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There are 3 ways to get from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro by plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  19h 5m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) CPT - GIG

R$ 1921 - R$ 5530

Cheapest option

Fly to Sao Paulo, bus  •  23h 41m

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

R$ 1259 - R$ 4113

1 alternative option

Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  17h 45m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) CPT - SDU

R$ 1616 - R$ 5025

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro is to fly and bus which costs R 4 800 - R 16 000 and takes 23h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs R 6 000 - R 20 000 and takes 17h 45m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro is 6060 km.

It takes approximately 19h 5m to get from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 50m and has two stopovers.

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Rio de Janeiro is 5h behind Cape Town. It is currently 11:36 AM in Cape Town and 6:36 AM in Rio de Janeiro.

Avianca Brazil, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Comair and three other airlines offer flights from Capetown Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 3543+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 144 per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs R 60 - R 100.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 3787.6 miles
  • Duration: 19h 5m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

TAAG Angola Airlines, South African Airways and six other airlines fly from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6500
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Luanda, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 3300
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Vitoria
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 7000
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Luanda, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 3400
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4700
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 5500
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
31h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 5500
Flights from Capetown to Sao Paulo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 4500
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Capetown to Sao Paulo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 10000
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Luanda, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 2900
Flights from Capetown to Sao Paulo via Luanda
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 15000
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Capetown to Sao Paulo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 10000
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Capetown to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Luanda, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 2900
Bus operators
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 140
Schedules at
autoviacao1001.com.br
Convencional
R$ 95 - R$ 140
Executivo
R$ 100 - R$ 120
Semi Leito
R$ 115 - R$ 125
Leito Cama
R$ 180 - R$ 220
Kaissara
Phone
0800 723 2121 / 0800 726 0246
Email
faleconosco@kaissara.com.br
Website
kaissara.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 120
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 128
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
clickbus.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 130
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
R$ 95 - R$ 130
Executivo
R$ 95 - R$ 120

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