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This Weekend's Flight Deals from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

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Airfares from $25 One Way, $47 Round Trip from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Prices starting at $47 for return flights and $25 for one-way flights to Rio de Janeiro were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Hotels In Top Rio de Janeiro Neighborhoods

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More About Flying To Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo

Route Information for Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Origin Airport IATA CodeSAO
Destination Airport IATA CodeRIO
Distance209 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, JAL, Air Canada, Air Europa, Delta Air Lines, SWISS, Gol, Aeromexico, LATAM Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal
Earliest Flight Arrival11:50AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:05AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 12, 2020

Excellent airline

Oct 27, 2019

No.

Sep 19, 2019

Ok

Dec 15, 2018

Very polite and friendly people

Feb 12, 2018

The people at check in were wonderful. Very, very helpful.

Traveling to Rio de Janeiro

When you’re visiting Brazil, why stop at São Paulo? It’s simple to arrange flights from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro with Orbitz.com. São Paulo is a cosmopolitan city with influence that reaches far beyond Brazil, while Rio de Janeiro exudes a more relaxed vibe. Famous for its amazing beaches and vibrant atmosphere, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect destination to round out your trip.

Leaving Sao Paulo

When it’s time to leave São Paulo for Rio de Janeiro, you’ll most likely depart from Congonhas- São Paulo Airport. Located just five miles outside the city, this airport handles most of the area’s regional and domestic flights. A bus ride to the airport from any of the major hotels in the city costs $17.50 for a trip of up to two hours, while a taxi ride will cost $65. If you plan on driving, short-term parking is $4.50 per hour, and long-term parking costs $25.25 per day. Located about one mile from the airport, the Airport Park offers discount parking for $13.40 per day with shuttle service to the airport. The airport is home to several excellent restaurants, including Jardineira Grill for full meals and Café Havana for quick snacks.

Enjoying Rio de Janeiro

Your plane will land twelve miles north of downtown Rio de Janeiro at Galeão International Airport. Many hotels offer complimentary shuttle service for their guests, or you can use the urban transportation system to get around for a flat rate. If you’re familiar with the area, several car rental companies have counters inside the airport. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, you can opt for a taxi instead. Spend an entire day people watching and taking in the sun on Ipanema Beach. Explore the area’s history and culture at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Nature lovers will enjoy the Jardim Botânico, which features over eight thousand exotic plant species. Rio de Janeiro has a mild, temperate climate that holds few surprises, making packing for your trip simple. Summer temperatures rarely rise above the high 80s, while winter lows rarely drop below the low 70s.

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Though São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are only 219 miles apart geographically, they’re worlds apart in terms of culture, recreation, and ambiance. When you’re ready to enjoy the laidback charm of the city famous for Carnival, book your flight from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro with Orbitz.com. The website’s user-friendly tools can also help you find a hotel room, so you’ll have more time to enjoy your new adventure.

Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro now?

If you're concerned about quarantine and travel restrictions when traveling by plane from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Are there non-stop flights from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

You'll find 3 airlines that fly direct from São Paulo/Congonhas–Deputado Freitas Nobre Airport to SDU, so get ready to hit that beautiful "book" button. One of these carriers will have the flight you're after:

  • LATAM Airlines
  • Gol Transportes Aéreos
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

It can take just 1 hour to fly from Sao Paulo Airport (CGH-Congonhas) to Santos Dumont Airport (SDU). Take a seat and enjoy those window views, because you'll be strolling through arrivals in a flash.

What airlines fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro most frequently?

LATAM Airlines (LA) is one of the carriers with the most flights from São Paulo/Congonhas–Deputado Freitas Nobre Airport to Santos Dumont Airport (SDU). It offers 278 services on this route each month. Going on vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you where you need to go. Gol Transportes Aéreos (G3) will also fly you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 273 flights per month between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, it's another popular airline to look into.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Rio de Janeiro?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Rio de Janeiro have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Rio de Janeiro with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Rio de Janeiro without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.