The best price found from United States to Brazil is on December 31st, 2014, travelling with TAM Linhas Aéreas. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.
The most popular international gateways are Aeroporto Galeão (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo’s Aeroporto Guarulhos (GRU). From both, connecting flights leave regularly to airports throughout the country. Salvador (SSA) and Recife (REC) receive a few direct scheduled flights from Europe.
TAM is Brazil’s main international carrier, with flights to New York (USA), Miami (USA), Paris (France), London (UK), Lisbon (Portugal) and seven South American cities. The US Federal Aviation Administration has assessed TAM as Category 1, which means it is in compliance with international aviation standards.
For high-season travel, roughly between mid-December and the end of February, tickets to Brazil cost about US$300 more than they do during the rest of the year.
If you’re combining travel in Brazil with other countries in southern South America, air passes can be decent value if you’re covering a lot of ground in 30 days and don’t mind a fixed itinerary. The TAM South America Airpass is valid for flights within Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile (except Easter Island), Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The cost is based on the number of standard air kilometers/miles you want to cover (prices range from US$399 to US$1500 for 3040km/1900 miles to 13,200km/8200 miles).
The Visit South America air pass offered by airlines of the Oneworld Alliance allows stops in more than 30 cities in 10 South American countries. Prices are calculated on a per-flight, per-distance basis. Sample fares include US$222 Rio de Janeiro to Lima (Peru), US$167 from São Paulo to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and US$160 from Santiago (Chile) to Lima (Peru).
The Gol Mercosul air pass is valid for travel on Gol’s network, including routes between Brazil and Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru and Bolivia. Fares are US$682 plus tax for four flights, US$822 for five flights; each additional flight is US$120.