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Flights to Rio De Janeiro

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Departure Mon, 25 Nov Return Mon, 02 Dec
LGW London
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £476
Departure Mon, 25 Nov Return Thu, 05 Dec
MAN Manchester
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £467
Departure Wed, 20 Nov Return Tue, 03 Dec
EZE Buenos Aires
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £299
Departure Thu, 21 Nov Return Thu, 28 Nov
IGU Iguaçu
GIG Rio De Janeiro
return from £127
Popular flight routes to Rio De Janeiro

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. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Rio de Janeiro!

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
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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 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.

  • 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.

FAQ's about Rio De Janeiro

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Rio De Janeiro?
The top month to book flights to Rio De Janeiro is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Rio De Janeiro flights is August. In third place: September. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Rio De Janeiro, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Rio De Janeiro?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Rio De Janeiro is... December. The next best month to travel to Rio De Janeiro is February. And let's not forget November, the third top choice for when to go to Rio De Janeiro. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Rio De Janeiro is May.
🕑 How long before a flight to Rio De Janeiro should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Rio De Janeiro, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Rio De Janeiro departing from over 10 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Rio De Janeiro at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Rio De Janeiro’s airport?
Rio De Janeiro is served by 2 airport[s]. Rio De Janeiro International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 10 cities, such as London, Manchester and Buenos Aires, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Rio De Janeiro’s airport from the city centre?
Rio De Janeiro’s airport Rio De Janeiro International Airport is located 8 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Rio De Janeiro’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.75 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Rio De Janeiro International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Rio De Janeiro centre is around 1.07 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Rio De Janeiro. Pick your preferred car type and get from Rio De Janeiro International Airport to Rio De Janeiro city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Rio De Janeiro city centre?
There are many ways to get from Rio De Janeiro International Airport to central Rio De Janeiro:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Rio De Janeiro International Airport to Rio De Janeiro city centre when driving is 28 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Rio De Janeiro city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 1 hour 50 mins
By Bus
Commuting from Rio De Janeiro International Airport to central Rio De Janeiro by Bus takes around 1 hour 36 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Rio De Janeiro?
If you are going to Rio De Janeiro, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 4.63 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 18.51 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 4.63 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.11 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 1.85 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.16 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.94 GBP
  • - Water: 0.56 GBP

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