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Direct flights to Rio de Janeiro (SDU)

Santos Dumont Airport - Airport code: SDU

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Non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro (SDU)

Last updated on: 05-07-2021

Santos Dumont Airport is a medium sized airport in Brazil. It is a domestic airport. Currently, there are 23 domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is mainly known for sightseeing & culture.

Most tourists that come to Rio de Janeiro visit one of the following sights:

  • Cristo Redentor
  • Governador Island
  • Ipanema Beach
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil

This month, there are 1,837 flights arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport, which are 61 flights per day or 3 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 20 minutes.

The most frequently departed flights to Rio de Janeiro are routes from São Paulo (CGH) in Brazil and São Paulo (GRU), also in Brazil. These two routes together are operated 804 times this month, and make up for 44% of all monthly arrivals at Santos Dumont Airport.

The longest flight to Rio de Janeiro SDU is departing from Recife (REC). This non-stop flight takes around 2 hours and 50 minutes and covers a distance of 1,158 miles (1,864 km).

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List of all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 4 airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro. Most flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Azul, as they connect 22 airports to SDU. That’s around 2 times as much as Gol, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Rio de Janeiro. Below you can find the list of airlines that operate all SDU flights:

Intercontinental flights to Rio de Janeiro

The only intercontinental flights to Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) are from Southern America, as of May 2021.

* Please note that there are no direct services from Europe, the United States, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from South America to Rio de Janeiro

Azul and Gol have a strong network of non-stop flights from Southern America.

AzulAzul: year-round flights from Belo Horizonte (CNF), Brasília (BSB), seasonal flights from Campos dos Goytacazes (CAW), Cuiabá (CGB), year-round flights from Curitiba (CWB), seasonal flights from Florianópolis (FLN), Goiânia (GYN), Ilhéus (IOS), Maceió (MCZ), year-round flights from Porto Alegre (POA), seasonal flights from Porto Seguro (BPS), year-round flights from Recife (REC), seasonal flights from Ribeirão Preto (RAO), Salvador da Bahia (SSA), year-round flights from São Paulo (CGH), São Paulo (GRU), São Paulo (VCP), seasonal flights from Uberlândia (UDI) and Vitória, Espírito Santo (VIX).

GolGol: year-round flights from Belo Horizonte (CNF), Brasília (BSB), seasonal flights from Curitiba (CWB), Florianópolis (FLN), Navegantes (NVT), year-round flights from Porto Alegre (POA), Salvador da Bahia (SSA), São Paulo (CGH), São Paulo (GRU), seasonal flights from São Paulo (VCP) and year-round flights from Vitória, Espírito Santo (VIX).

LATAMLATAM: seasonal flights from Belo Horizonte (CNF), year-round flights from Brasília (BSB), seasonal flights from Curitiba (CWB), Goiânia (GYN), Porto Alegre (POA), year-round flights from Salvador da Bahia (SSA), São Paulo (CGH), São Paulo (GRU) and Vitória, Espírito Santo (VIX).

PassaredoPassaredo: year-round flights from Ribeirão Preto (RAO).

International flights to Rio de Janeiro

Currently there are no international flights to Rio de Janeiro. The only flights to Rio de Janeiro are domestic flights within Brazil. To get to Rio de Janeiro from another country you will need a flight with a stopover, for example through São Paulo or São Paulo.

Domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro

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Flights from Brazil to Rio de Janeiro

There are lots of domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro (SDU). 23 airports in Brazil have direct flights to the airport.

From Angra dos Reis and Armação dos Búzios, you can fly with Azul.
From Belo Horizonte and Brasília, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Azul, Gol and LATAM.
From Campos dos Goytacazes and Cuiabá, you can fly with Azul.
From Curitiba, direct flights are offered by Azul, Gol and LATAM.
From Florianópolis, you can fly non-stop with Azul or Gol.
From Goiânia, you can fly non-stop with Azul or LATAM. This route is not operational yet but will start in June.
From Ilhéus, Macaé and Maceió, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Azul.
From Navegantes, direct flights are offered by Gol. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.
From Porto Alegre, direct flights are offered by Azul, Gol and LATAM.
From Porto Seguro and Recife, you can fly with Azul.
From Ribeirão Preto, you can fly non-stop with Azul or Passaredo.
From Salvador da Bahia, direct flights are offered by Azul, Gol and LATAM.
From São Paulo, you can fly non-stop with Azul or Gol.
From São Paulo and São Paulo, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Azul, Gol and LATAM.
From Uberlândia, the only airline with direct flights is Azul. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in June 2021.
From Vitória, Espírito Santo, direct flights are offered by Azul, Gol and LATAM.

Alternative airports near Rio de Janeiro

Flying to an alternative airport near Rio de Janeiro could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and Cabo Frio (CFB).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Rio de Janeiro?

There is 1 airport in Rio de Janeiro: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU).

What is the best airport to fly into Rio de Janeiro?

The most convenient airport to fly into Rio de Janeiro is Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG).

How many airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

There are 4 airlines flying to Rio de Janeiro from 23 airports around the world, as of May 2021.

Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Azul, Gol and LATAM operate most flights to Rio de Janeiro. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Rio de Janeiro?

There are no alliances flying to Rio de Janeiro at the moment.

How many nonstop flights are there to Rio de Janeiro?

There are roughly 1,837 flights arriving at Rio de Janeiro every month (or 427 flights each week), from a total of 23 airports - all within Brazil.

What is the official name of Rio de Janeiro Airport?

The official name of Rio de Janeiro Airport is Santos Dumont Airport.

What is the airport code of Rio de Janeiro Airport?

The airport code of Rio de Janeiro Airport is SDU.

What are the most popular flights to Rio de Janeiro?

São Paulo, Brasília and Belo Horizonte are the 3 most popular routes to Rio de Janeiro. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Rio de Janeiro, please use our flight map.

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