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Santos Dumont Airport

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Mo-Su 0600-2400
Santos Dumont Airport, 20010-000

Telephone: 55-21-3231-7850

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Hertz at Santos Dumont Airport

Rio de Janeiro's second airport is the Santos Dumont, once known as Calabouço airport. It is a former seaplane terminal standing on reclaimed land in Guanabara Bay. The original Rio airport, it's much closer to the city centre than its replacement Galeão, which is 12 miles north. The arrival building is an impressive 1930s construction housing monumental wall paintings; the departure terminal is a large modern facility. Today Santos Dumont mainly handles short-haul domestic flights. Visitors who hire a car from Santos Dumont Airport will find that the Rio de Janeiro city centre is just a few hundred yards away, and you can drive to the beaches in a few minutes.

If you hire a car at Rio's Santos Dumont airport you'll easily be able to visit all the highlights of this huge spectacular waterfront city, traffic permitting. The famous Sugarloaf Mountain viewpoint is reached by cable car just three miles towards the harbour entrance, and the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain is just five miles to the southwest. Simply follow the waterfront road to reach the glamorous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The city centre with the best shops and monumental buildings is very close to the airport, and the huge Maracana soccer stadium is about a mile further west.