Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro are usually found in July or August, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to RIO flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
LAX - RIO
Price
$613 - $1,431
RIO
Temperature
69.8 - 82.4 °F
RIO
Precipitation
1.6 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 33% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$613

From Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

One-way from

$273

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 25 days in advance, which can save you up to 15% on flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 25 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,019. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,188.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro (LAX - RIO)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 14% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to Rio de Janeiro. Flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles in July are about $910 on average during July, but can be found for as low as $359.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro in January, February 2022

The best prices found for LAX to RIO flights for January, February
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$503pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Feb - 18 Feb
$525pp
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
21 Feb - 28 Feb
$534pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles found for this year
10 May - 17 May
$502pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Feb - 28 Feb
$503pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Mar - 26 Apr
$522pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
3 Feb - 11 Feb
$557pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Feb - 10 Feb
$558pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Feb - 9 Feb
$579pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro
12:25 pm - 1:50 pm
LATAM Airlines
1 Stop
21h 25m
LAX - GIG
LATAM Airlines
$273
123 Milhas
7:33 pm - 7:35 pm
Copa Airlines
1 Stop
19h 02m
LAX - GIG
Copa Airlines
$278
Travel2Be
6:20 am - 7:35 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
32h 15m
LAX - GIG
Multiple Airlines
$290
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro?

Los Angeles (LAX) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro. You should not have trouble finding flights to Rio de Janeiro from Los Angeles; the airport handles an average of 0 outbound flights to Rio de Janeiro per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 10 airlines have flights from the Los Angeles airport to Rio de Janeiro. It is only a 9.4 mi journey to Los Angeles (LAX) from Los Angeles’s city center.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are LATAM Airlines, Copa Airlines, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $502, but on average you can expect to pay $534.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro within the next 7 days for less than $600.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro round-trip?

According to our current data, Copa Airlines ($525), offers the cheapest pricing from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro. This flight start at 42% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Avianca, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $266. However, be on the lookout for offers from LATAM Airlines and Copa Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro for a low price.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro are American Airlines, Air Canada and Azul. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro?

On average you can expect to pay $1,573 for a flight from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro. The cheapest flight overall is $199 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl) is currently priced at $488.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

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

Documents
Travel Health Declaration - Travelers need to present to the airline responsible for the flight (before boarding) the proof (printed or electronic) of filling out the Traveler's Health Declaration - DSV, within a maximum of 24hours prior to boarding to the Federative Republic of Brazil, with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in which they are in the country.


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

Returning to Los Angeles from Rio de Janeiro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

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

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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 Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R$ 5.46
Average temperature for January in Rio de Janeiro
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Rio de Janeiro
0.4 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

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

Top 8 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
LATAM Airlines
$554 $861 No cancel fee 81%
Avianca
$662 $1,027 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$843 $1,177 No cancel fee N/A
Copa Airlines
$881 $1,294 No cancel fee 70%
United Airlines
$902 $1,152 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$908 $1,217 No cancel fee 71%
Aeromexico
$1,115 $1,321 No cancel fee N/A
Azul
$1,121 $1,396 No cancel fee 82%
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