Cheap flights from California (CA) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best null to RIO flight in 2022: compare California to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Rio de Janeiro?

To save on the cost of your flight from California to Rio de Janeiro, book at least 54 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 6% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $870 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $870.

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

September can be a great time to fly to Rio de Janeiro from California with a flight ticket averaging about $846. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $496. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Rio de Janeiro (CA - RIO)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Rio de Janeiro as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to Rio de Janeiro in June, July 2022

The best prices found for California to RIO flights for June, July
9 Jul - 27 Jul
$935pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
9 Jul - 26 Jul
$958pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
19 Jul - 23 Aug
$990pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

California to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from California found for this year
13 Nov - 22 Nov
$722pp
SFO
San Francisco
Copa Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Copa Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
10 Oct - 14 Oct
$750pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
9 Nov - 13 Nov
$750pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from California to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rio de Janeiro from California, departing today and this week
7 Jul - 26 Sep
$1,087pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Azul
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Jul - 26 Sep
$1,109pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Azul
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Jul - 14 Jul
$1,168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Rio de Janeiro
6:40 pm - 2:20 pm
LATAM Airlines
2 Stops
39h 40m
SFO - GIG
LATAM Airlines
$437
SmartFares
7:02 pm - 7:35 pm
Copa Airlines
1 Stop
19h 33m
LAX - GIG
Copa Airlines
$438
Travelgenio
3:00 am - 7:25 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
24h 25m
LAX - SDU
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">California</span> to <span class="emphasized">Rio de Janeiro</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From California to Rio de Janeiro

Which airlines flying from California to Rio de Janeiro have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Copa Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to Rio de Janeiro for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Rio de Janeiro for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Copa Airlines for just $722, but on average you can expect to pay $780.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Rio de Janeiro for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Rio de Janeiro within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Rio de Janeiro one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $349 on Copa Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $377 and Azul from $398 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest flight price from California to Rio de Janeiro is $15. On average you can expect to pay $2,512. The most popular route, (Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl), can usually be booked for $870.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Rio de Janeiro?

Consider American Airlines, Air Canada or Azul when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from California to Rio de Janeiro.

What are the most popular routes from California to Rio de Janeiro?

The most popular route from California to Rio de Janeiro is Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl. You may also consider San Francisco - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl or Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Rio de Janeiro from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to Rio de Janeiro

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to California from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to California from Rio de Janeiro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering California.

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

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Destination information for Rio de Janeiro

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R$ 5.24
Average temperature for June in Rio de Janeiro
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Rio de Janeiro
0.0 ″

Airports servicing

Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl (GIG)
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)

Top 9 airlines flying from California to Rio de Janeiro

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Rio de Janeiro choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $16 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

American Airlines
$343 $1,073 No cancel fee 71%
LATAM Airlines
$471 $867 No cancel fee 81%
United Airlines
$486 $1,170 No cancel fee 69%
Copa Airlines
$496 $1,036 No cancel fee 70%
GOL
$496 $564 No cancel fee 74%
Avianca
$517 $764 No cancel fee 71%
LATAM Airlines Brasil
$787 $1,030 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by LATAM Airlines Brasil. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Azul
$850 $1,442 No cancel fee 82%
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