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Fares from $22 One Way, $47 Round Trip from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Prices starting at $47 for return flights and $22 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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More About Flying To Rio de Janeiro from Sao Paulo

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

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

Buckle your seat belt and enjoy a stress-free flight on board one of the 3 airlines that fly directly from Sao Paulo Airport (CGH-Congonhas) to Rio de Janeiro Airport (SDU-Santos Dumont). We've put together a list of popular carriers to book with:

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

It can take as little as 55 minutes to travel from Sao Paulo Airport (CGH-Congonhas) to Rio de Janeiro Airport (SDU-Santos Dumont). Relax and enjoy the service, because you'll be walking through arrivals before you know it.

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

Have a look at LATAM Airlines (LA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Sao Paulo Airport (CGH-Congonhas) to Rio de Janeiro Airport (SDU-Santos Dumont). It operates 703 services on this route each month and is a favorite with travelers. Alternatively, lock in your favorite seat with Gol (G3). You'll have 563 monthly flights between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to take your pick of with this airline.

Route Information for Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Origin Airport IATA CodeSAO
Destination Airport IATA CodeRIO
Distance209 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesGol
Earliest Flight Arrival5:10PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival2:40AM UTC

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Excellent airline

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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 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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.