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Airfares from $33 One Way, $60 Round Trip from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

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Route Information for Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
209 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, JAL, Air Europa, Delta Air Lines, Gol, SWISS, Aeromexico, Ethiopian Airlines, TAAG-Angola Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, Qantas, LATAM Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic
Earliest Flight Arrival
10:45AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
3:15AM UTC

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 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 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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro now?
If you’re concerned about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when catching a flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, go right to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?
Get ready to enjoy a trouble-free flight with one of the 3 airlines that fly straight from Sao Paulo (CGH-Congonhas) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont). Here’s a list of respected carriers to choose from:

  • LATAM Airlines
  • Gol Transportes Aéreos
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines

What is the shortest flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?
The trip from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro can be as fast as 55 minutes. With a short and sweet flight time like this, why not book an impulsive getaway?
What airlines fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro most frequently?
Take a look at LATAM Airlines (LA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Sao Paulo (CGH-Congonhas) to SDU. It operates 373 services on this route every month and is a favorite with passengers. Alternatively, secure your favorite aisle (or window) seat with Gol Transportes Aéreos (G3). You’ll have 364 monthly flights between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to choose from with this airline.
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 2021 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 from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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