Cheap flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

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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 2021: compare Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
CPT - RIO
Price
R7 725 - R13 022
RIO
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
RIO
Precipitation
1 - 14 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

Round-trip from

R7 725

From Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro

One-way from

R12 684

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Rio de Janeiro

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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.

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 R13 390 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R16 525.

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 176 on average during May, but can be found for as low as R7 181.

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.

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro
9:35 - 5:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
49h 10m
CPT - GIG
Multiple Airlines
R12 684
13:45 - 15:05
British Airways
1 stop
30h 20m
CPT - GIG
British Airways
R16 201
MaxMilhas
19:20 - 17:25
KLM
2 stops
51h 05m
CPT - SDU
KLM
R16 539
MaxMilhas

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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 R14 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro for under R14 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R14 597, but on average you can expect to pay R19 423.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro from R14 597 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Lufthansa, from R14 759, and KLM, from R19 261.

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

For one-way options, check prices for KLM. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R10 462. Users have also found prices from R14 273 and R16 201 on KLM and Air France, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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) test taken 72 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 and airline crew must complete a Traveler's Health Declaration Form within 72 hours of boarding and present it upon arrival.


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 September in Rio de Janeiro
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September 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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