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 Monday and return on a Wednesday

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 2022: 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
Rainfall
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

$407

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.
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 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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.

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 17% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC to RIO flights for May, June
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$807pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$807pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
GOL
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
27 Jun - 1 Aug
$816pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from New York found for this year
24 Oct - 5 Nov
$726pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Avianca
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
4 Oct - 2 Nov
$744pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Oct - 4 Nov
$750pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
     
3 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Avianca
 
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
5 Nov - 13 Nov
$821pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$822pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
19 Nov - 27 Nov
$867pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
American Airlines
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
2 Jun - 11 Jun
$827pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
2 Jun - 12 Jun
$828pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GOL
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
2 Jun - 11 Jun
$958pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
American 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
9:35 pm - 2:15 am
GOL
2 Stops
27h 40m
JFK - GIG
GOL
$407
MaxMilhas
9:37 am - 1:40 am
Copa Airlines
1 Stop
14h 03m
JFK - GIG
Copa Airlines
$417
Kiwi.com
2:35 am - 2:15 am
Avianca
2 Stops
22h 40m
JFK - GIG
Avianca
$428
Avianca

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, GOL, 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 $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Avianca for just $726, but on average you can expect to pay $767.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 11 direct flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Rio de Janeiro is less than $1,526.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Rio de Janeiro for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro within the next 7 days for less than $900.

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

According to our current data, Avianca ($726), GOL ($761), and Copa Airlines ($781) offers the cheapest pricing from New York to Rio de Janeiro. Avianca is currently priced 22% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Avianca, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $334. However, be on the lookout for offers from Copa Airlines and GOL, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Rio de Janeiro for a low price.

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, Azul and Aerolineas Argentinas. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

The cheapest flight price from New York to Rio de Janeiro is $472. On average you can expect to pay $1,174. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl), can usually be booked for $776.

What are the most reliable airlines from New York to Rio de Janeiro?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from New York to Rio de Janeiro consider choosing American Airlines (75%), Japan Airlines (75%) or JetBlue (75%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

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.

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

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

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to New York.

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

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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 New York to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R$ 4.82
Average temperature for May in Rio de Janeiro
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Rio de Janeiro
0.2 ″

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
Copa Airlines
$209 $644 No cancel fee 70%
LATAM Airlines
$390 $617 No cancel fee 81%
United Airlines
$426 $653 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$450 $745 No cancel fee 71%
GOL
$528 $774 No cancel fee 74%
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.

Delta
$571 $974 No cancel fee N/A
Norwegian Air UK
$605 $814 No cancel fee N/A
Azul
$666 $768 No cancel fee 82%
Aerolineas Argentinas
$808 $944 No cancel fee 59%
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