The cheapest times to fly from SLC to SDU are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • March 12th to March 25th
  • April 9th to April 22nd
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 SLC to SDU is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2691 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $933 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) will usually cost between $1134 to $2005 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 $1203. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $2095. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $892 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1589 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to SDU flight.

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

SLC to SDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to SDU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Salt Lake City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $166 (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 $1542. Return trip prices are from the SDU to SLC 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 SLC 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 12 hour 11 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 SLC 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 3.12% less expensive than SDU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SLC to GIG flights


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

Hack #1: Miami, FL (SLC > MIA > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1068
  • Average savings: $522 (32.82%)

See SLC to MIA flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (SLC > ORD > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1143
  • Average savings: $446 (28.07%)

See SLC to ORD flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (SLC > FLL > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1155
  • Average savings: $434 (27.31%)

See SLC to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santos Dumont Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6226 miles or 10020 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to SDU flight is about 12 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from SLC to SDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

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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