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Book your flights to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro.

Fly direct to Rio de Janeiro and experience the sights and sounds of one of South America's most exciting cities.

With regular British Airways flights to Rio's Galeão Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, it has never been easier to discover Brazil's carnival city. Whether you make straight for the coast to soak up the sun on the famous Copacabana beach, or head uphill for breath-taking panoramic vistas from the iconic Corcovado, remarkable Rio has something for everyone.

Rio flight facts

Flight Duration

Flight Duration

Flights from the UK to Rio de Janeiro take roughly 11 hours 40 minutes. When you fly with BA, our friendly cabin crew will help ensure your comfort and safety from the moment you step on the plane, allowing you to start your holiday straight away.

Leaving from Heathrow airport

Leaving from Heathrow airport

Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 2 x 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Once on board, sit back and relax whilst enjoying friendly service, in-flight meals, a complimentary bar and top quality in-flight entertainment.

Arriving in Rio de Janeiro

Arriving in Rio de Janeiro

Galeão Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, also known as Galeão Airport, is located approximately 20 kilometres from Downtown Rio, meaning you could be relaxing on the city's sunny beaches within 30 minutes of touching down. Shuttle buses run to the Zona Sul coastal area roughly every 30 minutes from outside the terminal building, where yellow city cabs can also be found in abundance. Alternatively, pre-paid taxi booths can be found inside the arrivals terminal.

Number of flights

Number of flights

British Airways operates regular flights directly to Rio de Janeiro, making it easy for you to choose convenient flights to suit you best.

Flying direct from London

Flying direct

Save time by flying directly to Rio de Janeiro from London. With frequent flights departing, as well as a 2x23kg checked baggage allowance* and free seat selection* 24 hours in advance, you can arrive in Rio relaxed and ready to explore.

*Free seat selection 24 hours in advance and baggage allowance is not available if you are travelling on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare.

Flight information

Which terminal.

Which terminal?

Find out useful information about the airports we fly from and check which terminal your flight departs from.

Airport Information


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When we fly


Find out everything you need to know about taking baggage with you on flights with British Airways and our partners.

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