Directions to Hotel (Juiz de Fora) from GIG Airport
All foreign participants will be staying at Ritz Plaza Hotel, which is also the competition venue.
Avenida Barão do Rio Branco, 2000 - Centro
Juiz de Fora - MG - Brazil
Zip Code 36015-510
Phone + 55 (32) 3249-7300
How to get to Ritz Plaza Hotel form GIG Airport:
Juiz de Fora is a mid-sized city located in the countryside of Minas Gerais State. It's located 180km away from Rio de Janeiro.
By taxi: Probably the easiest way, especially if you travel as a group. Just follow the signs for Taxi at the airport. There are usually a fixed price on offer for taxi journeys from the airport directly to the destination. The Taxi ride should be about R$ 450,00 (~ $180 USD).
By bus: If you arrive at the Galeão International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro you have two possibilities to get to the bus terminal Novo Rio in downtown Rio. You can take a taxi in front of the Airport. The price will vary, depending on traffic, from R$40,00 to R$60,00. It’s better to take cabs belonging to cooperatives, they are the safest. You can also take one of the blue buses (Frescão – Real Premium Auto ônibus, Linha 2018 – Aeroporto Internacional do RJ – Alvorada, Fare: R$12,00 ) departing from Terminal 2. At the Novo Rio bus terminal, you have to look for the company “Util” which is located on the 2nd floor. The departures to Juiz de Fora occurs every 1 hour. The fare may vary, depending on time, from R$ 35,00 to R$ 55,00. Normally, it´s not a problem getting a seat on the bus. Util accepts Master Card and Visa, but it’s better to have some cash in hand to buy the ticket in case it is not possible to use the credit card. For more information, visit the company web site. The journey takes approximately 3 hours.
By car: It is possible to rent a car in any brazilian international airport and return it in Juiz de Fora. The city can be easily accessed from Rio de Janeiro or Belo Horizonte via BR-040 Federal Road. For extra information on getting to Juiz de Fora by car, please refer to Google Maps.