Rio de Janeiro: €502 Lufthansa Flights from All Over Europe (€582 with Luggage)

Rio de Janeiro Praia Rj Sugarloaf

Star Alliance member Lufthansa is currently selling tickets to Rio de Janeiro for only €502 from most of the European countries it flies to. Not only is that a great price, but the surcharge for bringing 23 kg of luggage is quite low – only increasing the total price by €80. Star Alliance Gold members can bring a piece of luggage for free.

These prices are mainly available between April and June 2024. Feel free to try out some dates using our search form, which will redirect you to Lufthansa’s booking site:

You can depart from the following cities:

After flying to Frankfurt, you’ll board Lufthansa’s Boeing 787 for the 11-hour flight to Rio de Janeiro. You’ll be served free food and drinks on the flight.

By the way, if April – June 2024 isn’t the right travel period for you, maybe one of these deals may help you out:

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The fare rules merely state a minimum stay requirement of 7 days. Google Flights‘ calendar shows that these prices can mainly be found between April and June 2024. We highly recommend that you book directly on Lufthansa’s website.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.


The tickets are issued in booking class K. To give you an example, flying from Budapest to Rio (and back) would get you:

  • 3,878 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,234 Award Miles + 646 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,234 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 3,224 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 1,614 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see how many miles your personal itinerary would get you:


Information & Tips for Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest but especially for tourists probably the most important city in Brazil. Famous for its carnival, Cristo Redentor statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Copacabana, Rio offers visitors a variety of experiences and sights.

The city has excellent flight connections to Europe. Fares are generally around €400 to €600 with the occasional steal of less than €400.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Rio is between December and March. At this time of year, the weather is warm but moderate, and the water temperature is perfect for swimming. Carnival takes place in February.

Climate diagram for Rio De Janeiro (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

Express buses with air conditioning and lots of space for your luggage will take you to the city in about half an hour for the equivalent of €3. The taxi ride costs between €14 and €25. Make sure that you only take licensed taxis!

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Information & Tips for Brazil

Brazil is probably the country in South America that is most frequented by tourists. Whether it’s the carnival or the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro or touring the Amazon, visitors will get their money’s worth here.

Traditionally, flights to South America and Brazil from Europe are quite expensive, but since a few years, there are increasingly cheap offers, especially with Iberia and TAP.

Best Time to Visit

Brazil is a vast country – so there is no such thing as an overall best travel time. It all depends on what you want to see. It is best to visit the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo autumn and spring while the dry season fort the rainforest is from May to September.

Climate diagram for Sao Paulo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Rio De Janeiro (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Brasilia (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Entry & Visa

EU citizens do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days and can enter with a passport only. Note that, similar to the USA, that after your first stop in Brazil your luggage must be collected and brought through customs. Calculate accordingly when booking a connecting flight.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and Maya Mobile. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for Brazil 🇧🇷 Compared

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Cover Picture: Photo by Tiago Louvize on Unsplash

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  1. Nicolas says:

    A very attractive rate. Thank you.

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