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Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from £258

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 28/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2024

Find the latest flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 935,178 searches and data was last updated on 23 April 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

March

Average price

£811

Return from

£558

One-way from

£316
High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
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Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Rio de Janeiro in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 935,178 searches and data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
The following deals offer some of the lowest prices we've found on flights heading to Rio de Janeiro in April and May 2024. Deals update frequently so be sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Rio de Janeiro in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 935,178 searches and data were last updated on 23 April 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Wed 5/611:30MIA - GIG
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Flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil departing soon

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Tue 30/415:29LGA - GIG
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Deal found 23/4£813

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sat 28/911:30MIA - GIG
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Deal found 22/4£258
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Deal found 23/4£299
Mon 2/916:55EWR - SDU
2 stops18h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 23/4£304

Direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sat 22/620:40MIA - GIG
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Sat 29/623:00GIG - MIA
Nonstop8h 45mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 22/4£1,237
Thu 16/520:40MIA - GIG
Nonstop8h 20mGOL
Tue 21/523:00GIG - MIA
Nonstop8h 45mGOL
Deal found 22/4£5,116

Average price of flights to Rio de Janeiro by month

Plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Rio de Janeiro is currently £286 while a return flight costs £615. Price data was last updated on 21 April 2024.

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Rio de Janeiro (average of £591). Flying to Rio de Janeiro in July will prove the most costly (average of £1,070). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£821

February

£673

March

£684

April

£707

May

£715

June

£770

July

£866

August

£812

September

£478

October

£794

November

£591

December

£862

The summer season plays host to one of Rio’s biggest celebrations, Carnival. This 5-day festival gives visitors the chance to learn about Brazilian culture through parties which last all day and night. The atmosphere is euphoric across the city, with people singing, dancing and having lots of fun. Rio de Janeiro is considered the Carnival Capital of the World, so it’s no wonder this is “the” time to come. This is clearly reflected through accommodation and flight prices becoming more expensive, therefore, it is advised to book your hotel and flights to Rio de Janeiro at least a year in advance. To take in some sights and museums, you should aim to arrive a few days before the party starts and linger a few days after.

Another grand party is New Year’s Eve, called Reveillon. Millions pack the beach for the all-night celebration, music, and fireworks. Bear in mind this event can also affect hotel rates and makes it harder to find any cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro.

When planning your trip, it should be taken into consideration that businesses are usually closed from just before Christmas through to the beginning of January.

The city is less crowded and prices are a bit lower during winter, from July to September. This is still a great time to visit and chances of getting a cheap flight to Rio de Janeiro are high, weather-wise, as there is very little rainfall and there are still sunny days, although the nights and some cloudy days can be a little chilly.

Temperature and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro by month

Plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

RIO

Temperature

21 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Rio de Janeiro, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, February is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 21.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Rio de Janeiro?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Rio de Janeiro. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Rio de Janeiro, you should look to book at least 84 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

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Reviews of airlines servicing Rio de Janeiro

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Rio de Janeiro. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Reviews last updated 23 April 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with TAP AIR PORTUGAL, British Airways and Delta to Rio de Janeiro have to say. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
979 reviews

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.1

Entertainment

7.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Passagem cara. Mala quebrada de porão. Me negaram repetir uma simples lata de cerveja num voo de mais de 8 horas. Poltronas pouco reclinam. O negócio é colocar gente para dentro fechar a porta e faturar

8.1
Very Good
979 reviews
8.1
Very Good
979 reviews

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.1

Entertainment

7.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Passagem cara. Mala quebrada de porão. Me negaram repetir uma simples lata de cerveja num voo de mais de 8 horas. Poltronas pouco reclinam. O negócio é colocar gente para dentro fechar a porta e faturar

8.1
Very Good
4,072 reviews
8.1
Very Good
979 reviews

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.1

Entertainment

7.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Passagem cara. Mala quebrada de porão. Me negaram repetir uma simples lata de cerveja num voo de mais de 8 horas. Poltronas pouco reclinam. O negócio é colocar gente para dentro fechar a porta e faturar

8.1
Very Good
11,028 reviews
8.1
Very Good
979 reviews

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.1

Entertainment

7.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Passagem cara. Mala quebrada de porão. Me negaram repetir uma simples lata de cerveja num voo de mais de 8 horas. Poltronas pouco reclinam. O negócio é colocar gente para dentro fechar a porta e faturar

7.9
Good
1,632 reviews
8.1
Very Good
979 reviews

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.1

Entertainment

7.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Passagem cara. Mala quebrada de porão. Me negaram repetir uma simples lata de cerveja num voo de mais de 8 horas. Poltronas pouco reclinam. O negócio é colocar gente para dentro fechar a porta e faturar

7.8
Good
2,075 reviews
8.1
Very Good
979 reviews

Food

7.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.1

Entertainment

7.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Passagem cara. Mala quebrada de porão. Me negaram repetir uma simples lata de cerveja num voo de mais de 8 horas. Poltronas pouco reclinam. O negócio é colocar gente para dentro fechar a porta e faturar

City overview

Cidade Maravilhosa or “Marvellous City” is what the locals call their beloved Rio and visitors coming off their Rio flights will quickly agree. Its recognisable landmarks: Sugar Loaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema provide the dramatic backdrop to the world’s most decadent city.

Nestled between 56 miles of beach and two lush green rainforests, Rio’s natural beauty is spellbinding and cariocas take full advantage of it. On any given day, come rain or shine, the locals are out jogging along Ipanema, skydiving close to Sugar Loaf or climbing a tree in Tijuca. But apart from its aesthetic beauty Rio’s cultural and historical sights are just as fascinating. The Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) and Museu Histórico Nacional are well worth a visit while the port of Paraty, a Unesco World Heritage Site, provides a glimpse into Rio’s colonial past.

Most visitors book flights to Rio during Carnaval, but this is also the busiest time, when thousands of people from all over the world fly in especially for the event, making it difficult to get around the city and finding a hotel room can be a challenge. However if you think a visit to Rio isn’t complete without attending at least one Samba show, samba schools conduct pre-Carnaval rehearsals year-round.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) on Corcovado Mountain, the stadium of Maracanã, and the Sugar Loaf Mountain are among its many landmarks. Two cable cars take you 396 metres up the mountain, above Rio’s harbour, where breathtaking views of the city will be indelibly etched into your mind. Sun worshippers should make a beeline for Copacabana beach, while much of the historic architecture can be found in Rio’s financial and business centre.

The Municipal Theatre, National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts are must-sees. If you think you’re a party animal at home, think again. Once in Rio de Janeiro you’ll discover that Brazilians don’t hold back when they let their hair down, putting many other nations to shame whether it’s Carnival time or not.

Rio de Janeiro climate

Summer in Rio is from December through to mid-March where the hot weather is matched with quite a bit of rain. The hottest months, December and January can see temperatures soar to well over 40 degrees Celsius. Flights to Rio and hotel rates can be quite pricey during this time and beaches can be crowded. This is not only due to the glorious weather but also a number of celebrations which take place.

Getting around Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro subway doesn’t reach all parts of the city, but it is air-conditioned and quicker and cheaper than the buses, which can take you anywhere. You will need to learn enough Portuguese to ask for directions though, since few drivers speak English. Avoid taking buses at night; they can be a hotspot for robberies. The private buses have regular stops and can be flagged down anywhere on the way to the beach, centre or the airport. If you’re travelling anywhere in the city at night, take a taxi to play it safe. There are plenty of taxis around, and you shouldn’t have trouble flagging one down. For a more reliable and air-conditioned cab, your best bet is one of the radio taxis and cab companies that serves hotels. It’s always a good idea to negotiate your fare before you get in the car if the meter isn’t running. If you rent a car, stay alert and keep the car doors locked. You’ll have to deal with heavy traffic, poorly labelled streets and scarce parking.

Getting downtown

There are two main airports for travellers taking flights to Rio: Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) located on Governor’s Island, north of Rio de Janeiro and Santos Dumont Regional Airport (SDU)). The airport is just a mile or so from the centre.  Guanabara Bay.An airport bus leaves regularly for the major hotels along the beach road. Taxis are available outside the terminal; visitors are advised to buy prepaid taxi vouchers at the Rio Tourism Authority desk; they are usually a little bit more expensive but give you peace of mind. Public buses are also available.

What is good to know if travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

  • Take a cable-car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain. The journey to the top is done in two stages. The first cable car climbs more than 700 feet up Urca Hill. Then, on another cable car, tourists travel 1300 feet to the summit from which there are wonderful views of Copacabana beach and over the city.
  • The world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is 125 feet high and stands at the peak of the mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
  • The botanical gardens are home to about 2,600 species of plant life. The gardens were created by the Prince Regent of Portugal in 1808 as a temporary home for imported plants while they were being acclimatized. There are animals too such as toucans, tanagers, marmoset monkeys and exotic butterflies.
  • World-famous beaches include Copacabana, where Rio’s New Year’s celebrations take place, and Ipanema, famous in the song The Girl from Ipanema.
  • For retail therapy, check out the upmarket Rua Garcia D’Avila or for budget-conscious travelers, the hippie fair at Praça General Osorio is a good place to pick up souvenirs such as wooden sculptures, leather goods and artworks.
  • The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes was inspired by the Louvre. It dates from 1908 and is Rio de Janeiro’s main fine arts museum. It displays artifacts from the 19th century to today from several famous Brazilian artists including Victor Meirelles, Pedro Americo and Candido Portinari as well as foreign and contemporary artists.

Rio de Janeiro airport overview

Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, better known as Galeao International Airport, is one of the busiest airports in Brazil. Galeao is Portuguese for galleon, and the airport is named for Galleon Beach, where the majestic ship Padre Eterno was built in 1663.

Located 20km (13 miles) from central Rio de Janeiro, the airport is a favourite gateway for travellers looking to soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach or party the night away during Carnival. Its proximity to such a major international tourism destination means you can find flights to Galeao International Airport from all over the world, including local connections from Salvador da Bahia, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Vitora; and international ones from most major European and North American cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York and Washington DC.

With the addition of the second terminal in 1999, the airport increased its capacity to 7.5 million passengers per annum, however it is currently handling more than 12 million each year. This adds up to long queues for everything from security to coffee, and a lack of seating in the departure lounges. However, the airport is currently beefing up its terminals and infrastructure in a big way ahead of Rio de Janeiro hosting the World Cup in 2014.

  • What does GIG mean?

    Great question - GIG just means Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights! This flight destination has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Rio de Janeiro if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Rio de Janeiro on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Lufthansa is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Rio de Janeiro?

    Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Rio de Janeiro. One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport typically cost £30, while return flights cost around £30.

  • How much is a return flight to Rio de Janeiro?

    A return flight to Rio de Janeiro will typically cost around £48, however they can be found for as little as £37.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Rio de Janeiro depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Rio de Janeiro, London offers the quickest one-way flight (11 hours 40 minutes).

  • Does Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport?

    Yes. Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Escondidinho Bar, hostel e casa de festas is the closest property to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (1.0 mi away from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport).

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