Airfare to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro is home to legendary beaches Copacabana and Ipanema and legendary slums, favelas. It also has everything in between, making it a top draw in both Brazil and South America. Millions of revelers flock to the city for Carnaval and New Years Eve celebrations. Jardim Botanico (the Botanical Gardens), Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer Statue) and Sugar Loaf Mountain provide welcome escapes from the sometimes frantic chaos.
Direct International Flights to Rio de Janeiro
It may surprise many travelers to learn how few direct flights there are to Rio from major hubs around the world. Though Rio is the more famous city,
Sao Paulo is actually the biggest airline hub in Brazil, serving more than twice as many travelers in 2010. Luckily, the two cities are only about 400km (250 miles)
apart, so getting between them is relatively easy. Listed below are the direct international flights to Rio de Janeiro.
- From Europe: Lisbon, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Porto, Rome
- From North America: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Washington DC
- From South America: Buenos Aires, Caracas, Lima, Montevideo, Santiago
- From Central America / Caribbean: Aruba, Panama City, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
- From Africa: Luanda (Angola)
- There are no direct flights to Rio from Asia or Australia
Compare prices on these
routes against tickets to Sao Paulo and a connecting flight, bus, or train.
Discount Airlines Serving Rio de Janeiro
Since both Rio and Sao Paulo are large international airports, you probably won’t need a budget regional airline to get to Rio, but Brazil is
huge, and these smaller airlines can be the best way to get from Rio out to the various corners of this incredible country. The two biggest
discount airlines with routes from Rio de Janeiro are Gol Airlines and TAM Airlines. Gol is strictly a region discount line, while TAM also flies to
New York, Paris and other international destinations. Both offer tickets to Manaus,
in the heart of the Amazon, as well as the capital of Brasilia and other great travel spots around Brazil.
Tips for Finding Cheap Fares
Airfare to Rio De Janeiro will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
The most expensive air tickets to Rio De Janeiro are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
For more information on Rio de Janeiro, check out BootsnAll’s Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide.