Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro

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16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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Flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$2,357Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from$2,158From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Rio de Janeiro
One-way from$1,122One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Rio de Janeiro

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro in August, September 2022

The best prices found for RIO flights for August, September
20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

35h 45m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

45h 10m
$3,238

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

21 Sep. - 5 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

34h 05m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

46h 25m
$3,669

LATAM Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

2 Sep. - 22 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

58h 55m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

69h 15m
$3,783

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro found for this year
30 Oct. - 6 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

57h 35m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

45h 10m
$2,158

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

23 Nov. - 3 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

36h 00m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

43h 05m
$2,205

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

23 Nov. - 3 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

36h 00m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

43h 05m
$2,220

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Last minute flights to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on return flights to Rio de Janeiro, departing today and this week
20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

35h 45m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

45h 10m
$3,238

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

60h 15m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

49h 20m
$5,281

LATAM Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

20 Aug. - 27 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

67h 20m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

47h 05m
$5,637

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

When is the best time to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Average Rio de Janeiro flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - RIO

Price

$2,032 - $5,014

RIO

Temperature

21 - 28 °C

RIO

Rainfall

40 - 130 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The price you pay for your flight to Rio de Janeiro may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Rio de Janeiro flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

When to fly

Summer in Rio is from December through to mid-March where the hot weather is matched with quite a bit of rain. The hottest months, December and January can see temperatures soar to well over 40 degrees Celsius. Flights to Rio and hotel rates can be quite pricey during this time and beaches can be crowded. This is not only due to the glorious weather but also a number of celebrations which take place.

The summer season plays host to one of Rio’s biggest celebrations, Carnival. This 5-day festival gives visitors the chance to learn about Brazilian culture through parties which last all day and night. The atmosphere is euphoric across the city, with people singing, dancing and having lots of fun. Rio de Janeiro is considered the Carnival Capital of the World, so it’s no wonder this is “the” time to come. This is clearly reflected through accommodation and flight prices becoming more expensive, therefore, it is advised to book your hotel and Rio de Janeiro flights at least a year in advance. To take in some sights and museums, you should aim to arrive a few days before the party starts and linger a few days after.

Another grand party is New Year’s Eve, called Reveillon. Millions pack the beach for the all-night celebration, music, and fireworks. Bear in mind this event can also affect hotel rates and the price of airline tickets.

When planning your trip, it should be taken into consideration that businesses are usually closed from just before Christmas through to the beginning of January.

The city is less crowded and prices are a bit lower during winter, from July to September. This is still a great time to visit, weather-wise, as there is very little rainfall and there are still sunny days, although the nights and some cloudy days can be a little chilly.

Why visit?

Cidade Maravilhosa or “Marvellous City” is what cariocas call their beloved Rio and visitors coming off their Rio flights will quickly agree. Its recognisable landmarks: Sugar Loaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema provide the dramatic backdrop to the world’s most decadent city.

Nestled between 90 km of beach and two lush green rainforests, Rio’s natural beauty is spellbinding and cariocas take full advantage of it. On any given day, come rain or shine, the locals are out jogging along Ipanema, skydiving close to Sugar Loaf or climbing a tree in Tijuca. But apart from its aesthetic beauty Rio’s cultural and historical sights are just as fascinating. The Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) and Museu Histórico Nacional are well worth a visit while the port of Paraty, a Unesco World Heritage Site, provides a glimpse into Rio’s colonial past.

Most visitors book their airline tickets to Rio during the Carnaval, but this is also the busiest time, when thousands of people from all over the world fly in especially for the event, making it difficult to get around the city and finding a hotel room can be a challenge. However if you think a visit to Rio isn’t complete without attending at least one Samba show, samba schools conduct pre-Carnaval rehearsals year-round.

Once you’ve taken Rio de Janeiro flights, the Municipal Theatre, National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts are also must-sees.

Getting around Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro subway doesn’t reach all parts of the city, but it is air conditioned and quicker and cheaper than the buses, which can take you anywhere. You will need to learn enough Portuguese to ask for directions though, since few drivers speak English. Avoid taking buses at night; they can be a hotspot for robberies. The private Fresco buses have regular stops and can be flagged down anywhere on the way to the beach, downtown or the airport. If you’re travelling anywhere in the city at night, take a taxi to play it safe. There are plenty of taxis around, and you shouldn’t have trouble flagging one down. For a more reliable and air-conditioned cab, your best bet is one of the radio taxis and cab companies that serves hotels. It’s always a good idea to negotiate your fare before you get in the car if the meter isn’t running. If you rent a car, stay alert and keep the car doors locked. You’ll have to deal with heavy traffic, poorly labelled streets and scarce parking.

Getting downtown

An airport bus leaves Galeão International Airport (GIG) regularly for the major hotels along the beach road. Taxis are available outside the terminal; visitors are advised to buy prepaid taxi vouchers at the Rio Tourism Authority desk; they are usually a little bit more expensive but give you peace of mind. Public buses are also available.

What is good to know if travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

  • Take a cable-car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain. The journey to the top is done in two stages. The first cable car climbs more than 200 m up Urca Hill. Then, on another cable car, tourists travel 400 m to the summit from which there are wonderful views of Copacabana beach and over the city.
  • The world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is 38 m high and stands at the peak of the mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
  • The botanical gardens are home to about 2,600 species of plant life. The gardens were created by the Prince Regent of Portugal in 1808 as a temporary home for imported plants while they were being acclimatised. There are animals too such as toucans, tanagers, marmoset monkeys and exotic butterflies.
  • World-famous beaches include Copacabana, where Rio’s New Year’s celebrations take place, and Ipanema, famous in the song The Girl from Ipanema.
  • For retail therapy, check out the upmarket Rua Garcia D’Avila or for budget-conscious travellers, the hippie fair at Praça General Osorio is a good place to pick up souvenirs such as wooden sculptures, leather goods and artworks.
  • The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes was inspired by the Louvre. It dates from 1908 and is Rio de Janeiro’s main fine arts museum. It displays artifacts from the 19th century to today from several famous Brazilian artists including Victor Meirelles, Pedro Americo and Candido Portinari as well as foreign and contemporary artists.