Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PHX — RIO
Feb 7 — Feb 141

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Flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2023

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$620Average for round-trip flights in February 2023
Round-trip from$648From New York to Rio de Janeiro
One-way from$274One-way flight from New York to Rio de Janeiro

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in February, March 2023

The best prices found for RIO flights for February, March
Feb 6 - Feb 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Nonstop

9h 36m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 01m
$647

GOL

Deal found 2/1

Mar 5 - Mar 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

33h 41m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

10h 00m
$648

GOL

Deal found 2/1

Feb 6 - Feb 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Nonstop

9h 36m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

33h 11m
$650

GOL

Deal found 2/1

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro found for this year
Feb 6 - Feb 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Nonstop

9h 36m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 01m
$647

GOL

Deal found 2/1

Mar 5 - Mar 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

33h 41m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

10h 00m
$648

GOL

Deal found 2/1

Feb 6 - Feb 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Nonstop

9h 36m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

33h 11m
$650

GOL

Deal found 2/1

Last minute flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rio de Janeiro, departing today and this week
Feb 8 - Feb 12
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

14h 10m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

14h 30m
$732

LATAM Airlines

Deal found 2/1

Feb 8 - Feb 14
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

16h 40m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

18h 10m
$734

LATAM Airlines

Deal found 1/30

Feb 7 - Feb 14
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

16h 55m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

12h 55m
$742

LATAM Airlines

Deal found 1/31

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The cheapest one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro
Apr 18
LGA

New York LaGuardia

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

3 stops

33h 10m
$274

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 2/1

Apr 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

19h 45m
$277

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 2/2

Apr 18
LGA

New York LaGuardia

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

3 stops

30h 45m
$277

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/31

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Rio de Janeiro

LATAM Airlines
7.4
Good
294 reviews

Crew

7.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.5

Food

6.3

Entertainment

7.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like that I can take a short route from Lima to LAX

LATAM Airlines
7.4
Good
294 reviews
LATAM Airlines
7.4
Good
294 reviews

Crew

7.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.5

Food

6.3

Entertainment

7.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like that I can take a short route from Lima to LAX

GOL
7.3
Good
19 reviews
LATAM Airlines
7.4
Good
294 reviews

Crew

7.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.5

Food

6.3

Entertainment

7.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like that I can take a short route from Lima to LAX

Avianca
7.2
Good
600 reviews
LATAM Airlines
7.4
Good
294 reviews

Crew

7.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.5

Food

6.3

Entertainment

7.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like that I can take a short route from Lima to LAX

Copa Airlines
7.1
Good
215 reviews
LATAM Airlines
7.4
Good
294 reviews

Crew

7.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.4

Boarding

7.5

Food

6.3

Entertainment

7.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I like that I can take a short route from Lima to LAX

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

The cheapest ticket to Rio de Janeiro found for each month in 2023 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$999

February

$781

March

$769

April

$822

May

$860

June

$1,120

July

$1,167

August

$909

September

$956

October

$982

November

$937

December

$1,070

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro is currently March; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

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

Average Rio de Janeiro flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

NYC - RIO

Price

$715 - $1,392

RIO

Temperature

69.8 - 82.4 °F

RIO

Rainfall

1.6 - 5.1 inches

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Rio de Janeiro, you should look to book at least 55 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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Rio de Janeiro. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Rio de Janeiro. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with its glitzy Carnival, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ statue on Corcovado, and the “itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny” bikinis littering the beach at Ipanema. Brazil’s lively cultural capital nestles between the sea and the mountains, and is home to Tijuca Forest, the world’s biggest urban forest, which was completely replanted during the late 19th century. The city is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, encompassing most of Brazil’s major tourist attractions.

Tourists booking flights to Rio are advised to bring their open minds and attitudes. Temptation runs rapid in Rio — if the samba doesn’t seduce you, the people will. The city moves to the music of the choro, samba and bossa nova, all of which form the principal source of Brazilian national culture. Rio’s infamous annual carnival is a wild, colorful and hedonistic affair that draws together both rich and poor, who flood the streets for the world’s largest samba parade on the Sambodromo.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil climate

If you like the heat you will love Rio de Janeiro where the temperature rarely drops below 68 degrees (Fahrenheit). Rio has a classical tropical climate. December to March is summer, and it is very humid with temperatures topping 100 degrees. December has the most rain and July and August the least. Winter is short, lasting only from June to September. Daytime temperatures in winter are in the 70s and 80s the nights are cooler.

Best Time to Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Peak Season:

Carnival, usually in February, is “the” time to come to Rio. To take in some sights and museums, you will need to arrive a few days before the party starts and linger a few days after. Flights to Rio and hotel prices are higher during Carnival. Book your hotel and Rio de Janeiro flight at least a year in advance.

Another grand party is New Year’s Eve, called Reveillon. Millions pack the beach for the all-night celebration, music, and fireworks.

Off Season:

The city is less crowded and prices are a bit lower in winter, from May to October, with the exception of Reveillon.

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Getting around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 Fresco buses have regular stops and can be flagged down anywhere on the way to the beach, downtown or the airport. If you’re traveling 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 labeled streets and scarce parking.     

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel Information

  • 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.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil airport overview

Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, better known as Galeao International Airport (GIG), 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 13 miles (20km) from central Rio de Janeiro, the airport is a favorite gateway for travelers 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 annually, though 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.

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