The cheapest times to fly from CLT to SDU are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • February 26th to April 1st
  • August 13th to December 9th

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 CLT to SDU is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2579 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1006 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) will usually cost between $1077 to $1868 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1112. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1943. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $830 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1494 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to SDU flight.

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

CLT to SDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to SDU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SDU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Charlotte. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $124 (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 $1414. Return trip prices are from the SDU to CLT 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 CLT to SDU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 28 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from CLT to SDU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro

  • 9 miles (14 km) away from SDU
  • Usually 5.69% less expensive than SDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to GIG flights


Flight Hacking CLT to SDU

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 CLT to SDU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (CLT > MIA > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $987
  • Average savings: $507 (33.94%)

See CLT to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (CLT > FLL > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1091
  • Average savings: $403 (26.97%)

See CLT to FLL flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (CLT > ORD > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $371 (24.83%)

See CLT to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT to SDU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azul, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santos Dumont Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4716 miles or 7590 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CLT to SDU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to SDU flight is about 9 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from CLT to SDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

Return Airport

Destination code SDU
Destination airport name Santos Dumont Airport
City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Latitude -22.9
Longitude -43.2


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