The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SDU are

  • March 5th to March 25th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • August 6th 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 SDU is early September. Prices can be as high as $1918 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $855 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) will usually cost between $1026 to $1535 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1039. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1604. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $565 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1202 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SDU flight.

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

JFK to SDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to SDU 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SDU, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $55 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1200. Return trip prices are from the SDU 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 SDU 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 38 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 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 14.44% less expensive than SDU
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to GIG flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $751
  • Average savings: $451 (37.54%)

See JFK to BSB flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (JFK > MIA > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $970
  • Average savings: $232 (19.31%)

See JFK to MIA flights

Hack #3: Sao Paulo (JFK > GRU > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1012
  • Average savings: $190 (15.77%)

See JFK to GRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Santos Dumont Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4810 miles or 7741 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SDU 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 58 available flights from JFK to SDU.


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


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