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There are 5 ways to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cusco Bus Station to La Paz Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
  3. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
  4. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)

Bus via Asunción

  1. Take the bus from Cusco Bus Station to La Paz Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
  3. Take the bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to Asunción
  4. Take the bus from Asunción to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

Drive

  1. Drive from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro
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International entry into Brazil from Peru

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Peru
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Peru

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Peru
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from Peru

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 Peru.

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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 Peru from Brazil.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs $160 - $190 and takes 3 days 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $320 - $650 and takes 10h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco station to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Cusco Bus Station and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio via La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal and Asunción. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 9h.

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The distance between Cusco and Rio de Janeiro is 3207 km. The road distance is 3980 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 5h and costs $160 - $190.

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It takes approximately 10h 43m to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Cusco to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, depart from Cusco Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 10h 43m and costs $320 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $190 and takes 3 days 5h.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 25m and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Pluma, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 3207.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 43m

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C and two other airlines fly from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro via La Paz, Santa Cruz, São Paulo - Barra Funda, Palmeiras - Barra Funda, Sé, and Sao Paulo in around 3 days 5h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4100
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4100
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Arequipa, Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4100
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4100
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2765
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Cuzco to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4100
Bus operators
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 277
Schedules at
facebook.com
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 136
Schedules at
nuevocontinentesrl.wixsite.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Copacabana SA
Phone
Cochabamba: +(591)44591818, +(591)72244625
Email
info@transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Website
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 140
Schedules at
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Standard
R$ 70 - R$ 90
Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 190
Semi Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 210
Transportes El Dorado
Phone
La Paz: +(591) 2282263, +(591)-22281672
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 114
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Flota Bolivar
Phone
+591 2 2281973 La Paz / 4 4221819 Cochabamba / 3 3625458 Santa Cruz / 4 6453849 Sucre / 4 6830856 Yacuiba
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz Bus Terminal to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 170
Schedules at
facebook.com
Normal
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Semicama
R$ 95 - R$ 120
Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 170
Cosmos
Phone
La Paz: +(591) 7 7538845 / Potosí: +(591) 6 9419702 / Cochabamba +(591) 7 7490828
Email
flotacosmos1@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 114
Schedules at
facebook.com
La Preferida Bus
Phone
+591- 3-3647160
Email
atencionalcliente@lapreferidabus.com.bo
Website
lapreferidabus.com.bo
Bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 499
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 140 - R$ 180
Semi-Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Convencional
R$ 140 - R$ 180
Stel Turismo
Phone
+595 77405206
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to Asunción
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 296
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Bolipar
Phone
+595 982 367953, 0982367953
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz to Asunción
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 259
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Rosario
Phone
+591 364-4268
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Asunción
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 259
Schedules at
toa.asuncion.gov.py
Pycasu SA
Phone
+595 21 506 276
Email
pycasu_sa@pycasu.com.py
Bus from Santa Cruz to Asunción
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 333
Pluma
Phone
08000 950 836
Email
sac@pluma.com.br
Website
pluma.com.br
Bus from Asunción to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 405
Schedules at
pluma.com.br

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Rio de Janeiro is 2h ahead of Cusco. It is currently 10:39 AM in Cusco and 12:39 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Rio de Janeiro is 3980 km. It takes approximately 2 days 4h to drive from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro.

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Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to shuttle which takes 12 min and costs $15 - $40.

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