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Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at $259 for one-way flights and $530 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro (BR-RJ)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Rio de Janeiro on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Rio de Janeiro.

Roundtrip prices range from $530 - $646, and one-ways to Rio de Janeiro start as low as $259.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro (BR-RJ)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Rio de Janeiro. There are 10 airlines flying into BR-RJ: Copa, Azul, LATAM Airlines Group. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Rio de Janeiro (BR-RJ) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to BR-RJ in November and in December for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Rio de Janeiro?
For more information about updating your flight to Rio de Janeiro or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Rio de Janeiro, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Rio de Janeiro now?
Head to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor to learn about possible travel restrictions to Rio de Janeiro before you fly in. Everything from health authority information to quarantine requirements is constantly updated here to keep you in the know.
What is the name of Rio de Janeiro's airport?
Rio de Janeiro is served by more than one airport, but most travelers fly into Santos Dumont Airport (SDU).
How far is SDU from central Rio de Janeiro?
Santos Dumont Airport is just a short cab ride from downtown Rio de Janeiro. It’s located 1 mi from the city center.
What airport is best to fly into Rio de Janeiro?
Before booking your flight to Rio de Janeiro, it’s a smart idea to work out which airport is the most convenient for you. Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) is 1 mi from downtown. If you’re landing at Galeão Intl. Airport, you’ll be 8 mi away from the heart of the city.
How many airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?
There are a total of 15 airlines connecting Rio de Janeiro with 39 airports from all over the globe.
Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?
Rio de Janeiro receives the majority of its flights from LATAM Airlines, Gol and Azul with LATAM Airlines being the number one choice of carrier. Sao Paulo is the most popular city for travelers to depart from.
How many nonstop flights are there to Rio de Janeiro?
With approximately 1,239 nonstop flights each week, you’ll be touching down in Rio de Janeiro before you can ask, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Rio de Janeiro departing from?
A large number of flights to Rio de Janeiro leave from Sao Paulo, Higienopolis and Santo Amaro airports.
How long is the flight to Rio de Janeiro Airport?
If it’s Sao Paulo you’re departing, you’ll be midair for around 59 minutes before you arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Runway to runway from Higienopolis typically takes 1 hour and 26 minutes and from Santo Amaro, 2 hours and 18 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?
Don’t leave booking your flight to Rio de Janeiro until the last moment. That’s one move seasoned travelers use to get the best prices. Booking well in advance means more choices and more affordable flights. Also, shop around and compare your options. If your destination has more than one airport, you may be able to score an excellent deal by flying into a smaller terminal. Last but not least, another simple way to save a few dollars is be ready to book fast. If you find a good deal, don’t think twice — grab it while you’ve got the chance.
How to survive the flight to Rio de Janeiro?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your flight to Rio de Janeiro could be as easy as pie or it could go on forever. Here are some useful tips that will help you start your next great adventure on the right foot.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • The secret to having a great travel experience is to plan ahead. First up, the essentials: passport, boarding pass, cash and medications. Next, bring items that’ll help keep you occupied, like your laptop or a good read. You’ll also want to bring your chargers, a neck pillow and a pair of headphones. And of course, don’t forget to squeeze in toiletries like a toothbrush, facial wipes and a spare set of clothes.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Make sure you don’t have sharp objects (like a pocket knife) lurking in one of the compartments of your carry-on luggage. Other restricted items include flammable or explosive goods, such as bleach and fuel, and gels and liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The key to a comfortable flight is as simple as your choice in clothes. Prepare for changes in temperature by layering up. This will keep you nice and warm if the cabin gets too cold. Shoes like high heels and sandals are best left for other occasions. Instead, opt for flat, closed-toed footwear like slip-ons. Your feet will thank you for it.
  • Unfortunately, one risk of long-haul flights is developing DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by lengthy periods of inactivity. To avoid this, make the most of every opportunity to walk around the cabin and stretch your legs. Compression socks and tights are another great idea to help lower your risk.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Rio de Janeiro?
Being organized before your flight can make your getaway to Rio de Janeiro easy and painless. Check out our useful tips and tricks for a speedy journey through security:

  • Security personnel first need to check that you have a valid passport and travel documents before you can proceed any further. Have them in your hand, ready for inspection.
  • After that, both you and your carry-on bag will be X-rayed. To make the process quick and painless, remove anything that might set the alarms off. Personal belongings like your jacket, belt and earphones need to go through the machine.
  • For just a few minutes, you’ll have to unplug from technology. Your phone, laptop and any other electronic devices also need to go through the scanner.
  • Want to bring along your favorite cologne? No problem. As long as the volume is no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-lock bag, you can bring it with you in your carry-on baggage.
  • Slip-on shoes are a practical footwear choice as you’re less likely to be asked to remove them when passing through security. Big boots and other heavy-style shoes are often subjected to additional screening.
  • Airlines will not allow any sharp objects in your hand luggage. If you need to bring these kinds of items, pack them safely in your checked baggage.

Flights to Rio de Janeiro information
Destination AirportGaleao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.
Destination Airport IATA CodeGIG
Destination City NameRio de Janeiro
Flight Price$495

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Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at $259 for one-way flights and $530 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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