Cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro dances under the outstretched arms of Christo himself atop of the famous scenic lookout of Corcovado, and you’ll dance too when you see the beautiful beaches of Ipanema stretch out before you, or you step inside a restaurant at the infamous Copacabana while you ready yourself for the colour and chaos of Carnaval, with festival venues set up all around town as the rich exhibition hits the streets. Student Flights can get you to Rio on the cheapest and most convenient flights with a whole range of well-known international airlines so you'll be doing the samba faster than you can say "Carnaval"!

Flights from Australia to Rio de Janeiro arrive at Galeao – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). Originally named after the nearby Galleon beach, the aforementioned Brazilian musician was added to the title of the airport in 1999. As the fourth busiest airport in South America, there are many easy and effortless options to travel into the city centre including public transport, taxis and private transfers.

Rio de Janeiro Flights

From Sydney, the flight time to Rio is around 18 hours with a changeover in Santiago, Chile. From Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, a flight to Rio via Dubai extends the flight time to 28 hours, however it's a great opportunity to take a look around. For the adventurous, try packaging flights from the east coast of Australia to Los Angeles then Miami and finally sunny Rio. During all international flights, airlines will provide meals, drinks and various in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.

Airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro

Major airlines that fly from Australia to Rio de Janeiro:

Rio de Janeiro Holiday Packages

Let our Student Flights consultants help you feel like a true ‘carioca’ - the name given to Rio’s native inhabitants, by taking all the pressure out of planning you trip. A Rio Holiday Package can include all your flights, accommodation, transfers, tours and any specials like discount tickets and free meals that you want to get the most of your time in one of the world's most stunning cities.

About Rio de Janeiro

Could there be a more stunning location for this vibrant and inspiring city? Backdropped by dark green mountains and surrounded by lush rainforest, Rio is really a place to get your camera hard and fast to capture all of the beauty that will be coming at you through the lens. Rio has much more to offer than its postcard appearance. The city is dotted with historic neighbourhoods full of atmosphere and culture. Santa Teresa is one of these, set high above the city and boasting cobbled streets, fine restaurants and an energetic nightlife you won’t be able to resist joining in. The beaches of Ipanema and Leblon are popular with locals and the best possible people-watching experiences happen here. Explore the city centre and soak up some fine art and history in the many museums, or relax in the well-kept local parks - there is plenty to do in Rio and you can go there even if your baby doesn’t kiss you, we promise!

The more you read about Rio the more it will ignite the burning desire to get a taste of this magical city for yourself. So, check out our Rio guide. Or give our Student Flight consultants a call and start planning today.

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