The cheapest times to fly from PHX to GIG are
- January 8th to February 18th
- 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 PHX to GIG is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2057 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $879 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) will usually cost between $1063 to $1609 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1083. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1802. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $719 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1315 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to GIG flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PHX to GIG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PHX to GIG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GIG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHX. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Phoenix. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $111 (8%) 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 $1261. Return trip prices are from the GIG to PHX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from PHX 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 11 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking PHX 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 PHX to GIG — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $966
- Average savings: $350 (26.58%)
- Price for both tickets: $1003
- Average savings: $313 (23.76%)
- Price for both tickets: $1049
- Average savings: $266 (20.23%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PHX to GIG? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5960 miles or 9592 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PHX to GIG?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to GIG flight is about 11 hour 43 minutes.
How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Rio de Janeiro?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from PHX to GIG.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport|
|City||Rio de Janeiro|
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