Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Johannesburg (JNB) to Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to RIO flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Rio de Janeiro.
ZA1 - RIO
Price
R644 - R915
RIO
Temperature
21 - 28 °C
RIO
Precipitation
40 - 130 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Average price

R14 130

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

R10 282

From Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro (ZA1 - RIO)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 67% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

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

Flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro lean towards being more expensive in January. Prices are generally better when you fly from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at R6 801.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro at least 53 days early can save you up to 35% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro for as little as R15 455 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R17 051 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Travellers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 31% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro in December, January 2022

The best prices found for JNB to RIO flights in December, January
23 Dec - 31 Dec
R15 263pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Dec - 31 Dec
R15 279pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Dec - 31 Dec
R15 407pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg found for this year
23 Dec - 31 Dec
R15 263pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Dec - 31 Dec
R15 279pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Dec - 31 Dec
R15 407pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro
14:40 - 0:45
Lufthansa
1 stop
39h 05m
JNB - GIG
Lufthansa
R19 845
Lufthansa
15:25 - 12:20
SWISS
2 stops
49h 55m
JNB - GIG
SWISS
R28 578
swiss
14:50 - 2:00
Air France
1 stop
40h 10m
JNB - GIG
Air France
R39 914

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> to <span class="emphasized">Rio de Janeiro</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. LATAM Airlines, TAAG, and South African are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like LATAM Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro for under R14 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro for under R14 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just R14 736, but on average you can expect to pay R17 610.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro is SWISS. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R14 736 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Qatar Airways and Lufthansa, starting at R15 279 and R16 125 round-trip.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R10 473. Air France flights start at R13 714 while deals on British Airways start at R15 471 one-way.

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

When booking a flight from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro, you may want to consider flying on TAAG, Emirates or LATAM Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro

Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter Rio de Janeiro.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg from Rio de Janeiro?

Returning to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Rio de Janeiro are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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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 Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = R$ 0,36
Average temperature for December in Rio de Janeiro
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Rio de Janeiro
14.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Rio de Janeiro

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

Top 4 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
TAAG
R6 770 R8 072 No cancel fee 58%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by TAAG. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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LATAM Airlines
R9 115 R12 435 No cancel fee 81%
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South African
R10 559 R17 998 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
R14 868 R24 217 No cancel fee 75%
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