The cheapest times to fly from LAX to GIG are

  • January 22nd to February 18th
  • March 12th to March 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • 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 LAX to GIG is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1577 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $785 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) will usually cost between $786 to $1245 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $786. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1382. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $597 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1044 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to GIG flight.

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

LAX to GIG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to GIG flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GIG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $41 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1029. Return trip prices are from the GIG to LAX 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 LAX to GIG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Bogota (LAX > BOG > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $931
  • Average savings: $113 (10.82%)

See LAX to BOG flights

Hack #2: Sao Paulo (LAX > GRU > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $960
  • Average savings: $85 (8.09%)

See LAX to GRU flights

Hack #3: Sao Paulo (LAX > CGH > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $991
  • Average savings: $54 (5.12%)

See LAX to CGH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, Korean Air, LATAM, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6299 miles or 10137 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to GIG flight is about 12 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from LAX to GIG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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