There are many airports through Brazil with direct flights from/to major international destinations. The
major hubs for entering Brazil are the Rio de Janeiro Antonio Carlos Jobim International, better known
as Galeão (GIG), São Paulo International (GRU) and Campinas - Viracopos International (VCP). São Paulo
and Campinas have many daily flights to/from Rio de Janeiro City.
The Rio de Janeiro Antonio Carlos Jobim - Galeão International Aiport (GIG), is located at 38Km (on road)
from the Windsor Oceânico Convention Center. The transfer time (35min - 70min) depends on route and time
of the day.
The Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) operates only domestic flights. It is located in Downtown
area. The Transfer time (35min-70min) is strongly affected by the traffic conditions. Depending on the
weekday and time you may get a route essentially through the shoreline.
If you are entering Brazil through the São Paulo International Airport (GRU) it might be interesting to
get a connection flight to the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) instead of Galeão Airport (GIG) are the most
common way. The landinds and departures from SDU are simply beautiful.
Hint: If your are entering through Guarulhos Airporto (GRU) and decides for a connection to the Santos
Dumont airport (SDU) be sure that your flght does not depart from the Congonhas Airpoirt (CGH) in
downtown São Paulo. If that happes your will have to commute between GRU and CGH by bus (takes a long
time due traffic jam). It is like to arrive in New Yokr JFK and pick your commuting fligh from La
Official Taxi (yellow) and Uber are very common and reliable transportations in Rio de Janeiro. Public
transportation is also available (see below) but the efficiency depends on the area of the city you are
moving through. There is no metro or train lines connecting the Galeão Airport to the rest of the city.
Metro and train lines can be easily reached from the Santos Dumont Airport with a short ride in a light
The transfers to/from convention center and hotels from/to the city airports can be done by car (Taxi,
Uber, etc), van or private bus. This is the recommended options but for adventurer the route with public
transportation will be also presented below.
Important: Intermag 2024 will organize a booked pre-paid van/car service to pick the interested attendees
at the airport and vice-versa. Information will be updated at the conference page intermag2024.org.
Option 1: Booked Transfers (recommended)
Organized by the conference with the partner Travel Agency Follow Up Tours and Events (prices valid for the conference and correspond to one way transfer Airport to Hotel or Hotel to Airport):
Exchange rate: 1 USD = 4.90-5.00 BRL
Option 2: Regular Transportation
Taxis must be boarded at the official taxi stations
Uber must be boarded at the official Uber station outside the arrival level. Follow the instructions
and signs posted in the airport and app.
Important: No tips are needed for Uber and Taxi in Rio de Janeiro. If you wish
to give a tip it is never more than 10%. On the other hand, taxis are allowed to charge a fixed
value per each luggage volume. The value is added to the taximeter (counter) value. Prepaid
taxis are available at the desks located right before the exit of the arrival room. You may
prepay the ride with your credit card.
Option 3: For Adventurers: Public Transportation Transfer
Galeão Airport to/from Convention Center (estimated total cost: USD 8.74 - 28.24 )
Best option is via Santos Dumont Airport but it has to be done in two steps.
Step A - Regular/Public Transportation (GIG-SDU)
(Depending on the car category and traffic conditions)
Step B - Public Transportation (SDU - Convention Center)
Note: The conference organizers recommend to use public transportation only if you have
time and is not carrying your luggage.