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This webpage displays, by default, airline tickets to Rio De Janeiro Brazil from favorite airports in the US-based on historical data or airfare trends. The quoted Rio De Janeiro airfares are subject to change at the time of booking. The fares of round-trip flights to Rio De Janeiro are inclusive of fuel surcharges, service fee and taxes levied by airlines and airports.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, USA: Overview

Rio de Janeiro or simply Rio is the capital of its state namesake in Brazil. It’s the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

Part of the city named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport is the principle airport with flight connections to 19 countries. Brazilian flag carrier airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and all popular North American Airlines independently or in association operate flights between US cities and Rio De Janeiro.

Airports in Rio De Janeiro

Galeao International Airport

Official Airport: Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport

Airport Code: GIG

Location: Distance from the airport to the downtown of Rio de Janeiro is 20 Km. The nearest metro station from Galeão Airport is the Vicente de Carvalho, on line 2. To get to the airport, it is necessary to transfer to the BRT at this station, with a direct route to the airport.

Hub for: Gol Transportes Aéreos

Airlines Choices

  • Aerolineas Argentinas (AR): Aerolineas Argentinas is the flag carrier airline of Argentina. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Air Canada (AC): Air Canada is the flag carrier airline of Canada. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Air France (AF): Air France is the flag carrier airline of France. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Alitalia (CT): Alitalia is the flag carrier airline of Italy. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • American Airlines (AA): American Airlines is the flag carrier airline of the USA. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Avianca (AV/O6): Avianca is the flag carrier airline of Colombia. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD):  Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras is the flag carrier airline of Brazil. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Condor (DE):  Condor Flugdienst GmbH is a major airline of Germany. The flight has its operations from Terminal 2.
  • Copa Airlines (CM): Copa Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Panama.
  • Delta Airlines:
  • Edelweiss (Terminal 2)
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Flyways

Group Flight Bookings to Rio De Janeiro

If you are a group of 10 or more, don’t miss to claim your additional flight discount under our group flight booking policy. Irrespective of the travel category, i.e., economy, business or first class, you get this benefit. So, if you want to travel with extended family or friends, or plan corporate travel or educational trip, we can help you it made more affordable with cheap flight tickets to Rio De Janeiro. Book one-way or round-trip flights to Rio De Janeiro on phone, desktop or tablet. For booking last minute flights to Rio De Janeiro, contact our customer service representative now.

Best time to Visit Rio De Janeiro

Unlike Toronto or Vancouver that are frequented mostly during spring when the temperature is moderate, Rio De Janeiro is just opposite. You make the most of the trip during summer. February is the hottest month. From December to March when the temperature ranges between 90 °F and 100 °F, you have the liberty to explore the beauty of beaches and enjoy a wide range of water sports like surfing and wakeboarding along with volleyball games, soccer, and much more. However, you might have to spend a bit more on the cost of accommodation and stay. To an extent, you can have a check on the expenses by booking hotels in advance. The famous Rio Carnival, which is held generally after the second week in February, gains the global attention. If you want to experience this one-of-a-kind festival, book your airline tickets to Rio De Janeiro Brazil during fall to save big.

However, for sightseeing, the best time to visit the place is winter between June and September when the average maximum temperature stays around 70°F (21.1°C).

Top Attractions in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro is blessed with natural and architectural aesthetics, cultural diversity, traditional to contemporary shopping options.  Here is a quick capture of all.

1. Christ the Redeemer

Just a glimpse of it will instill the feeling that you have got the reward of your flights to Rio De Janeiro. See what makes it to the list of Seven Wonders of the World. Perched majestically over 2,330-foot Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Jesus Christ with arms ready to embrace the city and its people is a must-see attraction. Visited by over 2 million people a year, the iconic structure was built between 1922 and 1931.

The place is accessible with bus and metro rail transport systems. Bus Route No. 180 and 184 originating from Rio or Route No. 583 from Copacabana or Ipanema make you reach Cosme Velho. From there, boarding an electric train, you can make your way to the foot of the statue. If you want to cut short the time, you can take a van, from any point of the city to the destination. Dare to be there by foot? If yes, take a hiking trail from Parque Lage. Perhaps, this could be the best option to have some adventure and fun both at the same time.

2. Tijuca National Park

Befriend with nature and its diversity while exploring this 8, 300-acre sprawling green rainforest. An abode to more than 1,600 plant species and more than 350 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles, the park attracts around three million visitors a year. The park is composed of three sectors – Forest, the Carioca Hill, and Pedra Bonita, and Gávea — each blessed with its reasons to charm the travelers.

The forest sector offers a mix of challenge and fun. Either spend time casually in its cozy picnic spots or take hiking trails to test your physical strength. Carioca Hill is famous for Christ the Redeemer statue on the 2,330-foot Corcovado summit. Looking for an adrenaline rushing adventure? Hang gliding and rock climbing activities available at Pedra Bonita, and Gávea are meant for you. So, cheap flights to Rio De Janeiro lets you earn priceless memories. Isn’t it?

The road and rail connectivity to Corcovado is offered from Copacabana, Largo do Machado and Painswick. The park is accessible every day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (6 p.m. during the summer season), and there is no entry charge, except for visiting Christ the Redeemer. More information can be collected from the Tijuca National Park website(written in Portuguese).

3. Jardim Botânico

If you are a nature lover at heart, don’t miss this 340-acre botanical paradise situated in the north of Ipanema.

The place is easily accessible through multiple bus lines plying through 1009, Jardim Botânico Street. Alternatively, by subway stopping at the Botafogo station and taking a metro feeder service to park entrance at 101, Pacheco Leão Street.

Home to over 6,000 indigenous and exotic species of flora, this garden was established in 1808 by Regent Prince D. João with an aim to familiarize with non-native spices from across the world. Since 1822, when it was made open to the public, the place has been entertaining locals and tourists along with the scholars and researchers of botany and ecology. Albert Einstein even couldn’t stop himself from making a presence here. In addition to exotic plants, the park contains a playground, souvenir shop, and the La Bicyclette restaurant.

4. Ipanema Beach

You can’t stop yourself from humming the lyrics, “The Girl from Ipanema,” while walking along the 2-mile stretch of its sand. The beach has been captivating tourists from all across the world since the 1960s. Team up with locals to play the famous futevolei, the Brazilian format of volleyball, freschobol, a tennis-like game played without a net, to name a few. Savor the taste and glimpse of the local culinary and culture in the restaurants, shops and art galleries located nearby the area.

The beach is segmented into postos, 8 to 12, each featuring changing and restrooms, keeping in mind the need of visitors. However, to find a spot on the beach, particularly in peak seasons from December to March, you must book in advance.

Dining in Rio De Janeiro

Being in Rio, you have no shortage of gastronomy options to choose from. Savor on barbecued meat, moqueca (pronounced moo-kek-a), cachaça, brigadeiros, pão de queijo, acarajé (pronounced a-ka-ra-zjeh), quindim, feijoada, and other mouthwatering options. Here are a few restaurants to grab your delicacies. Remember, it’s just for your information, we don’t endorse any.

1. L' Etoile

Whether you are on a business trip or a personal one, with family or friends, this restaurant welcomes you with its stylish ambiance and classic culinary and majestic treatment.

2. Curto Cafe

Famous for its exclusive range of coffees, this restaurant supports native farmers in Brazil by giving a fair share of what they produce. The coffee provided in Brazil is usually low in acidity as compared to that from Central America, Colombia, and East Africa, and are best suited for espresso brewing.

3. Estrelas Da Babilonia

Estrelas Da Babilonia is best known for offering well priced delicious and healthy vegetarian options. Here you get a chance to enjoy your meals with locals while sitting on the terrace overlooking the lush green hilly areas. The restaurant excels regarding atmosphere, food, service and offers value for money.

Nightlife in Rio De Janeiro

Whether you are just in for a casual party or to celebrate a massive New Year’s carnival, the lively nightclubs in Rio de Janeiro will not let you down. In destinations like destinations as Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon with little effort, you can uncover nightclubs and bars that are ready to offer what you need. From sultry samba to Bass-heavy hip-hop, tinny favela funk to sultry bossa nova, there are many ways to drive the exhaustion and stress away. Got enough of the dance? Just sit on the terrace or balcony and sip your drink while watching the lovely, sometimes seductive, moves of the fellow beings. The Rio De Janeiro Flights do have a limit, but the nightlife experience is truly limitless.

Shopping in Rio De Janeiro

Shopaholics have reasons to keep fingers crossed. Whether you want the best swimwear from to make a style statement at its beaches or collect something as a souvenir, you can find plenty of opportunities to do so. From upmarket boutique with brands like Lenny and BumBum Ipanema selling out exclusive swim costumes to the Feira do Rio Antigo fare on Saturdays offering vintage clothes, accessories, antiques and collectibles at throwaway prices, to Zona Sul located in South Zone famous for providing stylish and pricey boutiques, to the indoor market at Uruguaiana known for its bargaining sense, Rio De Janeiro has got covered all of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I find a nonstop flight to Rio De Janeiro?

No carriers operate nonstop or direct flights to Rio from any of the US cities. However, multiple carriers operate, so finding a cheap plane ticket to Rio won’t be a tough task at all.

2. How far is Rio De Janeiro?

The approximate distance and flight time between Chicago and some popular US cities are as follows:

Departure City

Flight Distance

Flight Time

Time Difference

New York (LGA)

4,797 miles/7720 km

10 hours 06 minutes

GIG is 1 hour ahead

Los Angeles (LAX)

6,294 miles (10129 km)

13 hours 05 minutes

GIG is 4 hours ahead

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

5, 222 miles (8404 km)

10 hours 57 minutes

GIG is 2 hours ahead

Denver (DEN)

5, 851 miles (9417 km)

12 hours 12 minutes

GIG is 3 hours ahead

San Francisco (SFO)

6,605 miles (10629 km)

13 hours 43 minutes

GIG is 4 hours ahead

3. Which airline operates maximum flights to Rio De Janeiro?

Azul Linhas Aéreas, JetBlue, Frontier, United Airlines, American Airlines

4. Which airline has the cheapest air ticket to Rio De Janeiro?

JetBlue, Azul Linhas Aéreas

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