The cheapest times to fly from REC to RAO are

  • March 5th to April 1st
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • July 30th 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 REC to RAO is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $752 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $216 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Ribeirao Preto

Flying from Recife (REC) to Ribeirao Preto (RAO) will usually cost between $221 to $752 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $216. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $752. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $536 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $386 can be considered a good price for a round-trip REC to RAO flight.

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

REC to RAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the REC to RAO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Recife. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $41 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $379. Return trip prices are from the RAO to REC 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 REC to RAO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 13 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from REC to RAO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Viracopos International Airport (VCP) in Sao Paulo

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RAO
  • Usually 28.40% less expensive than RAO
  • Nonstop flights available

See REC to VCP flights


Flight Hacking REC to RAO

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 REC to RAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sao Paulo (REC > GRU > RAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $337
  • Average savings: $49 (12.58%)

See REC to GRU flights

Hack #2: Sao Paulo (REC > CGH > RAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $351
  • Average savings: $35 (9.08%)

See REC to CGH flights

Hack #3: Goiania (REC > GYN > RAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $384
  • Average savings: $2 (0.39%)

See REC to GYN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from REC to RAO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Azul, COPA, LATAM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Leite Lopes Airport to Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1241 miles or 1997 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from REC to RAO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop REC to RAO flight is about 3 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Recife and Ribeirao Preto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from REC to RAO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code REC
Origination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9

Return Airport

Destination code RAO
Destination airport name Leite Lopes Airport
City Ribeirao Preto
Country Brazil
Latitude -21.1
Longitude -47.8


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