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About Flights to Rio de Janeiro

Summary info about Rio de Janeiro flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$268

Best Round-Trip Price

$536

Fastest flight time

11h 40m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Rio de Janeiro from United States in the last 72 hours is $268 (Fort Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Rio de Janeiro from United States in the last 72 hours is $536 (Miami to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl).
The fastest flight to Rio de Janeiro from United States takes 11h 40m (Miami to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Rio de Janeiro, including Avianca, LATAM Airlines and Copa Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Rio de Janeiro airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Rio de Janeiro airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Rio de Janeiro

Los Angeles (LAX) to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (GIG)

Typically, flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, which has an average price of $893

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LOS ANGELESJuly33% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro costs on average just $613 in July
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember57% more expensiveIt costs about $1,431 for flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember586% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Depending on the departure city in the US, the flight duration to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can vary. Travelers from Los Angeles can expect a trip of about 17-20 hours with at least one layover when they depart from LAX. Chicago travelers similarly have trips that vary from 15-20 hours. Again, those from Chicago should expect at least one layover. New Yorkers will face a travel time of roughly 13-17 hours.

Almost all flights from the United States to Rio de Janeiro go through Miami. Whether you are flying from New York, Los Angeles, or anywhere in between. The flight will more than likely go through Miami International Airport (MIA). Nonstop flights from Miami to Rio de Janeiro last roughly 7 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours 30 minutes. Houston also has some flights that go directly to Rio. A nonstop flight from Houston to Rio last just over 10 hours. However, most other places should expect at least one layover in Miami on their trip to Rio.

The best deal found on momondo in the last two weeks was a flight to Rio de Janeiro from Panama City, Panama for $20. This is 97% cheaper than most flight deals to Rio de Janeiro. To find the cheapest price to Rio de Janeiro from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro from United States is in August. Flight prices, which tend to average around $631, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of May is another great option to travel to Rio de Janeiro, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $788.

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Rio de Janeiro from United States when booking 41 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Rio de Janeiro for around $939 when searching 41 days out. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Rio de Janeiro from United States for as low as $536 on momondo.

According to our data, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly to Rio de Janeiro from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Wednesday departure recently was $653. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $743.

In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Rio de Janeiro when you can find flight prices for as low as $662. Flying to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. At noon is when there is more demand to fly to Rio de Janeiro, so prices are often more expensive at around $796 per ticket.

If you are planning a flight to Rio de Janeiro and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of January, March, and December. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Rio de Janeiro, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Shopping centers like H. Stern are very popular destinations for those visiting the Rio de Janeiro area. H. Stern is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Rio de Janeiro for June and July. Parks like Aterro do Flamengo are popular hot spots in those months.

If your plan is to spend time at Copacabana Beach while visiting Rio de Janeiro, momondo recommends you plan your trip for May, August, or September when the temperatures are typically higher and the chance of rain is low. Another popular area beach is Praia de Ipanema.

Those flying to Rio de Janeiro could potentially find better pricing at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (8 mi from Rio de Janeiro city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

The cheapest airport near Rio de Janeiro is typically Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport with an average price of $676/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Yes, you can travel to Urca via a flight to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro (Urca is 3.1 mi from the airport).

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro is the closest airport to Copacabana Beach (distance: 4.2 mi).



Rio de Janeiro flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Rio de Janeiro found recently by users on momondo
Avianca
Nov 10
MIA1:30 pmMiami
33h 45m
1 stop
GIG11:15 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 17
GIG2:25 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
11h 39m
1 stop
MIA2:04 pmMiami
LATAM Airlines
Aug 26
MIA6:50 amMiami
23h 00m
2 stops
SDU5:50 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Aug 29
SDU8:55 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
18h 25m
2 stops
MIA3:20 amMiami
Copa Airlines
Sep 6
MIA1:34 pmMiami
12h 06m
1 stop
GIG1:40 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Sep 17
GIG7:43 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
14h 48m
1 stop
MIA10:31 pmMiami
LATAM Airlines
Aug 17
MIA6:50 amMiami
23h 00m
2 stops
SDU5:50 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Aug 21
SDU5:45 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
21h 35m
1 stop
MIA3:20 amMiami
Multiple Airlines
Sep 21
MIA1:20 pmMiami
11h 55m
1 stop
GIG1:15 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Sep 28
GIG1:30 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
26h 48m
2 stops
MIA4:18 pmMiami
Avianca
Sep 14
MIA9:45 amMiami
15h 30m
2 stops
GIG1:15 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Sep 21
GIG3:25 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
11h 39m
1 stop
MIA3:04 pmMiami

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Rio de Janeiro, view some of our deals below provided by Avianca, Azul and Copa Airlines
Azul
Nov 18
FLL4:30 amFort Lauderdale
13h 00m
1 stop
GIG5:30 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
Oct 4
MIA1:34 pmMiami
12h 06m
1 stop
GIG1:40 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
Sep 6
MIA2:00 pmMiami
11h 40m
1 stop
GIG1:40 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Rio de Janeiro

Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

American Airlines, Copa Airlines, United Airlines and GOL are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to Rio de Janeiro on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Rio de Janeiro with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.

ANA Flights to Rio de Janeiro

ANA is a popular choice for users traveling to Rio de Janeiro. It operates 6 flights every week to Rio de Janeiro, most often flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl. ANA ticket prices will depend on when and where you need to fly from - deals as low as $557 (from Los Angeles) have been found by momondo users. In 28 reviews, momondo users have rated ANA at an average score of 8.4/10.

Delta Flights to Rio de Janeiro

$307 is the best round-trip Delta deal to Rio de Janeiro found on momondo in the last few days. The deal departed from Boston Logan Intl. Delta has 19 flights to Rio de Janeiro most weeks, with prices varying by availability. 385 momondo users have reviewed Delta, scoring the airline a 7.9/10 on average.


Best first class flights to Rio de Janeiro

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Rio de Janeiro
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
American AirlinesPriceFrom $450First ClassRating
7.3
7.7

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

Sit too short, headrest was low even on max extension and uncomfortable, i’m 6 foot hight, never seen that short sit. Armrests were too low as well.

1 / 10
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GOLPriceFrom $528First ClassRating
7.1
7.2

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

8.1

Crew

5.9

Entertainment

5.4

Food

Reviews

Terrible customer service specially if you have questions or issues. Stay away... Also, lost one of our luggage and they do not care about looking for it. We now have to file a police report with Polícia Federal for them to be obligated to look for the bag.

1 / 8
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  • While prices may be influenced by factors such as airline of choice, premium cabin enthusiasts can expect to pay around $1,751 for a Business class flight to Rio de Janeiro. Travelers on a budget that still want to experience more comfort and convenience may find deals as cheap as $1,221. The last time this price was found by a user was on May 22.

  • About 0% cheaper than Business class tickets, Premium economy class flights to Rio de Janeiro cost roughly $1,993 per ticket. The alternative option allows flyers to still have a premium, comfortable flying experience without breaking the bank.

  • Tired of flying Economy? American Airlines, the most highly rated airline for flights to Rio de Janeiro, offers several premium cabin classes: Business, Premium economy. We advise exploring other airlines and being flexible with where you’re flying from to have the most cabin choices.


Airports near Rio de Janeiro

Below you will find all the airports in Rio de Janeiro along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Rio de Janeiro from the airport

Upon arriving at the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG), Rio de Janeiro, those who choose to travel by car will find they are a 20-30 minutes drive from the airport to the city center. The option to travel by car is available through car rental or taxi service. The taxis congregate and leave from Terminal 2 of the airport. Travelers have the option of booking a flat rate or going by the meter with the taxis. Both the 2145 and the 2016 buses go from the airport to the city center. These two buses will take roughly 40 minutes, and they leave from the airport terminal every 30 minutes. There is also a ferry that goes to the city center within walking distance of the airport. However, this is a longer route to take, lasting more than three hours.


Popular routes to Rio de Janeiro

Most frequently searched flights to Rio de Janeiro along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Miami to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time8h 10m
Cheapest price$580
New York to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time9h 45m
Cheapest price$776
Orlando to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time12h 08m
Cheapest price$591
Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time18h 50m
Cheapest price$751
Houston to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time10h 05m
Cheapest price$1,013
Washington, D.C. to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time15h 55m
Cheapest price$646
Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time1h 00m
Cheapest price$79
San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time20h 50m
Cheapest price$744
Fort Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time11h 39m
Cheapest price$620
Boston to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time14h 02m
Cheapest price$790
Santiago to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time3h 55m
Cheapest price$324
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time2h 55m
Cheapest price$336
Chicago to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time13h 18m
Cheapest price$813
Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time12h 55m
Cheapest price$623
Dallas to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time17h 45m
Cheapest price$848
Denver to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time18h 41m
Cheapest price$888
Seattle to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time21h 15m
Cheapest price$1,060
San José, San José Province to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time10h 00m
Cheapest price$548
Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price$140
Lima to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time16h 55m
Cheapest price$522

Visa requirements for visiting Rio de Janeiro

For US citizens traveling to Rio de Janeiro for tourist purposes, only a current passport is required. This is important information as you make your search for Rio de Janeiro flight deals. However, a visa is required for other long-term stays in Rio. It is important to check the dates on your passport, as you don’t want your passport to expire while you’re out of the country.


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Best things to do and see in Rio de Janeiro

Visitors will find culture, cuisine, and various vibrant entertainment in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most iconic landmarks in the city is the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer on a mountain overlooking the city. Visitors may take a cable car up to the summit while enjoying breathtaking views of the city and ocean. Another cultural highlight is the Selaron Steps. These steps were created by the famous artist Jorge Selaron, and they can be visited during a visit through the city. Rio de Janeiro is also famous for its celebration of Carnival every February. This five-day festival has dancing, partying, parades, and food that will make the trip unforgettable. For those traveling down for Carnival, the city puts on Samba classes and other events to prepare for the week-long festival. Rio also boasts beautiful beaches all around the coastal city. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful views and hot sand on the Copacabana, Ipanema, and Prainha beaches.


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