The cheapest times to fly from ATL to REC are

  • January 29th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • March 12th to July 1st (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 REC is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3490 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $758 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Recife

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Recife (REC) will usually cost between $781 to $1457 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $807. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2970. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2163 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $966 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to REC flight.

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

ATL to REC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to REC flight is priced close to the average and costs less than 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Recife, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $176 (14%) 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 $969. Return trip prices are from the REC 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 REC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to REC

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 REC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $807
  • Average savings: $160 (16.51%)

See ATL to MIA flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (ATL > MCO > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $861
  • Average savings: $106 (10.92%)

See ATL to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4339 miles or 6983 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to REC flight is about 8 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Recife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from ATL to REC.


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 REC
Destination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9


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