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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.
JNB - RIO
Price
R9 378 - R13 325
RIO
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
RIO
Precipitation
1 - 14 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

Round-trip from

R9 378

From Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro

One-way from

R8 534

One-way flight from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 31% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 35% by booking at least 53 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R14 097.

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

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg. Users have commonly found prices around R10 668 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R6 204. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro (JNB - RIO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 67% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro in August, September 2021

The best prices found for JNB to RIO flights in August, September
31 Aug - 15 Sep
R11 592pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Sep - 25 Sep
R13 092pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Sep - 26 Sep
R13 805pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from Johannesburg found for this year
31 Aug - 15 Sep
R11 592pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Sep - 25 Sep
R13 092pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
SDU
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Sep - 26 Sep
R13 805pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
GIG
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
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
16:55 - 16:15
Qatar Airways
2 stops
28h 20m
JNB - GIG
Qatar Airways
R8 534
flugladen.de
7:55 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
39h 30m
JNB - SDU
Multiple Airlines
R10 122
Seat24
19:10 - 15:35
KLM
1 stop
25h 25m
JNB - GIG
KLM
R13 646
Tripmonster

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro

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

Most people fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) if they book a flight from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro. On average, OR Tambo has 0 outbound flights to Rio de Janeiro per day from 4 airlines. Johannesburg OR Tambo is conveniently located just 20,7 km from Johannesburg’s city centre.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Rio de Janeiro to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. LATAM Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Rio de Janeiro are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

LATAM Airlines, TAAG, and South African 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 Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro for under R11 650 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro for under R11 650. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R11 592, but on average you can expect to pay R14 490.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro for under R11 650 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than Rio de Janeiro?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 31 °C range in February. The weather in Rio de Janeiro is generally hotter than Johannesburg's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro?

KLM, Ethiopian Air, and Qatar Airways can get you from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro in just under 25h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 40m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

According to our current data, Ethiopian Air (R13 092), Qatar Airways (R14 271), and SWISS (R14 475) offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R8 534. Users have also found tickets on KLM for as little as R13 645.

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 August in Rio de Janeiro
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Rio de Janeiro
2.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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
R424 R506 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
R571 R779 No cancel fee 81%
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South African
R661 R1 127 No cancel fee 78%

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

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Emirates
R931 R1 517 No cancel fee 75%
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