Sleeping in Airports

Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals)
Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport

If you are an economy class traveller on a layover at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport, there is a way for you to find comfort. The Plaza Premium Lounge is open to all passengers for a fee regardless of what airline or class of service you are flying. Below you will find helpful information such as: lounge location, hours, services, and lounge access for economy class travellers.


Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport, Terminal 2, Landside, Level 1, on the 1st Floor of the Car Park Building.

Important: This lounge is located in the public area of the terminal. If you are in transit, you would need to leave the secure zone to use it.

Services & Facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Conference Rooms ($)
  • Disabled Access
  • Flight Information Monitor
  • Internet / WiFi
  • Newspapers / Magazines
  • Private Rooms ($)
  • Showers
  • Televisions


The lounge is open 2:00PM – 10:00PM (Daily).

Lounge Access & Rates

Lounge Passes

» Lounge Pass – If you want to guarantee a seat during your layover or before a flight, you can buy a one time lounge pass for the time frame that you know you will be in the airport. Lounge passes can be purchased by any traveller regardless of airline or class of service.
– 24 hour advance purchase is required.
The online rate is GBP 48.00 (3 hours) or GBP 73.00 (6 hours) per person. » Buy a lounge pass

Membership Programs

» Priority Pass – With Priority Pass you have access to over 1000 airport lounges around the world. There are three membership plans to choose from: Standard – US$99 ($27 per lounge visit) • Standard Plus – $ 249 (10 free lounge visits) • Prestige – $399 (unlimited lounge visits) per year. At the time of our last lounge update on 25 October 2018, this lounge was included in the Priority Pass program. You should check the Priority Pass web site for the most up to date access information if you are a member or plan to be a member.
Special Promotion: Save up to 10% off your Priority Pass membership

Pay at the door

When space is available, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The door rates are
Lounge Package = 130BRL per adult or BRL 91 per child
Shower = 70BRL per person
Private resting suites = 180BRL per person. Time can be extended for 100BRL per hour.

Buy a Lounge Pass

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