Copacabana is located around 23 km south of the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG) and can take 25 minutes to an hour to reach by car depending on traffic. To reach Copacabana from the airport, you may choose from several transfer options. Taxis are readily available at the airport, or you can pre-book a transfer with a knowledgeable and professional Welcome Pickups driver. Public transportation is also available – the 2016 and 2017 bus lines run from the airport to Copacabana, or the cheapest option is to take a BRT (bus rapid transit system) bus to the Vicente de Carvalho metro station where you can then take the metro to Copacabana. 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.