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Airport transfers | September,06 2016
Rio Airport to Ilha Grande Shuttles
Rio de Janeiro is serviced by two airports, and now there are shuttles from both to get you to Ilha Grande. These airport transfers include road vehicles, combined with boats, which arrive to the main pier of Abraao on the island.
Getting from the Rio International Airport (GIG) to Ilha Grande
From the International (GIG) airport, there are 2 types of regular shuttles to Ilha Grande. One departs 3 times a day from a meeting point at the airport, and the other service has regular departures until 14:30pm where someone will meet you as you exit the flight to put you on the next departing shuttle.
1st option - 3 departures per day from airport meeting point.
You are required to be at a meeting point in terminal 2 of the GIG airport by the appointed time. A van will pass by to collet you on its way to Ilha Grande. The van will arrive with passengers who boarded in Rio city, and therefore cannot wait for you if your flight is delayed.
Please be aware that if there is any delay on your end causing you to miss the pick up, you will be provided with contact details to see if there is availability on a later transfer. If there is no availability, then the transfer will be considered a 'no show' without refund, and you must contact your airline to request any compensation due to a late arrival.
From the airport, you drive 2 hours south to take an included speed boat to the Abraao pier on Ilha Grande. The boat takes approximately 20 minutes.
Meeting Point Pickup Transfer
Get picked-up from the Rio international GIG airport and be transferred to your included boat which will take you to the pier of Abraao on Ilha Grande...
Transfer with Airport Reception
2nd option - Airport reception until 14:30pm
People arriving until 14:30pm can book a regular service which includes someone to meet you on arrival with a sign with your name on it.
The advantage of this option is that If your flight is delayed, your arrival will be monitored, and you will take the next departure from the airport without paying extra.
There are regular departures between 7am with the last departure around 15:30pm. Later than this and you miss the last boat to the island. The airport representative will escort you to a vehicle which will drive 2 hours south with other passengers arriving on flights with similar arrival times.
Please be aware there could be a wait at the airport while everyone arrives. You will be provided with passage on the next speed boat to the main Abraao pier on Ilha Grande with the crossing taking around 20 minutes.
Getting from the Santos Dumont Airport to Ilha Grande
From the SDU airport you have three chances to catch a ride to Ilha Grande per day (only 2 on Fridays). Because this airport is located close to downtown Rio, pickups can coincide with the regular city transfers.
The meeting point is in the arrival area at the INFRAERO information desk, where the van's assistant will come to collect you and escort you to the van.
It is also possible to reserve the return transfer at the same time. On the return leg, you can choose to be dropped back at either the international airport, or at your accommodation in Rio city.
Getting From Ilha Grande to either of the Rio de Janeiro Airports
If you are just wanting to book a transfer from Ilha Grande to the GIG International airport, or to Santos Dumont, the do so by reserving one of the regular departures from the Abraao pier.
There are 3 departures per day for you to choose which is best for your check in time. Remember to give yourself plenty of time in case of delays caused by bad weather or road conditions.