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Flight price R8819
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What is the cheapest flight to Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest airline ticket to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa in the last 72 hours was R8818 return on the route Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R8818 return.

Which Rio de Janeiro airport is closest to central Rio de Janeiro?

Rio de Janeiro is served by 2 major airports. Santos Dumont (5 kilometres) is the closest to the centre of Rio de Janeiro and Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl is 12 kilometres away from the centre. View on map.

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Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
R8819
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R8819
Destination
Rio de Janeiro
R8819
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R8819
R9928
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R9928
Wed, Nov 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
27h 55m
Thu, Dec 12
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 15m
R8818
Trip: 16 days
6,5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6,5 Good
Based on 75 reviews
Boarding
6,5
Comfort
7,0
Crew
6,8
Entertainment
5,6
Food
6,4
CPT
LAD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: All service on time

Cons: Nothing

CPT
LAD
Good 6,3

Pros: Comissário, comida e espaço para as.pernas

Cons: Poltronas e entretenimento defeituosos. Embarque desastroso.

LAD
MPM
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Punctuality

Cons: Crew was so friendly

LAD
JNB
OK 5,5

Cons: Old plane with no entertainment. The flight was schedule for 7:10pm then changed to 8:20pm then changed again to 11:50pm.

JNB
LAD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: bad food and the people were not nice.

Fri, Nov 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
15h 05m
Tue, Dec 10
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
53h 15m
R9914
Trip: 12 days
7,5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,5 Good
Based on 4 385 reviews
Overall
7,6
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,4
Crew
8,1
Entertainment
7,3
Food
7,0
GRU
LIS
Good 6,6

Pros: Confortable seats, flight on time

Cons: The flight attendant kept talking all night with two passengers. I could hear them even with ear plugs. When I finally was able to sleep, she didnt wake me up for breakfast even when I especifically asked to be awakened. And than replied that she wasnt able to wake me. Awful service for executive.

GRU
TLV
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The leg place and reclining chair

JFK
SCL
OK 4,3

Pros: The fly time

Cons: The check in process, too slow ,we waist almost 2hrs in the process

CWB
GRU
Good 6,6

Cons: Flight attendants rude and lack of cleaning in the toilets.

SCL
BOG
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: The Wamos airlines really bad plane, no tv working.

Wed, Nov 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
31h 10m
Wed, Dec 11
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 40m
R13953
Trip: 15 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
MAA
DXB
Good 6,6

Cons: Food

DXB
LAX
Good 6,6

Pros: No

Cons: Seat was not comfortable. Push back was not working

DXB
JFK
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Very poor service, the crew members were not friendly. Low quality food.

Cons: Emirates have a big name in the industry but their presentation was really disappointing.

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2,6

Cons: In

DXB
RUH
OK 4,0

Cons: Flying on time

Sat, Nov 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
17h 40m
Mon, Dec 9
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17h 15m
R9914
Trip: 10 days
7,5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,5 Good
Based on 4 385 reviews
Overall
7,6
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,4
Crew
8,1
Entertainment
7,3
Food
7,0
EZE
SCL
Good 6,0

Cons: La temperatura interna dentro del avión era muy baja. Ni siquiera tenían una manta en todo el avión, la azafata intentó buscar una y dijo que NO tenía. El resfrío es camino por ese motivo. Y la comida era un pedazo de pan con algún tipo de fiambre dentro , sin gusto y pura Harina.

CWB
GRU
Good 6,6

Cons: Flight attendants rude and lack of cleaning in the toilets.

AKL
SYD
OK 4,3

Pros: The inflight crew was nice.

Cons: I hate checking in with LATAM! I swear they make up new bag rules for every person that walks up. There were people with 2 carry ones, purses, and shopping bags. But I couldn't bring 2 backpacks(school backpacks!) on. I had to check one. I HATE LATAM! Every time it is something different with them.

SCL
GRU
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Seats were acceptable. Crew was competent and prompt.

Cons: Boarding was adjacent to C04 with the Aerolineas flight leaving 5 minutes before us. This congested the boarding but was well handled.

LIM
CUZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Comfortable and friendly crew

Cons: Lower price.

Fri, Nov 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SDU
Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
13h 40m
Wed, Dec 11
SDU
Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 20m
R9928
Trip: 13 days
7,5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,5 Good
Based on 4 389 reviews
Overall
7,6
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,4
Crew
8,1
Entertainment
7,3
Food
7,0
IPC
SCL
Good 6,6

Pros: Leg room and seat spacing were great

Cons: Flight could’ve been on time and luggage delivered to passengers in a timely manner.

TUC
AEP
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Crew was amazing

Cons: Food please

SCL
MEX
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything was amazing.

Cons: The service and food excellent!!

BSB
IGU
Excellent 9,5

Cons: More efficient check in. Long wait at gate.

LIM
CUZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Comfortable and friendly crew

Cons: Lower price.

Sat, Nov 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SDU
Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
13h 40m
Wed, Dec 11
SDU
Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 00m
R9928
Trip: 12 days
7,5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,5 Good
Based on 4 389 reviews
Overall
7,6
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,4
Crew
8,1
Entertainment
7,3
Food
7,0
GIG
SCL
Mediocre 2,3

Pros: Nothing. My advice is to look for alternatives. Latam has gone from good to worse. Believe it or not, low cost are giving a better service

Cons: Everything. It is a mess. Delays, baggage problems, aircraft passenger entry... the list goes on

LIM
LAX
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Yes

VVI
SCL
Mediocre 2,4

Pros: Nothing

Cons: In the boarding process one employee very rudemy told me that the cabin wss full a d that I had to send my carry-on as a checked bag, altough I tried to explain her that I had very important personal stuff that I wanted to take with me.

SCL
JFK
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The crew was really helpful and attentive. we travel with a special needs young lady and every body was sure she enjoyed the fly. the airplane was in excellent conditions.

Cons: The waiting before entering to the lane was long and we didn't understand why we need to be waiting so long in the jet way.

LIM
MIA
OK 5,0

Pros: Flight on time, nice people

Cons: Seats uncomfortable we were a party of 2 but got separated seats 10 rows further down fron another one

Wed, Nov 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
34h 10m
Mon, Dec 9
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 35m
R15020
Trip: 13 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DMM
DXB
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The stewardess were lovely.

Cons: The refreshments

BAH
DXB
OK 5,3

Cons: Fly Dubai are just substandard. The codeshare flight are ruining the reputation of Emirates.

HKG
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Emirates is the best airline I have traveled with. The Dubai Lounge and general service is just outstanding

DXB
CAI
OK 5,6

Pros: Crew were rushed. Wifi didn't work. Lost my luggage on one flight!

DXB
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

Thu, Nov 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
25h 35m
Sun, Dec 8
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 00m
R15020
Trip: 11 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
BAH
DXB
OK 5,3

Cons: Fly Dubai are just substandard. The codeshare flight are ruining the reputation of Emirates.

DXB
DMM
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Wifi

JFK
MXP
Good 6,4

Pros: Delay

RNO
SEA
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good flight and crew but.......

Cons: .........they left my suitcase in Seattle and it didn’t get on the flight to Dubai AND they didn’t want to give me a voucher for accommodation in Dubai despite a 15hr. wait for trip to South Africa. For two hours I pursued different officials in Dubai until they organized a voucher for overnight acc

YYZ
DXB
Excellent 9,6

Pros: amazing customer service. great seats and interior. well on schedule.

Cons: no window seats were available just some time after check in was open(at least when i got notification). Got airplane ears- pressure issue. This has never happened to me before.

Wed, Nov 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
31h 10m
Fri, Dec 13
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 45m
R15176
Trip: 17 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
MAA
DXB
Good 6,6

Cons: Food

DXB
ATH
Good 7,6

Cons: The PA system can be deafining when it interrupted the music. Overall it is just another cattle class now.

DXB
KWI
Good 6,0

Cons: Keep employees have to give excellent service & smiles to passengers

CPT
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Check the head phone sets have both speakers working. I had to ask for a different set which was fine

MAA
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Amazing crew. Seat upgraded to business class. Superb service and comfort!

Thu, Nov 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
31h 00m
Fri, Dec 13
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 45m
R15176
Trip: 16 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
YYZ
DXB
Excellent 9,6

Pros: amazing customer service. great seats and interior. well on schedule.

Cons: no window seats were available just some time after check in was open(at least when i got notification). Got airplane ears- pressure issue. This has never happened to me before.

DXB
ORD
OK 4,3

Pros: Entertainment was exhaustive and entertaining

Cons: Service was very poor. They missed servicing drinks when I was watching movie. Didn’t ask me. There was NO air freshener sprayed in this long flight. Overall service was very poor especially on my side of service at 32F.

BKK
SYD
Good 6,0

Pros: The crew was on point and did there jobs well.

Cons: The food was old fashioned and stuck in the 1960s. Having an option of Beef brisket or Salmon or two polarizing choices. I opted for the brisket and it was decent but not actually worth finishing. It was too fatty and strange tasting. Boarding in Sydney needs much improved screens and communication.

DXB
BRU
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew, good legroom and comfortable seat

DXB
JFK
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Very poor service, the crew members were not friendly. Low quality food.

Cons: Emirates have a big name in the industry but their presentation was really disappointing.

Fri, Nov 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
34h 10m
Sun, Dec 8
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 00m
R15176
Trip: 10 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
RNO
SEA
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good flight and crew but.......

Cons: .........they left my suitcase in Seattle and it didn’t get on the flight to Dubai AND they didn’t want to give me a voucher for accommodation in Dubai despite a 15hr. wait for trip to South Africa. For two hours I pursued different officials in Dubai until they organized a voucher for overnight acc

DXB
JFK
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Very poor service, the crew members were not friendly. Low quality food.

Cons: Emirates have a big name in the industry but their presentation was really disappointing.

DXB
DMM
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Wifi

YYZ
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Evrything was fantastic

SYD
BKK
OK 5,3

Pros: Seat was fixed for such a long flight it is hazardous to the spine .

Cons: Allow the seat to slightly recline like any other airline

Sat, Nov 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
46h 05m
Sun, Dec 8
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
36h 55m
R15176
Trip: 9 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
BOM
Good 6,4

Pros: reached before schedule. giving passengers enough time for getting off board and give them a little extra time in hand.

Cons: flight attendant responsible for boarding the flight was rude. he gave unclear instructions creating confusions. the flight interior was average/below average. really inferior quality compared to other emirates flight.

YYZ
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Evrything was fantastic

BKK
SYD
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Stuff not helpful, rude and not helping at all despite us being with a baby

DXB
KWI
Good 7,3

Pros: The Cabin Crew is pleasant when you are boarding the plane

Cons: If you sit towards the back of the plane, you risk not being served at all due to the short flight. If you are served, you get 10 minutes to eat before they have to pick up the trays.

AMM
DXB
Good 6,3

Pros: The seat was comfortable, the crew was nice for the most part.

Cons: Some of the crew were neglecting, the food was bad and the boarding system was strange, as people in first class and economy were meshed together (Amman - Dubai)

Fri, Nov 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
34h 10m
Fri, Dec 13
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 45m
R15319
Trip: 15 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
MAA
Good 7,3

Pros: Overall flight quality

Cons: Free wifi time can be increased to at least an hour and Food quality can be better

AMM
DXB
Good 6,3

Pros: The seat was comfortable, the crew was nice for the most part.

Cons: Some of the crew were neglecting, the food was bad and the boarding system was strange, as people in first class and economy were meshed together (Amman - Dubai)

DXB
SYD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: All good.

Cons: Actually, pretty all right, so no recommendations.

DXB
BOS
Good 6,3

Pros: Crew was great.

Cons: On such a long flight from Dubai to Boston, the seats in coach were criminal! Way to narrow, not enough distance to seat in front of you, seats do NOT recline enough to be able to relax & get needed rest, no footrest & way overcrowded. Although the price was good, we truly suffered on this trip.

DXB
CPT
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Me

Sat, Nov 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
46h 05m
Fri, Dec 13
GIG
Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 45m
R15319
Trip: 14 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 949 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
PER
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew were attentive and friendly.

CPT
DXB
Good 6,3

Pros: Since not enough room in "What could have been better". For as long as my second flight was, from Dubai to Boston, the seats in coach were criminal!!! Way to narrow, especially if sitting next to a large person. Not nearly enough distance to seat in front of you, can't even bend over to reach some-

Cons: thing on the floor. The seats do NOT recline enough to be able to relax & get shuteye. It would have been really nice to have a footrest of some type, even busses have those! I am a small person, 5'1'' and 110 lb. Consider not having such a huge gap between 1st class and economy. Way over crowded.

JFK
MXP
Good 6,4

Pros: Delay

CAI
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: all is good

Cons: n/a

DXB
CPT
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Me

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