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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Rio de Janeiro. Current restrictions to Rio de Janeiro are based on Brazil travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Rio de Janeiro airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Rio de Janeiro airports from your nearest city or airport
Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport
Juiz de Fora

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sao Paulo TO Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport (GRU) to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (GIG)

Typically, flights to Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo are cheaper when flying from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, which has an average price of $91

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM SAO PAULO GUARULHOS INTL AIRPORTMay38% cheaperFlying from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport to Rio de Janeiro costs on average just $60 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM SAO PAULO GUARULHOS INTL AIRPORTOctober36% more expensiveIt costs about $131 for flights to Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport in October
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM SAO PAULO GUARULHOS INTL AIRPORTDecember548% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Airport in December than any other month

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

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The best deal found on momondo in the last two weeks was a flight to Rio de Janeiro from Belo Horizonte for $52. This is 91% 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.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

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.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Rio de Janeiro?

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 $332 on momondo.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Rio de Janeiro?

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 $1,033. 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, Friday 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 $1,155.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Rio de Janeiro?

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 $976. Flying to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In the evening is when there is more demand to fly to Rio de Janeiro, so prices are often more expensive at around $1,253 per ticket.

What is there to do in Rio de Janeiro when it’s raining?

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.

Is there a good place to hike near Rio de Janeiro?

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.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Rio de Janeiro?

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.

Is there an alternative airport near Rio de Janeiro?

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.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest airport near Rio de Janeiro is typically Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport with an average price of $556/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.


What are the current travel restrictions for Rio de Janeiro?

Currently, Brazil travel restrictions include travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Entry restrictions

Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Brazil by air. This is subject to regular entry requirements. Brazil has suspended flights from the UK and South Africa. Nationals of Brazil and spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians of a national of Brazil and travelers with a permanent residence permit issued by Brazil who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through the UK or South Africa are allowed to enter or transit through Brazil. The entry of foreign travelers staying for up to 90 days is currently permitted.

Entry requirements

Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Children under the age of 2 and children under the age of 12 traveling who are accompanied by adult(s) who have proof of a negative test are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. Travelers and airline crew must complete a Traveler's Health Declaration Form within 72 hours of boarding and present it upon arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Nationals of Brazil and their spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians of a national of Brazil and travelers with a permanent residence permit issued by Brazil who have been in or transited through South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days Airline crew are subject to quarantine at a hotel until their next flight.

Transiting rules

Travelers are allowed to freely transit as long as they do not leave the international airport area and have a ticket for onward travel.

If you are planning to travel to Rio de Janeiro at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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
LATAM Airlines
Jul 9
MIA4:15 pmMiami
16h 25m
2 stops
SDU8:40 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Jul 16
SDU3:30 pmRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
11h 50m
1 stop
MIA3:20 amMiami
LATAM Airlines
Aug 15
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
12h 55m
1 stop
SDU3:30 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Aug 22
SDU8:35 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
19h 55m
2 stops
JFK4:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
Aug 27
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 40m
2 stops
GIG3:15 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Sep 11
GIG4:10 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
12h 20m
1 stop
JFK4:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
Jul 9
MIA4:15 pmMiami
25h 05m
2 stops
GIG5:20 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Jul 16
GIG10:50 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16h 30m
1 stop
MIA3:20 amMiami
LATAM Airlines
Aug 28
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
17h 55m
1 stop
SDU8:30 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Sep 4
SDU2:15 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
26h 15m
1 stop
JFK4:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
Aug 28
JFK2:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 05m
2 stops
SDU11:40 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Sep 4
SDU2:15 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
26h 15m
1 stop
JFK4:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro

If you're looking for one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro, view some of our deals below provided by LATAM Airlines
LATAM Airlines
Aug 9
MIA4:15 pmMiami
11h 35m
1 stop
GIG3:50 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
Nov 17
MIA3:10 pmMiami
14h 10m
1 stop
SDU5:20 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
Aug 11
MIA4:15 pmMiami
14h 20m
1 stop
GIG6:35 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

Airports near Rio de Janeiro

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

Popular routes to Rio de Janeiro

Most frequently searched flights to Rio de Janeiro along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time
0h 55m
Cheapest price
$24
Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 55m
Cheapest price
$78
Santiago to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 55m
Cheapest price
$212
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 55m
Cheapest price
$287
Lima to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 15m
Cheapest price
$503
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