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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
18%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1496
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1496
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 29% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro take?
An average nonstop flight takes 18h 09m, covering a distance of 6617 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Avianca ($763), Multiple Airlines ($846) and Copa Airlines ($856).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro?
For San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Rio de Janeiro back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$763
only
$763
Destination
Rio de Janeiro
$763
only
$763
$911
only
$911
Tue, Apr 3
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Tue, Apr 17
GIG
SFO
20h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
BAQ
Excellent 9.3

Excellent service, they make sure that you are confortable, entretainend and fed during your flight whithout charging you for everything. Definetly I will be flying with this airline in the future.

I dont have anything that I dislike from this flight

JFK
BOG
Okay 5.3

Crew

The plane was small and not clean.

BOG
AUA
Mediocre 2.0

Havent gotten there yet.

BOG
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

They flight wasnt operated by avianca. The planes the service the food horrible.

BOG
GYE
Okay 5.6

They cancelled the flight and we have to wait six Hours in Bogota

Wed, Apr 4
SFO
GIG
19h 40m
Tue, Apr 17
GIG
SFO
20h 25m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
GIG
25h 00m
Fri, Mar 2
GIG
SFO
20h 29m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 6930 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.5
MIA
PTY
Mediocre 2.0

My parents fly from IAH to MIA, in Houston was lightning pretty bad. They was landing more then 1+ late. Copa airlines do not approved them for another flight to get home. They need to purchase another tickets $300 per person

MGA
PTY
Excellent 10.0

The crew were kind and meals were served accordingly!

Some of the people on the plane were too much for me, but the staff were on it without me needing to complain.

PTY
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I liked that this airline still feeds it's travelers a good meal during flights.

PTY
ORD
Good 7.0

Food decent. Alcoholic drinks included. Good service.

No TVs on headrests. Sometimes not even a movie on a 5h flight??

PTY
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Great staff and quick flight

Nothing at all

Wed, Mar 28
SFO
SDU
19h 40m
Mon, Apr 9
SDU
SFO
24h 57m
Trip: 13 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

Sun, Jul 8
SFO
SDU
29h 50m
Fri, Jul 13
SDU
SFO
43h 25m
$1106
Trip: 6 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 5565 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.1
Food
6.9
JFK
MEX
Okay 4.0

Forced me to check my 2nd bag @ $55 after already paying to check my first, despite it being a normal carry-on. Unusually rude and unhelpful from booking through check in service. In flight was ok, albeit an older plane. Worst aspect was booking through justfly.com; expect to get fleeced on extras and relegated to an unassigned middle seat and generally regarded like a second class citizen.

MEX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Helpful check-in in Mexico City.

SFO
MEX
Excellent 9.0

The crew were great always ver polite and helpful having tv on flight makes people more relax I know I was

Everything was good my complain is about the rude passengers in the plane just cause u pay for a plane ticket it don’t mean it gives them a right to be rude with the crew

ORD
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

I never took the flight since Kayak’s blames me for not in putting the correct name of the passenger. Your policy on name change is ridiculous. I never input my name as the passenger. The ticket was for my aunt. Kayak has been the worst experience I have received.

LAX
GDL
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff.

Tue, Jun 5
SFO
SDU
21h 45m
Sat, Jun 16
SDU
SFO
34h 02m
$1177
Trip: 12 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2980 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.1
Food
6.6
FRA
GRU
Excellent 8.0

Good crew team Good food

-Many errors in the menu where thing's that need to be written in Portuguese was in Spanish like salmonillo, that is a small salmon in spanish but means nothing in Portuguese. -Old plane for this route, LATAM has many new planes like the A350 and were are them? I saw many new planes that was reported to come to the Brazilian lines and we are seeing only used 767 and 777 linking Europe and US.

GRU
SCL
Good 6.0

airplane

food

GRU
GIG
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants were amazing and the extra water and soda I asked was not an issue

I didn’t like the wait time to get in plane due to the heat

FRA
GRU
Good 6.0

Very good crew, operating onetime.

Old plane.

BSB
EZE
Mediocre 2.0

Flight crew did their best to keep the customers happy

Everything else.. Avoid LATAM at all costs.

Wed, May 2
SFO
GIG
43h 40m
Thu, May 10
GIG
SFO
44h 15m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Didn’t make the flight because our first flight was delayed. We arrived when our flight was scheduled to take off but instead of holding that flight for maybe 30 minutes so everyone with connections could make it, we had to spend the night in Bogota. At least we were provided with hotel and food vouchers but don’t see how that is cost effective or good service for the airline when holding the plane for less than an hour would have allowed dozens of people to make it back the day we were scheduled to.

BOG
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

They flight wasnt operated by avianca. The planes the service the food horrible.

GIG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

Good service, friendly staff, speedy check in

Annoying kids behind us on the return flight.

JFK
BOG
Okay 5.3

Crew

The plane was small and not clean.

BOG
SJO
Excellent 10.0

Nos encanta el servicio al cliente de los que nos atendieron en el vuelo, excelentes

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Tue, Mar 27
GIG
SFO
20h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Didn’t make the flight because our first flight was delayed. We arrived when our flight was scheduled to take off but instead of holding that flight for maybe 30 minutes so everyone with connections could make it, we had to spend the night in Bogota. At least we were provided with hotel and food vouchers but don’t see how that is cost effective or good service for the airline when holding the plane for less than an hour would have allowed dozens of people to make it back the day we were scheduled to.

BOG
BAQ
Excellent 9.3

Excellent service, they make sure that you are confortable, entretainend and fed during your flight whithout charging you for everything. Definetly I will be flying with this airline in the future.

I dont have anything that I dislike from this flight

ADZ
BOG
Mediocre 3.3

Not much

Plane was late. Airport is the worst ever. My seat did not tilt back and staff was rude

BOS
BOG
Excellent 9.3

It was a fast flight. Overall good.

The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly .

BOG
AUA
Mediocre 2.0

Havent gotten there yet.

Wed, Mar 14
SFO
GIG
19h 40m
Wed, Mar 28
GIG
SFO
20h 38m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 9
SFO
SDU
18h 09m
Sun, Apr 22
SDU
SFO
21h 17m
Trip: 14 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

Mon, Mar 19
SFO
GIG
43h 40m
Tue, Mar 27
GIG
SFO
40h 23m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
BGA
Excellent 10.0

didn't seem to be concerned about being on time. Probably not a big deal since this flight is not likely to connect to another flight.

BOG
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Didn’t make the flight because our first flight was delayed. We arrived when our flight was scheduled to take off but instead of holding that flight for maybe 30 minutes so everyone with connections could make it, we had to spend the night in Bogota. At least we were provided with hotel and food vouchers but don’t see how that is cost effective or good service for the airline when holding the plane for less than an hour would have allowed dozens of people to make it back the day we were scheduled to.

CTG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

El servicio al cliente excelente todos en el vuelo nos trataron con mucha amabilidad

BOG
AUA
Mediocre 2.0

Havent gotten there yet.

JFK
BOG
Okay 5.3

Crew

The plane was small and not clean.

Wed, May 2
SFO
SDU
22h 55m
Thu, May 10
SDU
SFO
25h 27m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

Mon, Jun 4
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Wed, Jun 20
GIG
SFO
20h 15m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOS
BOG
Excellent 9.3

It was a fast flight. Overall good.

The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly .

CTG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

El servicio al cliente excelente todos en el vuelo nos trataron con mucha amabilidad

BOG
GYE
Okay 5.6

They cancelled the flight and we have to wait six Hours in Bogota

BOG
SJO
Excellent 10.0

Nos encanta el servicio al cliente de los que nos atendieron en el vuelo, excelentes

BOG
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

They flight wasnt operated by avianca. The planes the service the food horrible.

Sun, Mar 11
SFO
SDU
35h 35m
Sun, Mar 25
SDU
SFO
39h 59m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
SDU
27h 50m
Fri, Mar 2
SDU
SFO
23h 59m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

Mon, Jul 16
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Tue, Jul 24
GIG
SFO
20h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Didn’t make the flight because our first flight was delayed. We arrived when our flight was scheduled to take off but instead of holding that flight for maybe 30 minutes so everyone with connections could make it, we had to spend the night in Bogota. At least we were provided with hotel and food vouchers but don’t see how that is cost effective or good service for the airline when holding the plane for less than an hour would have allowed dozens of people to make it back the day we were scheduled to.

GIG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

Good service, friendly staff, speedy check in

Annoying kids behind us on the return flight.

CTG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

El servicio al cliente excelente todos en el vuelo nos trataron con mucha amabilidad

BOG
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

They flight wasnt operated by avianca. The planes the service the food horrible.

BOG
AUA
Mediocre 2.0

Havent gotten there yet.

Mon, Mar 19
SFO
SDU
21h 40m
Sun, Mar 25
SDU
SFO
23h 42m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

Fri, Aug 10
SFO
SDU
26h 45m
Thu, Aug 16
SDU
SFO
28h 10m
$1041
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Aug 23
SFO
GIG
19h 40m
Sat, Sep 1
GIG
SFO
40h 23m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Didn’t make the flight because our first flight was delayed. We arrived when our flight was scheduled to take off but instead of holding that flight for maybe 30 minutes so everyone with connections could make it, we had to spend the night in Bogota. At least we were provided with hotel and food vouchers but don’t see how that is cost effective or good service for the airline when holding the plane for less than an hour would have allowed dozens of people to make it back the day we were scheduled to.

GIG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

Good service, friendly staff, speedy check in

Annoying kids behind us on the return flight.

BOG
AUA
Mediocre 2.0

Havent gotten there yet.

BOG
BGA
Excellent 10.0

didn't seem to be concerned about being on time. Probably not a big deal since this flight is not likely to connect to another flight.

BOG
GYE
Okay 5.6

They cancelled the flight and we have to wait six Hours in Bogota

Mon, Jun 4
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Sat, Jun 16
GIG
SFO
20h 06m
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 7579 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
GIG
BOG
Excellent 10.0

Good service, friendly staff, speedy check in

Annoying kids behind us on the return flight.

BOG
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

They flight wasnt operated by avianca. The planes the service the food horrible.

BOG
GYE
Okay 5.6

They cancelled the flight and we have to wait six Hours in Bogota

BOS
BOG
Excellent 9.3

It was a fast flight. Overall good.

The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly .

BOG
BAQ
Excellent 9.3

Excellent service, they make sure that you are confortable, entretainend and fed during your flight whithout charging you for everything. Definetly I will be flying with this airline in the future.

I dont have anything that I dislike from this flight

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San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $763
Distance 6617 miles
Airlines Avianca, Copa Airlines, United, Aeromexico, LATAM Airlines
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