Recife to Rio de Janeiro flights from £158

Flights starting at £158. Choose between Azul, Gol Transportes Aéreos, or LATAM Airlines to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to Rio de Janeiro

Book your trip to arrive at Santos Dumont, or Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International. The distance between Recife and Rio de Janeiro is 1866 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Azul, Gol Transportes Aéreos, and LATAM Airlines. Recife and Rio de Janeiro have 325 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Rio de Janeiro, consider visiting Governador Island, Ipanema Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil, and Cristo Redentor.

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AzulAZUADYes
Gol Transportes AéreosGLOG3Yes
LATAM AirlinesLANLAYes

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Recife to Rio de Janeiro?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Recife and Rio de Janeiro takes around 2.9 hours.
What is the flight distance between Recife and Rio de Janeiro?
The flight distance between Recife and Rio de Janeiro is 1866 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Recife and Rio de Janeiro?
Several carriers operate flights between Recife and Rio de Janeiro. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Azul, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Recife?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Recife and Dublin, São Paulo, Fernando de Noronha, Manchester, Petrolina, Belo Horizonte, London, Cairo, Salvador, Florianópolis, Manaus, Toronto, Quito, Curitiba, Santiago de Chile, Tallinn, Uberlândia, Foz do Iguaçu, Rome, São Luís.
What are the most popular routes to and from Rio de Janeiro?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Rio de Janeiro and London, Dublin, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Foz do Iguaçu, Montevideo, Salvador, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Bangkok, Cusco, Curitiba, Calama, Brasília, Florianópolis, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Porto Seguro.
What airports are near Recife?
The main airport in Recife is Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International. It is also served by Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International, Zumbi dos Palmares International, Presidente Castro Pinto International, Campina Grande.
What airports are near Rio de Janeiro?
The main airport in Rio de Janeiro is Santos Dumont. It is also served by Cabo Frio International, Zona da Mata Regional.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Recife and Rio de Janeiro?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Recife and Rio de Janeiro thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Recife and Rio de Janeiro can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
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