Flights to Rio De Janeiro

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Departure Fri, 09 Dec Return Fri, 23 Dec
LCY London
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £728
Departure Mon, 19 Dec Return Wed, 21 Dec
GRU Sao Paulo
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £60
Departure Tue, 20 Dec Return Tue, 03 Jan
SCL Santiago de chile
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £246
Departure Wed, 14 Dec Return Wed, 21 Dec
EZE Buenos Aires
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £365
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Trips to Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro travel

Rio de Janeiro is the lively capital of Carnival located in southeast Brazil. The cidade maravilhosa unfolds dramatically against a backdrop of lush mountains, glorious beaches and deep blue sea, making it one of the most spectacular cityscapes on earth. Rio was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, and its longstanding history of Portuguese, Japanese, Indian and German settlers has helped to shape its multicultural vibe. Whether visitors want sun, sea, samba beats, shopping malls, natural scenery or history, trips to Rio de Janeiro offer it all. For the biggest adrenaline rush, visit in February during Carnival time to experience the world's biggest marathon party event in all its glory.

Things to do and places to see in Rio De Janeiro

Basking on the shores of Guanabara Bay, the buzzing city centre is home to historic landmarks, the financial district and the modern Metropolitan Cathedral. Overlooking the old colonial capital, 19th century mansions conceal bohemian artists' hangouts in the hilly streets of Santa Teresa, whilst Christ the Redeemer keeps watch from atop the Corcovado Mountain, as the city throbs with samba beats beneath him. To the south, bay meets ocean at the Sugarloaf Mountain and Rio's famous beaches stretch out west along the Atlantic coast one after another, from Copacabana and Ipanema to Leblon and Barra de Tijuca.

When visiting Rio de Janeiro, be sure to:

  • Take a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and be rewarded with spellbinding vistas
  • Rattle up to Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado rack railway and see Rio's most iconic monument up close
  • Be dazzled by parades of dancers in glittering costumes and revellers during February's Carnival
  • Sink your toes into the soft golden sands of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches
  • Learn about Brazil's indigenous people at the National Museum
  • Browse the shops and flea markets in south zone and pick up some souvenirs
  • Stop by Barra Shopping, the largest mall in South America
  • Try surfing on Barra da Tijuca beach, then kick-back with a sunset caipirinha cocktail
  • Sample traditional dishes at a Churrascaria
  • Get your groove on and try samba dancing
Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro airports

Flights to Rio de Janeiro can land at Rio de Janeiro International Airport (also known as Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobm International Airport) or Santos Dumont Airport. Rio de Janeiro International Airport is the second busiest airport in Brazil, with two terminals. Santos Dumont Airport operates mainly domestic flights.

  • Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

    Top airlines

    Top carriers at Santos Dumont Airport include: Avianca, GOL and Azul Airlines.

    Location

    Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is less than two miles from Rio de Janeiro city centre with easy access to downtown areas.

    Transport options

    There are several buses running to the city centre, and the 2145 Bus Line connects Santos Dumont Airport to Rio de Janeiro International Airport. The easiest method to reach the city centre is by taxi or transfer.

  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport

    Top airlines

    Major airlines operating cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro include: Aerolineas Argentinas , Air France American Airlines.

    Location

    Rio de Janeiro International Airport is 12 miles outside Rio de Janeiro city centre.

    Transport options

    Access to and from Rio de Janeiro International Airport is provided by the BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) - TransCarioca Express and TranCarioca Line. Taxis and transfers can also be organised to hotels and destinations around the city.