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There are 4 ways to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Rio de Janeiro by plane or bus

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  17h 11m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SEA - GIG

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Fly to Sao Paulo, bus  •  22h 40m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sao Paulo (GRU) SEA - GRU
  2. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

2 alternative options

Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  17h 30m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) SEA - SDU

Fly to Sao Paulo Viracopos, bus  •  25h 10m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) SEA - VCP
  2. Take the bus from Aeroporto de Viracopos to São Paulo
  3. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

Seattle (SEA) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) flights

85 Weekly Planes
19h 35m Average Duration
R$ 2567 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Brazil from United States

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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from United States

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
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Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from United States

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 United States.

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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, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Brazil.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Governo Brasil.

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Rio de Janeiro is to fly and bus which costs $230 - $650 and takes 22h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $550 - $750 and takes 17h 11m.

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The distance between Seattle Airport (SEA) and Rio de Janeiro is 11090 km.

It takes approximately 17h 11m to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 16h 5m and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro is 4h ahead of Seattle Airport (SEA). It is currently 7:44 AM in Seattle Airport (SEA) and 11:44 AM in Rio de Janeiro.

United Airlines, LATAM Chile, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Seattle Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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Map of how to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 11090.1 km
  • Duration: 17h 11m

What companies run services between Seattle Airport (SEA), USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Rio de Janeiro every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 6500 - R$ 9000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 8000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 8000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Newark
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 8000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 8000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Washington Dulles, Orlando
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Houston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Orlando
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Houston, Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Chicago O'Hare, Orlando
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Denver, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Denver, Orlando
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Phoenix, Orlando
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Chicago Midway, Orlando
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
18h 19m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Atlanta, Orlando
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Charlotte, Orlando
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 4200
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
19h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 4300
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 3700
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Boston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 11000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via New York JFK, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 11000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 10000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
17h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 3700
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Boston
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3600 - R$ 7500
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 13000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 13000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Orlando
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Phoenix, Orlando
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Chicago Midway, Orlando
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Denver, Orlando
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4000 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
18h 19m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Atlanta, Orlando
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Charlotte, Orlando
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 14000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo Viracopos via Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 14000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
17h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 7500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
16h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 7500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Miami
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 7500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Chicago O'Hare, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Houston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Austin, Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via St. Louis, Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 4700 - R$ 9000
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
16h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 7500 - R$ 8500
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Chicago O'Hare, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Houston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Orlando, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 9000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 4700 - R$ 9000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 7000 - R$ 9000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via New York JFK, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 8500
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
17h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 6000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Montreal, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3200 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Chicago O'Hare, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Houston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Montreal
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4400 - R$ 6000
Flights from Seattle to Sao Paulo via Toronto
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 4400 - R$ 6000
Bus operators
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 102
Book at
Expresso Brasileiro
Águia Branca
Phone
+55 4004-1010 / +55 73 2102-5353
Email
sac@aguiabranca.com.br
Website
aguiabranca.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Rio de Janeiro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 250
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 55 - R$ 190
Book at
1001
Convencional
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Conv. C/Ar
R$ 140 - R$ 190
Expresso Adamantina
Phone
+55 18 3822-2043
Email
contato@expressoadamantina.com.br
Website
expressoadamantina.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Rio de Janeiro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 110
Schedules at
expressoadamantina.com.br
VB Transportes
Phone
+55 19 3733-5000
Email
sac@vbtransportes.com.br
Website
vbtransportes.com.br
Bus from Aeroporto de Viracopos to São Paulo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
R$ 28
Book at
vbtransportes.com.br

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