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Flights arrive in Rio de Janeiro
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Flight price $1,220
Airlines Qantas Airways, British Airways

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What is the cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest airline ticket to Rio de Janeiro from Australia in the last 72 hours was $1,220 return on the route Sydney to Rio de Janeiro. The most popular route is Brisbane to Rio de Janeiro and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $2,316 return.

Which Rio de Janeiro airport is closest to central Rio de Janeiro?

Rio de Janeiro is served by 2 major airports. Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (5 kilometres) is the closest to the centre of Rio de Janeiro and Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl is 12 kilometres away from the centre. View on map.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Perth
$1,453
only
$1,453
Canberra
$1,290
only
$1,290
Melbourne
$1,829
only
$1,829
$1,829
only
$1,829
Sydney
$1,220
only
$1,220
Destination
Rio de Janeiro
$1,220
only
$1,220
Sat., 1 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
40h 20m
Fri., 14 Aug.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24h 45m
$1,220
Trip: 14 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Great crew & nice meals.

Cons: The touchscreen menu icons does not seem to be working as you have to keep tapping the function tabs so many times. This is wasting a lot of time.

MEL
SIN
Okay 5.3

Cons: Staff only do the minimum they don’t go out of their way to make your experience special, unfortunately if you don’t ask you don’t get

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.6

Cons: 4 hr delay

AKL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: seat comfort

Cons: breakfast, coffee

SYD
SCL
Good 7.3

Pros: Food

Cons: Entertainment screen is too small, and touch panel reaction is so late.

Thu., 27 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
41h 40m
Sun., 8 Mar.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
42h 55m
$1,788
Trip: 11 days
7.5Good Show reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 22,640 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
NBO
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew and the food

Cons: The entertaiment selection. Should get better movie, TV and news selection

LHR
BRU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick flight. Friendly cabin crew.

Cons: Nothing.

BWI
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight attendants

Cons: Free water please!

JAX
MIA
Good 7.6

Cons: Food service was awful. They ran out of options and only had one choice by time got toward middle /back of the plane. This happened both ways. So if your seated toward the rear bring your own food and snacks if needed.

LHR
GRU
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Great Friendly Cabin Crew

Cons: Entertainment System Poor choice of films - Bad Sound System

Sat., 18 Jul.
CBR
Canberra
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
21h 20m
Fri., 31 Jul.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
CBR
Canberra
34h 55m
$1,290
Trip: 14 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
SIN
Okay 5.3

Cons: Staff only do the minimum they don’t go out of their way to make your experience special, unfortunately if you don’t ask you don’t get

LAX
BNE
Okay 5.6

Cons: Way cramped

BNE
NRT
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was super kind and friendly. Food and beverages were good as well.

Cons: Seat space in main cabin was a little cramped. The seats themselves were a little hard.

LAX
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Lovely cabin crew.

Cons: So little leg room in economy! When the very large man in front of me put his seat back, It nearly hit me in the face!

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: Not confortable at all! I was in the middle seat in the center of the plane and hD to get up every time people had to use the restroom. I could not sleep at all in the 14 hour flight - not to mention after a 6 hour delay - with poor communication on what the delays were all about. 4 different times the flight was delayed with no explanation. I liked nothing about this overpriced, under served flight.

Cons: 6 hours delayed in Sydney and nobody was telling us what was going on. I got sick while waiting, and was in a lot of pain all the way home. Also i had to pay $304 change fee to change my flight to Sydney to SFO from the original Melbourne to LAX To SFO thinking since I was coming home from Sydney I could change to a direct flight to SFO and get home early, but it took about 6 hours later because of the delay and I lost $304 in change fees even though I booked the fight via reward mileage and gave up 80,000 miles for this flight, and on top of that, when I changed the Sydney to SFO flight the system would not let me change my seat and I was booked in the middle of the plane in the middle in a 4 person row with 3 seats on the right and 3 on the left. I always fly in the window seat to help me sleep easier and not have to get up every time someone had to use the restroom. This was a 14 hour flight and I got no sleep at all and the 6 hour delay killed me. This was an awful experience and I don’t believe the $304 charge was worth it considering I paid 80,000 miles + taxes. I am complaining to executive management all the way to the top about this terrible expensive poor experience.

Sat., 25 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
40h 20m
Wed., 29 Jul.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
34h 00m
$1,414
Trip: 5 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was marvelous. The staff, food, and entertainment were excellent just like on our flight with Qantas from Vancouver to Sydney.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
WGA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Vegetarian Food to be Improved.

BNE
NRT
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was super kind and friendly. Food and beverages were good as well.

Cons: Seat space in main cabin was a little cramped. The seats themselves were a little hard.

MEL
CBR
Good 7.3

Pros: On time. Very efficient staff. More of this please!

Cons: Not a lot!

SYD
SFO
Good 6.6

Cons: Dinner choices could be better. Slow boarding process.

Tue., 23 Jun.
PER
Perth
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
30h 40m
Wed., 5 Aug.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
PER
Perth
27h 55m
$1,453
Trip: 44 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SIN
BNE
Good 6.3

Pros: Got an aisle seat. Got all the meals. Overall a good flight.

Cons: Tim Tams out for self service

SYD
DFW
Good 6.6

Pros: Kind crew. Comfortable space for economy.

Cons: The food was not even edible. The entertainment was minimal.

BNE
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: A lot of food was served - much more than any flight in the USA

Cons: nothing

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew were excellent

Cons: The entertainment screen was hard to interact with.

MEL
SIN
Okay 5.3

Cons: Staff only do the minimum they don’t go out of their way to make your experience special, unfortunately if you don’t ask you don’t get

Tue., 12 May
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
21h 30m
Tue., 30 Jun.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
29h 15m
$1,829
Trip: 50 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: A lot of food was served - much more than any flight in the USA

Cons: nothing

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew were excellent

Cons: The entertainment screen was hard to interact with.

MEL
SIN
Okay 5.3

Cons: Staff only do the minimum they don’t go out of their way to make your experience special, unfortunately if you don’t ask you don’t get

SFO
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Entertainment and food and drinks. The recline in the chair allowed for sleeping.

Cons: I wish there was more seat room especially when the seat in front reclines.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: I was booked on flight QF 74 from San Francisco, connecting in Sydney (3 hour connection) to Queenstown, New Zealand. When I went to check in I was told that I needed a transit visa for Australia because of my Indian Passport. When I booked the flight back in September, it was not a requirement to have a transit Visa. I was told by the Qantas supervisor that this was a new requirement as of October for Indian and Chinese passport holders even with brief connections. 9 people were in a similar situation the day before and denied boarding. I understand that things change, but I am very disappointed in the service provided to me. Of course, they could not help me get an evisa for Australia, but they were not even willing to help me search for it rebook a Qantas flight connecting in a different city/country. They did not even connect me with online reservations directly to quickly do something to be able to continue on my journey. They only gave me a phone number to call and sent me away. I tried the number and was on hold for almost an hour. Luckily, my friends were on a different flight on Air New Zealand that had seats leaving in 2 hours, and I almost missed that waiting to talk to someone from Qantas. I booked a ticket with Air New Zealand (by talking to their checkin agent, who was able to connect me directly with a reservations agent via a direct line, which was something I was hoping Qantas would help me with at a bare minimum) and I was able to purchase a ticket for that Air NZ flight and continue on. I’m VERY disappointed in the way that I was treated and not provided with assistance in a timely manner. I would have almost missed that flight and have to miss out on pre-arranged travel plans losing out on an additional $2000 in tour / accommodation bookings.

Tue., 12 May
MEL
Melbourne
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
21h 30m
Tue., 30 Jun.
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
MEL
Melbourne
29h 15m
$1,829
Trip: 50 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
AYQ
SYD
Okay 5.2

Pros: Plane was clean

Cons: Security check in needs to be more efficient Plane ran out of food before I could purchase Even water has to be purchased Flight was late

AMS
DXB
Good 7.3

Pros: The crews were very polite and efficient.

Cons: The seats were excellent, but the storage and configuration below the Airbus equivalents.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth flight

Cons: Better informed available for self serve in back

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was fantastic! Great seats! Little extras like toothbrush are wonderful!

Cons: Can't think of anything

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The tv size, charging station, foot hammock

Cons: No delay,

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