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The cheapest airline ticket to Rio de Janeiro from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $1777 return on the route Auckland to Rio de Janeiro. The most popular route is Auckland to Rio de Janeiro and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $3629 return.

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

Rio de Janeiro is served by 2 major airports. 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
Christchurch
$2172
only
$2172
Auckland
$1777
only
$1777
Wellington
$2339
only
$2339
Destination
Rio de Janeiro
$1777
only
$1777
Wed, 5 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
30h 20m
Thu, 20 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
40h 40m
$1777
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 1 May
CHC
Christchurch
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
62h 15m
Sun, 5 May
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
CHC
Christchurch
37h 50m
$2172
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,330 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
ISA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Always an enjoyable flight with a happy crew and comfortable flight

Cons: Alot of the check-in consoles were closed when we got to Brisbane which is the only way to check if you can't do it on line.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward

SYD
DFW
Good 7.3

Pros: Great Business Class Lounge close to departure gate.

Cons: Connecting from a domestic flight with Virgin Australia to the International Terminal carrying 5 large pieces of luggage was a bit stressful and complicated. Train or Bus ? Lots of Lifts up and down. Boarding security was excessive.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Less gate changes

MEL
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Plane was old seats are not what you expect for the cost and being supposedly business class

Thu, 16 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
44h 40m
Mon, 10 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
47h 20m
$2562
Trip: 26 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,533 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
PHL
CMH
Poor 0.0

Pros: rebooked onto another flight due to missing connecting flight in london

VIE
LHR
Good 7.0

Cons: The flight was delayed due to plane safety issues, but the crew fixed it and got us to London almost in time. I didn’t love that there were no vegan food options, and even if there had been, they ran out of fresh food by time we were served. Not great.

LHR
CAI
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: For starters they should have not misplaced my luggage since I was stuck in LHR for almost 6 hours which means that they had plenty of time to carefully load my single suitcase. I am so mad.

TIA
LGW
Good 6.5

Pros: One of the crew used bad words toward one of the passenger ..!

PRG
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Our baby has broken leg with plaster cast and Cathay didn’t deliver our stroller to Hongkong so we had to carry him on the hands whole afternoon...this was unpleasant experience...also when we arrived from HongKong to Denpasar Bali we found that one of our suitcases was damaged broken :/

Sun, 7 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
37h 45m
Wed, 5 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 45m
$2734
Trip: 60 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 1,907 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.6
MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very professional and the connection to Salta was perfect. If you are traveling to Salta and don’t want to wait long , the best connecting flight from Miami Is the one that leaves Miami at 6:45 which arrives at Ezeiza at 4:15 am and connect to Salta at 6:00 am. I went thru immigrations and rechecked my baggage in less than 40 min. It was a great experience with smooth travel experience.

MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All in general..

Cons: Maybe the seat...lol... but all is ok....thanks

MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: on time, medium food, tv to watch

IGR
AEP
Good 6.0

Pros: No

Cons: better boarding

EZE
JFK
OK 5.3

Pros: Flight staff was very helpful during the flight.

Cons: Need to offer water on very long fights. There was confusion on what line a person should stand in for boarding.

Wed, 10 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16h 25m
Wed, 5 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 35m
$2734
Trip: 57 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,447 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Is it possible to build in a way to tilt the seat bottom up at the front a bit so that when the back is reclined you don'get as sore a bum, and you don't slide forward as much. The seatback recline and headrest were very good.

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

AKL
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was very nice

Cons: Foot rest and seat recline was broken. Food was also just okay.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was spacious and the crew was very nice!

Cons: Nothing

EWR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Outstanding crew -- attentive but not overbearing. Very pleasant for a 14-hour flight.

Mon, 8 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
33h 00m
Thu, 6 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
26h 50m
$3168
Trip: 60 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 13,573 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
IAD
DXB
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Emirates itself was great but using fly Dubai from Dubai to Kabul was awful.

Cons: No flights to Kabul using Fly Dubai when someone books tickets actually for Emirates.

AMD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I am tall and was very happy with the leg room in economy class. Food was tasty.

Cons: Nothing really. Was completely satisfied.

SIN
DXB
Good 7.3

Pros: A380s are good aircraft. Emirates entertainment is second to none .

Cons: I'm the first leg 777 aircraft sat towards the back and my window seat was smaller than most seats. I had 1 hour 25 minutes connection in Dubai . But it was a VERY. Long walk from C3 to B14 . By the time for of the plane and reached my connecting gate t8gey were already boarding . Dubai is too big

ORD
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Everything except food

Cons: Food

DXB
ATH
Poor 0.0

Pros: Nothing after being ripped off with false misleading baggage policies.

Cons: WTH matters now. I will not fly this airline again. As well as advise

Thu, 11 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
35h 45m
Fri, 7 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 40m
$3856
Trip: 58 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,496 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAD
IAH
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Landed on time

Cons: Staff. Boarding. Fellow Passengers.

ORD
MSP
Good 6.5

Cons: Transfer from international (T5) to T1 at O'Hare is very unpleasant..Generally O'Hare is a terrible airport.

LGA
DEN
Good 6.0

Cons: I was in coach. I am 6’2” and my legs were pressed against the seat in front of me for the full 4 hours. Uncomfortable.

YOW
ORD
OK 5.6

Pros: The crew was friendly and helpful.

Cons: Better snacks would be nice, and there was no entertainment available, even for personal devices.

YAP
GUM
Good 6.0

Pros: ANA was excellent in getting us on an earlier flight-

Cons: Unfortunately, they sent us to the "wrong" security checkpoint- at the opposite side of the airport. From the checkin desk, we were told to go to the NORTH security checkpoint. Walking the terminal again from where we came, we passed the SOUTH security checkpoint and made it another 5mins to gate.

Tue, 9 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
17h 05m
Mon, 22 Apr
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
41h 00m
$2064
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 9 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
24h 50m
Wed, 5 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
26h 50m
$2200
Trip: 58 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,330 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Comfortable flight.

Cons: Food and entertainment options.

HBA
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great food, great service!

Cons:

LAX
SYD
OK 5.3

Pros: Food was ok.

Cons: More information about the ongoing delays. Cabin crew seemed aloof.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: all good

Cons: all good

CHC
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was very good

Cons: Not enough leg room for a 6’2” tall person.

Wed, 10 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
28h 10m
Sat, 13 Apr
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
41h 00m
$2236
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 1 May
CHC
Christchurch
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
62h 15m
Sat, 4 May
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
CHC
Christchurch
37h 50m
$2327
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,330 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
ADL
DRW
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No back-of-seat screen, overhead screens lacking enough contrast to see much. No matter, I looked out the window instead!

PER
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Kind crew

Cons: Food is terrible.

DFW
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Comfortable flight.

Cons: Food and entertainment options.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It's a pleasant experience

SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: timely and comfortable

Cons: less use of plastic- why not be the first airline to use the new paper box water bottle? why do the blankets have to be wrapped in plastic. end use of single use plastics, be a pioneer :)

Sun, 7 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
37h 45m
Thu, 6 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 40m
$2760
Trip: 61 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 1,907 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.6
AEP
SLA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Cancslled

EZE
GRU
Good 7.6

Cons: The ham and cheese sandwich was barely acceptable

MIA
EZE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great entertainment.. comfortable seats

SCL
EZE
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The crew was rude and unprofessional, I have been in many flights and I have never encountered a crew like the one I encountered with aerolíneas Argentinas. My mom got very sick and they completely ignored us

Cons: The crew

AEP
IGR
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was o.k

Cons: A delay of 50 minutes was sent to me a week ago. Then another 50 minutes delay was due to weather conditions.

Wed, 10 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16h 25m
Fri, 7 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 40m
$2764
Trip: 59 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,447 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
HNL
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: The sky couch is always very nice.

Cons: We told the crew the water tasted funny, like dirt, they said it was fine, just had lemon in it. Pretty sure we know the difference between lemon and dirt taste.

AKL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Auckland to Chicago was fine. Chicago to Minnesota was horrible. The departure plane showed up late due to weather which is understandable. Once the plane showed up we waited for over 4 hours for a pilots to show up. Our flight could have bee managed much better, poor job by United!

PER
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Airline was awesome .. seem less

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Very spacious seats and good entertainment system. Two meals provided. Good blankets provided with pillows. Spacious and clean bathroom.

Cons: My usb charging plug didn’t work and I wish they sent me an email in advance or told me upon check in what the requirements were that I would have to show upon boarding. I was not prepared to show them my follow on flight schedule (leaving NZ) but I would have been prepared if I had known in advance

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Small puddle jumper, but everything was well organized.

Tue, 26 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
27h 00m
Tue, 2 Apr
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
CHC
Christchurch
33h 05m
$2320
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 26 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
26h 50m
Mon, 29 Apr
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
CHC
Christchurch
35h 05m
$2444
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,330 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I booked emrits but i was boaded on quants

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Confort

Cons: Meal for children first

SYD
DFW
OK 5.0

Pros: The Sydney lounge is amazing and the entertainment options are excellent.

Cons: Inflexible on making food available at times other than when the crew wanted to feed people, making no extra effort, or even acknowledging emerald status.

BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: On time and efficient

Cons: More than a biscuit for lunch

MEL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was great.

Cons: Leg room was just ok.

Fri, 22 Mar
WLG
Wellington
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
24h 50m
Fri, 29 Mar
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
WLG
Wellington
41h 55m
$2339
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 10 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
16h 25m
Sun, 9 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 35m
$2843
Trip: 61 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,447 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment and seat comfort

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

WLG
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time

Cons: Late start of check in

HNL
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: The sky couch is always very nice.

Cons: We told the crew the water tasted funny, like dirt, they said it was fine, just had lemon in it. Pretty sure we know the difference between lemon and dirt taste.

Mon, 8 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
33h 00m
Fri, 7 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 35m
$3209
Trip: 61 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 13,573 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BAH
DXB
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Be on time. Flight delay was ~3hrs. Flight operated by Fly Dubai and eve though my ticket was with Emirates got charged for coffee and water!!!

DXB
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: nice comfortable flight

Cons: depaert on time

DXB
IKA
Good 6.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: No

DEL
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight crew were excellent.

DXB
CPT
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew were great, entertainment was great, all in all a really comfortable flight despite not getting an aisle seat which would have made it even better

Cons: I discovered when I hit Dubai that despite having an eight an a half hour layover that I didn't qualify for the free hotel I thought I did qualify for as someone with an eight hour plus flight so that was a little disappointing have had it before so assumed it was on all flights but that ended up being a negative surprise...

Fri, 19 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
28h 55m
Sat, 20 Apr
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
CHC
Christchurch
51h 45m
$2490
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,330 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing , the seats comfortable abd the food and refreshments very good.

Cons: It would be better if there was a media screen between Sydney and Perth.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Less gate changes

SYD
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great experience - love travelling Qantas on International flights

SYD
DFW
Good 7.3

Pros: Great Business Class Lounge close to departure gate.

Cons: Connecting from a domestic flight with Virgin Australia to the International Terminal carrying 5 large pieces of luggage was a bit stressful and complicated. Train or Bus ? Lots of Lifts up and down. Boarding security was excessive.

SYD
PER
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was helpful

Cons: 3hrs late

Thu, 11 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
44h 40m
Mon, 10 Jun
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
47h 20m
$3493
Trip: 61 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 20,533 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
BUD
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New planes, good food, professional crew.

DEN
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Took a very long time to empty the plane via staircases. For a 747, I expected a jetway at Heathrow.

BCN
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good, seats were good.

Cons: Barely made connection because we were late landing.

ATH
LHR
Good 6.0

Cons: Very delayed - both on takeoff and on landing

CPT
LHR
Good 6.6

Pros: Friendly crew, new release films

Cons: Quicker boarding and better food

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