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Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from £608

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Rio de Janeiro departing on 3/5. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Summary info about Rio de Janeiro flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£289

Best Round-Trip Price

£608

Fastest flight time

18h 20m

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6 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Rio de Janeiro from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £289 (London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont).
The best round-trip flight price to Rio de Janeiro from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £608 (London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl).
The fastest flight to Rio de Janeiro from United Kingdom takes 18h 20m (London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont).
There are 6 airlines operating flights to Rio de Janeiro, including Lufthansa, Air France and Delta.

Rio de Janeiro flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around £675. If you’re not able to fly to Rio de Janeiro in March, then November is your next best option. Flight prices from United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro during November average around £694.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?

£49 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. This flight is from Sao Paulo and is 74% cheaper than most flights to Rio de Janeiro. To find the cheapest price to Rio de Janeiro from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as £773. The most expensive day to fly to Rio de Janeiro is Saturday, with ticket prices averaging around £898.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Rio de Janeiro?

At midday is the cheapest time of day to fly from United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro when you can find flight prices for as low as £706. Flying to Rio de Janeiro at midday is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In the evening is when there is more demand to fly to Rio de Janeiro, so prices are often more expensive at around £882 per ticket.

How long does it take to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United Kingdom, such as London Heathrow or Manchester, and flying into the most popular airport in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl), then you can expect flight times to average 11h 40m and 14h 50m, respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The best time to book a flight to Rio de Janeiro from United Kingdom is 10 days out, which is when prices tend to be around £805. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United Kingdom for as low as £728.

Cheapest flights to Rio de Janeiro airports

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

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Rio de Janeiro

London (LON) to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (GIG)

Typically, flights to Rio de Janeiro from London are cheaper when flying from London to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, which has an average price of £793

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTMay16% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Rio de Janeiro costs on average just £731 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTAugust34% more expensiveIt costs about £1,161 for flights to Rio de Janeiro from London Heathrow Airport in August
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember446% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Rio de Janeiro from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Rio de Janeiro

How long does it take to fly to Rio de Janeiro ?

You can get flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from various parts of the UK, with it being quicker to fly from certain cities than others. You can touch down in Rio de Janeiro International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, in about 11 hours 40 minutes from London. If you're travelling from Manchester it will take you a bit longer, at around 14 hours and 15 minutes. Flights from Edinburgh in Scotland do not take much longer, with the total journey time being approximately 14 hours and 25 minutes.

Where can you fly directly into Rio de Janeiro from?

You can get direct Rio de Janeiro flight deals from one airport in the UK, with others offering indirect routes to the Brazilian city. You can fly non-stop from London Heathrow Airport to Rio de Janeiro. If you're flying from Edinburgh Airport or London City Airport then you will need to make one change, which is most often at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Flights from Manchester Airport often change at either Heathrow or in Amsterdam, whereas flights from Birmingham Airport often require one change, which is normally at Frankfurt Airport.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Rio de Janeiro?

Visitors planning their holidays in Rio de Janeiro should book their flights for May, August, or September if they are planning on visiting Praia de Ipanema. Consider visiting Copacabana Beach during your Rio de Janeiro visit as well.

Is there an alternative airport near Rio de Janeiro?

Those flying to Rio de Janeiro could potentially find better pricing at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (1 mi from Rio de Janeiro city centre) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Rio de Janeiro?

You can find deals at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport for £186 on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Are there flights to Copacabana?

Yes, you can travel to Copacabana via a flight to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana is 4.5 mi from the airport).

What’s the closest airport to Praia de Ipanema?

The airport which is nearest to Praia de Ipanema is Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont. It is 5.9 mi away and is in Rio de Janeiro.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Rio de Janeiro?

Prices for flights to Rio de Janeiro refresh daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their own age limitations. Flight duration, scheduling, and layovers are among the considerations that may influence age limits. We recommend that you double-check with the airline you are booking with for travel to Rio de Janeiro.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

The necessary travel and health documents for your Rio de Janeiro trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Rio de Janeiro flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro found recently by users on momondo
Lufthansa
3 May
LGW11:15London Gatwick
22h 20m
1 stop
GIG05:35Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16 Oct
GIG16:25Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
20h 35m
1 stop
LGW17:00London Gatwick
Lufthansa
3 May
LHR18:30London Heathrow
15h 05m
1 stop
GIG05:35Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16 Oct
GIG16:25Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16h 15m
1 stop
LHR12:40London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
7 Oct
LHR06:00London Heathrow
15h 25m
1 stop
GIG17:25Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
20 Oct
GIG20:30Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
36h 15m
1 stop
LHR12:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
3 May
LHR18:30London Heathrow
15h 05m
1 stop
GIG05:35Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16 Oct
GIG15:05Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
21h 15m
2 stops
LHR16:20London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
13 Jun
LGW21:05London Gatwick
26h 05m
1 stop
GIG19:10Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
17 Jun
GIG15:55Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
13h 50m
1 stop
LGW09:45London Gatwick
SWISS
3 May
LHR14:25London Heathrow
19h 10m
2 stops
GIG05:35Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16 Oct
GIG15:05Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
22h 50m
2 stops
LHR17:55London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
18 May
LGW08:10London Gatwick
40h 30m
3 stops
SDU20:40Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
14 May
LHR13:10London Heathrow
45h 55m
2 stops
SDU07:05Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
15 May
LGW07:50London Gatwick
27h 15m
2 stops
SDU07:05Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

Visa requirements for visiting Rio de Janeiro

Are visas needed for travel to Rio de Janeiro?

British citizens do not need a visa when entering Brazil, providing it is for tourism purposes. You will need to make sure you have a valid passport that has a minimum of six months left on it from the date of arrival into the country.


Best things to do and see in Rio de Janeiro

What can you see and do in Rio de Janeiro?

Rio de Janeiro is an enormous city in Brazil. You will spot the monumental Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Mount Corcovado almost immediately. Once you arrive why not take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain or enjoy a spot of sunbathing on Ipanema or Copacobana beach. Carnival festival often takes place in February and its vibrant floats, costumes and samba dancers are not to be missed. Rio de Janeiro has a selection of beautiful art galleries and museums that provide visitors with an opportunity to view and enjoy both modern and classical art from all around the world.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Rio de Janeiro?

To find the flight that best suits your needs, momondo gathers a range of flights from a large pool of different airlines and agents; you can then use our insights and filters to find and book the right flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Can I find flights to Rio de Janeiro with flexible booking policies on momondo?

momondo does allow users to show only those flights to Rio de Janeiro which offer a flexible booking policy as well as other useful filters and features.

How can momondo help me find flights to Rio de Janeiro?

Once all potential Rio de Janeiro flight options are in front of you momondo lets you sort and filter flights based on preferences such as airline, price and flight times, amongst many other options.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Rio de Janeiro right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Of course. momondo tracks the price of Rio de Janeiro flights. All you need is a valid email address and we will do the rest; it is that quick and easy.


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