The cheapest times to fly from JFK to RAO are

  • January 22nd to April 22nd (except the weeks of February 12th, February 26th, and April 9th)
  • May 7th to June 10th (except the week of May 28th)
  • October 8th 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 JFK to RAO is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1923 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1036 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Ribeirao Preto

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Ribeirao Preto (RAO) will usually cost between $1052 to $1363 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 $1036. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1591. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $555 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1217 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to RAO flight.

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

JFK to RAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to RAO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 $91 (7%) 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 $1199. Return trip prices are from the RAO 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 RAO 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 14 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 JFK to RAO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Viracopos International Airport (VCP) in Sao Paulo

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RAO
  • Usually 7.31% less expensive than RAO
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to VCP flights

Destination alternative #2: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto Airport (SJP) in Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from RAO
  • Usually 0.66% less expensive than RAO
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to SJP flights


Flight Hacking JFK to RAO

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 RAO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $858
  • Average savings: $360 (29.54%)

See JFK to BSB flights

Hack #2: Sao Paulo (JFK > GRU > RAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1062
  • Average savings: $156 (12.78%)

See JFK to GRU flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1097
  • Average savings: $120 (9.86%)

See JFK to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Leite Lopes Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4583 miles or 7376 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to RAO flight is about 9 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Ribeirao Preto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from JFK to RAO.


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 RAO
Destination airport name Leite Lopes Airport
City Ribeirao Preto
Country Brazil
Latitude -21.1
Longitude -47.8


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