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Rio de Janeiro Airports

There are 2 major airports that we recommend for commercial flights into Rio de Janeiro. You can research nonstop direct flights into multiple airports, whether you're flying international or domestic, using connecting flights, or even landing at a smaller local executive airport in your private jet charter. Plan out your transporation to get from the airport to downtown, and look for hotels and things to do in Rio de Janeiro.


What are the best airports in Rio de Janeiro to fly into?

The major airports that people talk about in and around Rio de Janeiro are:

Santos Dumont Airport  (SDU / SBRJ)
11 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with domestic flights from cities like Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, and Vitoria.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport  (GIG / SBGL)
14 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with international and domestic flights from cities like Buenos Aires, Dallas, New York, and Joao Pessoa.

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Airports with international flights

Here are some of the airports with international flights serving Rio de Janeiro:

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport  (GIG / SBGL)
14 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with international and domestic flights from cities like Miami, Santo Domingo, Frankfurt, and Santiago.
São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport  (GRU / SBGR)
414 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with international and domestic flights from cities like Madrid, Montevideo, Lima, and Asuncion.
Viracopos-Campinas International Airport  (VCP / SBKP)
512 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with international and domestic flights from cities like Lisbon.
Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport  (CNF / SBCF)
587 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with international and domestic flights from cities like Panama City.
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Airports with domestic flights

Here are some of the airports with domestic flights serving Rio de Janeiro:

Santos Dumont Airport  (SDU / SBRJ)
11 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with domestic flights from cities like Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, and Vitoria.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport  (GIG / SBGL)
14 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with international and domestic flights from cities like Sao Paulo, Joao Pessoa, Brasilia, and Porto Alegre.
Cabo Frio International Airport  (CFB / SBCB)
159 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with domestic flights from cities like Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo.
Zona da Mata Regional Airport  (IZA / SBZM)
222 km driving distance from Rio de Janeiro, with domestic flights from cities like Belo Horizonte.
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Get from the airport to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro

You can research transportation from the airport to your hotel by taxi, bus, train, or Uber. Here are some of the most popular hotels in Rio de Janeiro.

Hotel Santa Teresa
about 18 km from SDU, or 44 km from GIG
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel
about 36 km from SDU, or 54 km from GIG
Copacabana Palace Hotel
about 31 km from SDU, or 52 km from GIG
Fasano Hotel
about 36 km from SDU, or 54 km from GIG
Marina Palace Hotel
about 37 km from SDU, or 54 km from GIG

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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Plan your trip around popular attractions, and figure out how to get to and from the airport and around your destination. Here are some of the top mentioned places to check out in Rio de Janeiro.

Santa Teresa
about 17 km from SDU, or 44 km from GIG
Cristo Redentor
about 29 km from SDU, or 49 km from GIG
Copacabana Beach
about 30 km from SDU, or 52 km from GIG
Selaron Steps
about 14 km from SDU, or 43 km from GIG
Pão de Açúcar
about 25 km from SDU, or 50 km from GIG

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Read more about Rio de Janeiro

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