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Rio De Janeiro
With its beach-side vibe, samba rhythm and a deep sense of heritage in a beautiful setting, it is no surprise that Rio de Janeiro is the most sought after of all South American destinations. Use Netflights to find the best deals on cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2024 / 2025and search what is on offer with all the major airlines.

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Diverse culture

Visit the magnificent Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro for a show, or simply a tour, and marvel at the beautiful architecture. Just next door stands the Odeon cinema which remains the venue for the many film festivals held throughout the year. For something completely different, visit the modern Museu de Arte do Rio, the city’s first public museum for 70 years.

Find the best viewpoint

As you step off your cheap flight to Rio, you will recognise the famous and imposing Sugar Loaf mountain. The more active will see it as something to be conquered. Whilst you are at it, why not also try the 215-metre hike to the summit of the Morro da Urca, the Pedra Bonita, and of course Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Beaches galore

After you have conquered the hills and had your culture hit, it’s time to chill out, or surf if you have the energy, on one of Rio’s many beaches. Ipanema, Copacabana, Barra, Grumari and Prainha are all beaches worthy of a visit for differing reasons. After all, you will have found the best deal on Rio De Janeiro flights, so you deserve some beach time.

When to go

The cost of return flights to Rio doesn’t change significantly on a seasonal basis, although prices can peak in February around the Mardi Gras. To find the cheapest flights, be flexible on your dates, and look out for the last-minute flights offered in the sales.

Rio de Janeiro is hot for most of the year – the hottest month is February, when it averages 27 degrees Celsius, and for the rest of the year the temperature rarely drops below 21 degrees Celsius. It tends to rain more from December to March so avoid these months if you solely want to lounge on the beach.
If you want to catch the excitement of the Mardi Gras carnival, look for return flights to Rio de Janeiro in February, whatever the weather.

Airports and airlines

Whilst direct flights to Rio are more convenient, indirect flights to Rio may work out cheaper. To ensure you see the best deals with Netflights change your search terms to “flexible on dates” so that you can ensure that you are seeing see the best deals on Rio de Janeiro flights. You could save yourself a fortune.

Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport

Galeao Airport is the primary airport serving Rio. British Airways have many direct flights here from London Heathrow. Alternatively you may find good deals on indirect flights, from other airlines including American Airlines, Iberia, KLM and United Airlines. View more flights to Rio de Janeiro Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport.

Santas Dumont Airport

Rio’s second airport, Santas Dumont, caters for domestic flights. Handy to know if you are looking at indirect flights to Rio, or want to split your holiday to Brazil between locations. You may find an indirect flight here, with LATAM Airlines providing your final flight into Santas Dumont. View more flights to Santas Dumont Airport.

Getting around the airports

There are two passenger terminals at Galeao Airport, T1 and T2 which are located directly next to each other, so whilst getting around is fairly simple, it is all done on foot via pedestrian walkways. At Santas Dumont there is only one passenger terminal, so everything is within easy reach.

Getting to the city from the airports

Galeao Airport is well connected to the city: take your pick from the BRT (Bus Rapid Transfer system, which has its own dedicated roads allowing the bus to travel more quickly), bus, or metro. Alternatively, you could take a taxi, but as Galeao is over 12 miles away from the city centre, this will be the most expensive option. Santas Dumont is located very centrally, so access to the city centre is quick and easy by bus and the Light Rail system. Car rental options are available at both airports.

Don't forget before you fly

Whilst you don’t need to apply for a visa before your flights to Rio, you will need to ensure that your passport has at least 6 months left on it from the date of your entry. Good news if you find a great deal on last-minute flight.

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