The cheapest times to fly from MLB to SDU are

  • March 26th to August 5th
  • October 8th to October 21st

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 MLB to SDU is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $6692 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1466 for Friday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Melbourne, FL (MLB) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) will usually cost between $1606 to $6265 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1596. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $6040. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4444 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3281 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLB to SDU flight.

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

MLB to SDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLB to SDU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SDU, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into MLB. Sundays 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 $681 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3207. Return trip prices are from the SDU to MLB 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 MLB to SDU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 45 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 MLB 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 52.10% less expensive than SDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLB to GIG flights


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

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (MLB > ORD > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1097
  • Average savings: $2185 (66.58%)

See MLB to ORD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1134
  • Average savings: $2148 (65.45%)

See MLB to MIA flights

Hack #3: Brasilia (MLB > BSB > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1208
  • Average savings: $2074 (63.2%)

See MLB to BSB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Delta, LATAM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santos Dumont Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4319 miles or 6951 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLB to SDU flight is about 8 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne, FL and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from MLB to SDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLB
Origination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.1
Longitude -80.6

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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