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There are 5 ways to get from Cotonou to Rio de Janeiro by plane or bus

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Fly Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  30h 8m

  1. Fly from Cotonou (COO) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) COO - GIG

R$ 2115 - R$ 5519

Cheapest option

Fly Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  30h 37m

  1. Fly from Cotonou (COO) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) COO - SDU

R$ 1800 - R$ 2900

3 alternative options

Bus to Lagos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  29h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Cotonou to Lagos Jibowu
  2. Fly from Lagos (LOS) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) LOS - SDU

R$ 1952 - R$ 5565

Bus to Lagos, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  27h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cotonou to Lagos Jibowu
  2. Fly from Lagos (LOS) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) LOS - GIG

R$ 3067 - R$ 4684

Fly Cotonou to Sao Paulo, bus  •  30h 46m

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

R$ 2107 - R$ 5147

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Last updated: June 20 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Cotonou to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $330 - $550 and takes 30h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Cotonou to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and fly which costs $550 - $900 and takes 27h 40m.

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The distance between Cotonou and Rio de Janeiro is 5930 km.

It takes approximately 30h 8m to get from Cotonou to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cotonou Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 33h 20m and has one stopover.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Air France, TAP Portugal and three other airlines offer flights from Cotonou 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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The best way to get from Cotonou to Cotonou Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Cotonou to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 5929.6 km
  • Duration: 30h 8m

What companies run services between Cotonou, Benin and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Air France, Ethiopian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Cotonou to Rio de Janeiro twice daily.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Casablanca, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
29h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
31h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 4600
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Salvador
Ave. Duration
37h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4400
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Abidjan, Lisbon, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
38h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 4600
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Accra, Lisbon, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
27h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Accra, Lisbon, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 6500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Casablanca, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 7500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Accra, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Accra, Lisbon, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 4600
Flights from Cotonou to Sao Paulo via Casablanca, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 4900
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Casablanca, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
29h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Casablanca, Lisbon, Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Recife
Ave. Duration
35h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4400
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
42h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 2900
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Abidjan, Lisbon, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
35h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 4600
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Casablanca, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 7500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Casablanca, Lisbon, Fortaleza
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 7500
Flights from Cotonou to Sao Paulo via Casablanca, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 4900
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
32h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Lisbon, Salvador
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4400
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Casablanca, Madrid, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 5500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Johannesburg, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 9000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
33h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
33h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3600 - R$ 7500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
33h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 9000
Flights from Cotonou to Sao Paulo via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 6000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cotonou to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
35h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 8500
Flights from Lagos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
39h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3400 - R$ 11000
Flights from Cotonou to Sao Paulo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
35h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 8000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Cotonou to Sao Paulo via Casablanca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
29h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Bus operators
Chisco Group
Website
chiscogroupng.com
Bus from Cotonou to Lagos Jibowu
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 28 - R$ 35
Schedules at
chiscotransport.com.ng
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 102
Book at
Expresso Brasileiro
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
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 110 - R$ 190
Book at
1001
Convencional
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Conv. C/Ar
R$ 140 - R$ 190
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 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 50
Book at
Kaissara

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