The cheapest times to fly from STS to GIG are

  • January 15th to April 29th (except the weeks of January 29th, February 12th, February 19th, and February 26th)
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • August 6th to October 7th

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 STS to GIG is early June. Prices can be as high as $3116 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1275 for Monday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Santa Rosa, CA (STS) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) will usually cost between $1387 to $2081 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $1373. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2203. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $829 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1572 can be considered a good price for a round-trip STS to GIG flight.

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

STS to GIG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the STS to GIG flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Santa Rosa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GIG, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into STS. 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 $169 (10%) 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 $1564. Return trip prices are from the GIG to STS 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 STS to GIG 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 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking STS 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 STS to GIG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (STS > MIA > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1181
  • Average savings: $392 (24.9%)

See STS to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (STS > FLL > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1204
  • Average savings: $369 (23.44%)

See STS to FLL flights

Hack #3: Mexico City (STS > MEX > GIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1223
  • Average savings: $350 (22.23%)

See STS to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from STS to GIG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport to Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6657 miles or 10713 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from STS to GIG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop STS to GIG flight is about 12 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Rosa, CA and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from STS to GIG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code STS
Origination airport name Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
City Santa Rosa, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -122.8

Return Airport

Destination code GIG
Destination airport name Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Latitude -22.8
Longitude -43.2


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