Brazil: $311 Star Alliance Flights from Miami ($401 with Luggage)

Rio de Janeiro

Star Alliance member Avianca is currently selling cheap flights to São Paulo, starting at merely US$311 (~€286). Sadly, the price only includes a small personal item, i.e. nothing more than a small backpack. You can, however, add 23 kg of check-in luggage for only $45 in each direction, meaning that the entire trip, with 23 kilograms of luggage only costs $401 – an excellent price.

Another option is flying to São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro with Copa Airlines. While the ticket is a couple of dollars more expensive, flying with Copa has a couple of advantages: Copa serves food on its flights, Copa grants you a normal carry-on with its cheapest fare, and Copa lets Star Alliance Gold members check in one piece of luggage for free.

Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of 2–14 days for both routes. You can find both airlines on momondo.com:

With Avianca, you would first fly over 3 hours from Miami to Bogotá, from where you’d continue your trip, 6 hours to São Paulo. All flights are operated using either an Airbus A320neo (with 3-3 seating) or a Boeing 787 (with 3-3-3 seating). Copa Airlines, on the other hand, flies via Panama City and uses a Boeing 737 for all of its flights.

Search & Book

This Avianca fare will probably expire on July 2, 2023 – unless it sells out earlier. Copa’s fare even already expires on June 30!

As you can see in our calendar above, these prices are mainly available between August and November, and between February and May. If you want to travel to Brazil for more than 2 weeks, check out Google Flights to find all available dates.

Mileage

The Avianca tickets are issued in booking class U, meaning that you’ll earn:

  • 4,208 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 4,208 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 4,208 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 2,348 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 2,104 Award Miles + 422 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 2,104 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 2,104 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 2,104 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 2,104 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 2,104 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 2,104 Miles on Egyptair Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Copa issues the tickets in booking class A. Flying with Copa, e.g. to Rio de Janeiro, would get you:

  • 8,894 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,894 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 6,672 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 6,226 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 4,448 Award Miles + 890 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 4,448 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 4,448 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 4,448 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 4,448 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 4,448 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 4,448 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 4,448 Award Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 4,448 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 4,448 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 4,448 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 2,224 Award Miles on Flying Blue
  • 2,224 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 2,224 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Feel free to use our mileage calculator to calculate your earning for any itinerary:

Destination

Hotel prices in Brazil usually start at roughly €20-30, depending on the city and the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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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