Flight Lyon Rio de Janeiro : Airline ticket

  • Weather36-45 °F36 - 45 °F
  • Distance 9043 km
  • Duration 14h00
  • Currency Réal brésilien
  • Languages Por. Portuguese

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Février 2020


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Fly to Rio de Janeiro, destination Brazil!

An emblematic Latin American city, Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its festive atmosphere, beaches and monuments.

Stretching between soaring mountains and the endless white-sand beaches of Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Corcovado, crowned by the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf often lend their image and name to Rio de Janeiro. The views from these two peaks are breathtaking. This unique city is also known for its hospitality and festive atmosphere.

You can visit the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, with its colourful alleyways and picturesque cafés, bask on Copacabana beach or learn to samba at a dance school. A major cultural destination, Rio de Janeiro is home to many museums. During your stay, you can visit the Museu do Amanhã, the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, the Catete Palace or the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB). The economic capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is also a major destination for business travellers. Book your plane ticket from Lyon (LYS) - Rio de Janeiro (GIG), and discover the "Marvellous City" with its famous beaches!

5 reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro

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Climb Sugar Loaf

Along with Corcovado, Sugarloaf is certainly the best-known peak around Rio de Janeiro. You can take the cable car to the top of this famous mountain and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Admire the natural beauty of Guanabara Bay, the long stretches of sand on the beaches and the lush vegetation of the surrounding mountains. It's the perfect place to watch the sunset with your partner.

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Climb to Christ the Redeemer

Immediately associated with the city of Rio de Janeiro around the world, this iconic statue stands atop Corcovado and offers a breathtaking view of the Brazilian metropolis, its beaches and islands. You can take the funicular to the top and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. The statue of Christ the Redeemer is also very popular with tourists, and is particularly photogenic, makMaracanã Stadiuming a name for itself on social networks!


Reconnect with nature

It may seem paradoxical to enjoy nature in a metropolis of several million inhabitants. Yet Tijuca National Park protects one of the world's largest urban forests. You can follow the hiking trails to observe exceptional flora and fauna, cool off in the shade of the trees, admire the waterfalls and enjoy superb views over the city.

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Relax on the beaches

The beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are famous the world over. Enjoy the warm sand, the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the lively atmosphere. You can also take part in activities such as beach volleyball, or simply relax and admire the scenery. Numerous beach restaurants welcome you for lunch, dinner or refreshments.


Visit Maracanã Stadium

Football fans will be familiar with the iconic . Some of the biggest names in football have played in this stadium, which can hold almost 80,000 spectators. You can take a guided tour to discover what goes on behind the scenes, learn about its rich history and even walk on the pitch where many internationally renowned players have played legendary matches.

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FAQ: Flights Lyon - Rio de Janeiro

How long is a flight from Lyon to Rio de Janeiro?

Lyon and Rio de Janeiro are almost 9,000 kilometres apart. In the absence of a direct flight, the duration of your journey by plane depends mainly on your stopover airport and the length of your connection. Air France, for example, allows you to reach Rio de Janeiro from Lyon in less than 15 hours, with a 2 hour and 20 minute connection at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG.

Which airlines offer flights between Lyon and Rio de Janeiro?

Various airlines offer flights between Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) and Rio de Janeiro's Galeão international Airport (GIG) with a single stopover:

Air France with a connection at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG);
British Airways with a connection at London Heathrow (LHR);
Iberia with a connection at Madrid-Barajas (MAD);
KLM with a connection at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS);
Lufthansa with a connection at Munich Franz-Josef-Strauss (MUC).

See all Lyon - Brazil flights and cross the Atlantic Ocean for an unforgettable trip to Latin America!

When should I book my plane ticket to Rio de Janeiro?

If you book early, you can usually take advantage of more attractive fares. Prices usually vary according to aircraft load factors. You can also get better deals by remaining flexible about your outward and return dates.

Are you travelling to Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) airport in your own vehicle? We recommend that you book your parking space online. You'll be guaranteed to have a spot when you arrive and you'll save money.

When should you go on holiday to Rio de Janeiro?

Rio de Janeiro can be visited all year round and offers a pleasant climate in all seasons. You can opt for a stay during the austral summer, between December and February, to enjoy the Brazilian beaches and the relaxed, festive atmosphere. You can also go to Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, which takes place every year around February.

What are the formalities for entering Brazil?

French nationals do not need a visa if their stay is less than 90 days. You will need a passport valid for at least six months after the date of entry into the country.