The cheapest times to fly from GIG to LGA are

  • January 22nd to April 1st (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to August 26th (except the week of August 13th)
  • September 10th 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 GIG to LGA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1715 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $658 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $725 to $1456 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 $700. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1572. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $872 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $946 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GIG to LGA flight.

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

GIG to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GIG to LGA flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rio de Janeiro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $171 (13%) 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 $895. Return trip prices are from the LGA to GIG 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 GIG to LGA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 39 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 GIG to LGA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 9.94% less expensive than LGA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to JFK flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 9.30% less expensive than LGA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to EWR flights


Flight Hacking GIG to LGA

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 GIG to LGA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brasilia (GIG > BSB > LGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $810
  • Average savings: $137 (14.43%)

See GIG to MIA flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (GIG > MIA > LGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $860
  • Average savings: $86 (9.09%)

See GIG to BSB flights

Hack #3: Sao Paulo (GIG > GRU > LGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $923
  • Average savings: $24 (2.48%)

See GIG to GRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4813 miles or 7746 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GIG to LGA flight is about 9 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Rio de Janeiro and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from GIG to LGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGIG
Origination airport nameGaleao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
CityRio de Janeiro

Return Airport

Destination codeLGA
Destination airport nameLaGuardia Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States


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