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How much is the cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?

Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $279 for one-way flights and $421 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 (RIO)

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 $421 - $705, and one-ways to Rio de Janeiro start as low as $279.

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 (RIO)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Rio de Janeiro. There are 10 airlines flying into RIO: Azul, Avianca, GOL Linhas Aereas S.A., Copa, Delta. 

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 (RIO) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to RIO in October and in October 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 canceling my flight to Rio de Janeiro?
For more information about updating your flight to Rio de Janeiro or canceling 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?
Make your visit to Rio de Janeiro take off without a hitch by first heading to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the quickest way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health info.
What is the name of Rio de Janeiro's airport?
Many people like to fly into Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) when visiting the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. However, you’ll find more than one airport in the region, so bear that in mind when finalizing your flights.
How far is Santos Dumont Airport from central Rio de Janeiro?
Santos Dumont Airport is only a short drive from the bright lights of downtown Rio de Janeiro. You’ll find it 1 mi from the center of the city.
What airport is best to fly into Rio de Janeiro?
Flying to Rio de Janeiro means touching down at either Santos Dumont Airport or Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl. Airport (GIG). The first is 1 mi away from the city center. The second one is 8 mi away.
How many airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?
There are 18 airlines connecting Rio de Janeiro to 44 airports from all over the globe.
Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?
In general, travelers fly with LATAM Airlines, Gol and Azul when going to Rio de Janeiro. The largest number of these flights arrive from Sao Paulo, with LATAM Airlines flying this route the most frequently.
How many nonstop flights are there to Rio de Janeiro?
Organizing an awesome Rio de Janeiro escape is a walk in the park when there are 1,457 nonstop flights each week to get you there.
Where are the most popular flights to Rio de Janeiro departing from?
Flights to Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Campinas airports are the most sought after.
How long is the flight to Rio de Janeiro Airport?
Which airport you depart from determines how much of the in-flight entertainment you’ll get to see. From Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, the average flight time is 1 hour and 1 minute. From Brasilia it’s more or less 1 hour and 44 minutes, and from Campinas it’s 1 hour and 4 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?
If you want to have some extra spending money on your Rio de Janeiro vacation, listen up! As any seasoned traveler will tell you, don’t leave booking until the last minute. Prices are usually more expensive close to the departure date. Another good way to land the best price is to research all options. If where you’re headed has multiple airports, research the cost of flying into a smaller terminal. And finally, remember that it’s first in, best dressed. Know what a typical airfare costs and be ready to buy your ticket as soon as you spot an unbeatable bargain. The best deals never last long.
How to survive the flight to Rio de Janeiro?
If you’re not prepared, air travel can be a real challenge. But there’s no need to hit the panic button just yet. Follow these handy hints for a pleasant start to your time in Rio de Janeiro.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • First and foremost, pack your passport, travel documents, bank cards and medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the hours. A juicy novel and a phone crammed with your favorite shows are some fantastic options. If you intend to catch forty winks, a quality neck pillow and some earplugs will also be useful. Finally, find room for a few toiletry items so you’ll arrive looking fresh and ready to go.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Squeeze all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked luggage. Any liquids in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated by security. Sharp objects, like your beloved pocket knife, and products which are flammable or explosive, such as aerosol cans, spray paint and matches, are also banned.

What to wear on a flight:

  • The best way to ensure a comfortable flight is often as simple as your clothing choices. Prepare for changes in temperature by layering up. That way you’ll stay nice and warm if the cabin gets chilly. Shoes like flip flops and heels are best left in your suitcase. Even though they may be your favorites, opt for flat, closed-toed footwear like sneakers. Your feet will thank you later.
  • The result of sustained periods of immobility, DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a condition that can affect passengers on long-haul flights. The great news is there are numerous ways to lower your risk of developing it. Stay hydrated, walk up and down the aisles as much as possible and wear compression socks or tights.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Rio de Janeiro?
It’s easy — be prepared. We’ve rounded up some top tips for a speedy trip through security. Look out Rio de Janeiro, here you come:

  • Airport security personnel first need to determine that you have a valid ID and matching boarding pass before you’re allowed to proceed any further. Have them in your hand, ready for inspection.
  • The X-ray machine comes next. Remove anything metal on you that is likely to beep. This includes things like earphones or headphones, as well as heavy coats or jackets. They’ll all need to go on the X-ray conveyor belt.
  • All your electronics, including your tablet and phone, will also need to be scanned.
  • Want to bring along your favorite hand and nail cream? No problem. As long as it’s in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-lock bag, you can keep it with you on board.
  • There’s a good chance you’ll be required to take your shoes off for scanning, so wearing slip-on shoes is always a wise idea.
  • Sharp or pointed objects (like knives and scissors) are not allowed on board. They’ll be confiscated at security, so pack them safely away in your checked bags.

Flights to Rio de Janeiro information
Destination airport
Galeão - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.
Destination airport IATA code
Destination city name
Rio de Janeiro
Roundtrip price

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