The cheapest times to fly from ATL to GIG are

  • January 22nd to February 11th (except the week of January 29th)
  • March 12th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)

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 ATL to GIG is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1737 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $808 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) will usually cost between $926 to $1468 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $921. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1527. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $606 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1107 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to GIG flight.

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

ATL to GIG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to GIG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $95 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1086. Return trip prices are from the GIG to ATL 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 ATL to GIG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 32 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to GIG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to GIG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (ATL > MIA > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $868
  • Average savings: $239 (21.59%)

See ATL to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (ATL > FLL > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $230 (20.73%)

See ATL to FLL flights

Hack #3: Bogota (ATL > BOG > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $927
  • Average savings: $180 (16.26%)

See ATL to BOG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to GIG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, JetBlue, Korean Air, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4747 miles or 7640 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to GIG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to GIG flight is about 9 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from ATL to GIG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code GIG
Destination airport name Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Latitude -22.8
Longitude -43.2


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