Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

SFO — RIO
Sep 27 — Oct 41

The best prices from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro are usually found in October or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Sunday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to RIO flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.

SFO - RIO

Price

$792 - $1,463

RIO

Temperature

69.8 - 82.4 °F

RIO

Rainfall

1.6 - 5.1 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from$792From San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)
One-way from$420One-way flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 26%.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 10% 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 San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,257, or $1,257 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco average $1,056. You can even find prices in October for less than $1,056, as users have found deals to Rio de Janeiro from as low as $494. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 38%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro (SFO - RIO)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 18% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro in September, October 2022

The best prices found for SFO to RIO flights for September, October
Sep 21 - Sep 29
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 24m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 05m
$710

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Sep 21 - Sep 29
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 24m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 05m
$801

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Oct 31 - Nov 7
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

21h 20m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

31h 35m
$804

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/20/22

San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco found for this year
Sep 21 - Sep 29
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 24m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 05m
$710

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Nov 1 - Nov 17
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

31h 50m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

31h 35m
$773

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Nov 1 - Nov 16
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

33h 15m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

31h 35m
$775

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Cheap Copa Airlines flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

Nov 2 - Nov 17
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

26h 10m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

31h 35m
$783

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Nov 7 - Feb 8
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 03m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 57m
$813

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/20/22

Nov 6 - Nov 16
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 03m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 15m
$836

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/20/22

Cheap American Airlines flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

Sep 27 - Nov 1
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

25h 23m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 53m
$882

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/20/22

Feb 7 - Mar 1
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

36h 35m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

30h 44m
$914

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Feb 6 - Mar 1
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

37h 00m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

30h 44m
$935

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on return flights to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Oct 2 - Oct 6
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 33m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 05m
$855

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Oct 2 - Oct 12
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 33m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

25h 50m
$861

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Sep 27 - Oct 10
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

37h 20m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

26h 40m
$866

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro
Oct 2
SFO

San Francisco

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

19h 33m
$397

Copa Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Nov 6
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

3 stops

24h 40m
$398

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Nov 7
SFO

San Francisco

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

32h 05m
$401

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/22/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?

If you book a flight to Rio de Janeiro from San Francisco, you will be flying from San Francisco, which is the city’s only airport. San Francisco (SFO) is located 11.8 mi from the center of San Francisco. There are 0 flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro per day from 9 different airlines.

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

Copa Airlines, Azul, and United 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 San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $773, but on average you can expect to pay $822.

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

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

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

Currently priced at $783, Copa Airlines will fly you from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro and back. In addition to Copa Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from LATAM Airlines and Air Canada - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $805 and $834, respectively. Copa Airlines is priced at 25% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Copa Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $397. GOL flights start at $420 while deals on LATAM Airlines start at $425 one-way.

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

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Azul or Avianca.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?

On average you can expect to pay $2,837 for a flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro. The cheapest flight overall is $445 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl) is currently priced at $803.

Top 7 airlines flying from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
American AirlinesCheapest$518Average$1,249FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$663Average$1,192FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Copa AirlinesCheapest$729Average$1,278FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$771Average$1,181FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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LATAM Airlines BrasilCheapest$787Average$1,030FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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LATAM AirlinesCheapest$852Average$972FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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AzulCheapest$1,000Average$1,389FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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