Cheap flights from Rio de Janeiro to El Calafate

Flights starting at £189. Choose between Aerolineas Argentinas, Gol Transportes Aéreos, or LATAM Airlines to find the best price.

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Travelers usually depart from Santos Dumont, or Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International when they travel from Rio de Janeiro to El Calafate. Book your trip to arrive at Comandante Armando Tola International, or Terminal de Ómnibus de El Calafate. The most popular airlines for this route are Aerolineas Argentinas, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Airlines, Azul, and JetSMART. Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate have 79 direct flights per week.

Check-in for a flight from Rio de Janeiro to El Calafate

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Aerolineas ArgentinasARGARYesNo
Gol Transportes AéreosGLOG3YesNo
LATAM AirlinesLANLAYesNo
AzulAZUADYesNo
JetSMARTJATJAYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
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Frequently asked questions

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, São Paulo, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Foz do Iguaçu, Salvador, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Florianópolis, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Brasília, Recife, Curitiba, Cusco, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Fortaleza, Porto Seguro, Lisbon, Porto Alegre.
What are the most popular routes to and from El Calafate?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as El Calafate and Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Ushuaia, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, Córdoba, Santiago de Chile, Cusco, Trelew, London, Salta, Calama, São Paulo, Lima, Reykjavik, Paris, Vilnius, Nashville, Uyuni, Cape Town.
Which airports are there in Rio de Janeiro?
Rio de Janeiro is mainly served by Santos Dumont. But there are other airports nearby, including Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International.
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 Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate 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.
Which airlines fly between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate?
Currently, you can fly between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate with Aerolineas Argentinas, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Airlines, Azul, JetSMART.
When's the best time to travel between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
What flights operate between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate?
Traveling between Rio de Janeiro and El Calafate, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
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