SkyTeam member Air France offers cheap flights to Sao Paulo from French cities in early 2023. The fares include carry-on luggage. To bring a checked-in bag, you could select the Standard fare for €100 more or use your SkyTeam Elite or Elite Plus status.
At KLM & Air France, all tickets can still be rebooked without a change fee, but you will unfortunately now have to pay the price difference. You can also exchange the flights for a non-refundable voucher, valid for 1 year. Unfortunately, the option to have the value of the voucher paid out to your bank account no longer exists since March 1st. You can read the rules here.
Currently, you need to show a vaccination certificate to enter Brazil. However, the flights will be in 2023, so the rules will likely change. You could take a look at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
You can depart from the following cities:
¹Beware of cheaper flights that include airport change in Paris
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. We have also filtered out itineraries with airport changes in Paris. It will forward you to Air France with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, although you won’t save much.
Air France uses the Boeing 777-300ER on the Sao Paulo route. These have a 3-4-3 configuration.
Search & Book
The sale is on until August 2, 2022. There is a minimum stay of six nights or a Saturday night. While the travel period should include this July, it actually lasts from January to June. Some destinations only have less than ten dates, with most departures being in March.
In this case, Google Flights displays wrong prices and non-existent itineraries. Your best choice is to use our availability calendar above, as we filtered out connections which involve an airport change from Orly to CDG. While Air France’s website does have a calendar, you cannot filter out airport changes. We highly advise against booking through online travel agencies. The price difference is very small, while departures will be next year, resulting in a high chance of schedule changes.
Air France issues booking class X for long-haul flights and booking class L for the feeders. A trip from Bordeaux would get you the following mileage:
- 3,250 Award Miles + 12,688 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 2,838 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 2,664 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,664 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 1,372 Award Miles + 28 XP on FlyingBlue
- 644 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 600 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 526 Kilometers on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 526 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 500 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 500 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 420 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 326 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 326 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 326 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 326 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 326 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 326 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 326 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 326 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
To find a good-quality hotel for reasonable prices in São Paulo, you can use our hotel search form. Once you selected your dates, it will forward you to either Booking.com or Travel-Dealz, which lets you compare prices.
Information & Tips for Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is an important economic and cultural center in Brazil and at the same time the most populous city in the country with 11 million inhabitants and a metropolitan region of 20 million.
The city is comparatively easy to reach from Europe, and the major hub airports are served by numerous European and Brazilian airlines. Bargains are not as common as to Rio de Janeiro, but there are still good offers.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Sao Paulo is between March and May and between October and November. At this time of year, the weather is warm, and precipitation is comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
You can get a taxi for about 23€-28€. Note that Guarulhos International Airport, which serves most international flights, is located pretty far outside the city and it can take between 45 minutes and 3 hours to get to the city center depending on traffic conditions!
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