions you may have and share some must-see places, top things to do and the best restaurants to eat at during your stay.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
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Welcome’s Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi fleet
At Welcome Pickups, we know the importance of having cars to suit every group size. So, if you’re travelling in a standard-sized group of up to 3 people, you can enjoy your transfer from Rio de Janeiro Airport in one of our stylish sedans. However, if your group is larger (up to 6 people), one of our spacious minivans will transfer you in comfort.
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Directions for your transfer from Rio de Janeiro Airport
Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim/Galeão International Airport is the second busiest airport in Brazil, facilitating both large international airlines and small local carriers. The airport is located just 23 km from the city of Copacabana, so the journey shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes in a Rio Airport taxi.
After leaving the airport compound, your driver will head northwest toward Av. Vinte de Janeiro and then turn right onto Av. Vinte de Janeiro. After another right onto Estrada do Galeão, your taxi driver will take a left onto Viaduto Saint Hilaire, before exiting onto Rua Humaitá and again to R. Pinheiro Guimarães. Finally, they will take the Túnel Alaor Prata into the city centre of Copacabana.
Hassle-free transfers with a Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi
Trying to figure out public transport in a foreign language can be stressful, especially when you’re itching to get into holiday mode. Instead, you can take a direct, private and fully regulated Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi and make your way to your hotel in comfort.
All of our trained, English-speaking drivers are well-versed in the local area, so they can drop you off right at the front door of your hotel with ease after giving you a mini tour of notable landmarks within the city.
Cost of a Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi
All registered and official Rio de Janeiro Airport taxis use a taximeter to calculate their fare based on the distance travelled. If your Portuguese is up to scratch, you can try to haggle a set-rate fare, but as a tourist, this can be extremely difficult. If you’d prefer to have a secure set-rate fee, we suggest booking your Rio de Janeiro taxi in advance.
Unlike many cities, Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi drivers offer both flat-rate and taximeter options. If you pick one of the several official companies inside Terminal 1 and 2 at the airport, you can often get a taxi charging a set fare to specific destinations
A much cheaper option is to leave the arrivals terminal and take one of the local taxis for your transfer from Rio de Janeiro Airport. These usually cost around €13-€20 (BRL 85.50) to reach the city centre in normal traffic. Having said this, extra charges for travelling at night, excess luggage and number of people may still apply.
The benefits of booking a Welcome airport taxi
Local taxis in Rio can get you to your hotel in the centre fairly quickly and without much trouble, but you may still have to haggle the fare and could run into some extra charges for luggage, vehicle type and the time of day you need to travel. Choosing a Welcome Pickups taxi for your transfer from Rio de Janeiro Airport eliminates these worries and gives you 24/7 customer service and a flat-rate fee you can count on.
Not only do we offer private Rio Airport transfers, but we also have fully personalised in-destination travel packages and extras to help you make the most out of your trip. Take advantage of our skip-the-line tickets for the top attractions in Copacabana, such as the exciting Bip Bip bar, the impressive Forte de Copacabana and the Morro de Leme. You can pre-book your tickets with us and your driver will hand-deliver them to you when you land at the airport.
We also offer both private and shared experiences like our sightseeing rides throughout Copacabana at highly competitive prices, so you can make the most of your vacation. We hand-pick all of our drivers from 5-star providers, based on customer reviews, so you can have peace of mind that every experience you book with us will be of the finest quality. Enjoy your time in Rio de Janeiro knowing that Welcome will take care of all your transport needs.