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Cheap Flights to Rio De Janeiro Internacional

Few cities in the world enjoy scenery as spectacular as Rio de Janeiro's. With its meandering harbour, lush and dramatic mountains, and, of course, pristine beaches, there is simply no city on earth that compares to Rio. Combine that with a famously laid back and friendly lifestyle, samba dancing at all hours of the night, and the spectacular Carnival and you have a city that, perhaps more than any other on the planet, knows how to appreciate the good things in life.

Rio is a major tourist destination and Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport (frequently referred to as Galeão International Airport) is Brazil's second busiest, so catching a flight should never be a problem. Thanks to Skyscanner's Whole Month search tool you can let your imagination run wild and find out when the best time to visit Rio may be.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a great city to visit during any month, although December to March is the high season when many of the city's festivals are in full swing. During the winter months of May to September, temperatures are much more comfortable (although still warm enough for the beach) and the crowds will have thinned out. If you're looking for a deal on flights to Rio de Janeiro, sign up for Price Alerts from Skyscanner.

Airlines that Fly to Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport

Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport is Brazil's second busiest airport, meaning you can find plenty of airlines to take you to "The Marvellous City." If you're flying from North America, your best bets are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, LATAM Brasil, and United Airlines. Although if you connect through Sao Paulo, you have many more options. Other major carriers serving Rio de Janeiro include Air France, Alitalia, Avianca, British Airways, Emirates, Gol, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, and TAP Portugal.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport is located about 20 km from the city centre. One of the most economical and comfortable ways of getting to your hotel is with a premium bus. There are four premium bus lines located just outside of the arrivals terminal and they run to the most popular districts of Rio. You can also hire a taxi, but be sure to negotiate a price beforehand as taxi drivers in Rio are notorious for overcharging unsuspecting tourists at the airport. You can also rent a car while you're in Rio so long as you're comfortable with the often chaotic Brazilian driving conditions.

Airport Facilities

Thanks to the recent World Cup and Summer Olympics, the Rio de Janeiro Internacional Airport has improved considerably. While lineups and delays are still typical, there are far more food and dining options than in the recent past. There is a currency exchange and ATM, but beware that the airport ATM charges extremely high fees on foreign credit and debit cards. Also, while the airport does have free WiFi, Uber is blocked on it, so you will need to connect to another WiFi network (such as through one of the cafes) if you plan on getting a lift through Uber.

What to See and Do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a stunning city, with a cable car ride up to Sugar Loaf Mountain providing excellent views of the scenery. The Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the harbour is a world-famous landmark. Of course, Rio's beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema, are known across the globe. The Rio Carnival is the most popular in the world and its parade is a spectacle of elaborate costumes, floats, and colours. Be aware that if you are coming for Carnival you will need to book a hotel well in advance. Skyscanner's hotel search feature can help you find a great place to stay in Rio.

 

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