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There are 5 ways to get from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro by subway, tram, bus, taxi or foot

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Metrô Rio  •  1 min

  1. Take the Metrô Rio from Cinelandia to Carioca L1 / L4 / ...

R$ 5

Cheapest option

Line 328 bus  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 328 bus from Avenida General Justo próximo ao 33 to Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes 328 / ...

R$ 4

3 alternative options

VLT  •  6 min

  1. Take the VLT from Santos Dumont to Carioca L1

Taxi  •  3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro 3.4 km

R$ 16 - R$ 20

Walk  •  25 min

  1. Walk from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro 2.1 km

Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) → Rio de Janeiro
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio de Janeiro is 136.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio de Janeiro is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio de Janeiro is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 7 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro is to line 328 bus, which costs R$ 4 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro is to Metrô Rio which costs R$ 5 and takes 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Avenida General Justo próximo ao 33 and arriving at Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cinelandia and arriving at Carioca. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 min.

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The distance between Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) and Rio de Janeiro is 2 km.

The best way to get from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to Metrô Rio which takes 1 min and costs R$ 5.

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The Metrô Rio from Cinelandia to Carioca takes 1 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Fetranspor, depart from Avenida General Justo próximo ao 33 station.

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Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro train services, operated by Metro Rio, depart from Cinelandia station.

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Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Fetranspor, arrive at Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes station.

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Map of how to get from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 1.6 km
  • Duration: 1 min

What companies run services between Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU), Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Metro Rio operates a vehicle from Cinelandia to Carioca every 5 minutes. Tickets cost R$ 5 and the journey takes 1 min. Alternatively, Fetranspor operates a bus from Avenida General Justo próximo ao 33 to Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes every 5 minutes. Tickets cost R$ 4 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
Metro Rio
Phone
0800 595 1111
Website
metrorio.com.br
Subway from Cinelandia to Carioca
Ave. Duration
1 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Schedules at
metrorio.com.br
Book at
metrorio.com.br
VLT Carioca
Phone
0800-000-0858
Email
ouvidoria@vltrio.com.br
Website
vltrio.rio
Tram from Santos Dumont to Carioca
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
vltrio.rio
Bus operators
Fetranspor
Website
fetranspor.com.br
Bus from Avenida General Justo próximo ao 33 to Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 4
Website
Fetranspor
Urbano
R$ 4
Other operators
Taxi from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
3 min
Estimated price
R$ 16 - R$ 20
Rádio Táxi Glória
Phone
+55 21 2507-5672
Website
gloriataxi.com.br
Auto Glória Táxi
Phone
+55 21 2507-6731
Taxi Pontual
Phone
+55 21 2520-7696
Website
taxipontual.com
Coopataxi
Phone
+55 21 3288-4343
Website
coopataxi.com.br
Cooparioca
Phone
+55 21 2158-1818
Website
cooparioca.com.br
Central Coop Rio de Janeiro
Phone
+55 (21) 3850-1810
Website
centralcooprj.com
Alvorada Táxi
Phone
+55 (21) 3369-3369
Website
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