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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro are usually found in May or March, booked 43 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to RIO flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
CPT - RIO
Price
R525 - R885
RIO
Temperature
21 - 28 °C
RIO
Precipitation
40 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Average price

R13 335

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

R8 112

From Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro (CPT - RIO)?

It’s optimal to fly from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 65% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Rio de Janeiro. Flights to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town in May are about R10 686 on average during May, but can be found for as low as R7 540.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro?

To save on the cost of your flight from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, book at least 44 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 53% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R14 061 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R17 352.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro?

Users have found that flying from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro on a Wednesday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CPT to RIO flights in January, February
14 Feb - 22 Feb
R16 178pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14 Feb - 22 Feb
R16 286pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Jan - 2 Feb
R16 966pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town found for this year
17 Mar - 30 Mar
R12 253pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15 Mar - 30 Mar
R12 485pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15 Mar - 28 Mar
R14 138pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

Late deals on return flights to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town, departing today and this week
25 Jan - 2 Feb
R16 966pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Jan - 2 Feb
R17 012pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Jan - 1 Feb
R17 569pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro
19:20 - 2:00
Air France
2 stops
35h 40m
CPT - GIG
Air France
R14 154
DreamWorldTravel
11:15 - 16:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
34h 30m
CPT - SDU
Multiple Airlines
R15 096
Supersaver
15:05 - 16:05
British Airways
1 stop
30h 00m
CPT - GIG
British Airways
R15 374
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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro?

For a flight from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 15,6 km from the centre of the city. Cape Town Intl is the only Cape Town airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to Rio de Janeiro per day. 3 airlines have flights to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town Intl on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

TAAG, LATAM Airlines, and Emirates are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro for under R12 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro for under R12 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R12 253, but on average you can expect to pay R15 591.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro for under R17 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro within the next 7 days for less than R17 000.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro round-trip?

Flying on Lufthansa is currently your cheapest option to Rio de Janeiro, with prices starting at R14 386. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by SWISS and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at R16 255 and R16 286, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with KLM, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R13 953. Air France flights start at R14 154 while deals on British Airways start at R14 988 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro?

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro are TAAG, Emirates and LATAM Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Rio de Janeiro.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Rio de Janeiro.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Rio de Janeiro.

Documents
Travel Health Declaration - Travelers need to present to the airline responsible for the flight (before boarding) the proof (printed or electronic) of filling out the Traveler's Health Declaration - DSV, within a maximum of 24hours prior to boarding to the Federative Republic of Brazil, with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in which they are in the country.


Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Rio de Janeiro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for Rio de Janeiro

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = R$ 0,36
Average temperature for January in Rio de Janeiro
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Rio de Janeiro
10.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl (GIG)
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)
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