The city of Rio de Janeiro is about 16 km, from Rio de Janeiro Airport, taking 20 minutes by taxi. To get from Rio de Janeiro Airport to the city, you can have four main transportation options; a taxi, a bus, or a combination of the bus and metro.
You can either hire a taxi with a fixed rate inside the airport or you can take a metered taxi from just outside the airport for a cheaper rate. A great alternative to taking a local taxi is to book a transfer with one of Welcome Pickups’ professional English-speaking drivers and secure a competitive flat rate.
Reaching the city by bus is the cheapest way, costing just €1.50 (BRL 8). You can take Bus Line 915 from the airport and then change onto a public bus that’ll take you straight into the city. Another relatively inexpensive option is to catch a BRT bus to the Vincente de Carvalho metro station and then hop on the L2 metro into the city.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Rio de Janeiro at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.