Cheap flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

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Flight information for San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro
(SFO to RIO)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro
Best Price Found$725The best flight deal from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $725
Fastest flight time20h 25mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro takes 20h 25m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Airport - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport and San Francisco Airport - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport.
Airports in Rio de Janeiro2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl (GIG), Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

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What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?

March

The cheapest time of year to fly to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco is March. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Rio de Janeiro?

Sunday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Sunday. The most expensive is typically Saturday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?

in the evening

San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro flights are approximately 14% more expensive in the afternoon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco?

Air Canada

Air Canada, Avianca, and Copa Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro flight route?

San Francisco - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

Fly from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont for the best San Francisco - Rio de Janeiro flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro flights?

19 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro is approximately 19 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Feb 7
SFO6:29 amSan Francisco
56h 01m
3 stops
GIG2:30 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Mar 6
GIG8:30 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
67h 26m
3 stops
SFO3:56 pmSan Francisco
Air Canada
Mar 24
SFO3:10 amSan Francisco
31h 55m
2 stops
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Apr 9
GIG12:40 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
22h 16m
2 stops
SFO10:56 amSan Francisco
Copa Airlines
Feb 25
SFO7:33 pmSan Francisco
25h 02m
1 stop
GIG8:35 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Mar 5
GIG8:30 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
26h 48m
1 stop
SFO11:18 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Mar 19
SFO8:15 pmSan Francisco
38h 50m
2 stops
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Apr 3
GIG5:25 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
23h 42m
2 stops
SFO5:07 pmSan Francisco
Air Canada
Apr 12
SFO8:10 amSan Francisco
26h 55m
2 stops
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
May 31
GIG12:40 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
21h 45m
2 stops
SFO10:25 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Mar 25
SFO7:55 amSan Francisco
27h 10m
2 stops
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Apr 9
GIG12:40 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
22h 16m
2 stops
SFO10:56 amSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro, view some of our deals below provided by Copa Airlines, GOL and LATAM Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Feb 8
SFO6:15 pmSan Francisco
40h 20m
3 stops
GIG10:35 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
Apr 15
SFO7:40 amSan Francisco
41h 30m
2 stops
SDU1:10 amRio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
GOL
Nov 5
SFO4:01 amSan Francisco
17h 19m
1 stop
GIG9:20 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Search last-minute flights to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro
Multiple Airlines
Oct 29
SFO9:01 amSan Francisco
50h 04m
3 stops
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 5
GIG7:05 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
24h 04m
1 stop
SFO7:09 pmSan Francisco
Copa Airlines
Nov 2
SFO9:14 pmSan Francisco
22h 40m
1 stop
GIG7:54 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 18
GIG12:02 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
22h 57m
1 stop
SFO10:59 pmSan Francisco
American Airlines
Oct 29
SFO6:00 pmSan Francisco
28h 20m
1 stop
GIG10:20 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 5
GIG7:05 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
24h 04m
1 stop
SFO7:09 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 29
SFO7:01 pmSan Francisco
27h 19m
2 stops
GIG10:20 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 5
GIG7:05 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16h 46m
1 stop
SFO11:51 amSan Francisco
Copa Airlines
Nov 2
SFO9:14 pmSan Francisco
22h 40m
1 stop
GIG7:54 pmRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 18
GIG12:02 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
22h 57m
1 stop
SFO10:59 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 29
SFO9:01 amSan Francisco
50h 04m
3 stops
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Nov 5
GIG11:05 amRio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
22h 35m
2 stops
SFO9:40 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
American Airlines
PriceFrom $505
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $758
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

6.0

Food

Reviews

awesome

1 / 10
LATAM Airlines
PriceFrom $787
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.5

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Clean and “new plane” compared to my preview’s experiene. Thank ypu

1 / 10
LATAM Airlines Brasil
PriceFrom $787
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.6
8.0

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

8.8

Crew

7.5

Entertainment

6.3

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

1 / 4
Copa Airlines
PriceFrom $809
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.0
8.1

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.6

Food

Reviews

Reasonable

1 / 10
Avianca
PriceFrom $821
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.4
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Entertainment and seat space was great . Meal was not tasty , plain , no vegetable at all, all wheat .

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $863
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.9
7.3

Boarding

6.8

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.2

Food

Reviews

Basic economy experience needs to be on par with other airlines. Gate agent was very rude. Bag was lost.

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $904
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Azul
PriceFrom $1,002
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.0
8.2

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

9.2

Crew

6.5

Entertainment

5.7

Food

Reviews

I have some pictures to prove it , my flight from SP to Fort Lauderdale I could not sleep at all. Not only me but the passenger in front of me . The seat was broken, where you rest your head it was falling apart, I tried to put it back but kept falling. The flight attendant tried once and gave up . I asked to change seats and they did not let me do . I had to fly basically straight all night , I could not rest my head on the seat. Never again with this company

1 / 5

  • Are airlines flying from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: United Airlines, Copa Airlines, and Delta.

  • How far is San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro by plane?

    San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro are 6620.2 mi apart from one another. Flights usually cover this in 18h 57m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.


Can I fly to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Rio de Janeiro.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Rio de Janeiro.

Documents
Travel Health Declaration - Travelers need to present to the airline responsible for the flight (before boarding) the proof (printed or electronic) of filling out the Traveler's Health Declaration - DSV, within a maximum of 24hours prior to boarding to the Federative Republic of Brazil, with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in which they are in the country.


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to San Francisco from Rio de Janeiro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

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San Diego to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time23h 10m
Cheapest price$576
Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time19h 35m
Cheapest price$577
Oakland, California to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time17h 59m
Cheapest price$880
Sacramento to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time18h 05m
Cheapest price$911

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