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Cheap Flights to Galeao Intl
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||R10 686||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||R16 788||From Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro|
|One-way from||R16 541||One-way flight from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro|
Cheapest prices for Galeao Intl flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Galeao Intl?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - RIO
R8 494 - R17 036
25 - 31 °C
1 - 14 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Galeao Intl?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Galeao Intl, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Galeao Intl?
At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Galeao Intl. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to GIG airport?
At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Galeao Intl trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, better known as Galeao International Airport, is one of the busiest airports in Brazil. Galeao is Portuguese for galleon, and the airport is named for Galleon Beach, where the majestic ship Padre Eterno was built in 1663.
Located 20km (13 miles) from central Rio de Janeiro, the airport is a favourite gateway for travellers looking to soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach or party the night away during Carnival. Its proximity to such a major international tourism destination means you can find flights to Galeao International Airport from all over the world, including local connections from Salvador da Bahia, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Vitora; and international ones from most major European and North American cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York and Washington DC.
With the addition of the second terminal in 1999, the airport increased its capacity to 7.5 million passengers per annum, however it is currently handling more than 12 million each year. This adds up to long queues for everything from security to coffee, and a lack of seating in the departure lounges. However, the airport is currently beefing up its terminals and infrastructure in a big way ahead of Rio de Janeiro hosting the World Cup in 2014.