The cheapest times to fly from RIC to GRU are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd 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 RIC to GRU is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2538 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $1104 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Sao Paulo (GRU) will usually cost between $1301 to $2234 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1376. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2257. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $882 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1793 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to GRU flight.

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

RIC to GRU Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $242 (12%) 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 $1578. Return trip prices are from the GRU to RIC 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 RIC 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 9 hour 22 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 RIC to GRU while comparing.

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

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from GRU
  • Usually 24.60% less expensive than GRU
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to VCP flights


Flight Hacking RIC 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 RIC to GRU — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $924 (51.55%)

See RIC to MIA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $874
  • Average savings: $919 (51.24%)

See RIC to BOS flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (RIC > FLL > GRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $947
  • Average savings: $846 (47.2%)

See RIC to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4663 miles or 7504 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to GRU flight is about 9 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from RIC to GRU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRIC
Origination airport nameRichmond International Airport
CityRichmond, VA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeGRU
Destination airport nameGuarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
CitySao Paulo


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