Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

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The best prices from New York to Rio de Janeiro are usually found in August or May, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to RIO flight in 2021: compare New York to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
NYC - RIO
Price
$631 - $1,464
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

August

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

Round-trip from

$631

From New York (NYC) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

One-way from

$276

One-way flight from New York (NYC) 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.
When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Rio de Janeiro (NYC - RIO)?

It’s typically best to fly out from New York to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 23% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from New York to Rio de Janeiro, book at least 42 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 17% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,076 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,195.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New York to Rio de Janeiro?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 11% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Rio de Janeiro from New York average $939. You can even find prices in August for less than $939, as users have found deals to Rio de Janeiro from as low as $465. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Rio de Janeiro from New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 55%.

Cheap flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to RIO flights for October, November
12 Nov - 20 Nov
$418pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
12 Nov - 20 Nov
$425pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$426pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Rio de Janeiro 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from New York found for this year
12 Nov - 20 Nov
$418pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
12 Nov - 20 Nov
$425pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$426pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro from New York

Save time with New York to Rio de Janeiro direct flight deals
17 Jan - 28 Jan
$498pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
Non-Stop
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Feb - 11 Feb
$499pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
Non-Stop
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Feb - 11 Feb
$504pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
Non-Stop
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rio de Janeiro from New York, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$451pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24 Oct - 28 Oct
$470pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LATAM Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
LATAM Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$478pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro
3:52 am - 7:30 pm
Copa Airlines
1 Stop
13h 38m
JFK - GIG
Copa Airlines
$276
AirfareAssist
1:55 am - 4:30 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
24h 35m
JFK - SDU
Multiple Airlines
$281
Fareboom

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From New York to Rio de Janeiro

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

Some of our airline partners flying from New York to Rio de Janeiro have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, Avianca, and LATAM Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on LATAM Airlines for just $418, but on average you can expect to pay $475.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Rio de Janeiro is less than $600.

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

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

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

According to our current data, LATAM Airlines ($418), Copa Airlines ($475), and Azul ($493) offers the cheapest pricing from New York to Rio de Janeiro. LATAM Airlines is currently priced 55% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The most popular airlines flying from New York to Rio de Janeiro are American Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Avianca. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

While some choose either New York John F Kennedy Intl - Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont or Newark - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl is the most popular route from New York to Rio de Janeiro.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest flight price from New York to Rio de Janeiro is $371. On average you can expect to pay $1,370. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl), can usually be booked for $472.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to Rio de Janeiro

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York 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 New York 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 New York from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to New York 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 72 hours before departing to New York.

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Destination information for Rio de Janeiro

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R$ 5.49
Flight duration from New York to Rio de Janeiro
9h 52m
Average temperature for October in Rio de Janeiro
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Rio de Janeiro
0.1 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

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

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to Rio de Janeiro

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
Avianca Brasil
$554 $745 No cancel fee N/A

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

LATAM Airlines
$588 $1,201 No cancel fee 81%
Norwegian Air UK
$605 $814 No cancel fee N/A
Delta
$673 $1,267 No cancel fee N/A
Aerolineas Argentinas
$808 $944 No cancel fee 59%
Avianca
$809 $1,184 No cancel fee 71%
LATAM Airlines Brasil
$824 $1,509 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.

American Airlines
$966 $1,435 No cancel fee 71%
Copa Airlines
$970 $1,801 No cancel fee 70%
United Airlines
$1,061 $1,766 No cancel fee 69%
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