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WAS — RIO
26 Apr — 3 May1
1 adult
Fri 26-4
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Flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2024

Find the latest flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 79,196 searches and data was last updated on 21 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

September

Average price

HK$13,447

Return from

HK$11,662
High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Hong Kong Intl to Rio de Janeiro

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

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Rio de Janeiro. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Rio de Janeiro should consider flying on Wednesday evenings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Saturday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Rio de Janeiro

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Rio de Janeiro. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Reviews last updated 21 April 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways and British Airways to Rio de Janeiro by reading reviews from past customers. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was not too full. It was very well served. Took off on time and landed ahead of time. Superb flight

8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was not too full. It was very well served. Took off on time and landed ahead of time. Superb flight

7.9
Good
1,634 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was not too full. It was very well served. Took off on time and landed ahead of time. Superb flight

7.8
Good
1,140 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was not too full. It was very well served. Took off on time and landed ahead of time. Superb flight

7.8
Good
2,081 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was not too full. It was very well served. Took off on time and landed ahead of time. Superb flight

7.7
Good
4,487 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,073 reviews

Crew

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was not too full. It was very well served. Took off on time and landed ahead of time. Superb flight

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 56 miles 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 flights to Rio during 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.

Rio de Janeiro climate

If you like the heat you will love Rio de Janeiro where the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees (C). Rio has a classical tropical climate. December to March is summer, and it is very humid with temperatures topping 40 degrees. December has the most rain and July and August the least. Winter is short, lasting only from June to September. Daytime temperatures in winter are in the 20s and 30s the nights are cooler.

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 labeled streets and scarce parking.

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 700 feet up Urca Hill. Then, on another cable car, tourists travel 1300 feet 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 125 feet 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 acclimatized. 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 travelers, 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.
  • When is the best time to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

    Peak season: Carnaval, usually in February, is “the” time to come to Rio. To take in some sights and museums, you will need to arrive a few days before the party starts and linger a few days after. Flights to Rio and hotel prices are higher during Carnaval. Book your hotel and Rio de Janeiro flight at least a year in advance. Another grand party is New Year’s Eve, called Reveillon. Millions pack the beach for the all-night celebration, music, and fireworks. Off season: The city is less crowded and prices are a bit lower in winter, from May to October, with the exception of Reveillon.

  • What does GIG mean?

    Great question - GIG just means Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights! This flight destination has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Rio de Janeiro if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Rio de Janeiro on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Rio de Janeiro?

    Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Rio de Janeiro. One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport typically cost HK$1,544, while return flights cost around HK$1,275.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Rio de Janeiro depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong offers the quickest one-way flight (34 hours 55 minutes).

  • Does Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport?

    Yes. Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Escondidinho Bar, hostel e casa de festas is the closest property to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (1.6 km away from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport).

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