The month of May is another great option to travel to Rio de Janeiro, with average flight prices from South Africa averaging around R9 973.
We recommend purchasing flights from South Africa to Rio de Janeiro 53 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Rio de Janeiro for R11 119.
The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Rio de Janeiro is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as R10 048. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Thursday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Rio de Janeiro on Thursday is R13 217.
In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from South Africa to Rio de Janeiro when you can find flight prices for as low as R7 994. Flying to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Rio de Janeiro is at midday when prices are around R19 887.
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).
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport has an average price of R5 912 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Rio de Janeiro. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.