Santos Dumont Airport Informational Guide to Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) - Non Official

Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)

Find the most important information about Santos Dumont Airport: Flights, Departures, Arrivals, Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport(SDU). Plan your travel to SDU Airport with the information provided in this guide.


Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport was renamed to honour the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont. 


Santos Dumont Airport handled 6,799,614 passengers during 2021. 

Terminals + info

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) has a couple of passenger terminals:

Terminal 1

Terminal 2

Facilities and Services + info

Santos Dumont Airport offers many services and facilities such as:

- ATMs
- Baby care facilities
- Currency exchange
- Duty free stores
- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Information desk
- Luggage storage
- Medical services


Address: Praça Senador Salgado Filho, s/n° – 20021-340, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Phone: +55 21 3814-7070


Airport hours: 06:00-23:00.

Transport + info

Santos Dumont Airport has the following transport options:

Find several bus options at Santos Dumont Airport. 
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A taxi ride to Rio de Janeiro city centre is about 20 minutes.
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Light Rail: Light rail services are available at Santos Dumont Airport.
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Transfers: If you want private transportation to and from Rio Janeiro, you can book a transfer. 
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Car rental:
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About Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second-largest city in Brazil after São Paulo. Part of the city is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rio is well-known for its carnival and beaches, mainly Barra de Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

Regarding landmarks, Christ the Redeemer in Corcovado mountain is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Sugarloaf Mountain and its cable car, Sambódromo and Maracanã Stadium are also worth to be seen while your stay in Rio de Janeiro.

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