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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, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 1,464Average for round-trip flights in December 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 660From Toronto to Rio de Janeiro
One-way fromC$ 428One-way flight from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro in December, January 2021

The best prices found for RIO flights for December, January
30 Jan. - 13 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

23h 35m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

17h 53m
C$ 660

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

31 Jan. - 14 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

18h 58m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

20h 49m
C$ 670

United Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

20 Jan. - 29 Jan.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

1 stop

17h 01m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

45h 18m
C$ 687

United Airlines

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Deal found 4/12/21

Rio de Janeiro 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro found for this year
3 Dec. - 25 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

23h 05m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

40h 01m
C$ 1,016

United Airlines

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Deal found 3/12/21

3 Dec. - 10 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

21h 25m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

29h 27m
C$ 1,023

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

3 Dec. - 10 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 stops

26h 10m
SDU

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

32h 26m
C$ 1,023

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

Last minute flights to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on round-trip flights to Rio de Janeiro, departing today and this week
10 Dec. - 17 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

2 stops

31h 15m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

22h 35m
C$ 1,310

Delta

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Deal found 3/12/21

10 Dec. - 17 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

3 stops

48h 05m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

3 stops

48h 10m
C$ 1,492

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 3/12/21

11 Dec. - 7 Jan.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

3 stops

28h 05m
GIG

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

46h 50m
C$ 1,592

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 3/12/21

Can I fly to Rio de Janeiro from Canada right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to Rio de Janeiro

Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Rio de Janeiro.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Rio de Janeiro.

Documents
Travel Health Declaration - Travelers need to present to the airline responsible for the flight (before boarding) the proof (printed or electronic) of filling out the Traveler's Health Declaration - DSV, within a maximum of 24hours prior to boarding to the Federative Republic of Brazil, with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in which they are in the country.


Can I fly back to Canada from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to Canada from Rio de Janeiro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest ticket to Rio de Janeiro found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

C$ 749

February

C$ 845

March

C$ 689

April

C$ 684

May

C$ 692

June

C$ 786

July

C$ 756

August

C$ 701

September

C$ 546

October

C$ 610

November

C$ 666

December

C$ 917

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Rio de Janeiro is September. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

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$ 654 - C$ 1,304

RIO

Temperature

21 - 28 °C

RIO

Precipitation

40 - 130 mm

The best time to fly to Rio de Janeiro is during October, but great deals can be found at other times. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Rio de Janeiro then February is statistically the hottest. January is historically the period with most rainfall.

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.

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.

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.

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.     

What is good to know if travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

  • Take a cable-car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain. The journey to the top is done in two stages. The first cable car climbs more than 213 metres up Urca Hill. Then, on another cable car, tourists travel 396 metres to the summit from which there are wonderful views of Copacabana beach and over the city.
  • The world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is 38 metres high and stands at the peak of the mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
  • The botanical gardens are home to about 2,600 species of plant life. The gardens were created by the Prince Regent of Portugal in 1808 as a temporary home for imported plants while they were being acclimatized. There are animals too such as toucans, tanagers, marmoset monkeys and exotic butterflies.
  • World-famous beaches include Copacabana, where Rio’s New Year’s celebrations take place, and Ipanema, famous in the song The Girl from Ipanema.
  • For retail therapy, check out the upmarket Rua Garcia D’Avila or for budget-conscious travellers, the hippie fair at Praça General Osorio is a good place to pick up souvenirs such as wooden sculptures, leather goods and artworks.
  • The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes was inspired by the Louvre. It dates from 1908 and is Rio de Janeiro’s main fine arts museum. It displays artifacts from the 19th century to today from several famous Brazilian artists including Victor Meirelles, Pedro Americo and Candido Portinari as well as foreign and contemporary artists.

Rio de Janeiro airport overview

Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, better known as Galeao International Airport (GIG), is one of the busiest airports in Brazil. Galeao is Portuguese for galleon, and the airport is named for Galleon Beach, where the majestic ship Padre Eterno was built in 1663.

Located 13 miles (20km) from central Rio de Janeiro, the airport is a favourite gateway for travellers looking to soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach or party the night away during Carnival. Its proximity to such a major international tourism destination means you can find flights to Galeao International Airport from all over the world, including local connections from Salvador da Bahia, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Vitora; and international ones from most major European and North American cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York and Washington DC.

With the addition of the second terminal in 1999, the airport increased its capacity to 7.5 million passengers annually, though it is currently handling more than 12 million each year. This adds up to long queues for everything from security to coffee, and a lack of seating in the departure lounges. However, the airport is currently beefing up its terminals and infrastructure in a big way ahead of Rio de Janeiro hosting the World Cup in 2014.