Cheap Flights to Brazil

Brazil overview

Home to some of the most metropolitan cities in the world, Brazil isn’t only South America’s largest country, it’s one of the world’s best tourist destinations, and the reasons aren’t that hard to understand. From the acclaimed Carnival with its samba to the lush rainforest of the Amazon, the almost-tangible history to be uncovered in Salvador to the beaches and beautiful people; what’s not to like about Brazil? Brazil, sells itself, and it’s bound to captivate the discerned traveler’s heart for good!

When is the best time to fly to Brazil?

Peak season:

Brazil’s peak tourism season falls during its summer months, which run from December through March. Spending Christmas in Brazil can be wonderful, and equally as appealing is Rio’s hugely popular Carnival, which takes place during the month of February. The cost of your flight tickets to Brazil will largely vary depending on where exactly it is you want to go in Brazil, although traveling to Brazil during the peak season will inevitably equal much higher flight prices and accommodation rates. Be sure to book your cheap flight tickets to Brazil well in advance if you plan on visiting during the peak season.

Off season:

Brazil’s winter spans from May through October, a time of the year when the country experiences it’s off tourism season. The good news is that bargain flight deals to Brazil can often be found during this time of the year if you book in advance. The perks of booking flights to Brazil during the off season is that you’ll enjoy much thinner crowds and accommodation rates which are much more affordable than peak season rates.

When is the best time to book a flight to Brazil?

As soon as you have saved up enough to pay for your tickets, you should go ahead and book our Brazil flight tickets. The further along in advance you make your bookings, the more you’ll be able to save. The best shot at ensuring you pay the lowest rates for your flight is to be a little flexible with your travel dates, comparing price packages with various airlines based on a few different dates.

How long is the flight to Brazil?

Johannesburg to Sao Paulo                 10 hours, 35 minutes
Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro           16 hours, 30 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to

There are quite a few major airlines that operate flights to and from Brazil, but in general, British Airlines, KLM, South African Airways, Iberia, and LAN Airlines are the most popular airlines operating the route. Keep in mind that airlines such as British Airways offer complimentary drinks and food on board, but other airlines, such as LAN may not provide this courtesy, focusing more on providing budget-friendly fare. It’s important to establish where exactly in Brazil you’d like to go and then start comparing the offerings from various airlines to find the one best suited to your personal needs.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Sao Paulo

Getting from the Sao Paulo International Airport is most often done via a taxi. The distance between the airport and the city is roughly 30 kilometers, and a cab can get you there in the shortest amount of time. Alternatively, you may also take the bus towards the city center. The buses are a little more affordable albeit they will take longer than the taxis to get you to the city center.

Rio de Janeiro

There are a few buses that run to the city center every 20 or 30 minutes from the Rio de Janeiro International Airport. When compared to the taxis (which is another option you may want to consider), the buses are much cheaper to use and offer a more authentic experience of local life. If you’re set on using a taxi, make sure you’re using a pre-paid booth to order your taxi and establish a fair rate before accepting the service.

Brazil insider information

  • Parque Nacional de Tijuca - a collection of cool waterfalls - is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without ever leaving the city of Rio itself.
  • Rio almost synonymous with its Carnival, so if you’re here during February, you just cannot afford to miss out on the experience of a lifetime, where you’ll get to join the samba parade and party until the break of dawn!
  • While you’re visiting Brazil, make sure you take a step on the wilder side of the country and do some exploring through the Amazon. Exploring the Amazon is as easy as joining in on a guided kayaking trip through the rainforest, and as a bonus, the tour operator even throws in a scrumptious meal as a final treat!

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How much do things cost in Brazil?

Rio de Janeiro
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 10.79
Petrol (1 litre)
R 15.11
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 89.60
R 21.33
Sao Paulo
1 km taxi journey
R 9.86
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 10.85
Pair of jeans
R 791.65
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 8902.12
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 15.00
3 course meal for 2
R 430.09
Pair of jeans
R 734.55
Bottle of wine
R 125.44
Large bottle of water
R 10.17
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 4739.01
A dozen eggs
R 26.48
R 21.50

International departures to Brazil