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Submitted on Jul 03, 2019 Useful Info

How to take an uber from Rio's GIG airport to the city center

  • If you are traveling to Rio, this is the airport you are going to land at, ubers pick at GIG, here are some facts you need to know.
  • KEY POINT: Ubers in Rio like most Brazilian cities are like 30% cheaper than taxis who tend to overcharge unsuspecting tourists or tamper with meters.

After requesting for a cab, head to the departure floors that are on terminal 1 and 2. There are 3 designated pickup points within GIG.

Pick up points

  • Outside Gate B on terminal 1
  • Between Gate B and C outside terminal 2
  • Outside hotel Linx

Types of ubers you can request

  • Economy
  1. Juntos- shared ubers
  2. Uber X
  3. Select
  • Premium
  • Distance from GIG to CBD- 19 kilometers
  • Time- 40 minutes on average
  • Prices: Fares are not constant but you calculate the estimated price using uber's price estimator.