Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Rio de Janeiro (from: New York City)

The average price to go to Rio de Janeiro from New York City airport is $ 847 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 693 (in september) and $ 1147 (in december), which is a saving of $ 155 or a surplus of $ 301 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $642 to $696 and it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a monday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Rio de Janeiro before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your New York City-Rio de Janeiro plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60176 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Rio de Janeiro from New York City and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in september, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 693, saving $ 155 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 847). Conversely, december will be the most expensive ($ 1147).

Flight New York City-Rio de Janeiro: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 809 $ 1016 high price
February$ 749 $ 923 fair price
March$ 671 $ 807 good price
April$ 666 $ 764 good price
May$ 633 $ 729 good price
June$ 680 $ 788 good price
July$ 768 $ 913 fair price
August$ 699 $ 799 good price
September$ 609 $ 693 very good price
October$ 633 $ 725 good price
November$ 694 $ 857 fair price
December$ 887 $ 1147 very high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from New York City to Rio de Janeiro

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from New York City to Rio de Janeiro range from $428 to $1284. 1% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $428 to $482), 1% at the maximum price (from $1231 to $1284). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $642 to $696 (15% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the New York City->Rio de Janeiro flight

There are 13 companies that serve New York City from Rio de Janeiro airport: latam airlines group, Avianca (scheduled), Spirit Airlines, Copa, GOL linhas aéreas, jetBlue, United, American Airlines, Avianca Brazil, Frontier Airlines, ANA, Air Canada and Air New Zealand.

Data analysis:

Of the 60176 flights analyzed in previous years, latam airlines group was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (28% of the time) on the New York City->Rio de Janeiro route.

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, New York City-Rio de Janeiro flights departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $50. On the other hand, departing on a saturday may cost you an additional $65.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Rio de Janeiro to New York City departing on a monday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a monday for your return date, you will save an average of $52. Conversely, departing from Rio de Janeiro on a friday may cost you an additional $51.


Top prices New York City-Rio de Janeiro

Round tripDatesPrice
New York City → Rio de Janeiro06-08 to 22-08-2024$ 683 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro15-08 to 25-08-2024$ 686 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro18-08 to 26-08-2024$ 716 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro02-09 to 08-09-2024$ 754 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro05-09 to 11-09-2024$ 718 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro11-09 to 29-09-2024$ 731 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro15-09 to 26-09-2024$ 733 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro01-10 to 31-10-2024$ 726 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro05-10 to 09-10-2024$ 708 
New York City → Rio de Janeiro21-10 to 31-10-2024$ 750 


When to book your flight New York City - Rio de Janeiro to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 5 to 6 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a New York City-Rio de Janeiro flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a wednesday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from New York City to Rio de Janeiro, it is recommended to buy it 5 to 6 months before departure (it is then on average 818 $, which is a saving of 29 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (165 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your New York City to Rio de Janeiro flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 840 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 941), 4 to 5 months ($ 942), 5 to 6 months ($ 857), 7 to 8 months ($ 962), 8 to 9 months ($ 998), 9 to 10 months ($ 941)

February

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 655 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 866), 5 to 6 months ($ 747), 6 to 7 months ($ 679), 8 to 9 months ($ 811), 9 to 10 months ($ 881), 10 to 11 months ($ 835), 11 to 12 months ($ 811)

March

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 505 $)

Other interesting period(s): 5 to 6 months ($ 778), 6 to 7 months ($ 649), 7 to 8 months ($ 619), 9 to 10 months ($ 646)

April

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 508 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 760), 1 to 2 months ($ 703), 7 to 8 months ($ 636), 8 to 9 months ($ 628), 10 to 11 months ($ 566), 11 to 12 months ($ 757)

May

Best time: 10 to 11 months before departure (average price: 472 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 662), 2 to 3 months ($ 643), 3 to 4 months ($ 724), 8 to 9 months ($ 567), 9 to 10 months ($ 605), 11 to 12 months ($ 617)

June

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 682 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 746), 1 to 2 months ($ 743), 3 to 4 months ($ 697), 4 to 5 months ($ 775), 10 to 11 months ($ 761)

July

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 803 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 855), 2 to 3 months ($ 881), 3 to 4 months ($ 812), 4 to 5 months ($ 824), 5 to 6 months ($ 882)

August

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 669 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 674), 2 to 3 months ($ 759), 3 to 4 months ($ 793), 4 to 5 months ($ 748), 5 to 6 months ($ 785)

September

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 570 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 693), 2 to 3 months ($ 575), 3 to 4 months ($ 671), 5 to 6 months ($ 690), 6 to 7 months ($ 670)

October

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 562 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 713), 3 to 4 months ($ 582), 4 to 5 months ($ 701), 6 to 7 months ($ 700), 7 to 8 months ($ 682), 8 to 9 months ($ 715)

November

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 666 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 768), 3 to 4 months ($ 702), 5 to 6 months ($ 775), 8 to 9 months ($ 835)

December

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 1067 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 1088), 5 to 6 months ($ 1139), 6 to 7 months ($ 1127)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, wednesday is the day when plane tickets for New York City->Rio de Janeiro are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a wednesday, you will save $8. Conversely, by buying it on a thursday, you may end up paying $12 more.



New York City to Rio de Janeiro: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
June 2024$ 995
$899 to $1131
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July 2024$ 1006
$870 to $1353
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August 2024$ 824
$683 to $1064
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September 2024$ 787
$715 to $929
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October 2024$ 779
$705 to $1078
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November 2024$ 1017
$802 to $1286
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December 2024$ 1260
$727 to $1671
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January 2025$ 1157
$759 to $1560
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February 2025$ 1090
$715 to $1359
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March 2025$ 1107
$777 to $1327
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April 2025$ 892
$830 to $985
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May 2025$ 895
$886 to $903
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, no month is currently cheaper. We therefore advise you to wait for prices to drop before booking your flight to Rio de Janeiro.



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