Travel from Ecuador to Brazil is: Partially open. See details.

There are 7 ways to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus or car

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Fly Guayaquil to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  12h 17m

  1. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) GYE - GIG

R$ 1395 - R$ 4814

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Bus to Tumbes, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Huaquillas
  2. Fly from Tumbes (TBP) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) TBP - SDU

R$ 663 - R$ 2620

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Bus to Tumbes, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  17h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Huaquillas
  2. Fly from Tumbes (TBP) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) TBP - GIG

R$ 778 - R$ 2939

Fly Quito to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  14h 25m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) UIO - GIG

R$ 1258 - R$ 4092

Bus via Lima  •  4 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Sao Paulo
  3. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

R$ 1406 - R$ 2518

Bus  •  5 days 17h

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
  2. Take the bus from Quito to Sao Paulo
  3. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

R$ 1420 - R$ 2160

Drive  •  3 days 11h

  1. Drive from Guayaquil to Rio de Janeiro 6304.9 km

R$ 3600 - R$ 5500

Ecuador → Brazil
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International entry into Brazil from Ecuador

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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited United Kingdom and South Africa in the past 14 days

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Ecuador

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from Ecuador

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 Ecuador.

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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 Ecuador from Brazil.

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Last updated: 7 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 19h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro is to fly. Taking this option will cost $250 - $900 and takes 12h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Guayaquil and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio via Quito, R. Cap. Salomão, 27 and São Paulo – Tietê. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 days 17h.

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The distance between Ecuador and Rio de Janeiro is 4582 km. The road distance is 6304.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus via Lima which takes 4 days 15h and costs $250 - $470.

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It takes approximately 12h 17m to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi, depart from Guayaquil station.

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The best way to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 12h 17m and costs $250 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus via Lima, which costs $250 - $470 and takes 4 days 15h.

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There is no direct flight from Guayaquil Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 55m and has one stopover.

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Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Brasileiro, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 4581.7 km
  • Duration: 12h 17m

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from Durán to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guayaquil to Rio de Janeiro via Guayaquil, Lima, and São Paulo – Tietê in around 4 days 15h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2900
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 3000
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 650 - R$ 2600
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 2600
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 2700
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Brasilia, Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 2700
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 2600
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo, Vitoria
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 2700
Flights from Quito to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima
Ave. Duration
19h 39m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7500
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Bogota
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Guayaquil to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Quito, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
16h 14m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4500
Flights from Quito to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Bogota
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Quito to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Panama City
Ave. Duration
14h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 11000
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Panama City
Ave. Duration
15h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 7000
Flights from Quito to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Panama City
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 2700
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Ezeiza
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 4500
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Tumbes to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Ezeiza
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Huaquillas
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 12 - R$ 21
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Expreso Internacional Ormeño
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
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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
Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi

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Yes, the driving distance between Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro is 6305 km. It takes approximately 3 days 11h to drive from Ecuador to Rio de Janeiro.

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Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Guayaquil 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 Ecuador to Guayaquil Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $14 - $18.

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