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Rio de Janeiro to London Flight Information

Origin Airport IATA Code GIG
Destination Airport IATA Code LHR
Number Of Flight Options 1
Flight Price £596
Average Flight Time 15 hours 20 minutes

Rio de Janeiro - London Flights FAQ

  • Question : What is the cheapest price for a flight from Rio de Janeiro to London?
    Answer : The lowest price we found on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to London starts from £596.Keep searching below to find plenty of information to help you book that flight and finish planning your trip to London. Compare airlines, airports in the area, and even find great hotel deals. Let our ebookers expertise make your flight from Rio de Janeiro to London easy on the pocketbook!
  • Question : How many flights from Rio de Janeiro to London are available weekly?
    Answer : 171 weekly flights from Rio de Janeiro to London.
  • Question : How many airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to London?
    Answer : 17 airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to London.
  • Question : What airports are best for Rio de Janeiro to London flights?
    Answer : The most popular Rio de Janeiro airports to fly from are:
    • Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl. (GIG)
    • Santos Dumont (SDU)
    You can touch down at any of these popular airports in London to save time and money:
    • Gatwick (LGW)
    • Heathrow (LHR)
    • London City (LCY)
    We want you to travel on your own terms. That way, when your flight arrives in London you are ready to be amazed by the spectacular sights, sounds, and tastes the city has to offer.
  • Question : What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Rio de Janeiro to London?
    Answer : When you book with a popular airline, you can often find the best deals on your flight. We even found a flight from Rio de Janeiro to London for just £596! Out of the 17 airlines offering cheap flights from Rio de Janeiro to London, some of the most popular operating in the Rio de Janeiro area are:
    • Flights from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to London (LHR)
      • LATAM Airlines
      • Gol Transportes Aéreos
      • British Airways
    • Flights from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to London (LCY)
      • Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
      • TAP Portugal
      • Gol Transportes Aéreos
    • Flights from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to London (LGW)
      • Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
      • TAP Portugal
      • Iberia Airlines
  • Question : What airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to London most frequently?
    Answer :
    • Rio de Janeiro (GIG) - London (LHR)
      • LATAM Airlines - 15 flights per week from GIG to LHR
      • Gol Transportes Aéreos - 14 flights per week from GIG to LHR
      • British Airways - 11 flight per week from GIG to LHR
    • Rio de Janeiro (GIG) - London (LCY)
      • Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras - 6 flights per week from GIG to LCY
      • TAP Portugal - 6 flights per week from GIG to LCY
      • Gol Transportes Aéreos - 5 flights per week from GIG to LCY
    • Rio de Janeiro (GIG) - London (LGW)
      • Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras - 9 flights per week from GIG to LGW
      • TAP Portugal - 9 flights per week from GIG to LGW
      • Iberia Airlines - 3 flights per week from GIG to LGW
    Larger airports and airlines with more frequent flights on a route tend to have more available seats, though flying out of a smaller airport may be more affordable.
  • Question : How long is a direct flight from Rio de Janeiro to London?
    Answer : A direct flight from Rio de Janeiro to London usually takes around 11 hours, 10 minutes to cover the 5,772 mile distance. The longest flights on this route typically take 22 hours, 30 minutes, and on average that is 16 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Question : What is the earliest and latest flight available from Rio de Janeiro to London?
    Answer :
    • Flight from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to London (LHR)
      • First departing flight of the day: 9:50 PM
      • Earliest arrival: 1:10 PM
      • Last departing flight of the day: 9:50 PM
      • Latest arrival of the day: 1:10 PM
    • Flight from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to London (LCY)
      • First departing flight of the day: 2:10 PM
      • Earliest arrival: 9:25 AM
      • Last departing flight of the day: 10:20 PM
      • Latest arrival of the day: 7:40 PM
    • Flight from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to London (LGW)
      • First departing flight of the day: 12:50 AM
      • Earliest arrival: 1:40 PM
      • Last departing flight of the day: 11:00 PM
      • Latest arrival of the day: 4:00 PM
  • Question : Do I need a passport to fly from Rio de Janeiro to London?
    Answer : Generally when flying internationally to a country outside of the one you hold a passport for, you will need a passport. However, you should consult the customs and travel information for the country you are visiting to learn what is required.

What you need to know about Rio de Janeiro to London flights¬

Once you're done soaking up the sun on Ipanema and Copacabana, you could make your next pitstop the capital city of the UK. It might seem like a hefty hop to make – right across the Atlantic Ocean – but there are plenty of Rio de Janeiro to London flights that link these two sprawling urban playgrounds every day, with departures ranging from the early morning to late at night.

When can I book cheap flights to London from Rio de Janeiro?

The availability of cheap flights to London from Rio de Janeiro changes throughout the year. Be sure to book your seats from the carnival capital to the Big Smoke between early March and April if you're looking for the best bargains, and always be sure to avoid the most expensive times during the peak summer months and around the Christmas period. Stats also reveal the cheapest tickets on the route are typically on offer around 60 days before departure.

Arriving at the airport in Rio de Janeiro

All Rio de Janeiro-London flights, both direct and indirect, depart out of the Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). It sits just 12 miles to the north of Copacabana beachfront, on its own island in Guanabara Bay. To get there, you can ride Line 2 of the Rio Metro and change to the BRT connection at Vicente de Carvalho. However, it might be easier to simply ride the BRT bus all the way from the centre of the city – they have dedicated traffic lanes to keep journey time down.

Flying from Rio de Janeiro to London

Direct flights from Rio de Janeiro to London, which are operated by British Airways and LATAM Airlines Brasil, will take around 11.5 hours in the air before touchdown in Heathrow (LHR). Connecting flights, which are generally cheaper, will cross the trio of time zones and the 5,800 miles of ocean in anything between 13 hours and 20 hours. Some of the most affordable options on those routes include TAP Portugal via Lisbon and Delta Air Lines via Atlanta.

Getting from the airport into London

After landing by the Thames River on those cheap flights from Rio de Janeiro to London, it's time to head into the big city. Thankfully, most arrivals from Brazil's famous metropolis come into Heathrow, which means it's just a quick train connection on the Heathrow Express – book in advance online to secure big discounts on the ticket. Alternatively, you could simply ride the London Underground all the way to the city centre on the Piccadilly Line.

What to do when in London

The big city delights of Rio continue on in London, even if they are a little less carnivalesque. You can head down to the Tate Modern and see mind-boggling artworks by global greats, or spend your time in the quirky, punk bars of Camden – that should be something you're used to after Rio de Janeiro's caipirinha-doused drinkeries. Or, you could go for some more straight-laced English history in the acclaimed British Museum – think ancient Greek relics and Roman wonders – or satisfy your inner shopaholic with an amble around Oxford Street.

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