Cheap Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro in 2019

Flight information Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 352 kilometers

0h 50min

Most popular airline last month

LATAM Airlines Group

Rio De Janeiro Internacional and Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont

2 airports

Flight Information

Travellers can fly to Rio de Janeiro from three airports in São Paulo. Direct routes from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport are offered by GOL Linhas Aereas, Azul, LATAM Airlines Brasil, and Avianca Brasil. Flights are available to both Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport.

Passengers can also fly direct to Rio de Janeiro from São Paulo–Congonhas Airport on all above-mentioned airlines. Again, flights are available to both Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport.

Direct São Paolo to Rio de Janeiro flights are also available from Viracopos International Airport. The airlines that fly from this airport are GOL Linhas Aereas and Azul, which generally offer the most flights to Rio de Janeiro from São Paulo.

São Paolo Airports Information

São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport

São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport has three terminals: T1, T2, and T3 (which is the international terminal). Flights from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro operate from T1 (if flying with Azul) and T2 for other airlines. T2 is the newest terminal and has modern facilities with plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars. These are available in T1 too, but there are not as many. Shuttle buses are available to help move travellers between the terminals.

São Paulo-Congonhas Airport

São Paulo-Congonhas Airport has only one terminal. Passengers will find a range of shops plus some restaurants and bars, such as Brunella Frontier Beer.

Viracopos International Airport

Viracopos International Airport also has just the one terminal, and it is well served with a range of restaurants, bars, and shops like Dufry and Flair. Travellers can also unwind before boarding at Massage Express.

Rio de Janeiro Airports Information

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre. To get there, passengers can use the Bus Rapid Transport or standard buses. Travellers can also travel by Metro or in a taxi. A taxi will cost between R$65 (CA$27.80) to R$90 (CA$38.50), although it can be more expensive late at night or on Sundays, plus there is usually a surcharge for luggage. If travelling by road, remember that the traffic in Rio de Janeiro can be very busy. At peak times, the 20 km trip can take as long as two hours.

Santos Dumont Airport

Santos Dumont Airport is much closer to the centre of Rio de Janeiro — about 2km — which can be taken by bus or taxi.

What You Need to Know

As São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is a domestic flight within Brazil, travellers only have to be at the airport one hour before the scheduled departure time. Fliers will need photographic ID, such as a Canadian passport, to board the flight.

What to Expect in Rio de Janerio

Rio de Janeiro is in the same time zone as São Paulo, and the climate is very similar too. What visitors can expect in Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant, bustling, and often busy city given its population of 14 million people. It is known for its contrasts with poor neighbourhoods existing almost side-by-side with affluent and modern locations.

Highlights include landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer statue and Copacabana beach.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.