Rio deJaneiro Dumont (SDU) Airport

Rio deJaneiro Dumont SDU Airport Overview

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport SDU is the city of Rio de Janeiro's second major airport, and is currently  Brazil's sixth largest airport in terms of passenger count; it covers an area of 833,703 square meters.  Infraero is the Airport's operator. 
However, the Airport - one of three in Brazil -  is bound by certain slot restrictions to a maximum of 19 flight operations per hour.  It is closed between the hours of 11pm and 6am, and flights may still depart or arrive until 10:30pm.   .

Santos Dumont Airport is located on Guanabara Bay, near Botafogo, between the famed Sugar Loaf mountain and the long Rio-Niteroi Bridge, and is only one mile from city center of Rio de Janeiro, which it serves.  Passengers needing to transfer to Galeao Airport need to take Express Bus 2145.

With two runways and an estimated9 million passengers, Santos Dumont Airport is served by  a number of major and minor domestic airlines offering direct & connecting flights throughout Brazil.  ( At present, it only handles part of Rio's short to mediuum haul domestic flights.)

The passenger terminal complex is under one roof -  divided between Arrivals and Departures terminals.  The Ground level has taxi stands outside and inside escalators/elevators taking you up to the separate the Arrivals or the Departures areas on opposite sides of level 1.  After recent completion of major renovations the Airport is still upgrading the facilities in anticipation of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, hosted by the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Services and amenities inside the passenger terminal include two restaurants, a snack bar, book/tobacco store; virtual office, taxi and rental car counters and ATM cash machines, postal services, convenience store, jewelry store, craft shop & cyber cafe.
NOTE: Note that Santos Dumont Airport is one of the Brazilian airports to get 'facial recognition technology of NEC's NeoFace Watch solution.

Parking is available across from the terminal with over one thousand parking spaces.

To get from Santos Dumont Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi or a bus:
The Real Auto Onibus is the operator of 'Bus 2018' which runs every 30 mins - 5:30am-10:30pm - runs two lines in opposite directions: (a)  tothe Central Bus Station and the Galeao International Airport; (b) to the City's south parts along the shore, ending at Alvorada Bus Terminal in Barra da Tijuca. 
To get from Santos Dumont to Galeao Airport - take the Express Bus 2145, which runs via Central Bus Station & downtown every 20 mins, 5:30am-10:30pm. Bus ticket counters are in the arrivals terminal.

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