The cheapest times to fly from RAP to GRU are

  • January 22nd to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • October 8th 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 RAP to GRU is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $3217 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1694 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to Sao Paulo (GRU) will usually cost between $1971 to $2511 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $2082. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2556. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $473 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2228 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAP to GRU flight.

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

RAP to GRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAP to GRU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Rapid City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $213 (9%) 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 $2112. Return trip prices are from the GRU to RAP 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 RAP to GRU 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 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAP to GRU

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 RAP to GRU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (RAP > MIA > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1125
  • Average savings: $1104 (49.53%)

See RAP to MIA flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (RAP > BOS > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1139
  • Average savings: $1090 (48.9%)

See RAP to BOS flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (RAP > LAS > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1180
  • Average savings: $1048 (47.04%)

See RAP to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RAP to GRU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport to Rapid City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5874 miles or 9453 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RAP to GRU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to GRU flight is about 11 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from RAP to GRU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RAP
Origination airport name Rapid City Regional Airport
City Rapid City, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 44
Longitude -103.1

Return Airport

Destination code GRU
Destination airport name Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
City Sao Paulo
Country Brazil
Latitude -23.4
Longitude -46.5


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