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London to Rio De Janeiro flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Rio De Janeiro take, on average, 11 h and 49 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Rio De Janeiro found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Rio De Janeiro
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Rio De Janeiro as destination arrives at Rio De Janeiro International Airport

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Departure Tue, 05 Oct Return Sun, 10 Oct
LON London
RIO Rio De Janeiro
return from £359
Departure Wed, 20 Oct Return Sun, 24 Oct
LON London
RIO Rio De Janeiro
return from £344
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 7.25 BRL
British Pound Sterling Brazilian Real
1 BRL = 0.14 GBP
Last checked on 24 September 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
75%

Trains in Rio De Janeiro are 75% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Rio De Janeiro
£0.69
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
72%

A meal in Rio De Janeiro is 72% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Rio De Janeiro
£4.13
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
72%

A taxi fare in Rio De Janeiro is 72% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Rio De Janeiro
£0.83
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
67%

Coffee in Rio De Janeiro is 67% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.98
Rio De Janeiro
£0.98
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Rio De Janeiro airports
  • ( Rio De Janeiro International Airport (GIG)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Santos Dumont (SDU)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
K Distance: 5764 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Rio De Janeiro

How long is the flight from London to Rio De Janeiro?

The flight duration on a direct flight from London to Rio De Janeiro is around 11 hours 30 minutes.

What are the most common stopovers?

The flight path to Rio De Janeiro goes over Lisbon, Casablanca, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt and Zurich.

What documentation do I need to fly to Rio De Janeiro from London?

UK passport holders do not require a visa to enter Brazil. However, passports must be valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds may be requested on arrival.

Is there a time change from London to Rio De Janeiro?

London is 2 hours ahead of Rio De Janeiro.

Which airlines fly from London to Rio De Janeiro?

Several airlines provide cheap flights between London and Rio De Janeiro including:

  • British Airways, the country's national air operator
  • Tap Air Portugal, the flag carrier airline of Portugal
  • Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national carrier
  • Air France, the French flag carrier
  • Lufthansa, the largest German airline

How to find cheap flights from London to Rio De Janeiro?

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When are the best times to fly from London to Rio De Janeiro?

  • December to March is the best time to travel to Rio when the weather is warm enough to hit the beaches. It's the festive season in Rio and big events like Réveillon and Carnival take place during this time.
  • May to September is the cheapest time to go for holidays in Rio as there are lesser crowds.

Airports in London

London has 4 airports providing passenger services: Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport.

Useful information about Heathrow Airport:

Heathrow Airport is located close to the London City Centre

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – the Heathrow Express takes 15 minutes from Paddington Station
  • By tube – take the Piccadilly line to Heathrow.
  • By taxi - 1 hour
  • By bus - National Express. Runs every 15-30 minutes

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi access 24 hours a day, baby care facilities, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Useful information about Gatwick Airport:

Gatwick Airport is located near Crawley in West Sussex, south-east England, 29.5 miles south of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By Train - Gatwick Express from Victoria in Central London. Runs every 15 minutes.
  • By Taxi - 1 hr 40 min
  • By Bus - easyBus offers cheap airport transfers. Runs every 15 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi access, baby changing facilities, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Useful information about London Luton Airport:

London Luton Airport is located 1.5 miles east of Luton town centre in the county of Bedfordshire, 28 miles north of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By Train - 24 minutes from St Pancras International station.
  • By Taxi - Roughly an hour
  • By Bus - Green Line coach service 757 runs from Victoria Coach Station twice hourly throughout the day.

Services: Open 24/7, 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, cafes, restaurants, bars and a smoking zone outside the departures area.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport:

London Stansted Airport is located at Stansted in Essex, 42 miles north east of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By Train - Stansted Express from London Liverpool Street. Departs every 15 minutes.
  • By Taxi - 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • By Bus - National Express coaches run 24-hour bus services

Services: Open 24/7, escape lounges, shopping, restaurants and cafes.

Airports in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro has two air hubs providing passenger services: Galeao International Airport and Santos Dumos domestic airport.

Useful information about Galeao International Airport

Galeao International Airport is located 12 miles from the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train Ý The nearest metro station from Galeão Airport is the Vicente de Carvalho.
  • By taxi – 25-40 minutes
  • By bus – Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT)

Services: Open 24/7, cafes, restaurants and fast food options, clothing stores and electronic retailers.

Useful information about Santos Dumos Domestic Airport

Santos Dumos Domestic Airport is located less than 2 miles from Rio's main business area.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi - 13 minutes
  • By bus - buses run every 30 minutes

Services: Open 24/7, wide variety of airport shops, baby changing areas and a medical station.

What to do and visit in Rio De Janeiro

  • Visit Christ the redeemer
  • Take day trips to the Copacana beach
  • Get to the top of the SugarLoaf mountain by a cable car.
  • Enjoy city breaks in Rio by taking the Rio City tour.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Rio De Janeiro

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Rio De Janeiro during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Brazil may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Rio De Janeiro at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Rio De Janeiro is 344£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Rio De Janeiro expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Rio De Janeiro costs an average of 0.82 GBP, 71% cheaper than London, with a fare of 2.80 GBP, while train tickets costs 76% less in Rio De Janeiro: 0.68 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 4.09 GBP in Rio De Janeiro, 73% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 67% cheaper in Rio De Janeiro, with an average of 0.97 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.96 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Rio De Janeiro?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Rio De Janeiro are November, October and May, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Rio De Janeiro?
The best time of the year to go to Rio De Janeiro when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Rio De Janeiro from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by February and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, October and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Rio De Janeiro.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Rio De Janeiro?
The total flight time between London and Rio De Janeiro is of around 11:49 hours on average, considering an average distance of 9,658 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Rio De Janeiro compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Rio De Janeiro's temperatures can go up to 36.9 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 13.53 ºC in Rio De Janeiro, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Rio De Janeiro have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Rio De Janeiro?
The main airport route flying between London and Rio De Janeiro is: Gatwick (LGW) to Rio De Janeiro International Airport (GIG). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Norwegian Air UK.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Rio De Janeiro flights between Heathrow (LHR) to Rio De Janeiro International Airport (GIG) with the following airline(s) flying the route: British Airways.
  • LATAM Airlines.
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Airlines with indirect flights from London to Rio De Janeiro are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Rio De Janeiro are:
  • Lufthansa, stoping in Frankfurt for 60 minutes minimun.
  • TAP Portugal, with 60 minutes scale in Lisbon.
  • TAP Portugal, with 60 minutes scale in Lisbon.
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