The cheapest times to fly from RAO to GRU are

  • January 1st to July 15th (except the weeks of January 22nd and March 19th)
  • November 19th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from RAO to GRU is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $280 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $122 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Ribeirao Preto (RAO) to Sao Paulo (GRU) will usually cost between $122 to $141 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $122. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $145. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $23 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $125 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAO to GRU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RAO to GRU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

RAO to GRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAO to GRU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ribeirao Preto. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to São Paulo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Ribeirao Preto. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $123. Return trip prices are from the GRU to RAO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RAO to GRU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 18 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from RAO to GRU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Congonhas Airport (CGH) in Sao Paulo

  • 18 miles (29 km) away from GRU
  • Usually 35.74% less expensive than GRU
  • Nonstop flights available

See RAO to CGH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RAO to GRU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Azul, COPA, LATAM, Passaredo, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport to Leite Lopes Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 179 miles or 288 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RAO to GRU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAO to GRU flight is about 1 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Ribeirao Preto and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from RAO to GRU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RAO
Origination airport name Leite Lopes Airport
City Ribeirao Preto
Country Brazil
Latitude -21.1
Longitude -47.8

Return Airport

Destination code GRU
Destination airport name Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
City Sao Paulo
Country Brazil
Latitude -23.4
Longitude -46.5


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