Passenger guide - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport (SDU) 

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Santos Dumont Airport, opened on November 30, 1936, is one of the two serving the city of Rio de Janeiro. It basically operates with domestic flights.

Official Website: infraero.gov.br
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 9.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +55 21 3814 7070. There are information desks in the Departures Hall (Tel +55 21 3814 7246 / 7700), operating from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

 

  Location

The airport is located 4 km (2.8 miles) to the east of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

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Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +55 21 3814 7337 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +55 21 2220 6066 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Localiza (Tel +55 21 2220 5455 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Locaralpha (Tel +55 21 3814 7581)
Movida (Tel +55 21 800 606 8686 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Unidas (Tel +55 21 2531 0367 - 6:00 am to 10:45 pm)

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The airport has banks (9:00 am to 7:00 pm), ATMs, currency exchange bureau (Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm), post office, VIP rooms, mobile phone service and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- There are restaurants, fast food outlets, cafés, icecream stores, bars, pizza places and confectioneries on both floors of the terminal.
Shopping- Handicrafts, apparel, accessories, jewellery, sport goods, tobacco, footwear, sweets. Duty-free items on the first floor and the Departures Hall. Convenience store in the Arrivals Hall.
Baggage- Secure plastic wrapping in the Departures Hall, from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm. Left luggage service 24 hours a day in the Departures area (Tel +55 21 3025 1573). Lost and found office in the Arrivals Hall, available from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tel +55 21 3814 7805).
Other Services- Shoeshine, pharmacy, baby changing room, medical clinic.

 
 

Bus - Every 30 minutes, buses from Empresa Real (Tel +55 21 3035 9292 / 800 240 850) depart from the airport towards the main areas of the city: Galeão Airport, the bus terminal, Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, São Conrado, Alvorada. Tickets can be purchased at the counters located in the Arrivals area.

Metro - VLT Carioca (Tel +55 800 000 0858) operates services between 6:00 am and 0:00 am, with stops at Antonio Carlos, Cinelândia, Carioca, Sete de Setembro, Candelária, São Bento, Parada dos Museus, Parada dos Navios, Utopia AquaRio, Cidade do Samba, Santo Cristo, Cordeiro da Graça and Rodoviária.

Taxi - Ranks are situated opposite the Arrivals Hall. There are cabs available between 6:00 am and 0:00 am and official operators are AerosDumont (Tel +55 21 2589 8012), Coopatur (Tel +55 21 3885 1000), Coopertramo (Tel +55 21 2209 9292), Cooptáxi (Tel +55 21 3295 9606 - adapted for people with reduced mobility), Cootramo (Tel +55 21 3814 7361), Transcoopass (Tel +55 21 2209 1555) and Transcootur (Tel +55 21 2590 2220). The trip to the city centre takes around 15 minutes.

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The Prodigy Hotel Santos Dumont Airport (Tel +55 21 3478 4100) is connected to the passenger terminal. Other options nearby are: Ibis RJ Santos Dumont (Tel +55 21 3506 4500), Novotel RJ Santos Dumont (Tel +55 21 3506 8500), Hotel Aeroporto Othon (Tel +55 21 2106 0200), Hostel Organic (Tel +55 21 980 966 946), Itajubá Hotel (Tel +55 21 2212 0011), Windsor Asturias Hotel (Tel +55 21 2195 1500), Hotel OK (Tel +55 21 3479 4500), Hotel Atlântico Business (Tel +55 21 3626 7000), Hotelo (Tel +55 21 2524 4446).

 
 

The parking lot is found opposite the terminal building and provides spaces for short and long stays. It operates 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +55 21 2533 7806 / 800 105 560.

 
 

Passengers that require special assistance are advised to inform their airline about their needs prior to their arrival. The airport has portable lifts to board or disembark from the plane. Further information: Tel +55 21 985 131 309 / 3814 7222.

 
 
Latest updates: July, 31, 2018
 
 
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