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About Flights to Rio de Janeiro

Summary info about Rio de Janeiro flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

R10 265

Best Return Price

R16 458

Fastest flight time

20h 30m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R10 265 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont).
The best return flight price to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R16 458 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl).
The fastest flight to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa takes 20h 30m (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Rio de Janeiro, including KLM, SWISS and Turkish Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Rio de Janeiro airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Rio de Janeiro airports from your nearest city or airport
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Johannesburg TO Rio de Janeiro

Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB) to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)

Typically, flights to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg are cheaper when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, which has an average price of R15 942

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTSeptember7% cheaperFlying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Rio de Janeiro costs on average just R15 571 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTMay10% more expensiveIt costs about R18 391 for flights to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in May
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTApril345% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in April than any other month

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

In general, September is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Rio de Janeiro. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around R15 571. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of September, then book flights to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa during November instead. Flights to Rio de Janeiro in November, while not as cheap as those in September, still average around R15 809.

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Rio de Janeiro is about 58 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are R16 790. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from South Africa for as low as R16 458.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as R10 491. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Flights from South Africa to Rio de Janeiro on a Thursday will generally be more expensive and average around R13 757. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

The cheapest time of day to fly to Rio de Janeiro is in the afternoon when flights can be purchased for as low as R8 671. Flights at midday are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of R26 230.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Rio de Janeiro is possible. If you are planning a flight to Rio de Janeiro, consider booking flights to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (13 km from Rio de Janeiro city centre).

Yes. To go to Leme, book a flight to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont which is in Rio de Janeiro and is about 5,7 km away from Leme.



Rio de Janeiro flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in South Africa to Rio de Janeiro found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Dec 8
JNB11:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 20m
2 stops
GIG10:50Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Jan 11
GIG4:10Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
24h 10m
2 stops
JNB4:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
R16 458
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Multiple Airlines
Dec 8
JNB11:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 40m
2 stops
SDU16:10Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Jan 11
SDU7:50Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
20h 30m
2 stops
JNB4:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
R16 458
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Multiple Airlines
Sep 1
JNB12:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 55m
2 stops
GIG8:25Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Sep 22
GIG16:40Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
36h 40m
2 stops
JNB5:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
R16 918
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Multiple Airlines
Dec 8
JNB11:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 20m
2 stops
GIG10:50Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Jan 10
GIG23:05Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
29h 15m
2 stops
JNB4:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
R16 997
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Multiple Airlines
Dec 15
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
24h 50m
2 stops
GIG10:50Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Jan 1
GIG15:25Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
36h 35m
2 stops
CPT4:00Cape Town Intl
R17 725
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Multiple Airlines
Dec 15
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
22h 20m
2 stops
SDU8:20Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Jan 1
SDU14:30Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
37h 30m
2 stops
CPT4:00Cape Town Intl
R17 725
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Find the cheapest one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro

If you're looking for one-way flights from South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
Sep 4
JNB12:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 55m
2 stops
SDU12:25Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
R10 265
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Multiple Airlines
Oct 6
CPT11:00Cape Town Intl
25h 25m
2 stops
SDU12:25Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
R10 265
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Multiple Airlines
Sep 4
JNB12:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 30m
2 stops
GIG9:00Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
R10 265
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Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Rio de Janeiro

Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

LATAM Airlines is the airline most momondo users in South Africa opt for when booking flights to Rio de Janeiro. TAAG, Qatar Airways and South African are also popular choices when flying to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa. Most major airlines flying from South Africa to Rio de Janeiro will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Emirates Flights to Rio de Janeiro

There are 14 Emirates flights to Rio de Janeiro in a normal week. The most common departure point is Panama City Tocumen Intl and the best Emirates ticket price seen on momondo is R14 751 (last 72 hours, from Johannesburg OR Tambo, to Rio de Janeiro). Emirates has a score of 8,6 from 122 user reviews on momondo.

SWISS Flights to Rio de Janeiro

SWISS flight deals to Rio de Janeiro start from R15 394 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a return journey departing from Johannesburg OR Tambo. Over any normal week, SWISS flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Munich Franz Josef Strauss is the most popular SWISS departure point to Rio de Janeiro so generally has the most availability. SWISS is scored a 8,4/10 in 134 reviews.


Airports near Rio de Janeiro

Below you will find all the airports in Rio de Janeiro along with their distance from the city centre

Popular routes to Rio de Janeiro

Most frequently searched flights to Rio de Janeiro along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time19h 55m
Cheapest priceR16 458
Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Flights
Fastest flight time22h 20m
Cheapest priceR17 725

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