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Hotels in Rio de Janeiro near Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont)

Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) Hotels

Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) is Rio de Janeiro’s second airport, and a primary hub for domestic flights. It’s ideally located just 4km from the center of vibrant Rio, without question one of the world’s coolest and most photogenic cities. The airport occupies a breath-taking waterfront location, ensuring that take-offs and landings are among the most stunningly scenic you’ll ever experience.

Hotels in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont)

With central Rio just minutes away, there’s an absolute wealth of hotels near Santos Dumont Airport for you to choose from. Within the immediate vicinity of the airport, you’ll find gleaming, business-friendly hotels, with luxury amenities like state-of-the-art fitness centers, soothing saunas, fine-dining restaurants, and elegant lounge bars. There are also more basic guesthouses and hostels, offering unbeatable value for money, and great perks like free WiFi.

Where to stay

Rio’s Zona Sul, or South Zone, is where you’ll find most of the iconic sights and top attractions. Take a cable-car up to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of the world’s most instantly recognisable natural landmarks, for mind-blowing panoramic views of the city. Afterwards, you can head to the legendary Copacabana Beach, a glorious 4 kilometers stretch of white sand, dotted with tempting restaurants, lively bars and nightclubs, and luxurious hotels.

How to get to Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont)

The airport is served by regular flights from destinations across Brazil, including São Paulo, Brasília, Campinas, Recife, and Vitória. Once you land, Downtown Rio is just a 10 minute drive away. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. There are also regular buses serving destinations across the city, as well as Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, which is around 20 kilometers away.

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