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)

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Rio de Janeiro?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 56% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from California to Rio de Janeiro 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,290, or $1,518 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in May. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Rio de Janeiro. Flights to Rio de Janeiro from California in August are about $1,104 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $648.

Cheap flights from California to Rio de Janeiro in March, April 2021

23 Mar - 25 Mar
$453pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Apr - 7 May
$456pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Mar - 25 Mar
$458pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Rio de Janeiro 2021 flight deals

1 May - 8 May
$452pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Mar - 25 Mar
$453pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
26 May - 31 May
$455pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Rio de Janeiro

12 Mar - 26 Mar
$494pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Mar - 17 Mar
$521pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Mar - 15 Mar
$522pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from California

8:53 pm - 6:25 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
17h 32m
LAX - SDU
Multiple Airlines
$284
Gotogate
8:41 pm - 7:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
18h 19m
LAX - GIG
Multiple Airlines
$289
mytrip.com
8:53 pm - 6:25 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
17h 32m
LAX - SDU
Multiple Airlines
$290
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From California to Rio de Janeiro

Are flight prices decreasing from California to Rio de Janeiro due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and Rio de Janeiro for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to Rio de Janeiro to control the spread of COVID-19?

LATAM Airlines and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from California to Rio de Janeiro are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

United Airlines, LATAM Airlines, and Copa 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 $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Rio de Janeiro for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on LATAM Airlines for just $398, but on average you can expect to pay $459.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Rio de Janeiro for under $400 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from California to Rio de Janeiro, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Rio de Janeiro for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Rio de Janeiro within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

American Airlines, Air Canada and Azul are the most popular airlines when flying from California to Rio de Janeiro.

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

While some choose either Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl or Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont is the most popular route from California to Rio de Janeiro.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $339. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont) can be booked for $472 on average our data indicates $1,618 when flying from California to Rio de Janeiro

How long is the flight from California to Rio de Janeiro?

Airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and Azul fly from California to Rio de Janeiro in about 14h 40m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 05m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from California to Rio de Janeiro round-trip?

Currently priced at $398, LATAM Airlines will fly you from California to Rio de Janeiro and back. In addition to LATAM Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Azul and Copa Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $473 and $474, respectively.

Destination information for Rio de Janeiro

Today's exchange rate
$1 = R$ 5.60
Average temperature for March in Rio de Janeiro
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for March in Rio de Janeiro
0.2 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

Santos Dumont (SDU)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Rio de Janeiro

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
$758 $843 No cancel fee 67%
LATAM Airlines
$554 $872 No cancel fee 81%
Avianca
$662 $1,010 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.

Copa Airlines
$809 $1,179 No cancel fee 70%
American Airlines
$505 $1,198 No cancel fee 71%
Azul
$1,002 $1,314 No cancel fee 82%
Aeromexico
$1,115 $1,321 No cancel fee N/A
Delta
$843 $1,368 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$863 $1,409 No cancel fee 69%
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