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There are 2 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Rio de Janeiro by plane

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG)

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)

Geneva (GVA) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) flights

The flight time between Geneva (GVA) and Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) is around 17h 29m and covers a distance of around 9142 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 14m. Services are operated by Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways and others. Typically 152 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

152 Weekly Planes
17h 29m Average Duration
R$ 3286 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → Brazil
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International entry into Brazil from Switzerland

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Switzerland

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to all arrivals by air
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio de Janeiro is 136.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio de Janeiro is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio de Janeiro is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 136.

No, returning to Switzerland from Brazil is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Governo Brasil.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Rio de Janeiro is to fly, which costs SFr 600 - SFr 1400 and takes 16h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs SFr 550 - SFr 1100 and takes 15h 6m.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Rio de Janeiro is 9148 km.

It takes approximately 15h 6m to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 5m and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro is 5h behind Geneva Airport (GVA). It is currently 5:27 AM in Geneva Airport (GVA) and 12:27 AM in Rio de Janeiro.

Swiss, Air France, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 703+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 9147.7 km
  • Duration: 15h 6m

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Air France, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Rio de Janeiro hourly.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Porto
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Porto, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 8500
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3300 - R$ 6000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 8500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Salvador
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 8500
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 12000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 11000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 5500 - R$ 17000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 5500 - R$ 11000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Madrid, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7500
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Barcelona, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 12000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 5500 - R$ 17000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 11000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 5500 - R$ 11000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 12000
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Madrid, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 6000 - R$ 11000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3600 - R$ 10000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Rome, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3600 - R$ 7000

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