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There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus or train

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Fly Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  20h 2m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) GLA - GIG

R$ 1851 - R$ 5575

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Fly Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  20h 40m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) GLA - SDU

R$ 1636 - R$ 4656

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  19h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) EDI - GIG

R$ 1667 - R$ 1698

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) EDI - SDU

R$ 1873 - R$ 3600

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  23h 5m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ABZ - GIG

R$ 2881 - R$ 8293

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  23h 24m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) NCL - GIG

R$ 2216 - R$ 7741

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and fly which costs £216 - £221 and takes 19h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and fly which costs £240 - £470 and takes 19h 22m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Rio de Janeiro is 9498 km.

It takes approximately 20h 2m to get from Glasgow to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro is 4h behind Glasgow. It is currently 4:50 PM in Glasgow and 12:50 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

Gol Transportes Aéreos, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 1158+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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  • Distance: 9497.6 km
  • Duration: 20h 2m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

British Airways, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Glasgow to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 8000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2078
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1767
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1767
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 7000
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 8000
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 8500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 8000
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 9500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 8500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3674
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Dublin, Madrid
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 5500
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4600
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Barcelona, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4700
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4400
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Barcelona, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4400
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3674
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 8000
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1767
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 8000
Flights from Aberdeen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Norwich, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 8500
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 8000
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Dublin, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6000
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 3500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6000
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Dublin, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6000
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6000
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 7500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 9180
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 3200 - R$ 8500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2078
Flights from Edinburgh to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 7000
Flights from Newcastle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 9500
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 250 - R$ 750
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
R$ 250 - R$ 360
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R$ 550 - R$ 750
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 230
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
R$ 80 - R$ 120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R$ 180 - R$ 230
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 1200
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
R$ 120 - R$ 180
Anytime Day Single
R$ 500 - R$ 750
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
R$ 800 - R$ 1200
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 300 - R$ 460
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
R$ 120 - R$ 180
Off-Peak Day Single
R$ 220 - R$ 350
Anytime Day Single
R$ 300 - R$ 460
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 100
Website
Scottish Citylink

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