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Flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 771Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 494From Toronto to Rio de Janeiro

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro in April, May 2021

The best prices found for GIG flights for April, May
31 May - 15 Jun
C$ 532pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
31 May - 15 Jun
C$ 562pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
31 May - 14 Jun
C$ 563pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl

Rio de Janeiro 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro found for this year
23 Aug - 5 Sep
C$ 493pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
29 Sep - 7 Oct
C$ 495pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
31 May - 14 Jun
C$ 532pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl

Cheapest prices for Rio de Janeiro flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Rio de Janeiro found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
C$ 767
February
C$ 823
March
C$ 754
April
C$ 764
May
C$ 751
June
C$ 860
July
C$ 832
August
C$ 726
September
C$ 640
October
C$ 671
November
C$ 733
December
C$ 1,063
September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Average Rio de Janeiro flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
YTO - RIO
Price
C$ 640 - C$ 1,276
RIO
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
RIO
Rainfall
1 - 14 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, September is seen as the time to fly to Rio de Janeiro, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. February sees the temperatures in Rio de Janeiro peak to their warmest. November tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The best time to book flights to Rio de Janeiro is 1 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest flights to Rio de Janeiro are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Flights at noon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Rio de Janeiro. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with its glitzy Carnival, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ statue on Corcovado, and the “itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny” bikinis littering the beach at Ipanema. Brazil’s lively cultural capital nestles between the sea and the mountains, and is home to Tijuca Forest, the world’s biggest urban forest, which was completely replanted during the late 19th century. The city is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, encompassing most of Brazil’s major tourist attractions.

Tourists booking flights to Rio are advised to bring their open minds and attitudes. Temptation runs rapid in Rio — if the samba doesn’t seduce you, the people will. The city moves to the music of the choro, samba and bossa nova, all of which form the principal source of Brazilian national culture. Rio’s infamous annual carnival is a wild, colourful and hedonistic affair that draws together both rich and poor, who flood the streets for the world’s largest samba parade on the Sambodromo.

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Rio de Janeiro climate

If you like the heat you will love Rio de Janeiro where the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees (Celsius). Rio has a classical tropical climate. December to March is summer, and it is very humid with temperatures topping 38 degrees. December has the most rain and July and August the least. Winter is short, lasting only from June to September. Daytime temperatures in winter are in the 20s and the nights are cooler.

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When is the best time to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Peak Season:

Carnival, usually in February, is “the” time to come to Rio. To take in some sights and museums, you will need to arrive a few days before the party starts and linger a few days after. Flights to Rio and hotel prices are higher during Carnival. Book your hotel and Rio de Janeiro flight at least a year in advance.

Another grand party is New Year’s Eve, called Reveillon. Millions pack the beach for the all-night celebration, music, and fireworks.

Off Season:

The city is less crowded and prices are a bit lower in winter, from May to October, with the exception of Reveillon.

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Getting around Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro subway doesn’t reach all parts of the city, but it is air conditioned and quicker and cheaper than the buses, which can take you anywhere. You will need to learn enough Portuguese to ask for directions though, since few drivers speak English. Avoid taking buses at night; they can be a hotspot for robberies. The private Fresco buses have regular stops and can be flagged down anywhere on the way to the beach, downtown or the airport. If you’re travelling anywhere in the city at night, take a taxi to play it safe. There are plenty of taxis around, and you shouldn’t have trouble flagging one down. For a more reliable and air-conditioned cab, your best bet is one of the radio taxis and cab companies that serves hotels. It’s always a good idea to negotiate your fare before you get in the car if the meter isn’t running. If you rent a car, stay alert and keep the car doors locked. You’ll have to deal with heavy traffic, poorly labeled streets and scarce parking.     

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