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December
Most popular time to fly
18%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1284
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$800
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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl was found 90 days before departure, on average.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 15h 05m, covering a distance of 6611 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($663), Avianca ($755) and American Airlines ($793).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl?
For San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$663
only
$663
Destination
Rio de Janeiro
$663
only
$663
Sun, Dec 3
SFO
GIG
21h 45m
Sun, Dec 10
GIG
SFO
30h 49m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 4
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Mon, Feb 12
GIG
SFO
20h 15m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6464 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
BOG
IAD
Good 6.3

The audio/video was broken. TVs were fuzzy and audio was horrible. Fuzzy white noise mixed with random sound. Tried personal and Avianca head phones...same result.

CLO
CTG
Okay 4.0

Canceled flights and delays

Canceled flights and delays

LIM
VVI
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Nothing

BOG
JFK
Good 6.0

Comfortable seats

Boarded and left an hour late with no apology or explanatjon

LIM
BOG
Mediocre 3.3

They pulled the food and beverage service twice for turbulence that never appeared so the food was cold/disgusting by the time it was served and I was parched. Same outdated plane. Movie was hard to see on the tv screens. Unclear direction from staff on departation form.

Sun, Nov 19
SFO
GIG
20h 30m
Tue, Nov 28
GIG
SFO
19h 19m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25178 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MCI
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

I cancelled this flight months ago, yet it was still in your records

DFW
SDF
Okay 4.6

Considerate flight attendants. Turned lights down for evening flight, so we could get some rest.

Flight was not on time. Time was changed a day prior with no reason explained. No in flight entertainment on this flight.

CHO
ORD
Good 7.6

It was a little hot in the plane at during start and touchdown

SAL
MIA
Excellent 8.6

There was no individual entertainment on board (TV’s, internet, etc)

PWM
PHL
Okay 4.6

We arrived on time.

These planes feel like they are made of Legos. They are absurdly tiny and uncomfortable (and I am a small woman). Hot and stinky when boarding and no room for you or your carry on luggage. The days of glamorous air travel seem very far away.

Tue, Nov 21
SFO
GIG
18h 13m
Wed, Nov 29
GIG
SFO
19h 37m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Had xtra legroom and Wi-Fi

I paid the xtra $99 for the economy plus but my headphone jack didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie and my tray table was broken so I had to hold my drink and fumble with my food. The flight attendant tried to fix it but couldn’t. Made my 6 hour flight feel like 12 hours.

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

DEN
LGA
Excellent 8.3

The crew did a good job with the sick woman.

DEN
IAD
Okay 4.3

Staff was friendly

United has a system glitch and we were delayed. I got in around 1 am instead of 11 pm. I decide to order a glass of wine and since they don’t give receipts. I found out i was charged for 2 glasses instead of one. To top it off the co-worker i was traveling with didn’t get charged due to the inconvenience and delay. i travel a lot with United (higher status than him) and would have liked that offer (and not get charged one i didn’t order) being a mileage plus and credit card holder. I did go on line and ask for a credit and they did make it right and give me a credit.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

The crew was excellent

The seating space is to small

Sat, Dec 2
SFO
GIG
30h 35m
Mon, Dec 11
GIG
SFO
21h 13m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2632 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.1
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.2
Food
6.7
LIM
GRU
Mediocre 2.0

The gentle man who attended to me was polite and empathis

I missed my flight which was book through kayak. The flight was cancelled by LATAM, and nothing could be done in terms of a refund. The price to get me on the next flight was 5times the price of the ticket i bought. I have never experienced something like this, and i also couldnt get a refund. Deeply saddened by this

CNF
BPS
Excellent 10.0

overall very good service

porto seguro airport could do with an overhaul

GRU
JFK
Okay 5.6

Seat too small for me.

CGH
CGR
Excellent 10.0

manter no horário e bom atendimento

FRA
GRU
Excellent 8.6

The only thing I dislike is the small seating space inside the airplanes. Difficult to move and get around.

Fri, Feb 9
SFO
GIG
23h 40m
Thu, Feb 15
GIG
SFO
26h 38m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 5817 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.6
PTY
ORD
Excellent 9.6

My complaint is with the Panama TSA!! Why do you have 2nd security check at the gate before boarding? They were rude, didn't speak English (or played like they didn't) and their just throwing your possessions around in front of everyone!! Just stupid!!

PTY
LIM
Excellent 9.6

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an awful movie, but that’s not your fault, I blame the cast & Directer. ;)

PTY
SJO
Excellent 9.3

I thought the entire cabin crew were friendly, polite and very helpful.

If you are on a seat at the back, it takes too long to get off because the people in front especially first class, take their sweet time getting their luggage while the rest have to wait. Then my contacting flight only had 22 minutes to transboard.

PTY
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The crew was really sweet.

The waiting between flights

PTY
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

I've always had a great experience when I travel with Copa!

Thu, Nov 23
SFO
GIG
24h 05m
Mon, Nov 27
GIG
SFO
26h 09m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 1
SFO
GIG
23h 55m
Sun, Dec 10
GIG
SFO
26h 25m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 10
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Sun, Feb 18
GIG
SFO
40h 13m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6464 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
BOG
Okay 5.0

The food was very bad. There was a pilot strike and the airline was not willing to give any compensation even though they placed me in a flight ten hours later than the originally programed and the delay was a problem for me.

SMR
BOG
Excellent 9.0

They planes are excellent versus other local airlines

SJU
BOG
Good 6.3

avianca change the day off fly and miss hotel and excurcion and nobady refaund noting i lost all

direct fly

LIM
VVI
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Nothing

BOG
IAD
Good 6.3

The audio/video was broken. TVs were fuzzy and audio was horrible. Fuzzy white noise mixed with random sound. Tried personal and Avianca head phones...same result.

Mon, Nov 20
SFO
GIG
15h 05m
Sat, Dec 2
GIG
SFO
21h 13m
Trip: 13 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25178 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CDG
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Good flight overall

The experience at DFW was terrible- long lines to get out of baggage claim because of too few agents to process 1000 people waiting. Also long lines for TSA screening to get to gate.

PHL
PHX
Okay 5.0

Arrived safely and on time.

No power outlets at seats.

BDL
CLT
Okay 4.0

No baggage controls from seat 18 to 28 no bags would fit. As we exited all the front rows we're waiting to get there bags stored in back of planes overhead bins. That's just not right, especially when they charge us extra to take a bag for overhead bins storage.

DFW
SDF
Okay 4.6

Considerate flight attendants. Turned lights down for evening flight, so we could get some rest.

Flight was not on time. Time was changed a day prior with no reason explained. No in flight entertainment on this flight.

MBJ
PHL
Excellent 8.6

AA flight was relaxed and smooth, crew was respectful and warm can’t think

Can’t think of anything I didn’t like

Wed, Nov 29
SFO
GIG
20h 38m
Thu, Dec 7
GIG
SFO
26h 18m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

EWR
NRT
Mediocre 3.6

There was a flight attendant who was a little rude.

DCA
IAH
Good 7.3

Crew was great and helpful!

Not enough options for people with celiac.

EWR
PBI
Okay 4.6

Arrived on time

Distance between gates

LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

The crew was excellent

The seating space is to small

Sun, Dec 3
SFO
GIG
30h 35m
Mon, Dec 11
GIG
SFO
21h 13m
Trip: 9 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2632 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.1
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.2
Food
6.7
GIG
IGU
Excellent 9.5

On time Clean Efficient

MVD
GRU
Good 6.0

Food

CGH
CGR
Excellent 10.0

manter no horário e bom atendimento

BOG
EZE
Okay 5.0

Food service was very good. Toilets were clean and sopa + hands cream were very nice. TV options were current and good. Music was not modern. I didnt like options,

TV was slow and I had to reset it twice because it got frozen. Seats were really really uncomfortable. I couldn´t sleep at all.

CNF
SDU
Excellent 10.0

Boarding

Wed, Dec 6
SFO
GIG
24h 05m
Wed, Dec 13
GIG
SFO
24h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 9
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Wed, Apr 25
GIG
SFO
20h 15m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6464 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
BOG
Okay 5.0

The food was very bad. There was a pilot strike and the airline was not willing to give any compensation even though they placed me in a flight ten hours later than the originally programed and the delay was a problem for me.

BOG
JFK
Good 6.0

Comfortable seats

Boarded and left an hour late with no apology or explanatjon

SJU
BOG
Good 6.3

avianca change the day off fly and miss hotel and excurcion and nobady refaund noting i lost all

direct fly

BOG
IAD
Good 6.3

The audio/video was broken. TVs were fuzzy and audio was horrible. Fuzzy white noise mixed with random sound. Tried personal and Avianca head phones...same result.

CLO
CTG
Okay 4.0

Canceled flights and delays

Canceled flights and delays

Tue, Nov 28
SFO
GIG
16h 55m
Wed, Dec 6
GIG
SFO
27h 26m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25178 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
RNO
Mediocre 2.0

Not a single part has a positive remark

Well - this partner of westjet was terrible. The amount of re direction to get to the final terminal was absurd .. that's just my venting My real problem is that then "crew" or team that represent s the American Airlines / compass part was just useless. A hand full of people - myself included didn't get a chance to board the plane as they didn't make any announcements. Beyond disappointing. When you check in they take your cell phone "in case " well no call no txt no nothing. It was a joke the level of service No apologies or anything just a group of any tired patrons getting the worst customer experience. I'll never EVER book a flight that has anything to do with American Airlines or its partners

DFW
SDF
Okay 4.6

Considerate flight attendants. Turned lights down for evening flight, so we could get some rest.

Flight was not on time. Time was changed a day prior with no reason explained. No in flight entertainment on this flight.

CDG
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Good flight overall

The experience at DFW was terrible- long lines to get out of baggage claim because of too few agents to process 1000 people waiting. Also long lines for TSA screening to get to gate.

FAT
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Nice amount of leg room!!!

Nothing

SAL
MIA
Excellent 8.6

There was no individual entertainment on board (TV’s, internet, etc)

Thu, Nov 30
SFO
GIG
18h 32m
Thu, Dec 7
GIG
SFO
19h 37m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

The crew was excellent

The seating space is to small

IAD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Had xtra legroom and Wi-Fi

I paid the xtra $99 for the economy plus but my headphone jack didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie and my tray table was broken so I had to hold my drink and fumble with my food. The flight attendant tried to fix it but couldn’t. Made my 6 hour flight feel like 12 hours.

FAT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

EWR
PBI
Okay 4.6

Arrived on time

Distance between gates

Sat, Dec 2
SFO
GIG
30h 35m
Thu, Dec 7
GIG
SFO
30h 37m
Trip: 6 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2632 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.1
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.2
Food
6.7
GRU
CDG
Good 6.3

Bastante espacio entre los asientos Comodo Limpio

Pedi comida vegetariana y era imposible de tragar. Muy fea. En el tramo corto la mitad de los pasajeros recibieron sandwiches y se terminaron. La otra mitad comimos mufins por que nos quejamos que no nos dieron nada... la crew nos dijo eleva un reclamo si queres

GIG
IGU
Excellent 9.5

On time Clean Efficient

MVD
GRU
Good 6.0

Food

GRU
SCL
Mediocre 3.6

The service

The space and minimal kind of comfort

CGH
CGR
Excellent 10.0

manter no horário e bom atendimento

Tue, May 1
SFO
GIG
25h 05m
Sat, May 19
GIG
SFO
40h 13m
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6464 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LIM
BOG
Mediocre 3.3

They pulled the food and beverage service twice for turbulence that never appeared so the food was cold/disgusting by the time it was served and I was parched. Same outdated plane. Movie was hard to see on the tv screens. Unclear direction from staff on departation form.

BOG
IAD
Good 6.3

The audio/video was broken. TVs were fuzzy and audio was horrible. Fuzzy white noise mixed with random sound. Tried personal and Avianca head phones...same result.

SJU
BOG
Good 6.3

avianca change the day off fly and miss hotel and excurcion and nobady refaund noting i lost all

direct fly

BOG
JFK
Good 6.0

Comfortable seats

Boarded and left an hour late with no apology or explanatjon

SMR
BOG
Excellent 9.0

They planes are excellent versus other local airlines

Fri, Dec 1
SFO
GIG
16h 55m
Wed, Dec 6
GIG
SFO
27h 26m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 25178 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
RNO
Mediocre 2.0

Not a single part has a positive remark

Well - this partner of westjet was terrible. The amount of re direction to get to the final terminal was absurd .. that's just my venting My real problem is that then "crew" or team that represent s the American Airlines / compass part was just useless. A hand full of people - myself included didn't get a chance to board the plane as they didn't make any announcements. Beyond disappointing. When you check in they take your cell phone "in case " well no call no txt no nothing. It was a joke the level of service No apologies or anything just a group of any tired patrons getting the worst customer experience. I'll never EVER book a flight that has anything to do with American Airlines or its partners

MBJ
PHL
Excellent 8.6

AA flight was relaxed and smooth, crew was respectful and warm can’t think

Can’t think of anything I didn’t like

CDG
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Good flight overall

The experience at DFW was terrible- long lines to get out of baggage claim because of too few agents to process 1000 people waiting. Also long lines for TSA screening to get to gate.

PWM
PHL
Okay 4.6

We arrived on time.

These planes feel like they are made of Legos. They are absurdly tiny and uncomfortable (and I am a small woman). Hot and stinky when boarding and no room for you or your carry on luggage. The days of glamorous air travel seem very far away.

SAL
MIA
Excellent 8.6

There was no individual entertainment on board (TV’s, internet, etc)

Sun, Dec 3
SFO
GIG
22h 45m
Thu, Dec 7
GIG
SFO
18h 20m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAD
Okay 4.3

Staff was friendly

United has a system glitch and we were delayed. I got in around 1 am instead of 11 pm. I decide to order a glass of wine and since they don’t give receipts. I found out i was charged for 2 glasses instead of one. To top it off the co-worker i was traveling with didn’t get charged due to the inconvenience and delay. i travel a lot with United (higher status than him) and would have liked that offer (and not get charged one i didn’t order) being a mileage plus and credit card holder. I did go on line and ask for a credit and they did make it right and give me a credit.

EWR
PBI
Okay 4.6

Arrived on time

Distance between gates

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time .

FAT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

EWR
NRT
Mediocre 3.6

There was a flight attendant who was a little rude.

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