1 stop (14h50m)
TAP Air Portugal
1 stop (26h20m)
TAP Air Portugal
|Distance from Rio De Janeiro city centre|
Ready for the trip of your dreams? Rio is calling and you wouldn't dare not answer! Start planning your holiday in Rio de Janeiro with flights to Galeão International Airport (GIG). US Airways, Air France, KLM, TAP Air Portugal and British Airways all offer cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro from London as well as Manchester.
Rio is a world city and hosts plenty of conventions, sports events and festivals year-round. Be sure to book your flights to Rio de Janeiro at least 5-6 months before you plan to travel for the cheapest flight fares. Carnival in February and New Year's are the two busiest times to visit.
Flights to Rio de Janeiro take around 13 hours with one stopover.
From Sugar Loaf Mountain to the giant Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city, from the famous Ipanema beach to Copacabana… what's not to love about Rio? When Carnival rolls around this city goes mad and it would be a shame to miss out on all the excitement!
Beaches: Copacabana and Ipanema are Rio's two most famous beaches. Beach culture here is explosive with wide white sand beaches just a stone's throw from the city centre.
Cristo Redentor: A symbol of the city, the Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of is famous around the world. The statue is a classic example of the Art Deco movement in Rio and is a must, especially for the view from the top!
Carnival: This is the greatest reason to plan a holiday in Rio de Janeiro. The parties last an astonishing two weeks as the city's samba schools take to the streets of Centro in parades of dance.
Find more information on Guide to Rio.
Rio de Janeiro is home to hundreds of hotels. The most popular ones are in Zona Sul, within walking distance of Ipanema and Copacabana. If you're after something smaller and with more unique character, try something in Flamengo or Catete. Business travellers tend to stay in Rio de Janeiro hotels in the lower Centro which means the rooms are cheap there on weekends when demand is low.
Hotels are now taking bookings for next year's Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil's Carnival celebrations may be a little cut back this year compared to usual, but you can still expect a ton of glitter and glamour at Rio's Sambadrome!
Love museums? You won't be disappointed by these new ones opening this year: from a new Louvre in Adu Dhabi to a science experiment in Rio and the world's biggest archaeological institution in Cairo.