The cheapest times to fly from JFK to GIG are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 12th and February 19th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 27th 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 JFK to GIG is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1659 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $680 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) will usually cost between $768 to $1242 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $818. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1457. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $638 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1028 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to GIG flight.

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

JFK to GIG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to GIG flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Fridays 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 $127 (11%) 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 $946. Return trip prices are from the GIG to JFK 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 JFK 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 38 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK 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 JFK to GIG — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $750
  • Average savings: $278 (27.04%)

See JFK to BSB flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $928
  • Average savings: $101 (9.78%)

See JFK to FLL flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (JFK > MIA > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $928
  • Average savings: $101 (9.78%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, American, Avianca, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, COPA, Delta, El Al, Gol, Iberia, InterJet, JetBlue, JETSMART SpA, Korean Air, LATAM, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, Sky Airline, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, VivaAerobus, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4802 miles or 7728 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to GIG flight is about 9 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY 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 JFK to GIG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

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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