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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, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price₱95,740Average for round-trip flights in April 2021

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
₱66,666
February
₱93,877
March
₱101,441
April
₱91,740
May
₱98,824
June
₱110,025
July
₱100,013
August
₱107,771
September
₱77,151
October
₱66,699
November
₱79,004
December
₱100,470
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Rio de Janeiro is January. The most expensive month for flights is June. 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.
MNL - RIO
Price
₱66,666 - ₱123,171
RIO
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
RIO
Rainfall
1 - 14 mm
Flying to Rio de Janeiro in January is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Rio de Janeiro then February is statistically the hottest. November is historically the period with most rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rio de Janeiro?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

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

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

Cidade Maravilhosa or “Marvellous City” is what cariocas call their beloved Rio and visitors coming off their Rio flights will quickly agree. Its recognisable landmarks: Sugar Loaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema provide the dramatic backdrop to the world’s most decadent city.

Nestled between 56 miles of beach and two lush green rainforests, Rio’s natural beauty is spellbinding and cariocas take full advantage of it. On any given day, come rain or shine, the locals are out jogging along Ipanema, skydiving close to Sugar Loaf or climbing a tree in Tijuca. But apart from its aesthetic beauty Rio’s cultural and historical sights are just as fascinating. The Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) and Museu Histórico Nacional are well worth a visit while the port of Paraty, a Unesco World Heritage Site, provides a glimpse into Rio’s colonial past.

Most visitors book flights to Rio during Carnaval, but this is also the busiest time, when thousands of people from all over the world fly in especially for the event, making it difficult to get around the city and finding a hotel room can be a challenge. However if you think a visit to Rio isn’t complete without attending at least one Samba show, samba schools conduct pre-Carnaval rehearsals year-round.

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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 (C). Rio has a classical tropical climate. December to March is summer, and it is very humid with temperatures topping 40 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 30s the nights are cooler.

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

Peak season:

Carnaval, 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 Carnaval. 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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